Another attempt at a character sheet for this project.
Group(s): Fëanorean, Prisoners of Angband
Titles/Aliases: Besain of the Fëanorean camp at Lake Mithrim
Status: Dead (S06E10)
Parents: Noldor (unnamed)
Family Tree: See attached
Significant items: She puts her craftsman 'mark' inside the armor that she makes for Angband
Adaptational decisions: Tolkien gave Curufin a son (Celebrimbor), and thus implied that Curufin had a wife. In Silm Film, she has been given the name Díriel, and her story is wholly invented for Silm Film as well.
Casting: Oona Chaplin (cast in Season 4)
Biography: Díriel marries Curufin in the Noontide of Valinor, and they have a son named Celebrimbor. Díriel chooses to travel with her husband and son into exile first in Formenos, and later in Beleriand. She supports them in their endeavors, though she is not always in agreement with Curufin's harsher plots. She admires Fëanor as a skilled craftsman and Like her husband and son, she is a craftsman. She is taken captive by Morgoth's forces while gathering supplies in a quarry/mine, and her son fails to rescue her, despite a heroic journey to Angband on her behalf. While a prisoner of Angband, she takes part in a failed escape attempt. Afterwards, she witnesses the Spell of Bottomless Dread being placed on Edhellos by Morgoth, and decides to swear allegiance to Angband rather than allow the other prisoners to suffer the same fate. From then on, she is treated as a go-between between the enslaved elves and the orcs commanding them. Due to her oath, she is unable to directly aid in attempts at defiance or escape, but she does indirectly aid Rhogrin's escape attempt by providing a distraction when they are discovered. When Guilin and the other prisoners from Nargothrond captured during the Dagor Bragollach meet Díriel, they are shocked by her level of collaboration with their captors. She has fallen quite fall, though it is still her goal to save some, and to bide her time so that her one act of free will matters. When she sees the silmaril shining in the darkness of Angband, she knows that helping it to be free is the act of defiance she was waiting for. She is mortally wounded in a skirmish between prisoners and guards when Beren and Lúthien escape Angband.
Season 2: E11: With young Celebrimbor and Curufin in exile in Formenos
E12: Upset when Fëanor strikes 'teenage' Celebrimbor
Season 3: Joins the Rebellion of the Noldor, with Curufin and Fëanor aboard the ship to Middle-earth, survives to the encampment at Lake Mithrim
Season 4: Shares bread and food supplies with the encampment of Fingolfin at Lake Mithrim. Removes to East Beleriand with the other Fëanoreans. Does not attend the Mereth Aderthad. Made captive in S04E08 "The Spell of Bottomless Dread"
Season 5: S05E06 Aids Rhogrin in his escape attempt
Season 6: S06E10 Tries to train Guilin in the realities of harsh life for Angband slaves. Chooses to break her oath of loyalty to Angband in order to help the silmaril escape. Dies in the fighting; Guilin hears her last words.