The Silmarillion and the birth of Middle-earthWelcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

If you’ve ever wanted to explore The Silmarillion, the Reading Room has been discussing the Sil chapter by chapter.  In this special edition of Weekly Roundup, we’ve collected the links to the active threads (still open for further thoughts and comments) so you can join the on-going discussion of the creation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Silmarillion discussion:



Chapter 1,  Of the Beginning of Days

Chapter 2, Of Aulë and Yavanna

Chapter 3, Of the Coming of the Elves

Chapter 4, Of Thingol and Melian 

Chapter 5, Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie,

     Part 1 Who Goes and Who Stays

     Part 2 – The Great Teleri Compromise and a Guided Tour…

     Part 3 – Meet the Noldor Cast  

     Part 4, Conclusion  Go Teleri on the Mountain…

Chapter 6, Of Feanor and the Unchaining Of Melkor  

     Part 1 Of Feanor

     Part 2 – and the Unchaining Of Melkor

Chapter 7, Of The Silmirals and the Unrest of the Noldor

Chapter 8, Of the Darkening of Valinor

Volunteers for next few Silmarillion chapters?

We’ll share more topics next week and hope you can join in on the conversation!  Don’t forget,’s Message Boards have over 9,500 registered Tolkien fans, just like you.  Let your voice be heard!