The Lorehounds – The Rings of Power – S01E08 – Alloyed

David has returned and his veil has been lifted! David and John discussed their hot takes for Episode 8 and then deep dive into the lore around Sauron’s near redemption, the forging of the Rings of Power, and the coming of the Istari. They tied up the episode with some listener feedback about accents, character motivations, and the reception of the show before discussing the future plans for the Lorehounds.

Deep lore questions, comments and/or thoughts to share? Send us an email at secondage@baldmove.com and we’ll get back to you during the Lorecast episodes, which air each Monday during the season.

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Sources

The Rings of Power – Wikipedia

Nodens – Wikipedia

Audiobooks Near the Fire

The Lorehounds: History of the Second Age Podcast Series

Prologue: Tolkien the man and the lands and people of Middle Earth (Jul 11, 2022)

Ch. 1: History of Tolkien’s writings and the rise of Númenor (Jul 18, 2022)

Ch. 2: History of film, tv, and radio adaptations and the fall of Númenor (Jul 25, 2022)

Ch. 3: Tolkien’s academic career and a breakdown of the Elves (Aug 1, 2022)

Ch. 4: Tolkien’s influence on modern fantasy and the creation of the Rings (Aug 8, 2022)

Ch. 5: Tolkien’s wartime experience and The Last Alliance of Men and Elves (Aug 15, 2022)

Ch. 6: Christopher Tolkien and the Aftermath of the war with Sauron (Aug 22, 2022)

Epilogue: Listener Q&A – email us and/or post in the discord (Aug 29, 2022)