May 31, 1:02pm
This is Book Spoiler is continuing our look at Elves and Men in The Silmarillion... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.
It's time for some BS!
From Of the Coming of Men into the West: The Silmarillion
... "Then Caranthir looked kindly upon Men and did Haleth great honour; and he offered her recompense for her father and brother. And seeing... ...what valour there was in the Edain, he said to her: 'If you will remove and dwell further north, there you shall have the friendship and protection of the Eldar, and free lands of your own.'
... But Haleth was proud, and unwilling to be guided or ruled, and most of the Haladin were of like mood. Therefore she thanked Caranthir, but answered: 'My mind is now set, lo, to leave the shadow of the mountains, and go west, whither others of our kin have gone.' When... ...the Haladin had gathered all whom they could find alive of their folk who had fled wild into the woods before the Orcs, and had gleaned what remained of their goods in their burned homesteads, they took Haleth for their chief; and she led them at last to Estolad, and there dwelt for a time.
... But they remained a people apart, and were ever after known to Elves and Men as the People of Haleth."
We have been there and back again.
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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on May 31, 1:05pm)