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After the death of Finwë and the theft of the Silmarils by Melkor, Fëanor and his seven sons swore an oath and went into exile. Many Elves followed them, including the House of Fingolfin and the children of Finarfin.
They came to Alqualondë and Fëanor demanded to use the swanships of the Teleri. However, the Teleri refused and resisted when Fëanor tried to take them by force. The first kinslaying took place and many of the Teleri were slain.
In YT 1497, Fëanor had ordered the burning of the ships, and had left the host of Fingolfin behind. At dawn, Fëanor and his sons discovered the death of Amrod, who slept in the first burned ship.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter IX: "Of the Flight of the Noldor"
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, V. The Tale of Years
- ↑ The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, XI: "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
- ↑ The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"