The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: III. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky..." From the beginning, Arda has been plagued with the creatures and machinations devised by Melkor.  The Valar will not allow the Firstborn to enter the world in darkness, so while Varda prepares for their arrival by placing stars in the sky to guide them, Tulkas brings the … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: III. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: II. Of Aulë and Yavanna

Remember the inscription upon the One Ring: "Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone..." We've come to know much about the Dwarves already from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  We know them to be strong and stout, stubborn, quick in friendship and in enmity, to be of big heart when … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: II. Of Aulë and Yavanna

The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: I. Of the Beginning of Days

The First War began before Arda was fully manifest.  Melkor held the upper hand, but coming to the aid of the Valar was Tulkas the Strong.  Before his wrath and laughter, Melkor fled.  Tulkas became one of the Valar, and Melkor targeted him as an eternal enemy.  During the peace that ensued from the coming … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: I. Of the Beginning of Days

Lost Treasure

After I blogged about how proud I was of the work I'd done the day before on the monsters, tragedy struck.  I spent yesterday in a frantic mess trying to recover some audio that's "precious" to me.  I'd long since lost the original cassettes, but I had the digital files I'd transferred from them.  Both my digital files … Continue reading Lost Treasure

The Lord of the Rings – Appendix A: I. The Númenorean Kings (i) Númenor

It's been a fun adventure thus far, but we've only scratched the surface on this project.  The entire point of the Silmarillion Blues project is to get as full a grasp as possible on the intricacies and history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth.  The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are the only logical starting points, especially … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings – Appendix A: I. The Númenorean Kings (i) Númenor