The First War was the first conflict between Melkor and the Valar in for the control of Arda, before the War of the Jewels.


When the Valar descended into Eä, Melkor followed them proclaiming the world to be his kingdom and no others'. He contested their rule by creating chaos and ruin so whatever the Valar built was thrown down and despoiled. With much of their works in ruin and their labors wasted, the world was nevertheless made firm. The war ended when Tulkas the strong descended from the heavens and defeated Melkor, driving him away. This was the first deed of Arda Marred.[1][2]


  1. The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë (The Music of the Ainur)
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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