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===The wound===
 
===The wound===
Then he asked her, since she did not just mean that Men are diminished and die so soon (compared to the Eldar) because Arda is marred, if there had been some particular strike against her people by the [[Melkor|Enemy]]. She said there had been. This caused Finrod to worry about the potential scope of Melkor's power. He knew the Eldar were also physically lessened by the Marring of Arda, as their spirit would eventually overcome their bodies, but if it was more than that which caused brief lives and death for Men, Melkor's power had greater reach than he realised. If it was so, as she said, that he changed the fate of an entire people against the design of Eru then all their strife against him was folly and even the [[Pelori|Mountains of the Pélori]] were built on sand.<ref name="P4c"/>{{rp|312}} Andreth agreed that was true as Men have long known. She said the [[Melkor|Nameless]] was Lord of the world and all strife against him was folly and their efforts fruitless.  
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Then he asked her, since she did not just mean that Men are diminished and die so soon (compared to the Eldar) because Arda is marred, if it was some particular strike against her people by the [[Melkor|Enemy]]? She said it was. This caused Finrod to worry about the potential scope of Melkor's power. He knew the Eldar were also physically lessened by the Marring of Arda, as their spirit would eventually overcome their bodies, but if it was more than that which caused brief lives and death for Men, Melkor's power had greater reach than he realised. If it was so, as she said, that he changed the fate of an entire people against the design of Eru then all their strife against him was folly and even the [[Pelori|Mountains of the Pélori]] were built on sand.<ref name="P4c"/>{{rp|312}} Andreth agreed it was true as Men have long known. She said the [[Melkor|Nameless]] is Lord of the world and all strife against him was folly and their efforts fruitless.  
  
 
[[File:Thomas_Rouillard_-_Melkor.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Thomas Rouillard - ''Melkor'']]
 
[[File:Thomas_Rouillard_-_Melkor.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Thomas Rouillard - ''Melkor'']]
By the nameless, she meant Melkor, and Finrod cautioned her strongly against blasphemy because in her ignorance she had confused the Enemy with Eru. Understanding now her confusion, he disbelieved her tale that Men were made to die (stripped of their immortality) by Morgoth. However, in consideration, he asked her what she thought her people had possibly done that would have angered the Creator so much that he took everlasting life from them. He wished to know her understanding of the cause of the Marring of Man (the wound), and he was trying to lead her logically to the same conclusion he had just come to.  
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By the nameless, she meant Melkor, and Finrod cautioned her strongly against blasphemy because in her ignorance she had confused the Enemy with Eru. Understanding now her confusion, he disbelieved her tale that Men were made to die (stripped of their immortality) by Morgoth. However, in consideration, he asked her what she thought her people had possibly done that would have angered the Creator so much that he took everlasting life from them? He wished to know her understanding of the cause of the Marring of Man (the wound), and he was trying to lead her logically to the same conclusion he had just come to.  
  
For this, Andreth had no answer. She said it was unspoken of. They fled from the knowledge of it, and no one then remembered the dark deed.<ref name="P4c"/>{{rp|313}} The only stories that she knew were that they were once not so swift to die. Finrod asked if she knew any tales at all of a time before they knew death, and she said only that perhaps [[Adanel]] would know such a [[Tale of Adanel|story]]. Finrod asked if the Valar knew. In bitterness, Andreth discounted the Valar as having had no care nor instruction for Men, for they were never summoned.  
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For this, Andreth has no answer. She said it is unspoken of. They fled from the knowledge of it, and no one then remembered the dark deed.<ref name="P4c"/>{{rp|313}} The only stories that she knew were that they were once not so swift to die. Finrod asked if she knew any tales at all of a time before they knew death, and she said only that perhaps [[Adanel]] would know such a [[Tale of Adanel|story]]. Finrod asked if the Valar knew. In bitterness, Andreth discounted that Valar as having had no care nor instruction for Men, for they were never summoned.  
  
She was gently chided to not speak so of the Powers, for he had dwelt in their Light which she did not understand. He continued that perhaps they (Men) were beyond the scope of the Valar for Men govern themselves within Arda under the hand of the [[Eru|One]].<ref name="P4c"/>{{rp|314}} And if she would not speak to others of her wound or how it was come by, she should be cautious to not misjudge the pain or misplace the blame of it.
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She is gently chided to not speak so of the Powers, for he has dwelt in their Light which she did not understand. He continued that perhaps they (Men) are beyond the scope of the Valar for Men govern themselves within Arda under the hand of the [[Eru|One]].<ref name="P4c"/>{{rp|314}} And if she will not speak to others of her wound or how it was come by, she should be cautious to not misjudge the pain or misplace the blame of it.
  
 
===The death of Men===
 
===The death of Men===

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