Tolkien sets out the pieces of Middle-earth’s chess board, putting the characters in their proper places before the doomsday of Fëanor’s unspoken realization bears down on all the players… and we get our first glimpse of a Middle-earth dragon!

In episode 17 of Window on the West, Michael, Dan, and Jonathan discuss the last sections of Chapter 13, dive deep into some AI-generated art in All that is Gold, and enjoy a blast from the past with the Lord of the Rings board game.

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One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
The road goes ever on and on…
A far green country under a swift sunrise
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us
But no living man am I. You look upon a woman.
You shall not pass!

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