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Dates
Shortly after the Darkening of Valinor1
Location
Alqualondë on the shores of the Bay of Eldamar
Race
Divisions
A slaying of Teleri by Noldor
Meaning
'Kin' is used here in a broad sense, because both slayers and slain belonged to the Eldar

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Kinslaying

The sack of Alqualondë

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The first slaying of Elf by Elf, in which the followers of Fëanor assaulted the Teleri in their haven of Alqualondë as they marched from Valinor.


Notes

1

The Annals of Aman (in volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth) lists the Kinslaying as occurring in Valian Year 1495. That would place it directly after the Darkening of Valinor, and approximately 48 (solar) years before the first rising of the Moon and the Sun.

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