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House of Fëanor





The Fëanorians are the proud followers of the Sons of Fëanor, who was the first-born Son of Finwë. The Fëanorians are ever at strife with the proud Sindar of Doriath.

We have sworn, and not lightly. This oath we will keep. We are threatened with many evils, and treason not least; but one thing is not said: that we shall suffer from cowardice, from cravens or the fear of cravens. Therefore I say that we will go on, and this doom I add: the deeds that we shall do shall be the matter of song until the last days of Arda.

Fëanor, Quenta Silmarillion


Lore

The Sons of Fëanor and their followers are in general allied with the other Elves of Beleriand against the power of Morgoth. Whilst their kin in Hithlum are known for their bravery and might, the Fëanorians are famous for their oath and the Three Kinslayings. After the recovery of one of the Great Jewels by Beren and Lúthien, however, the Oath of their father came into action, and they fell upon the other Elves in hope of retrieving the Silmaril. They attacked Dior in Doriath, and the Exiles of Gondolin at the Mouths of Sirion, but neither of these forays gained them the Jewel; it was borne into the West by Eärendil.

At the time of the War of Wrath, only two of the seven sons remained, Maedhros and Maglor. They stole the last two Silmarils from the camp of Eönwë, but their evil deeds in recovering them meant that the hallowed Jewels rejected their claimants. Maedhros in anguish threw himself into a fiery fissure, and Maglor in despair cast his Jewel into the Great Sea.

The 'Overlord' Of the Fëanorians is Maedhros, who is Lord of Himring.

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