Tyroe Muhafidin, a key player in the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, elaborates on the animosity between the Elves who dwell in the high mountains and the humans living in Middle Earth during the Second age. J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels served as inspiration for Amazon’s much-awaited adaption, which was translated for tv by J.R.R. Payne, D., and McKay, P. The stories of The Rings of Power occur in the peaceful Second Age, many generations prior to the happenings of The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings.
Fans would be taken back to a period when the Dark Lord Sauron nearly conquered Middle-earth. In the Second Age, after the military conflict concerning Morgoth who also happens to be the first Dark Lord, the mainland is still recovering.
The Elves Galadriel, as well as Elrond, are among the returning personalities in Rings of Power, but the television series has also introduced many new ones to lend a hand into the world’s rich history. One such new persona is Arondir, a Silvan Elf with an unrequited romance for Bronwyn, who is a human healer from Tirharad. Tyroe Muhafidin portrays Bronwyn’s son Theo, who is depicted in advertising content carrying a shattered black sword.
Some new information regarding The Rings of Power as well as Muhafidin’s backstory was released via a discussion at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. The actor provided further background on the Second Age war involving Elves and Humans and also how Theo’s bloodline shapes his identity in that time and place.
He’s not happy, you can say that a little. Obviously, the history between the humans and the elves you know, 1000s of years prior, Theo’s ancestors sided with Morgoth and fought against the elves, and so in punishment for their doing that they got banished and had to restart in almost the slums of the Southlands.
And it’s patrolled by the Elves. And you know, and it was generations ago, and Theo thinks and Bronwyn thinks, and I think the whole village thinks that it’s time to move past it and move forward, but the Elves just won’t forget. So there’s a lot of tension in there. And especially when your mom is dating one of them.
Tirharad is a settlement in the Southlands inhabited by ancestors of mortals who joined with Morgoth and battled against Elves throughout the Battle of Wrath, giving greater background to Muhafidin’s remarks about the animosity surrounding humans, and elves during that period.
Elves are keeping a careful eye on these mortals, who are effectively in exile in the hamlet because of the tensions it has caused between the two species. Despite the best efforts of Tirharadians like Bronwyn and Theo, who want to put it all behind them, the intransigence of the Elves hinders them from doing so.
Those who are acquainted with Middle-earth lore will recall that in the end, the two species learned to put aside their disagreements in order to fight a larger threat, and this was known as the Last Alliance. A twelve-year conflict with many distant phases, the Battle of the Last Alliance is the result of the covenant established in reaction to Sauron’s prospect of invasion. The stories and conflicts will be covered thoroughly in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.