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Before the Great Music: An Account Before the Ainulindale by Alcarin

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Melkor, the greatest and most powerful of the Ainur, becomes the first of his divine kindred to depart from the Light –– and to embrace the Darkness, thereby becoming its first and greatest manifestation.

Rated: General
Characters: Melkor
Challenges: None
Genres: Experimental
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Word count: 8731 Read: 2263
Published: April 16, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2014

1. Chapter 1 The Lure of the Void by Alcarin [Comments - 1] (1263 words)


In this story, Melkor is depicted in his early beginnings, and his desires and motivations are explored. Space and time are immaterial here, for the story is set beyond the confines of Ea, long before the Count of Time began.


DISCLAIMER: I own none of these characters or places. All these belong to Tolkien. I am merely taking delight in the things Tolkien had left for us to explore.



2. Chapter 2 Down Into the Void by Alcarin [Comments - 1] (690 words)

Melkor treads the eternal nothingness of the Void, and discovers an irrefutable truth.

3. Chapter 3 Melkor's Bait by Alcarin [Comments - 0] (2174 words)

Melkor attempts to draw other lesser Ainur into his fold, most notably Ungwelian, she who among the Children of Iluvatar would later become known as Ungoliant, the Spider of Night.

4. Chapter 4 Varda's Choice by Alcarin [Comments - 1] (1757 words)

Melkor first encounters Varda, that great Ainu whom the Elves call Tintallë, the Star-kindler, and his desires and perceptions of her are revealed.

5. Chapter 5 Mairon's Liege by Alcarin [Comments - 1] (2847 words)

Melkor encounters the Maia named Mairon, one of the many spirits originally under Aule. Here, Mairon's desire for order and structure is revealed, and how, by this very same desire, he was drawn away from Aule –– and into the shadow of Melkor.