It doesn’t say when Melkor starts pumping out smoke and ash, but Dagor Agraleb is heralded by earthquakes and fire erupting forth from the Iron Mountains.
To me, Ecthelion and Rog cannot be allowed to escape and be spies for Morgoth, since Gondolin would have been compromised earlier than Maeglin’s treachery.Of all the capture plans, this one bothers me the least. I imagine it would have to be something of a mini-arc, lasting a 2-3 episodes at least to make the meaning stick, but it ticks off a bunch of boxes. It allows named characters to interact and be developed. It prevents us from needing a named villain in the room every time that we want to show these guys, preventing the temptation for unnecessary monologuing. It makes the escape a bit more believable. A weakened and emotionally damaged elf would (should?) have serious trouble escaping Angband, but Rog and Ecthelion together, make that very believable. This makes the idea that they were intentionally allowed to escape more insidious.
They don’t become spies. None of them. Nobody suggested that, ever. Orodreth is just weakened and by himself an element of risk, but certainly no spy.To me, Ecthelion and Rog cannot be allowed to escape and be spies for Morgoth, since Gondolin would have been compromised earlier than Maeglin’s treachery.
If that is the case, and Morgoth darkens that lands about Angband, watching that darkness extend towards the lands of the Elves would be ominous. If we went through with @Haakon 's idea and had Rog, Ecthelion, and Orodreth captured (perhaps on a scouting mission together), having them come back and report on what is going on in Angband, revealing that Morgoth has already built up another huge army would be pretty jarring.It doesn’t say when Melkor starts pumping out smoke and ash, but Dagor Agraleb is heralded by earthquakes and fire erupting forth from the Iron Mountains.
Depending on "broken". If it's broken to the will of another (in a breaking a horse sort of way), then agreed. If it's broken into metaphorical pieces (in a coffee cup falling onto a concrete floor and breaking sort of way) then maybe not agreed?
I don't think that Haakon was making the case that specifically need Echthelion with them, but that they do not specifically not need Ecthelion with them.
I was going to ask, should he have a wooden hand. Curufin could probably make a very convincing-looking (but non mobile) hand of wood and leather, with nails of horn. Their mom could make statues that Elves mistook for people... I am a little bit concerned the audience could mistakenly think Elves can grow back body parts, if it looks too realistic.If it wasn't too close to game of thrones i'd propose the dwarves to make maedhros a hand of metal.
That's an idea. He wouldn't use it himself, of course, but it would be a way to reference his Lost Tales name. I also like the wild horses idea. Ard-galen, Lothlann, and Beleriand would logically be full of wild horses, since humans haven't exterminated them all like in the real world.Could "Rog" eventually be a name that is guven by the orcs at angband to their prisoner?