8. A Conversation Between The Powers
“A perfect addition to the Song.”
“Did you hear her sing my song? It was so beautiful. The Prince had no choice but to listen.”
“We did Varda. Did you hear how Olorin described her? A Noldor elf; our creation, a Noldor elf. I hope she knows what an honor that is.”
“Don’t be too proud of heart Aule. There is still much of her path that is still before her. Irmo, do you think your dreams are having any effect on her?”
“Dreams are unusual things Manwe; they choose their own paths for the beings they are given to. They certainly have helped the bond between the two form.”
“That they have. We have given The One parts of ourselves; the beauty of Varda, Yavanna’s love of growing things, Este’s gentle countenance, Tulkas’ warrior spirit, we each can see us in her.”
“I still weep for her Manwe. She was treated so badly by The Followers. She didn’t deserve that.”
“No she didn’t Nienna, but it will make her stronger. All her experiences have prepared her for her journey. If one thing would have been left out, then all would have been lost. She wouldn’t have been drawn to the Prince and then what would have been her purpose at all?”
“I see your point. It was fortunate that she was found in the forest where I left her. I wished that I could have placed her somewhere where I knew she would be found. I found the Eldar by accident; The Followers may not have discovered her at all.”
“Let us take heart that they did find her Orome. Vaire, you have been silent in this discussion. Is there anything The Weaver wants to add?”
“She will most definitely need the strength of Tulkas for her task ahead. I don’t think even the Prince or Elessar can even comprehend the path that lies before The One. She will need all the companions she has to complete it, even Olorin.”
“We had planned to call him back with the Ringbearers, thank you for changing our minds Vaire; you have such a persuasive mind. Anything else anyone else has to add?”
“I do Manwe.”
“Go ahead Namo.”
“I have spoken to the Princes’ mother about the presence of The One in her son’s life; she wanted to thank us for giving her son such a perfect mate.”
“Convey the appropriate sentiments to her Namo. If that is all, we can return to our sentinels in Valinor. May the blessings of Iluvatar go with you all.”
~~*Quick Lesson in Valar-ology*~~
Varda is the wife of Manwe and considered to be the queen of Arda. She is said to be quite beautiful. She also set the stars in the sky, which is why the elves call her Elbereth, meaning “Star-lady”.
Olorin is the given name of Gandalf.
Aule is called “The Smith” and rules over the materials that created Arda. He is also a friend of the Noldor.
Irmo is the ruler of dreams and visions. Another name for him is Lorien. He is the brother of Namo.
Manwe is the king of Arda.
Yavanna cares for the growing things of Middle Earth. She is also known as “Queen of the Earth”.
Este is called “The Gentle” and cares for the wounded.
Tulkas is called the warrior Valar and is known as “The Valiant”.
Nienna mourns over the suffering of Arda and its inhabitants.
Orome rules over the forests. He is the one that found the elves when Iluvatar first created them.
Vaire weaves the tales and history of Arda. Her work hangs in the halls of her husband Namo.
Namo is the keeper of the house of the dead. He is also known as Mandos.
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