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The Silmarillion - Quenta Silmarillion: The History of the Silmarils, Chapter 19: Of Beren & Luthien and Chapter 20: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad Summary & Analysis

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Quenta Silmarillion: The History of the Silmarils, Chapter 19: Of Beren & Luthien and Chapter 20: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad Summary

Morgoth commands Sauron to find and destroy Barahir and his outlaws. Gorlim, one of Barahir's companions, searches for Eilinel, his lost wife, and this becomes known to Morgoth who tricks Gorlim into believing Eilinel is still alive. Gorlim reveals Barahir's hiding place before killing the traitor. The Orcs attack and slay Barahir and all his men except one, Barahir's son, Beren, who is on an errand at the time. Beren has a foreboding dream and attempts to warn his father too late. He returns home, buries his father's bones and swears vengeance. Beren kills the captain of the Orcs who boasts of killing Barahir. For four years, Beren wanders about Dorthoinian...

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