For those of you (if any) wondering why there were no cartoons on Thursday and yesterday, it's not because I didn't have any to post, but because my internet connection (and, for that matter, telephone landline) was out of action for a week. :( A telecom engineer just traced the problem to faulty cabling outside in the street, so hopefully things are back to normal now...
It's canon that Fëanor (and other rebellious Noldor) started forging swords at this time, but I'm not entirely clear who they were planning to fight with them. Perhaps the Valar themselves (Melkor at least (spoiler!) is vulnerable to weapons in his physical form, just ask Fingolfin) , or perhaps they thought they would have to fight Men for rulership of Middle-earth if they returned there?
Today's cast of characters, from left to right: Galadriel, Fingon, Caranthir, Fingolfin, Fëanor. Bottom row, Nerdanel, Mahtan (Nerdanel's father) and all seven assembled Sons of Fëanor.
Part 161: Enemies
Next time: Part 162: Gang colours
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