In the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, we received enough clues to prove that an evil force was on the rise. No one believed Galadriel when she said it, and that’s all. why he decided to take matters into his own hands and not go to the Undying Lands. She had met a person named Halbrand and was trapped at sea with him before an unknown sailor rescued her.
Nori had kept Meteor Man hidden. but he could not understand what the purpose of his visit was. She knew the secret lay in the constellations but had little or no knowledge of it. Let’s see what unforeseen circumstances await Arrondir, Galadriel, and Nori on their respective journeys.
Galadriel And Halbrand arrived In the Numenor With Elendil
Galadriel and Halbrand were rescued by Elendil, who was working as a sea guard for the kingdom of Númenor. That in itself was ironic, for the Númenóreans considered the Elves their enemies. They believed that even after aiding the army of elves in the great war against Morgoth, they were not adequately compensated.
The blessing of immortality was never bestowed on them, although the average Númenórean lived to be three times the age of a normal human from the Southlands of. Galadriel and Halbrand appear before Queen Regent Miriel and her cousin, Chancellor Pharazon.
There is a kind of unrest and restlessness that can be seen in the eyes of the people who are on trial. It had been a long time since an Elf had set foot on their land. They despised his presence. They had many questions as to why Elendil saved Galadriel even though he knew the general laws of the land. Diplomacy was not something Galadriel was too familiar with.
She argues with Queen Regent Miriel that the Valar granted them the island and did them a favor because they were in great war with the elves. Galadriel also does not know at this point what happened that soured the relationship between the Númenóreans and the elves. Queen Regent Miriel is amazed at the arrogance and disobedience of an elf who stands at her court and lives only because she chose to show a little mercy. Galadriel had a simple request.
She was sure of the fact that evil was on the rise, and once again a dark shadow hung over Middle-earth, so she wanted Queen Regent Miriel to grant her passage through the waterways of Middle-earth and a ship for him. . An impetuous fervor could be seen in the queen’s eyes. She told Galadriel that the Isle of Elenna was not only given to her ancestors, the Edain, but that they paid a heavy price for it. He also said that the ships of the elves in had not been allowed to pass through their lands for generations.
Halfrand realizes that this arrogance will get her nowhere and will only make things worse. He asks the Queen if they would like to stay for a few days as she was reluctant to let them go. He says he would give his advisers and officials time to consider the plea they are making. Chancellor Pharazon agreed, granting them three days on the condition that Galadriel would remain confined to the palace grounds.
The queen called Elendil because she had saved an elf and she should give an explanation. The name Elendil means “friend of the elves” in the ancient language of the Eldar. Elendil belonged to a category of men called “The Faithful”. The Paragons were those who had sworn allegiance to the Valar and upheld the ways, customs, and traditions of their ancestors. Unlike the other Númenóreans, the faithful did not envy the fact that the elves enjoyed the blessing of immortality, and they didn’t. He tells the queen that he was only doing his duty.
Elendil believed that the sea was always right, and if it had put Elves and Men in its way, then there would be a purpose, a motive behind it. Surprisingly, the queen regent Miriel promotes him. Elendil was now the Postmaster and his duty was to control Galadriel.
Elendil told his son Isildur and daughter Earien of his ascension. Isildur underwent security tests for a position in the Navy, but told his father that he wanted to postpone it and explore the West Coast. Elendil told him that since there was nothing on the west coast, the only option they had was to advance. Perhaps Elendil knew something about the future of Númenor and Middle-earth, and so he asked his son to join the navy and learn how to sail the ship.
Halfrand, on the other hand, was no ordinary human as he pretended. He wanted to make peace with the people of Númenor and be a part of them. We still don’t know what Halbrand was. Actually, he had a game plan in mind that no one knew about. He wanted a job in a forge. He was so desperate that he told him he was willing to do any menial work as long as he kept him as his employee.
But the blacksmith told him he couldn’t, because to forge steel in Númenor one had to earn a guild shield, a silver insignia worn on one’s shoulders. Halbrand met some strangers at the bar and offered them drinks. When they were drunk, he stole the guild shield from one of the workers named Tamar. But he was a smart man.
He caught Halbrand and started beating him along with his colleagues. Halbrand lost his temper and hit back. He overpowered them even though there were many. After the fight, you realize that Halbrand was no ordinary human.
It appeared that he was powerful, one of the greatest warriors of all time, and perhaps he disguised himself on purpose to keep his identity unknown.
Arondir Is Taken By The Orcs Of Adar as a Prisoner
Arondir was captured by the Orcs, who forced her to dig underground tunnels somewhere in the Southlands. There he met his fellow Southlands, Revion, and Margot. Arondir was told that the orcs would dig for weapons. A weapon for its master referred to as Adar. Now the word Adar had an elven origin and Arondir was puzzled as to why an evil lord should keep an elven name.
Revion felt Sauron was referred to by many different names, and perhaps Adar was one of them. Revion, Arondir, and the other elves present at the dig site plotted to escape. They tried, but the orcs were huge in number and they had wolf-like predators called wargs that attacked elves on their command. Revion dies, and so do many others.
Arondir could not escape, but he lived. There was still hope that somehow he could inform the others about Sauron and his elaborate plans. At the end of The Rings of Power Episode 3, we see that Adar, whom Arondir and other elves mistook for Sauron, arrived at the scene chanting his name. We are not shown the man’s face, and we do not know if the speculations of Arondir and others were true. It is possible that Adar was not Sauron himself but the commander of his armies.
Whoever he was, he had the orcs under his control, and they would play a crucial role in the coming battle between the alliance of elves and humans and Morgoth’s successor, the dark lord Sauron.
The Harfoots Knows about The Meteor Man
The Harfoot were about to migrate again. Elanor Brandyfoot (Nori) and Poppy Proudfellow hadn’t told anyone about the nameless giant they’d been hiding. Nori had found the book in which Sadoc Burrows, the Seeker of Judgment, had mentioned the constellations and other areas of research. He tore off a page that had a pictorial representation of a constellation that the Meteorman had previously pointed to. It also resembled the secret seal Galadriel had
found. That meant the constellations also pointed to the Southlands, where Sauron’s army was tunneling. Largo, Nori’s father, didn’t know how to cope with the pace of the others during the migration. because he had a broken foot. As history tells us, the Harfoot left behind were never able to return to their clan. Meteor Man accidentally arrives at the place where the Harfoots had gathered to hear Zadok Swift’s speech.
It was a tradition to remember those who were lost before each migration. Everyone finds out that Nori helped the meteor man. They were angry that she had risked her life by being careless. As punishment, the Brandyfoot family is told to stand in the back of the trailer.
Largo knew if they were ahead there was a slim chance he could match the pace. But being behind meant they would certainly be separated from the rest of the clan. There’s man came to the place and Nori asked his family to make a deal with the giant as he was the only one who could help them. It was decided that Brandyfoot would help him in exchange for pushing their cart and helping to stay united with the rest of the community.
What Is Queen Regent Miriel Hiding?
Galadriel went to the House of Lords with Elendil, who was asked by the Queen of Númenor to be close to her at all times. Galadriel was surprised to learn that Elendil also spoke English. Galadriel learns that the Hall of Lords was created by Elros himself, who was the first ruler of Númenor and was known as the Tar-Minyatur. Elros was Elrond’s brother and they were both half-elves.
Elendil tells her that she should be grateful to the last king the House of Lords was for in standing. Galadriel is surprised to hear that there were people in Númenor who were loyal to the elves. Elendil tells him that the last king paid a heavy price for his loyalty. He was removed from the throne and banished to his own kingdom. The king was still alive and stayed in a tower.
Galadriel drew the secret sigil on a piece of paper and asked Elendil to help her find information about the symbol. They received a report from a human spy stationed in an enemy dungeon. Galadriel suddenly realized it wasn’t a seal, but the map of the Southlands. The spy’s tales told of an evil plan to create a kingdom where evil would thrive.
It was written there that if Morgoth were defeated in the Great War, the plan would be initiated by Morgoth’s successors. Elendil and Galadriel knew two things: first, the Southlands were on the brink of disaster; and second, Sauron would not stop after conquering the Southlands.
Though Queen Regent Miriel has shown that she doesn’t appreciate Elendil’s utter disregard for the law, somewhere you sense that she was pro-cause. Talking to herself in her private chamber, she says that the moment she and her father always dreaded has come. Perhaps Queen Regent Miriel was aware of a prophecy. Perhaps he knew that one day an Elf would come to his kingdom. Perhaps the arrival of an elf was some kind of signal that heralded the fall of Middle-earth. Perhaps they were told in the prophecy that in the future elves and humans must join forces because then they could defeat the evil lord Sauron. The king who was dethroned and saved the House of Lords from demolition was her father. She was the daughter of the Tar-Palantir king, who lived in exile in his own kingdom. How much he knows is still questionable.
But we do know for sure that Queen Regent Miriel, like Elendil, is a member of the Faithful, and both know something of the future of Middle-earth. The only reason she doesn’t publicly show her loyalty is because she knows she too would suffer a similar fate as her father. She had veiled her intentions, and perhaps she would wait a little longer, learn what Galadriel intended to do, and then finally show her cards.