Aulë's reaction to the Kinslaying is taken from the Book of Lost Tales version of this story, which is a little more detailed than the one that made it into the Silmarillion.
Part 248 Trial
Next time: Part 249: Verdict
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.
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