Of the Darkening of Valinor
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The Valar strengthen the watch on the northern borders of Aman after Melkor flees, thinking he will go back to his old domain in the north of Middle-earth where the ruins of Utunmo lay. However, in truth he flees to the south of Valinor, where the region of Avathar lies. In this dark region he seeks his former minion, Ungoliant. A creature in the shape of a massive spider, Ungoliant both hates and desires the light of Aman, and so made her dwelling in Avathar. Melkor persuades her into helping him take revenge against the Valar. He promises her whatever she wants in exchange for her help, but does not intend to fulfill this bargain.
Ungoliant spins her dark webs, creating a way for Melkor to climb to the top of the mountains on the southern border of Valinor. There, they both see the light of the Two Trees. Using the darkness of Ungoliant, they make their way across the plains towards the trees.
In Valinor, a festival for the gathering of first fruits and offering to Eru is being held. The guard of Valinor is relaxed compared to all other times. The Valar are there, along with the Vanyar and the Noldor who remain in Tirion. However, of the Noldor who follow Fëanor, none of them are present except for Fëanor himself, and he is present only at the command of Manwë. Hoping to heal the feud between Fëanor and Fingolfin, Manwë attempts to have them reconcile. Fingolfin releases his brother from exile, but Fëanor only half-heartedly returns the sentiment.
At this moment, Melkor strikes. He attacks both Trees with his spear, breaking their bark and causing them to bleed sap. Ungoliant then drinks the sap of the Trees and poisons them, withering the Trees and destroying their light. She then drinks the light in the wells of Varda dry, becoming swollen and massive.
A darkness falls upon Valinor, with only Taniquetil being visible. All of Valinor is silenced. Manwë and Varda are the only ones able to see the darkness of Melkor and Ungoliant, who are running away from the Trees. Tulkas, Oromē, and others attempt to chase Melkor, but lose their way in the darkness, which seems to be all encompassing. Valinor is darkened, the trees and their light destroyed.