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powers of arda → manwë súlimo }

Manwë is the greatest of the Ainur, the King of the Valar, husband of Varda Elentári, brother of the Dark Lord Melkor (Morgoth), and King of Arda. He lives atop Mount Taniquetil, the highest mountain of the world. The winds and airs are his servants. He is the greatest in authority of all the Valar. Manwë is a kind, compassionate ruler, unconcerned with his own power.

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powers of arda → tulkas astaldo }

Tulkas was the most warlike of the Valar and the last of them to descend into Arda, coming to the aid of the others when he heard of their war with Melkor. Tulkas is described as delighting in wrestling and contests of strength. He wields no weapon, and rides no steed. As he cares little about either past or future, he was not a good councillor, but nonetheless a very hardy friend. He is described as being slow to wrath, but also slow to forgive; for that reason, he was one of the Valar that opposed the release of Melkor.

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powers of arda → melkor }

Melkor, later named and known as Morgoth (Bauglir), was in his origins the mightiest of all the Ainur and the greatest in knowledge. During the Song of Creation (the Ainulindale) his strange thoughts produced Discord, marring the fabric of reality even before its creation. Through pride, malice and a desire to dominate the wills of others he fell into darkness. He became the first Dark Lord, and was named Morgoth Bauglir by Fëanor after the theft of the Silmarils. Thus he was known in Beleriand and Middle-earth forever after.

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powers of arda → yavanna kementári }

Yavanna Kementári is a Valar and was responsible for the growth of all the fruits and growing things of the world of Arda. She is also called Palúrien and is the wife of Aulë. She resides in the Pastures of Yavanna, in the south of Valinor. Beginning in the Years of the Lamps during the Spring of Arda, she planted and caused to grow the first growing things of the world (trees and plants) which she had long prepared. After Eru allowed Aulë’s creations, the Dwarves, to survive, Yavanna feared that they would cut down all the trees in Middle-earth. Eru answered her plea by creating Ents to protect the trees.

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powers of arda → varda elentári }

Varda is one of the mightiest of the Valar and the spouse of Manwë. When Melkor first began to create his discord, Varda saw his mind, and hated him and was forever his enemy and had always mistrusted him. Melkor hated Varda the most out of the Valar and it was her that he retreated from the most. Because of her creation of the stars, Varda was the dearest of the Valar to the elves, who called to her for aid from Middle-earth.