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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 247 - Stormy waters

19th October 2015 (20:24)

At the meeting of the Valar, Ulmo is planning to look innocent and say, "Storm? No, I specifically ordered Ossë not to raise a storm".


    Part 247 Stormy waters



    Next time: Part 248: Trial

    Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as tektek.org
    Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
    Questions and comments welcome!

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    Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
    Posted at: 20th October 2015 14:52 (UTC)
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    *sob* *sob* But we all know what a wimp Manwë is! *sob*

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 20th October 2015 16:50 (UTC)

    Uinen may seem cute and cuddly, but she and Ossë are the Ainur responsible for storms at sea, shipwrecks and drowned sailors. Compared to them, Manwë is a wimp, yes.

    (I see him as being perpetually caught between those Valar demanding the smiting of evil-doers, and those wanting mercy and compassion, always trying to strike a balance. It's not an enviable position.)

    Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
    Posted at: 20th October 2015 23:23 (UTC)

    "Osse, did you raise a storm?"

    "Of course not." (pauses) "Poor Uinen. She was so sad she just couldn't stop crying."

    Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
    Posted at: 21st October 2015 00:59 (UTC)

    It's called 'plausible deniability'. :)

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