Battle of Tasarinan

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The Battle of Tasarinan took place in the Land of Willows during the great expedition from Valinor to release the enslaved Gnomes in the Great Lands, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[1] No full, detailed account of the battle is given, as it is only mentioned passingly in the Lost Tales, and in various outlines for their continuation.

What little is known about it is that:

Yet following the battle (according to some outlines of the story), Noldorin managed to escape (as well as Valwë[note 1][4]), and some time later Melko was defeated by Tulkas in the Battle of the Silent Pools.[2]

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  1. We know that Valwë survived the battle, since afterwards he returned to Tol Eressëa and settled there.