History Literature / TheSilmarillion

9th Feb '16 1:22:23 PM LordGro
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Unless you specify where the Silmarillion talks about helm shapes, I'm assuming this information is taken from illustrations or the Lot R movie.
* MedievalStasis: From the beginning of First Age to the end of the Third, there's next to nothing in the way of technological advancement: even the ''helms'' of the human armies stick with roughly the same design. Possibly the result of the CreativeSterility listed above.
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* MedievalStasis: From the beginning of First Age to the end of the Third, there's next to nothing in the way of technological advancement: even the ''helms'' of the human armies stick with roughly the same design. Possibly the result of the CreativeSterility listed above.advancement.
7th Feb '16 11:26:31 AM karstovich2
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** As Aulë finds out, even the good Valar cannot create sentient life with free will or souls, because that requires the Secret Fire that only Ilúvatar can grant.
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** As Aulë finds out, out with the Dwarves, even the good Valar cannot create sentient life with free will or souls, because that requires the Secret Fire that only Ilúvatar can grant.grant. Because Aulë's intentions with the Dwarves were good, if perhaps a bit misguided, Ilúvatar intervenes and grants the Dwarves sentience and souls.
5th Feb '16 8:57:40 PM karstovich2
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* ''Akallabêth'' (The Downfall of Númenor): The isle of Númenor is given to Men who fought in the war against Melkor as a reward by the Valar. Over the centuries, the Númenóreans grow proud. All culminates in the reign of Ar-Pharazôn, who, driven by his fear of death and the lies of Sauron, dares to invade the land of the Valar. As a punishment, Númenor is destroyed and sinks into the Sea.
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* ''Akallabêth'' (The Downfall of Númenor): The isle of Númenor is given to Men who fought in the war against Melkor as a reward by the Valar. Over the centuries, the Númenóreans grow proud. All culminates in the reign of Ar-Pharazôn, who, driven by his fear of death and the lies of Sauron, dares to invade the land of the Valar. As a punishment, Númenor is destroyed and sinks into the Sea.Sea, and [[JustSoStory Arda is made round]], with Valinor removed from its surface, so Men may no longer assault the Undying Lands.
31st Jan '16 9:53:35 PM TheFuzzinator
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* MedievalStasis: From the beginning of First Age to the end of the Third, there's next to nothing in the way of technological advancement: even the ''helms'' of the human armies stick with roughly the same design. Possibly the result of the CreativeSterility listed above.
31st Jan '16 9:07:35 AM TheFuzzinator
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** The ending of ''Akallabêth''. Númenor is destroyed, Dúnedain are exterminated, their kingdom is finished, and only a handful of stranded exiles survive. Sauron's physical form is killed, but he reincarnates quickly and re-establishes ''his'' kingdom.
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** The ending of ''Akallabêth''. Númenor is destroyed, Dúnedain are exterminated, their kingdom is finished, and only a handful of stranded exiles survive. Sauron's physical form is killed, but he reincarnates quickly and re-establishes ''his'' kingdom. The ''only'' good thing is that his days as the manipulative Deceiver are over, because he can never assume an attractive form again.
5th Jan '16 6:57:08 PM Elrondage
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** Maedhros, who recovered from decades of torment by Morgoth to "wield his sword with his left hand more deadly than his right had been." During battle, the orcs fled from him in terror. He also managed to survive to the end of the First Age, which is pretty much a feat in itself.
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** Maedhros, who recovered from decades of torment by Morgoth to "wield his sword with his left hand more deadly than his right had been." During battle, the orcs fled from him in terror. He also managed to survive to the end of the First Age, which is pretty much a feat in itself. Plus, he's eight feet tall. Picking a fight with this guy certainly spells trouble.
3rd Jan '16 9:17:57 PM hamza678
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'''''The Silmarillion''''' is Creator/JRRTolkien's book of the history of [[TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]], from the [[CreationMyth creation of the universe]] to the end of the Third Age. Tolkien had been [[DevelopmentHell working on it for most of his life]] until [[AuthorExistenceFailure his death]] in 1973. His first book ''Literature/TheHobbit'' was not originally planned to share the same setting, [[CanonWelding but ended up that way,]] and its sequel ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' continued and concluded the narrative of the setting. It was posthumously edited by his son and literary executor Christopher (with assistance from Creator/GuyGavrielKay, later a fantasy author himself) and [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell finally published]] in 1977.
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'''''The Silmarillion''''' is Creator/JRRTolkien's book of the history of [[TolkiensLegendarium [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]], from the [[CreationMyth creation of the universe]] to the end of the Third Age. Tolkien had been [[DevelopmentHell working on it for most of his life]] until [[AuthorExistenceFailure his death]] in 1973. His first book ''Literature/TheHobbit'' was not originally planned to share the same setting, [[CanonWelding but ended up that way,]] and its sequel ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' continued and concluded the narrative of the setting. It was posthumously edited by his son and literary executor Christopher (with assistance from Creator/GuyGavrielKay, later a fantasy author himself) and [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell finally published]] in 1977.
10th Dec '15 4:40:39 PM WillKeaton
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* AGodIAmNot: When Elven Prince Finrod met the Race of Men they mistook him for one of the [[CouncilOfAngels Valar]] (they had met elves earlier, but they were not like the Light Elves). Finrod dissilusioned them as soon as he was capable to, explaining that he was not a Vala but an elf, the Valar lived beyond the Western Ocean, and [[GodOfEvil the only (ex)-Vala)]] in the vicinity was ''trouble''.
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* AGodIAmNot: When Elven Prince Finrod met the Race of Men they mistook him for one of the [[CouncilOfAngels Valar]] (they had met elves earlier, but they were not like the Light Elves). Finrod dissilusioned them as soon as he was capable able to, explaining that he was not a Vala but an elf, the elf. The Valar lived beyond the Western Ocean, and [[GodOfEvil the only (ex)-Vala)]] (ex)-Vala]] in the vicinity was ''trouble''.
10th Dec '15 4:24:57 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Ainulindalë'' (the Music of the Ainur): Eru Ilúvatar, the omnipotent and omniscient (i.e. [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]) {{God}}[[labelnote:*]]his names in Elvish mean "the One, the All-father"[[/labelnote]], inspires and directs the Ainur (angels) to sing a "Great Music", through which the universe is created, and history itself playing out as a manifestation of its meanings.
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* ''Ainulindalë'' (the Music of the Ainur): Eru Ilúvatar, the omnipotent and omniscient (i.e. [[Literature/TheBible biblical]]) {{God}}[[labelnote:*]]his {{God}},[[labelnote:*]]his names in Elvish mean "the One, the All-father"[[/labelnote]], All-father"[[/labelnote]] inspires and directs the Ainur (angels) to sing a "Great Music", through which the universe is created, and history itself playing out as a manifestation of its meanings.
29th Nov '15 6:02:22 PM nothinggoeshere
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* RedHeadedHero: For a [[AntiHero certain]] [[AntiVillain definition]] of [[BlackAndGreyMorality "hero,"]] Maedhros counts. For five hundred years he held the front lines of the war against [[BigBad Morgoth]], and although his story [[TragicVillain (and his affiliation with the forces of good)]] goes sharply downhill after the [[CurbStompBattle Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], he is an undeniably BadAss hero for most of the book and one of very few red-haired characters described in the legendarium. [[note]]Maedhros' younger brothers Amrod and Amras are also redheads, but with less characterization to back up hero status.[[/note]]
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