I do think this might be a decent compromise to make this work. My contention was always that the character should be introduced in the first act of the season, and his motives established. The particulars I was less concerned by.In the same way, we need to lean hard on the problem of sunlight for Angband in the early part of the season. And yes, we can introduce the character who will become Glaurung. We can have that Maia express Dragon-like views. And we can have a dumb creature crawl out of the ruins of Utumno. But we just need to set the stage in the beginning. We don't need to launch Operation Dragon until much later. Not out of nowhere, but as a follow up to the introductory material.