Do you ever think that Mandos gets pissed off by all of the wars in Beleriand? Like one minute he’s just strolling round his Halls, escorting a few foolish Elves around like, “well, my lad, BASE jumping isn’t for everyone…” and then suddenly like 5000 disgrunted, sweaty…
"Before the gates of Valamar Melkor abased himself at the feet of Manwë and sued for pardon, vowing that if he might be made only the least of the free people of Valinor he would aid the Valar in all their works […] then Manwë granted him pardon, and it seemed to Manwë that the evil of Melkor was cured."
Ah, family love is a powerful thing.
Drawn for the tolkienreadalong project, for the chapter Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor