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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 190 - Charging - clear!

23rd February 2015 (12:27)

There may be a theme to this current run of titles. :)

Trivia for the day: when Tolkien first wrote this section of the story, he hadn't yet come up with the idea of Míriel's death and Finwë's remarriage to Indis - so Fëanor just said, "I will be the first Elf to die in Aman". Once Tolkien decided that the honour actually belonged to Fêanor's mother, he had to re-write this dialogue to be 'the first to be slain'.

Also, in the original draft it was Ulmo who said Aulë's lines about "give him time", so I gave Ulmo a speaking part in the scene anyway.

Part 190: Charging - clear!

Next time: Part 191: We're losing him...

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: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 24th February 2015 15:01 (UTC)

How come nobody ever suggested that Varda fly up and bring down a couple of the stars? Some of them were made with light from Telperion, so they should have been able to rekindle that tree, at least, as well as the Silmarils could.

Edited at 2015-02-24 15:02 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th February 2015 17:30 (UTC)

You might like to read this:

My own idea was that the Silmarils are sanctified and eternal, and hold Living Light. The stars were made from surplus light that had been stored in vats for who knows how long, and was past its sell-by date.

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