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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 192 - I'm calling it

2nd March 2015 (18:23)

In the Silmarillion the news from Formenos is brought by nameless 'messengers', but Tolkien wrote a more detailed account in HoME which specifies that it was indeed Maedhros and his brothers who arrived. (And he includes the detail that at first Maedhros didn't notice his father was there when he began speaking to Manwë.)

You may notice a certain resigned tone in Manwë's response. :)

Psst - Vairë: Of course Nienna can sympathise. It's her job.

Part 192: I'm calling it

Next time: Part 193: Time of death

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: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: 2nd March 2015 18:33 (UTC)

No, Finwe . . . :( :(

I'd been wondering whether you'd show his death or keep it offstage as in the sources.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd March 2015 09:07 (UTC)

All I can say is, keep reading...

I have been wondering about how to deal with the story here, since it's another case where there are multiple simultaneousu threads going on - the main story with Fëanor, Finwë, Melkor and Ungoliant, and even what's been going on in Beleriand with Thingol, since that's about to become relevant again.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 2nd March 2015 18:47 (UTC)
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Oh no! Things are all going to go terribly wrong...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd March 2015 09:08 (UTC)

No, no. People will comfort Fëanor, Nienna will organise a cheery sing-song, and everything will go back to normal. You'll see.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 3rd March 2015 10:42 (UTC)
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Phew! That's all right then...

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 2nd March 2015 21:19 (UTC)

NAMO: "That's what I meant by that."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd March 2015 09:08 (UTC)

Námo, nobody likes a smartarse. :)

Posted by: samtyr (samtyr)
Posted at: 9th March 2015 16:30 (UTC)

This is why I still have some sympathy for Feanor -- because he grieved for his father first and gave very little thought to the stolen Jewels.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th March 2015 21:58 (UTC)

True. I've always thought that Fëanor is more of a tragic anti-hero than a villain.

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