Для Кирет kemenkiri , просившей "что-нибудь про Амлаха". Кирет, текст вас долго ждал и все РОС и РОС...А я в кои веки решила не сдерживать свой
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But there arose one who seemed to all to be Amlach son of Imlach, speaking fell words that shook the hearts of all who heard him: 'All this is but Elvish lore, tales to beguile newcomers that are unwary. The Sea has no shore. There is no Light in the West. You have followed a fool-fire of the Elves to the end of the world! Which of you has seen the least of the Gods? Who has beheld the Dark King in the North? Those who seek the dominion of Middle-earth are the Eldar. Greedy for wealth they have delved in the earth for its secrets and have stirred to wrath the things that dwell beneath it, as they have ever done and ever shall. Let the Orcs have the realm that is theirs, and we will have ours. There is room in the world, if the Eldar will let us be!'
Then those that listened sat for a while astounded, and a shadow of fear fell on their hearts; and they resolved to depart far from the lands of the Eldar. But afterwards Amlach returned among them, and denied that he had been present at their debate or had spoken such words as they reported; and there was doubt and bewilderment among Men. Then the Elf-friends said: 'You will now believe this at least: there is indeed a Dark Lord, and his spies and emissaries are among us; for he fears us, and the strength that we may give to his foes.'
But some still answered: 'He hates us, rather, and ever the more the longer we dwell here, meddling in his quarrel with the Kings of the Eldar, to no gain of ours.' Many therefore of those that yet remained in Estolad made ready to depart; and Bereg led a thousand of the people of Bëor away southwards, and they passed out of the songs of those days. But Amlach repented, saying: 'I have now a quarrel of my own with this Master of Lies, which will last to my life's end'; and he went away north and entered the service of Maedhros. But those of his people who were of like mind with Bereg chose a new leader, and they went back over the mountains into Eriador, and are forgotten.
Кстати, с Амлахом Моргот явно перемудрил. Амлах сам хотел уйти на восток, был "вождем раздора" и прочее, и на народном совете свободной водей сам выступил бы против эльдар. Не, Моргот на свободную волю решил не полагаться, выпустил вместо Амлаха какую-то свою тварь, на Амлаха похожую. Тварь сказала, что ей было велено. А потом вернулся Амлах и свободной волей попортил-таки Морготу малину: вместо того, чтобы уводить всех на восток, увел часть своего народа к Маэдросу.( многабукафф... )