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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 234 - Well that escalated quickly

6th August 2015 (21:50)

This can't be good.

The fact tthat it's Amrod, specifically, who Fëanor thinks is dead is an in-joke for HoMe readers.

Part 234 Well that escalated quickly

Next time: Part 235: Kinslaying

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: samtyr (samtyr)
Posted at: 6th August 2015 22:16 (UTC)

Well, that would explain how the whole mess got started -- if Feanor *truly* believed that one of his sons had been killed by the Teleri...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th August 2015 23:40 (UTC)

As I see it, Fëanor at this stage is driven, angry, more than a little unstable, but still not the sort of person to commit willful murder without provocation. (Though it didn't take much provocation; if he'd paused for even a moment he'd have realised that Amrod was probably okay).

(And of course, canon only says that after the Teleri started pushing the Noldor into the water, "swords were drawn". Not by whom or specifically why.)

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