What did the Professor say about the presence of Balrogs at the Dagor Aglareb?Could anyone who has suggestions or concerns about this battle besides the presence/absence of Balrogs please bring those up as soon as possible? Since I'll be writing another version of this episode before the next session, I would like to try to address any other issues people have with Episode 9 in that script as well.
Like I did in the alternate script?I looked over the outline for this episode, and see that very little needs to change. I will say that with Angrod's survival, we will have to shift the importance of Aegnor a bit. To facilitate that, I suggest wounding Angrod in the battle (if we don't kill him), so that he's out of commission until the end and it's Aegnor talking to Fingolfin, etc.
There was a female amongst the protobalrogs, Arien. I think in our previous discussions on this point, it was decided that the disfiguring of the balrogs would make it too difficult to discern male from female.I'm looking for names for the other Balrogs. My first thought was to use the names of some of the bad guys from the Book of Lost Tales, like Kosomot, Langon, or Fankil, and maybe also Makar and Measse (do we want a female Balrog). Does anyone have any suggestions for different names or modifying these names
I was just wondering since Measse is a female name. The Balrog does not have to be obviously female.There was a female amongst the protobalrogs, Arien. I think in our previous discussions on this point, it was decided that the disfiguring of the balrogs would make it too difficult to discern male from female.
How does Aegnor survive the battle? I was having a hard time with figuring out how he survives after getting his sword broken.I'm still working on the script where a Balrog kills Edhellos, but here's one in which Sauron kills her. This script also contains the first of the alternatives I thought of to handle the Balrogs yet keep Angrod alive. If you guys don't like what I've done, I thought of several other scenarios that I can write to make the Balrogs terrifying.
I also took out the mid-battle telepathy because I thought of the battle-cry and liked that better, but I am happy to change back if you guys don't think that works.
Battlefields are dangerous places, to be sure. But it is only on the front lines that not having a sword would put someone in more danger than they would be just being present. Also, presumably, there are other weapons around other than Aegnor's personal sidearm.How does Aegnor survive the battle? I was having a hard time with figuring out how he survives after getting his sword broken.