Any thoughts about the Helcaraxe?
I think neat Landscapes are one thing, but we do need to give a thought about how the Noldor travel... do they have Herds and Horses? Do they have Sleds and Tents?
With great difficulty, I imagine.hmmm.. the last picture is the worst landscape. I can't even think how one could travel those... how do you do that?
We could actually see this at the same time that the sun is being "created" even if it doesn't rise for several more episodes. A hint of what is coming.TECHNICALLY, no sun means no aurora. Because the northern lights are caused by solar wind, which is of course given off by the atmosphere of the sun. So, yeah.
On the other hand, screw that. Auroras are beautiful and otherworldly, and immediately signal that you are very far north (or south) and likely in a cold, icy climate (since they are more visible during the winter, and in the dark, they...fit). Why not let our lighting people have one thing other than fire and starlight to work with? And why not give the elves something to marvel at in what threatens to be some monotonous slogging through scenes?
Also, aurora is *exactly* the type of phenomena that has a story in myth. There's some reason or cause for it in the stories, because something like that happens, and people are going to comment and think about it. Dancing green lights in the sky? Gotta mean something. So I say it fits. It fits with what we want to be a magical-yet-natural story.
So I say we go for it.