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Fingon rescues Maedhros -- Extra baggage.

...and Thorondor bore them back to Mithrim.

~ JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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But Fingon could not release the hell-wrought bond upon his wrist, nor sever it, nor draw it from the stone. Again therefore in his pain Maedhros begged that he would slay him; but Fingon cut off his hand above the wrist.

~ JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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But Fingon climbed to the foot of the precipice where his kinsman hung, and then could go no further; and he wept when he saw the cruel device of Morgoth. Maedhros therefore, being in anguish without hope, begged Fingon to shoot him with his bow; and Fingon strung an arrow, and bent his bow. And seeing no better hope he cried to Manwë, saying: 'O King to whom all birds are dear, speed now this feathered shaft, and recall some pity for the Noldor in their need!'

~ JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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Alone he set forth...

Fingon goes to Thangorodrim and uses his musical skilz to find Maedhros!

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Therefore Morgoth took Maedhros and hung him from the face of a precipice upon Thangorodrim, and he was caught to the rock by the wrist of his right hand in a band of steel.

~~ The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Yet cause he had for great joy, though it was hidden from him for a while. For Fëanor, in his wrath against the Enemy, would not halt, but pressed on behind the remnant of the Orcs, thinking so to come at Morgoth himself: and he laughed aloud as he wielded his sword, rejoicing that he had dared the wrath of the Valar and the evils of the road, that he might see the hour of his vengeance. Nothing did he know of Angband or the great strength of defence that Morgoth had so swiftly prepared: but even had he known it would not have deterred him, for he was fey, consumed by the flame of his own wrath. Thus it was that he drew far ahead of the van of his host; and seeing this the servants of Morgoth turned to bay, and there issued from Angband Balrogs to aid them. There upon the confines of Dor Daedeloth, the land of Morgoth, Fëanor was surrounded, with few friends about him. Long he fought on, and undismayed, though he was wrapped in fire and wounded with many wounds; but at the last he was smitten to the ground by Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs, whom Ecthelion after slew in Gondolin. There he would have perished, had not his sons in that moment come up with force to his aid; and the Balrogs left him, and departed to Angband.

~~"Of the Return of the Noldor," The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Who's that hanging from the face of a precipice upon Thangorodrim?

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Oops! The forgetful Doomsman we all know and love forgets to zip up his fly!

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Welcome to "Gothmog and Draugluin!"

"...Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs, high-captain of Angband, was come."

"Then Sauron sent Draugluin, a dread beast, old in evil lord and sire of the werewolves of Angband."

~~ from The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tolkien's The Silmarillion and those other books -- Unfinished Tales, The History of Middle-earth -- are great but they are soooo much doom and gloom. See, my furry pal Draugluin and I were not just about smiting and devouring. We had fun, too. Levity is not just for hobbits. We might remind you a little of a comic strip in your primary world -- Calvin and Hobbes. Anyway, here's some concept "art" by the cartoonist, pandemonium_213. My mom and dad, Ulbandi-Fluithuin and the Man Himself (Melkor) will also be featured along with my babysitter ("I'm not a babysitter! I'm an observer") Professor Thû.

I also share this space with “Stinky Pete” Mêshûgganâscar, Maia of Mandos. I think Mandos is really cool because he's scary and has a snake's tail.