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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 98: Lonely island

6th February 2014 (10:44)

If you're wondering about "fourth crossing" - the first was from the island's original location to Beleriand, the second was to Valinor with the Vanyar and Noldor on board, and the third was back to Middle-earth to collect the Teleri.

I was going to make some reference in the picture on the right to "a far green country under a swift sunrise", but the Sun hasn't been invented yet...

Part 98: Lonely island

Next time: Part 99: Language difficulties.

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!


Posted by: goldenusagi (goldenusagi)
Posted at: 6th February 2014 12:11 (UTC)

So does the island become the Undying Lands?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th February 2014 13:53 (UTC)

Part of them, yes.

Actually, the term 'Undying Lands' refers to everything West of the Sea, including Valinor itself. But because this island is parked in the ocean within sight of Valinor but not actually touching it, it ends up being the most 'accessible' part of the Undying Lands. Like the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, it's the first thing new arrivals see when they go there.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 6th February 2014 17:36 (UTC)

I was going to say, "Ulmo didn't really say forget them, did he?" But I figure swearing was probably invented by Fëanor too.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th February 2014 18:03 (UTC)

"Then Fëanor swore a mighty oath"...

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 8th February 2014 15:40 (UTC)

Lonely Island

Good thing sea dragons don't appear to exist in the Tolkienverse. We wouldn't want the Teleri to have to spend decades in exile after a sea dragon invades their homeland.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th February 2014 10:45 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't get the reference there?

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 10th February 2014 13:08 (UTC)

Since a land dragon attacked the Lonely Mountain, obviously it would only have been a matter of time before a sea dragon attacked a Lonely Island.

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