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First Age 499

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First Age 499 (abbreviated to F.A. 499) is the 499th year of the Sun of the First Age of Middle-earth.

Notable events in this year include:

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  • Túrin, with Hunthor and Dorlas, goes in search of Glaurung. Hunthor is killed by a falling rock and Dorlas is killed by Brandir for deserting Túrin.[2]
  • Túrin finds Glaurung and kills the dragon.[2]
  • With his dying words, Glaurung reveals to Níniel that she is Nienor and Túrin is her brother. She commits suicide by throwing herself off the Cabed-en-Aras into the river Taeglin. Brandir witnesses this.[3]
  • Brandir tells Túrin that his wife is also his sister. Túrin disbelieves him and kills Brandir in anger.[4]
  • Túrin learns from Mablung that Brandir spoke the truth. Túrin commits suicide by falling on his sword.[5]
  • The Haladin erect a grave to Túrin and Nienor.[3]

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[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §320
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Death of Glaurung"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §340-342
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §343-348
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", p. 257