Elendil and Isildur, on the other hand, are Tolkien characters, and they are father and son. They were both among the very first characters we encountered in Peter Jackson’s films. Elendil was briefly seen killed by Sauron and his sword Narsil broken, then Isildur took the sword, defeated Sauron and refused to throw the One Ring into the Crack of Doom, creating a lot of trouble for a lot of people. . In Tolkien’s books, Elendil fought alongside the Elvish king Gil-galad, who also died in the same battle (technically he appeared in the movie, but blink and you’ll miss him), so we can expect to see more elf-human relationships developing here as Gil-galad will also appear in the series. The emphasis on the father-son relationship is interesting and parallels the emphasis on the father-son relationships between the men Denethor, Boromir and Faramir in The Lord of the Rings.
“A Plea to the Rocks” (with Sophia Nomvete), “This Wandering Day” (with Megan Richards), “Harfoot Life”, “Nobody Goes Off Trail”
Sophia Nomvete plays the dwarf Disa in power rings, so we can assume that “A Plea to the Rocks” somehow relates to the history of the Dwarves in the series. The track is quite slow and heavy on big orchestral and vocal sounds, suggesting that it probably covers a scene set in some of the great dwarf halls we saw in Moria in The Fellowship of the Ringbefore they were destroyed and before they were overrun by the Orcs.
Megan Richards plays the Harfoot Poppy Proudfellow and “This Wandering Day” is in English, so it’s pretty clear what it’s about. The Harfoots, unlike their more sedentary descendants, are nomadic, and this song is about their nomadic way of life. It includes the lyrics “Not all who wonder or err are lost”, which echoes the poem Bilbo wrote for Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, “All that is gold shines not / Not all who wander are lost.” We’d hazard a guess that “Harfoot Life” and “Nobody Goes Off Trail” are on the same topic, though the more eerie sounds at the start of “Nobody Goes Off Trail” highlight the more dangerous side of the lifestyle. nomadic.
“Khazad-dûm”, “Númenor”, “Valinor”, “Sundering Seas”, “The Secrets of the Mountain”, “For the Southlands”, “In the Mines”, “Where the Shadows Lie”
These are all locations in Tolkien’s secondary world, although not all of them are in Middle-earth. Khazad-dûm is the dwarven name for Moria, so that’s a pretty clear indication that, as suspected, we’ll see Moria in its glory days, before the arrival of the Balrog and many Orcs. “The Secrets of the Mountain” could refer to any significant mountain, but we suspect it could also be a reference to Moria, and “In the Mines” is almost certainly another Moria score.