Quest for the Silmaril
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Quest for the Silmaril was the quest of Beren Erchamion for a Silmaril from Morgoth's Iron Crown, as Thingol's bride-price for his daughter Lúthien. He was aided in the Quest by Lúthien herself, King Finrod of Nargothrond and Huan the Hound of Valinor. It was immortalized in the elvish poetic epic, the Lay of Leithian.
After Beren was brought before Thingol in Menegroth, and Beren declared his love for Lúthien, Thingol demanded a Silmaril from the Iron Crown of Morgoth. Beren went off to his friend Finrod Felagund, who owed Beren much because of the service of Barahir Beren's father. Therefor with ten companions they set out, disguised as Orcs, and were promptly captured by Sauron.