• The Noldor and the Doom of Mandos part V

    The Noldor and the Doom of Mandos

    Part V

    Maedhros and Maglor managed to steal the two remaining Silmarils, killing many in the process. Eonwe, the herald of Manwe forbidding the slaying of the two brothers. Because of the evil deeds commited by the brothers in their quest to regaini the jewels, the light of the Two Trees inside each Silmaril began to blaze and burn in Maedhros and Maglor's hands. Unable to bear the pain Maedhros cast himself into a fiery chasm in the earth. Maglor, unable to bear the pain cast his silmaril into the sea, thereafter he wandered along the shores of the world, simging laments over the loss of the jewel until he faded from all memory.

    Most of the land West of the Blue Mountains was destroyed and sunk into the sea. The casulaties that the Host of the Valinor suffered were catostrophic. Most of the men, elves and dwarves had been slain. Many eagles and Mair had been slain. Orcs and trolls remained, though not united in purpose. The elves were bidden by Eonwe to return with him to Aman and most did, though a few remained behind; Gil-galad, son of Fingon, Galadriel daughter of Finarfin, Celeborn son of Galadhon, and Elrond Half-Elven. So ended the First Age of Middle earth in the year 3441.

    In The Second Age of Middle Earth:

    Gil-galad, the last High King of the Noldor founded a kingdom in the coastal region Lindon along the shores of Belegaer(S.A 0001) Cirdan founded the Grey Havens of Mithlond (S.A. 0001). Galadriel and Celeborn ruled over group of elves near Lindon at Lake Evendim as a fiefdom under Gil-galad.The Edain and Druedain reach Numenor and Elros, who had chosen to live as a Man was crowned the first King of Numenor (S.A. 0032). The dwarves living in the ruined cities of Belegost and Nagrod migrate to the underground kingdom of Khazad-dum (S.A. 0040). After 500 years of relative peace, Sauron returned to Middle Earth (S.A. 500). Galadriel, Celeborn and Celebrimbor departs Lindon and settle at Eregion, near the kingdom of Khazad-dum (S.A. 0750). Sauron begins building the fortress of Barad-dur in the land of Mordor (S.A. 1000).

    Galadriel and Celeborn depart Eregoin with their daughter Celebrain for Lorien. Galadriel Celebrimbor becomes lord of Eregoin. Celeborn had a great distrust of both dwarves and Khazad-dum. On their trek back to Lindon, he refused to enter Khazad-dum and instead went around the Misty Mountains.

    Quote Originally Posted by Note
    There are many differences in what exactly Celeborn did here. Some have him going around the Misty Mountains and reunited with Galadriel in Lindon while others have him staying in Eregoin while Galadriel passes through Kazad-dum and another with him staying in Eregoin and Galadriel traveling to Lothlorien. Who knows. What we do know is they both travel later to Lothlorien from the West.
    The stranger Annatar appears in Lindon, but is banished as Gil-galad did not trust him. Instead Annatar appeared in Eregion to Celebrimbor and the other elven smiths and counceled them in the arts of smithing and magic, claiming to be an emissary of the Valar. Warned by Gil-galad, Galadriel and Elrond, Celebrimbor did not heed them for he was enamoured with the skills that Annatar instructed. Annatar instructed and assisted the elves in constructing the seven dwarven and nine rings for men (S.A. 1500).

    Secretly Celebrimbor also created an additional three rings, which were free of Annatar's corruption. These three were the greatest and fairest of all the rings, Vilya after the element of air, Narya after the element of fire and Nenya after the element of water.

    Quote Originally Posted by NOTE:
    Some accounts also indicate that one of the rings given to the Dwarves was also made in secret and free of Sauron's influance and given to the Dwarves. The ring was only known as the chief Dwarven Ring of Power and could have been affiliated with the element of earth which would have completed the set of Rings of the Four Elements and makes sense since dwarves are affiliated with the earth.
    Sauron also forged the One Ring which was designed to control and influence the wearers of the other rings, for the purpose of dominating the minds of everyone in Middle Earth (S.A. 1600). As Sauron placed the ring on his finger, his disguise as Annatar was known to the elves of Eregion. At Galadriel's council, Celebrimbor sent the three elven rings away for safekeeping, Vilya and Narya to Gil-galad and Nenya to Galadriel thus starting the War of Elves and Sauron (S.A. 1693). The Three were not worn again in the Second Age.

    Sauron retaliated by attacking Eregion and laying waste to the realm (S.A. 1697). He captured Celebrimbor and forced to give away the locations of the 16, though he held steadfast and never revealed the locations of the three. Sauron recaptured the lesser rings that were not destroyed or lost and used them as instruments of evil in later years, particularly against men. Celebrimbor died in his torment, the last descendant of the line of Feanor. His body was later used as a banner by Sauron.

    Elrond established the refuge of Rivendell. Rivendell and Lindon are besieged by the orc armies of Sauron (S.A. 1699). Tar-Minastir the eleventh King of Numenor sends their great navy to Lindon and Sauron is also defeated at the Battle of Gwathlo, forcing Sauron's armies to retreat back into Mordor.

    The Ringwaiths first appear (S.A. 2251).
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