A legendary elven warrior and the Commander of the Northern Armies. Far from the wise, ethereal Lady of Lórien she will one day become, this much younger Galadriel is headstrong and relentless – and obsessed with hunting an elusive evil.
When given the choice by higher powers to remain either a human or an elf, Elrond the half-elven chose immortality, whereas his brother Elros chose a mortal life and became the first King of Númenor. Greatness is in Elrond’s veins, but he has not yet totally found his place in the world. He must navigate the path between doing what is right for his kingdom and remaining loyal to those he holds most dear.
Arondir is a Silvan Elf, a branch of woodland elves who never left Middle-earth for Valinor. A soldier who grew up in the now-sunken lands of Beleriand, he has spent nearly a century keeping vigil over the men & women of the Southlands, whose ancestors sided with evil long ago. Now, the elves’ Age-long watch has nearly ended, but Arondir has grown fond of his charges – especially the healer-woman, Bronwyn.
Celebrimbor is a visionary artisan and Elf-lord of Eregion who has a plan to undertake a great work that will transform Middle-earth into a place whose beauty can rival even the grace of Valinor itself.
High King Gil-galad is a powerful, pragmatic, and wise Elven warrior and king. Ruling from the Elven capital in Lindon, he strives for a bright future for all elves – but harbors a great secret that threatens both his people, and all of Middle-earth.
The Second Age began after the downfall of Morgoth, the original Dark Lord. The early part of the Second Age is a time of relative peace, allowing kingdoms of elves, dwarves, and men to grow and flourish as the wars of the First Age become a distant memory.
The First Age was a conflict-laden time in the history of Middle-earth, during which its people endured centuries of warfare. At the end of the age, the great enemy, Morgoth, was finally overthrown, but Middle-earth was left forever changed, with much of its lands drowned and broken.
Where the lands of Middle-earth end, their western shores give way to the Sundering Seas. Far across their waters lie the Undying Lands – also known as Valinor, the Far West, the final home of the High Elves, where they live out their immortal lives in blissful peace alongside the Valar, the god-like Guardians of the World.
Known as Telperion and Laurelin, the Two Trees of Valinor emit shining light to illuminate the Undying Lands in the First Age. The Trees were destroyed by Morgoth, who then fled to Middle-earth with the Silmarils, jewels that had been infused with the trees’ radiance.
The Great Foe of all good things in Middle-earth. Morgoth is the first Dark Power to plague the world in the First Age, causing devastation and creating many twisted and monstrous creatures. Though ultimately defeated, his influence of evil lives on into the Second Age and beyond.
One of Morgoth’s top lieutenants, Sauron was a key perpetrator of the boundless suffering and death caused by the wars of the First Age. After his master was overthrown, Sauron disappeared. His fate remains unknown, but some believe he will still return – and there are those who even yearn for it.
The angelic and powerful Guardians of the World, god-like beings who watch over Middle-earth and Valinor. At the end of the First Age, they graced the men who fought alongside the elves against Morgoth with a divine gift: the island kingdom of Númenor.
The Silmarils are three jewels wrought in the First Age by the greatest elven craftsman, Fëanor. Works of unparalleled beauty, these jewels are filled with the radiant light of the Two Trees of Valinor. But they were stolen by Morgoth, who coveted them for their beauty. After his defeat, two of the Silmarils were lost, and the third was set in the sky as a star.
An enigmatic figure of unknown origins who struggles to remember his own identity. He wields mysterious powers that may prove dangerous to those around him.
Adar is the name Second-Age orcs use for their leader. It is also an Elvish word meaning “Father” – though why the orcs call him this remains unknown to outsiders… along with the enigmatic figure’s origins and motivations.
Resonating is the sacred process by which Dwarven women “sing” to the mountain, in order to determine where to dig — and where not to…
These three strange figures arrive in Rhovanion a short time after the arrival of the Stranger — searching for him, it is said, for purposes unknown….
Set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', The Rings of Power follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
Paying the price for decisions made generations ago, The Southlanders must now face a new evil might on lurking on their horizon.
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