Battle of the Silent Pools
The Battle of the Silent Pools took place at Umboth-muilin during the great expedition from Valinor to release the enslaved Gnomes in the Great Lands, according to some of the outlines belonging to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. 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:
- It was fought between Tulkas and Melko, in which Tulkas defeated the latter, and Melko was afterwards bound in Lumbi and guarded by Gorgumoth the hound of Mandos.
- Afterwards, Angamandi was broken, and the captive Gnomes were released.
- Following the end of that war is a war with many of the Men living in the Great Lands, as soon as the Valar Tulkas and Noldorin returned back to Valinor.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "VI. The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales", outline 1, p. 278