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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 208 - First Battle of Beleriand

27th April 2015 (16:46)

Translator's note: When Círdan says "What a pleasant day" he's actually referring to the notional period of time between waking up and going to sleep, since as yet there's no Sun in the sky, so Middle-earth lies under a perpetual starry night-time. (Though having said that, I wonder if the stars already rise and set every 24 hours, or if they're stationary in the sky?)

The elves he's talking to are my Generic Teleri chibis. :)


Part 208: First Battle of Beleriand

Next time: Part 209: To arms!

Chibis by the now-dead website formerly known as 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: 27th April 2015 16:23 (UTC)

I always forget about the First Battle of Beleriand! Maybe this comic will help me remember what happened in it.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 27th April 2015 16:41 (UTC)

Me too! When I was creating these I originally thought, "Well, I'll quickly cover what was going on in Middle-earth, before getting back to Aman" (Where, if you recall, I left things when Fëanor has just stormed off in a sulk and everyone else is sitting around the dead Trees being miserable.)

Then I remembered there was a WHOLE LOT OF STUFF going on over there, including a full-scale war...

Edited at 2015-04-27 16:42 (UTC)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 27th April 2015 17:59 (UTC)

Those poor Gryffindor elves. I hate when that happens.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 27th April 2015 19:54 (UTC)

How do you relate the other kindreds to the Hogwarts houses?

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 28th April 2015 14:13 (UTC)

I was just thinking their clothing reminded me of the Hogwarts uniform.

The Noldor are definitely the Slytherins, though. :-)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 2nd May 2015 13:43 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder about the sunless sky. I had never really included the star-lit sky in my imagination of Beleriand! Goes to show what a bad Tolkienist I am. :(

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd May 2015 11:44 (UTC)

I have to assume that elves' eyesight is good enough that they can see by starlight as well as humans see during the day. (Though unlike orcs, they are equally comfortable in daylight - evidence that Eru's bioengineering is superior to Morgoth's!)

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