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| • Finduilas was already an adult when Minas Tirith fell to Sauron in {{FA|456}} so there was no need to protect her in that way, whereas Gil-galad was a child (somewhere between 20ish and 40ish years old).
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| • Finduilas could have been an adult when Minas Tirith fell to Sauron in {{FA|456}} so there was no need to protect her in that way, whereas we know Gil-galad was a child (less than 50 years old).
 
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| • Finduilas may have already been betrothed to (or otherwise romantically involved with) Gwindor at this point, which would give her a motive to remain on Tol Sirion while Dorthonion was being overrun.
 
| • Finduilas may have already been betrothed to (or otherwise romantically involved with) Gwindor at this point, which would give her a motive to remain on Tol Sirion while Dorthonion was being overrun.
 
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| • We know that some of Angrod's (and presumably Aegnor's) people also went to the Havens after the fall of Dorthonion in {{FA|455}}, so Orodreth's family would not be alone among the Noldor of the House of Finarfin in forsaking Nargothrond.
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| • We know that some of Angrod's people went to the Havens after the fall of Dorthonion in {{FA|455}}, so Orodreth's family would not be alone among the Noldor of the House of Finarfin in forsaking Nargothrond.
 
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| • The family could potentially have reunited after the Sons of Fëanor were expelled from Nargothrond in {{FA|465}}, but West Beleriand was still dangerous and such a journey may have been considered too risky.
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| • The family could potentially have reunited after the Sons of Fëanor were expelled from Nargothrond in {{FA|465}} and the Union of Maedhros cleansed Beleriand in preparation for the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
 
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| • Maybe Gil-galad and his mother just had no desire to return to Orodreth, or after {{FA|490}} recognized that the bridge was a bad call and wanted no part of it. Big oof in that case.
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| • It could be that the family did not reunite in the period of safety between FA 465 and {{FA|472}} because Gil-galad was still very young, or because all the Elves would have known that this momentary peace was merely a prelude to another Great Battle. After the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Morgoth had free rein in Beleriand and the land was too dangerous for women and children to travel.
 
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*Who is the elder: Elros or Elrond?
 
*Who is the elder: Elros or Elrond?
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*What was the true fate of Tuor and Idril?
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**Does the Sleeper in the Tower of Pearl relate to them in any way?
  
 
==Things I like==
 
==Things I like==

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Contents

Unanswerable questions that keep me up nights

Fourth Age

  • When exactly did Celeborn leave Middle-earth?
  • What happened to Elladan and Elrohir?
  • Did any Noldor remain in Middle-earth after the White Ship left? The Silmarillion suggests not, Appendix A hedges.
    • If so, what about after the Last Ship?
      • Who counts as a Noldo for this purpose (e.g. the sons of Elrond, Noldor-blooded Galadhrim of Lórien)?
    • Did any Eldar choose to fade in Middle-earth rather than leave bodily (e.g. Thranduil)?
    • Did any Elves build their own ships (cf. Legolas) after the "Last" Ship?
    • Did any Silvans or Avari choose to go West?
      • Did Avari have the grace to go West?
      • If not, do Silvans count as Eldar or Avari?

Third Age

  • Which four of the Seven Rings were consumed by dragonfire? The only one we know for sure survived is the Ring of the Longbeards.
  • Who were the Nine Nazgûl?
    • Was the Witch-king truly of Númenórean descent? Tolkien's final word on the subject (which is buried as deeply as anything Tolkien-related could possibly be while still being available to the public) was literally "probably."
    • Was "Khamûl" a nom de guerre that described only the Ringwraith, or did this name derive from his original "mortal" identity?
    • Were all nine of the Men to whom Sauron gave a Ring in the Second Age Nazgûl during the War of the Ring, or was there turnover?

Second Age

  • Who slew Sauron in the War of the Last Alliance?

First Age

  • Why didn't Orodreth send Finduilas to Círdan for safekeeping at the same time as Gil-galad?
    • Related: what years were Finduilas and Gil-galad born?
  • Who is the elder: Elros or Elrond?
  • What was the true fate of Tuor and Idril?
    • Does the Sleeper in the Tower of Pearl relate to them in any way?

Things I like

  • FAQ of the Rings – Mostly great information and some interesting speculation about the Rings of Power.
  • The Last Ringbearer – The very best fan fiction ever written, and possibly the only work of fan fiction with genuine literary merit.
  • My favorite characters in the Legendarium: Círdan, Celeborn, Elmo. I like the ones who don't get a lot of attention but whose efforts in the background were nonetheless essential.
  • Reference templates