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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 233 - Tora tora tora

3rd August 2015 (22:13)

Be very, very quiet...

Part 233 Tora tora tora

Next time: Part 234: Well that escalated quickly

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: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 4th August 2015 20:41 (UTC)

No, this really doesn't seem like the type of operation that could plausibly succeed through stealth. Masks notwithstanding.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 5th August 2015 09:01 (UTC)

Come on, I must have played a dozen video games where one of the levels was sneaking onto a ship in harbour without getting caught...

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 5th August 2015 12:58 (UTC)

But stealing an entire fleet large enough to transport an army of thousands?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 5th August 2015 14:00 (UTC)

As Lao Tze once didn't say, the theft of a thousand ships begins with a single ship.

We do know that Fëanor's people had 'begun to man the ships' before the Teleri reacted, so that indicates to me they didn't just walk in the front door. Though I suppose they could have done, and just relied on sheer effrontery and shock value. But that wouldn't let me depict Fëanor in a ninja costume...

I assume his plan at this stage is to get as far as possible without being seen, then brazen it out once they realise what he's up to.

Posted by: Garth St.Claire (Garth St.Claire)
Posted at: 5th August 2015 18:46 (UTC)

Olwe: Go home, Feanor. You are drunk.

Feanor: Ish not!

Maedhros: You have had an awful lot of sake, father...

Feanor: ISH NOT I said!

Olwe: *sigh* this is gonna lead to one awful headache before it's done, isn't it?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th August 2015 20:47 (UTC)

That last line is a little unfortunate in light of the cartoon I made for today...

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