What is Sauron doing?

Ange1e4e5

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In the First Age, Sauron is largely absent apart from an 10-11 year period from the Dagor Bragollach to Beren and Luthien; he's described as becoming a powerful sorcerer when he takes Minas Tirith in the wake of the Dagor Bragollach and after Huan and Luthien beat him, he disappears. What should we have him do in between the Dagor Aglareb to the Dagor Bragollach and after Beren and Luthien? Does he learn more skills under Morgoth until the Dagor Bragollach? I've thought about having him go out and make raids on the Siege of Angband and possible Sindar communities, sometimes for capture, sometimes to kill the populace, since the Sindar are the ones that give him the moniker "Gorthaur the Cruel". Maybe he's a boogeyman like Michael Myers, acting all stealthy, spying, tricks elves into thinking he's their friend, family member or ally and then strikes.

Kinda like this, minus the final girl.



Thoughts?
 
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Brandon Minich

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During Mythmoot, I was having a conversation with someone who speculated that perhaps Morgoth blamed Sauron for the loss of his Silmaril to Beren and Luthien. After all, had he stopped the two of them like he was supposed to, this would not have happened. Perhaps Morgoth put Sauron on the outs, or even tortured Sauron due to this percieved failure on Sauron's part.

This could be one of the reasons he was willing to consider abandoning evil after the War of Wrath. He may have just needed time to recover, and later figured out what he was doing.

At some point, he has to discover Mount Doom. It seems that the volcano existed, and that Sauron put it to use. Maybe he does that during this gap time? Not setting up Mordor, but finding something he can found a Dark Realm around?
 

Ange1e4e5

Well-Known Member
During Mythmoot, I was having a conversation with someone who speculated that perhaps Morgoth blamed Sauron for the loss of his Silmaril to Beren and Luthien. After all, had he stopped the two of them like he was supposed to, this would not have happened. Perhaps Morgoth put Sauron on the outs, or even tortured Sauron due to this percieved failure on Sauron's part.

This could be one of the reasons he was willing to consider abandoning evil after the War of Wrath. He may have just needed time to recover, and later figured out what he was doing.

At some point, he has to discover Mount Doom. It seems that the volcano existed, and that Sauron put it to use. Maybe he does that during this gap time? Not setting up Mordor, but finding something he can found a Dark Realm around?
Certainly very interesting for Sauron to have found Mount Doom during this time.
 

Ange1e4e5

Well-Known Member
Anyone have any ideas of what Sauron is doing before the Dagor Bragollach? He goes unmentioned for large swathes of page between the beginning of the First Age and the Dagor Bragollach when he takes Tol Sirion?
 

Rhiannon

Active Member
He could be the fake Amlach at the council where some men decide to go back east. In general, he could be sowing dissent between Men and Elves. Also, his program of capturing and releasing Elves is probably still going on.
 
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