Season 8 Episode 1 – A Long-expected Party

Prologue – Rivendell

  • The White Council meets to discuss the Rings of Power.
  • Saruman declares the Ring lost in the Belegaer.

Hobbiton

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  • Gaffer Gamgee and a few hobbits discuss Bilbo at the Green Dragon.
  • Bilbo continues to write the Red Book.
  • Bilbo and Frodo send out invitations to his 111th birthday party.
  • Bilbo and Frodo, along with Sam, Merry, Pippin, Fatty, Gaffer and several other hobbits prepare for the party.
  • Gandalf arrives and talks with Bilbo.

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  • Gandalf shows off his fireworks at the party.
  • Bilbo gives a speech. At the end of the speech he puts on the Ring and disappears.

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  • After arguing with Gandalf, Bilbo leaves the Ring behind and leaves.
  • Frodo arrives back at Bag End. Gandalf gives him the Ring.
  • The next day Gandalf says he must leave immediately. He tells Frodo not to wear the Ring.

Isengard

  • Saruman looks in the Palantir towards Mordor, finding Sauron.

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Mordor

  • Easterlings come to Mordor.
  • Sauron sends out servants to find the One Ring.

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Anduin

  • The Nazgul capture Gollum.

Minas Tirith

  • Gandalf finds and read a scroll written by Isildur about the One Ring.

Erebor

  • A messenger comes to Erebor to speak with Dain. They mention Bilbo and the Ring.
  • Dain sends Gloin, Gimli and a few others to Rivendell to warn Bilbo.

First Appearances – Frodo Baggins, Sam Gamgee, Merry Brandybuck, Pippin Took, Fatty Bolger, Odo Proudfoot, Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Robin Smallburrow, Rosie Cotton, Gimli

Adapted from chapters ‘A Long-expected Party’, ‘The Shadow of the Past’, ‘The Council of Elrond’ and Appendix B of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Bilbo’s Eleventy First Birthday Party – Paul Raymond Gregory
  • The Shire – Roger Garland
  • Gandalf Returns to Hobbiton – John Howe
  • Bilbo’s Speech – Francesco Amadio
  • Saruman and the Palantir – Anna Kulisz
  • Nazgul – cblair
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Season 7 Episode 6 – Gathering of the Clouds

Dol Guldor

  • The White Council leads the army of Lothlorien to Dol Guldor.
  • The White Council defeat the orcs of Dol Guldor and drive out Sauron.

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Beorn’s House

  • Bolg leads an army of orcs and wargs past Beorn’s lands.

Dol Guldor

  • Gandalf leaves the White Council.

Mirkwood

  • Gandalf comes across Bolg’s army on the borders of Mirkwood. He turns east and rides through the forest.

Erebor

  • Smaug hurls boulders and flames against the secret door.
  • He flies towards Laketown
  • Bilbo finds the thrush and writes a message for it to find Bard.

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Laketown

  • Smaug comes upon Laketown. He flames the entire town, killing many.
  • Bard and his men shoot at Smaug, but the arrows deflect off him.

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  • The thrush finds Bard with the message. Bard finds Smaug’s weak spot and hits it with his Black Arrow.
  • Smaug dies, falling upon the town.

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Erebor

  • The dwarves go down and discover the gold. Thorin gifts Bilbo with a Mithril coat.
  • Through the front gate they see the destruction of Laketown.

Esgaroth

  • The survivors reach the shore. The people hail Bard.
  • The raft-elves come upon them. Bard tells of Smaug’s death.

Mirkwood

  • A messenger comes to Thranduil, informing him of Smaug’s death.

Esgaroth

  • Bard argues with the Master about their direction. The people side with Bard and drive the Master away.
  • Thranduil and his elves come to Esgaroth and help the survivors.
  • Thranduil talks with Bard about the dwarves and their gold. They both agree they deserve portions.

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Death – Smaug

Adapted from chapters ‘Not at Home’, ‘Fire and Water’ and ‘The Gathering of the Clouds’ in The Hobbit and Appendix B of Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Gathering of the Clouds – David Wyatt
  • Attack on Dol Guldur – Angus McBride
  • Bilbo and the Thrush – Alarie
  • Alert the Folk – John Howe
  • The Black Arrow – Ted Nasmith
  • Gandalf and Erebor – minenanoah

Season 6 Episode 3 – The White Tree

Numenor

  • King Tar-Minastir sails to Lindon with many thousands.

Rivendell

  • Elrond is besieged in Imladris.

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Eregion

  • The Dunedain defeat Sauron and lift the Siege of Imladris.
  • Sauron flees back to Mordor

Mordor

  • Sauron reveals he has captured the remaining Rings. He gives them to men and dwarves who trust him.

Lindon

  • Glorfindel returns to Middle-Earth, bringing with him the Blue wizards.

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Rivendell

  • The first White Council is held. Glorfindel introduces the Istari to the Council, detailing their mission.
  • Elrond first meets Celebrian, the daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn.

Numenor

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  • The King’s Men, under Pharazon, return from battling Sauron in Middle-Earth.
  • The King’s Men speak out against the Valar and the elves.
  • The Faithful, led by Amandil and his son Elendil, tend to the fading White Tree and to the Hallow of Eru.

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  • King Tar-Palantir repents for the actions of past Kings and seeks the forgiveness of the Valar, but it does not come.
  • The majority of the Numenoreans remain against the Valar, encouraged by Pharazon.

Mordor

  • Sauron claims his title as King of Men. He releases the Nazgul to terrorise the people of Middle-Earth.

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First Appearances – Tar-Palantir, Pharazon, Amandil, Elendil, Isildur, Anarion, Miriel, The Witch-King, Alatar, Pallando

Deaths – Tar-Minastir, Ciryatur, Narvi, Durin III

Pictures

  • White Tree of Numenor
  • Imladris – Eric Faure-Brac
  • Glorfindel – Liga Klavina
  • At the Foot of the Meneltarma – Jef Murray
  • Black Riders – John Howe

Season 6 Episode 5 – Giver of Freedom

Rivendell

  • The White Council meets again to discuss the situation with Numenor.

Numenor

  • Ar-Pharazon returns to Numenor. Elendil questions why Sauron was brought back.
  • Sauron is locked up in Armenelos, but Ar-Pharazon talks to him often.

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  • Amandil and Elendil speak against Sauron, but Ar-Pharazon decides to free him and let him walk among the people.
  • Sauron uses his knowledge and power to win over the people of Numenor with tricks and gifts and words. Ar-Pharazon is given anything he desires.
  • Ar-Pharazon appoints Sauron as an advisor. Amandil speaks out aggressively and is banished to Romenna.
  • Ar-Pharazon and Sauron burn the Hallow of Eru on Meneltarma. The Faithful see the flames from Romenna.

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  • Sauron brings Ar-Pharazon into the worship of Melkor, Giver of Freedom.
  • Sauron urges the King to cut down the White Tree.
  • Amandil tells his son and grandsons the tale of the Two Trees of Valinor.
  • Isildur goes into Armenelos disguised and cuts a fruit from the White Tree. He is seen on his way out and attacked, but escapes.

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First Appearances – Meneldil, Elendur, Ohtar

Pictures

  • Sauron Annatar – Maureval
  • Sauron in Numenor – Peter Xavier Price
  • Sauron and Ar-Pharazon – Lirulin Yirth
  • Isildur and the Fruit of Nimloth – Mirachravia

Season 6 Episode 8 – Gondor and Arnor

Belegaer

  • Elendil and his sons fight against the winds. They are separated.

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Lindon

  • The White Council meet again to discuss the Breaking of the World.
  • Elendil’s ships arrive on the shores of Lindon.
  • Elendil meets with Gil-Galad and the Council and tells them of the Downfall of Numenor.

Umbar

  • Sauron rises from the sea in physical form.

Anduin

  • Isildur and Anarion’s ships come to the Mouths of Anduin. They sail up the Anduin until they reach Pelargir.

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Lindon

  • Gil-Galad guides Elendil up the river Lhun. Here Elendil finds settlements of Numenoreans. He and his followers settle here, calling their land Arnor.
  • Anarion travels to the North, where he finds his father.

Middle-Earth

  • (Building of Annuminas, Minas Ithil, Minas Anor and Osgiliath)
  • The Palantiri are placed all other Middle-Earth.

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Mordor

  • Sauron returns to Barad-Dur and wears the One Ring. Mount Doom erupts.

First Appearances – Aratan, Ciryan, Valandil

Pictures

  • Annuminas – Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine, Inc.
  • Ships of the Faithful – Ted Nasmith
  • Pelargir – ?
  • Osgiliath – Alan Lee