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Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the flight of the Noldor

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the flight of the Noldor

March 31, 2020

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss Feanor's rather inconsistent people skills, and the all-consuming power of any oath sworn by the name of Iluvatar.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 15: The magic of elf healing

Speak Friend and Enter Part 15: The magic of elf healing

March 16, 2020

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the vagaries of kingsfoil, and the very cool elf whose character was folded into Arwen's.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the darkening of Valinor

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the darkening of Valinor

March 3, 2020

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss the ruinous fate of the two trees of Valinor, and Shelob's even nastier mother Ungoliant.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 14: This, his wickedest deed

Speak Friend and Enter Part 14: This, his wickedest deed

February 18, 2020

In this episode of SFE, we discuss what Elvish medicine actually is, where little Uruk-hai come from, and how maybe Lurtz the Uruk-hai captain is a little bit hot?

VFX Artists React to Lord of the Rings (part 1) is here.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the Silmarils and the unrest of the Noldor

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of the Silmarils and the unrest of the Noldor

February 4, 2020

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss the creation of the Silmarils, and the fallout from Melkor being the most prolific gossip in Arda.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 13: The tallest of the Weather hills

Speak Friend and Enter Part 13: The tallest of the Weather hills

January 21, 2020

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the original purpose of the tower at Weathertop, and how Strider was able to scare off five spooky immortal ghost men.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor

January 7, 2020

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we learn more about Fëanor and his family drama, and set the stage for some of Melkor's most evil acts.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 12: She died

Speak Friend and Enter Part 12: She died

December 24, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the mysterious Rangers of Eriador, Pippin's reveal of Frodo's real name in the Prancing Pony, and Aragorn's favorite depressing bedtime story, the Lay of Luthien.

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

Speak Friend and Enter Deep Lore: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië

December 10, 2019

In this episode of SFE Deep Lore, we discuss the fifth chapter of the Silmarillion, and learn about the lives of the elves in and around Valinor, and some of the major players whose adventures we'll be discussing for the rest of the book.

Speak Friend and Enter Part 11: Strange folk abroad

Speak Friend and Enter Part 11: Strange folk abroad

November 26, 2019

In this episode of SFE, we discuss the major imports and exports of the village of Bree, as well as a brief history of Aragorn's entire bonkers life.