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'''Túrin in Nargothrond''' is the tenth chapter of [[The Children of Húrin]].
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'''Túrin in Nargothrond''' is the tenth chapter of ''[[The Children of Húrin]]''.
  
 
==Synopsis==
 
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==Analysis==
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[[Túrin]] was admitted to the halls of [[Nargothrond]] for he came with [[Gwindor]], who was once betrothed to [[Finduilas]], daughter of [[Orodreth]], King of Nargothrond. But none greatly recognised Gwindor, so much had his torment changed him, for he was bent with age and maimed. When Túrin was asked his name, [[Agarwaen]], son of [[Úmarth]] (that is Blood-stained son of Ill-fate) he called himself, for he wished to leave his darkness behind.
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The sword [[Anglachel]] was forged anew so that its black edges burned with pale fire; and Túrin’s prowess with the blade gained him the respect of the [[Elves]], and after a time he became a counsel of Orodreth; and his advice was to fight Morgoth openly. This Gwindor ever gainsaid, marking that he knew the array of [[Morgoth]] - for he had seen that the power of [[Angband]] was greater than all the gatherings of Elves and [[Men]]. Secrecy and stealth should be their manner.
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But Túrin advanced in influence and was soon chief counsellor to the King; and Orodreth then took Túrin’s guidance and the Elves no longer took secret ways in their skirmishes, but marched openly from Nargothrond; and a bridge was built at the [[Doors of Felagund]] so that they might make swift passage over [[Narog]] and hasten to war. For his valour, the elves girt Túrin in [[dwarf-mail]] and [[dwarf-mask]] so that his enemies flew from him – and they called him [[Mormegil]], the [[Black Sword]].
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All the while, Gwindor’s honour fell, for he was weakened from Angband; and Finduilas looked now upon Túrin with admiration, and she found her heart moved when he was near.  Seeing this, Gwindor’s friendship with Túrin was cooled and the elf cursed Morgoth, for the [[Great Enemy]] it seemed would follow his foes until the very bitter end; and he saw the ruin that came in Túrin’s train. And Gwindor went to Finduilas and said she must beware, for Agarwaen was in truth Túrin; truly was he the son of [[Húrin]], whose kin Morgoth cursed even now.
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Finduilas came straight away to Túrin and asked him why he would hide his real name. In this, Túrin was angered, for he felt his fate was now betrayed; but Gwindor said, ''“The doom lies in yourself, not your name.”''
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Yet in this time when the Black Sword held peace west of [[Sirion]], [[Morwen]] and [[Nienor|Niënor]] fled the tyranny of [[Dor-Lómin]] to come to [[Doriath]] in [[Melian|Melian’s]] ward. But there they found Túrin long gone.

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The Children of Húrin chapters
  1. The Childhood of Túrin
  2. The Battle of Unnumbered Tears
  3. The Words of Húrin and Morgoth
  4. The Departure of Túrin
  5. Túrin in Doriath
  6. Túrin among the Outlaws
  7. Of Mîm the Dwarf
  8. The Land of Bow and Helm
  9. The Death of Beleg
  10. Túrin in Nargothrond
  11. The Fall of Nargothrond
  12. The Return of Túrin to Dor-lómin
  13. The Coming of Túrin into Brethil
  14. The Journey of Morwen and Niënor
  15. Niënor in Brethil
  16. The Coming of Glaurung
  17. The Death of Glaurung
  18. The Death of Túrin

Túrin in Nargothrond is the tenth chapter of The Children of Húrin.

[edit] Synopsis

Túrin was admitted to the halls of Nargothrond for he came with Gwindor, who was once betrothed to Finduilas, daughter of Orodreth, King of Nargothrond. But none greatly recognised Gwindor, so much had his torment changed him, for he was bent with age and maimed. When Túrin was asked his name, Agarwaen, son of Úmarth (that is Blood-stained son of Ill-fate) he called himself, for he wished to leave his darkness behind.

The sword Anglachel was forged anew so that its black edges burned with pale fire; and Túrin’s prowess with the blade gained him the respect of the Elves, and after a time he became a counsel of Orodreth; and his advice was to fight Morgoth openly. This Gwindor ever gainsaid, marking that he knew the array of Morgoth - for he had seen that the power of Angband was greater than all the gatherings of Elves and Men. Secrecy and stealth should be their manner.

But Túrin advanced in influence and was soon chief counsellor to the King; and Orodreth then took Túrin’s guidance and the Elves no longer took secret ways in their skirmishes, but marched openly from Nargothrond; and a bridge was built at the Doors of Felagund so that they might make swift passage over Narog and hasten to war. For his valour, the elves girt Túrin in dwarf-mail and dwarf-mask so that his enemies flew from him – and they called him Mormegil, the Black Sword.

All the while, Gwindor’s honour fell, for he was weakened from Angband; and Finduilas looked now upon Túrin with admiration, and she found her heart moved when he was near. Seeing this, Gwindor’s friendship with Túrin was cooled and the elf cursed Morgoth, for the Great Enemy it seemed would follow his foes until the very bitter end; and he saw the ruin that came in Túrin’s train. And Gwindor went to Finduilas and said she must beware, for Agarwaen was in truth Túrin; truly was he the son of Húrin, whose kin Morgoth cursed even now.

Finduilas came straight away to Túrin and asked him why he would hide his real name. In this, Túrin was angered, for he felt his fate was now betrayed; but Gwindor said, “The doom lies in yourself, not your name.”

Yet in this time when the Black Sword held peace west of Sirion, Morwen and Niënor fled the tyranny of Dor-Lómin to come to Doriath in Melian’s ward. But there they found Túrin long gone.