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House of Finwë deathwatch

2nd March 2016 (13:50)

I mentioned this earlier... situation as of HoM-e(CV) part 273.



I'm counting members by birth, not marriage (ie, Finwë's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren); and 24 is the number who were alive when the Two Trees last bloomed.

Amrod is a Schrödinger's Fëanorian: possibly alive, possibly dead, depending on which version of the story you use. :)

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Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 2nd March 2016 20:23 (UTC)
Feanorian penguins

I do love the idea of Amrod as a Schrödinger's Fëanorian.

There is a story there somewhere!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd March 2016 20:53 (UTC)

Just don't look at him, or you'll collapse his wave function!

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 2nd March 2016 20:40 (UTC)
one of those days

Aw, that's depressing to look at, when I mentally compare it to the final tally. We do get a few more Finweans later, at least? And not (quite) all of them die?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd March 2016 20:57 (UTC)

Well, Findis and Finarfin are safely back home in Tirion...

Additional Finwëans would be Finduilas and Gil-galad, and Maeglin, and Celebrían... um, about the 'dying' thing...

I presume Eärendil, Elros and Elrond and their descendants may count as well.

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 2nd March 2016 21:11 (UTC)
sad

Hey, Celebrian didn't die! She was still alive when she got on that ship.

For the not-dying, I was thinking Celebrian (though not in great shape, obviously), Earendil, and Elrond. I wasn't counting Elrond's children, since they don't exist in the Silmarillion time period. (And technically, we don't know whether his sons choose the Fate of Men or not.)

House of Finwe: for immortal beings, they're really bad at not dying. :(

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd March 2016 14:36 (UTC)

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 3rd March 2016 14:51 (UTC)
one of those days

That made me laugh.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 3rd March 2016 11:43 (UTC)

It's gonna get complicated later on. We have no idea about what happened to Lalwen. Or whether Voronwe is in any way related to her.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd March 2016 13:20 (UTC)

True; though I tend to agree with the suggestion that she would have lived in Hithlum, and as such been killed at/after Nirnaeth Arnoediad along with most of Fingon's people.

On the other hand, her connection to Voronwë doesn't seem to be based on anything other than "He's a high-ranking Noldo so he must be descended from Finwë", which doesn't really follow for me.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 3rd March 2016 14:37 (UTC)

That's a sensible assumption.

On Voronwe I got the idea from the fact that he called himself "of the House of Fingolfin" but I admit that it could simply be a Gildor situation in that he was a noble follower/retainer of that house.

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