I missed the session yesterday. What did we agree on?
I can understand that. If it helps at all, I don't think we had time to develop anything like that in the episode, the structure was pretty wonky as it was. Given that the emotional emphasis should be on the events on the cliff face, it would likely feel like an action sequence added to the story just to have one if we were unable to take the time to develop it.Cool! I like it. I am a bit disappointed that Fingon did not a big action scene... but it's okay
You're not alone, I had an idea for Rog's escape involving him slaughtering an entire corridor of Orcs like Darth Vader in Rogue One. Cool idea, just stupid.Of course you don't have to i just had fallen in love wiht the idea that's all... we don't neet to invent additional action just to satisfy an audiences bloodlust...
I can see this part of this scene in my mind as clearly as if it was already filmed. Fingolfin hammering away at his blade. "Grievance 1" *ting* "grievance 2" *ting* "grievance 3" *ting* "grievance 4" *quench in a hissing eruption of steam*Fingolfin forges Ringil while Fingon makes a pitch for reconciliation.
Fingolfin is at his forge. Fingon makes a passionate plea for reconciliation, but Fingolfin is having none of it. He points out all of the grievances they have against the Feanorians, and makes a case against trusting them that Fingon cannot overcome. Fingon leaves, disappointed, but as he does, darkness rolls in across the night sky from Angband. Fingon and other elves stare up, concerned, and Fingon hears someone say that in that darkness, it will be all too easy for enemies to sneak up on them. This gets Fingon thinking, and moments later, he is packing his sword, his knife, he bow, and of course his harp. When he sets out, the darkness has spread over the camp and no one sees him leave.
I know that this is not the focus of this scene, but let's not forget that this will be the first time Ringil is shown onscreen, and there will have to be some attention drawn to that to pay off the forging scene earlier in the episode.Scene 16: (Neutral Pavilion outside both Camps) The discussion among the Noldor has gotten heated. They have moved beyond accusations about Fingon and are now bringing up their other grievances of the betrayal of the Shipburning and having to cross the Helcaraxë, and the lives lost as a consequence. Swords are drawn. The arrival of Thorondor brings everything to an immediate halt as they all react to the sudden appearance of a giant eagle in the middle of their fight. Fingon descends from the back of the eagle holding Maedhros' body. Then Maedhros stirs/moans/gives some sign of life, and his bloody stump is revealed. The gathered Noldor react to the sudden return of the wounded Maedhros and the reappearance of the missing Fingon. The conflict is abandoned.
We did talk a little bit about how to show Angband reacting to the problem of sunlight, and decided it would be a bit premature if, say, a bunch of orcs came out into Thangorodrim under the darkness and Fingon had to fight them. The orcs should still be extremely distrustful of sunlight and unwilling to go outside at all, even with the cover of darkness (which...could break up at any time). Morgoth has other servants, but it just seemed to fit better if Angband was ominously silent.Of course you don't have to i just had fallen in love with the idea that's all... we don't need to invent additional action just to satisfy an audience's bloodlust...
Maybe it works like this with having nobody for Fingon to find, because he has no one to question as to where Maedhros is? I admit that I'd be one of the last to leave out a fight scene (see post above about Rog's escape), but in this case it would work well.We did talk a little bit about how to show Angband reacting to the problem of sunlight, and decided it would be a bit premature if, say, a bunch of orcs came out into Thangorodrim under the darkness and Fingon had to fight them. The orcs should still be extremely distrustful of sunlight and unwilling to go outside at all, even with the cover of darkness (which...could break up at any time). Morgoth has other servants, but it just seemed to fit better if Angband was ominously silent.
Granted, when someone actually sits down to script this, they might find that 'the silent journeys of Fingon' aren't working so well, and decide to insert some sort of watcher/guard/patrol that Fingon must overpower and kill while he's searching the mountains. I don't think action scenes are bad...just that maybe a fight scene would be superfluous here, and downplay the 'slumbering' appearance of Angband. Also, we probably shouldn't give Fingon a victory, because we want him to have no success and feel that his search is fruitless. He has to be frustrated to the point of giving up before finding Maedhros.