Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We were talking last class about jewels, more specifically jewels that had a radiance to them. That got me thinking what was the Arkenstone? We know that it was unearthed by the dwarves under the Lonely Mountain during the third age, but was that where it began? Due to the incredible radiance of the jem as well as the obvious corrupting effect that it had on Thorin I am almost inclined to believe that it is in fact a silmaril. More specifically, this would be the one lost by Meadhros at the end of the first age when it was flung into a deep pit. Would would be your thoughts on this matter?