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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 34: Star-kindler

23rd May 2013 (14:08)

An sí Tintallë Varda Oiolossëo ve fanyar máryat Elentari ortanë.

There actually is a reference in the Book of Lost Tales to Varda using her "wings of speed" to carry the stars up to the highest heaven. I'm assuming, for the sake of this comic, that Melkor's demonic black bat-wings look all sinister and impressive, but can no longer carry him as high as Varda's angel-wings. :)

The '500 years' figure is from the Annals of Aman in HoME - technically it took her 50 Valian years to make the stars, which depending on which conversion factor Tolkien was working from that day means 500 of 'our' years, 479 years or 7200 years. I went with the round number.




Part 34: Star-kindler



Next time: Part 35: Queen of the stars

Chibis by 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: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 23rd May 2013 16:09 (UTC)

Please please please let there be an upcoming comic with Mairon trying to impress Melkor by trying to jump up and pull down a star.

And 38356164383561644 stars per day every day for 500 years is pretty fast work.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd May 2013 18:00 (UTC)

Hee. I might just be able to work that in somehow.

Varda's swings are "wings of speed"!

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 23rd May 2013 18:49 (UTC)

Varda will need to take some wardrobe tips from Nessa... that gown may have been aright for 500 years worth of smith work (I guess Valar don't sweat?) but it's not going to be very aerodynamic.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd May 2013 18:59 (UTC)

Actually, the bottom of her gown looks like a rocket engine nozzle...

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 23rd May 2013 19:53 (UTC)

I can see it now.

MELKOR: "What the hell is she doing up there? Damn these stylish but useless wings. I really need to stop basing my look on progressive rock album covers. Gothmog... you Balrogs can still fly, can't you?"

GOTHMOG: "Yeah, but I'm not going up there. She's friends with Yavanna, and you do not want to mess with that girl. She's an eye-scratcher."

MELKOR: "Flame of Udun, thou art a wuss. Afraid of a girl?"

MAIRON: "Check it out, you can totally see right up her skirt."

MELKOR: *Sigh* "Okay, I can see it's time to invent some dragons..."

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