Had an idea for a new thread, regarding Tales from the Silmarillion.
Which tale, of the Elder Days, do you find most twisted by the arts of the dark powers of Morgoth Bauglir, first and most powerful Dark Lord, original creator of evil and forces of the dark and greatest unfriend of the united people's of Arda?
Mine is the tale of Beleg Cuthalion. Protector and Lord of the fist Sindarin King, Thingol Greymantle, the only Elf to have seen the two trees with his own eyes, and yet did not call Valinor his home. Husband to his blessed Maian Queen Melian, father of Luthien the foremother of Elrond half Elven's family.
Beleg was a tall, fair and powerful high lord of Thingol's halls. He was a valiant and trustworthy ally of Turin, Son of Hurin, one of the greatest Men of the First Age. Beleg strove to steer Turin to a noble path during his many and great battles against the Orcs of Morgoth. It was Morgoth's curse upon Hurin's family which brought down the Downfall of Beleg Strongbow, in the most horrendous way. For after rescuing a captured Turin from a group of filthy Orcs after days and nights of torture while being dragged to The Dark Lords northern fortress of Thangorodrim. Hurin, tied up in the dark, wet and cold, blinded by lightning from a storm, lashed out and killed Beleg, his friend, thinking he was an Orc come to torture him further.
This heartbreaking tale is one of the saddest in the many tales of wow, brought about by the malice and hatred of Morgoth and his leagues of dark, fell slaves who called him lord.
Do you have other tales which show the true horror of Morgoth? Please share..