The Second Age
First King of the Noldor
The first King of the Noldor, who led his Elven people on the journey from Middle-Earth to Valinor in the blessed realm of Aman. He was a great friend of Elu Thingol, the King of Doriath. Alone Finwë had the courage to stand before the horror of the Darkness. There in Y.T. 1495, before the doors of Formenos, the King of the Noldor was killed and the first blood was spilled in the realm of Aman. Melkor forcefully entered the fortress and stole the Silmarils, sending the blessed realm into darkness and motioning the Noldor to depart from Valinor.