I Lindë Helcë ar Nárëo (Asta I)

Book series come and go. Some are worth reading, some are just a piece of crap worthless of your precious reading time. Others are eternal, like everything our dear Tolkien has ever written. The Hobbit (no, I didn’t read it yet, shame on me) is almost 75 years old and the movie is coming soon. I don’t see anyone remembering Twilight in 2050 or something.

Lately, a new series is showing some to-be eternal potential. A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s being written by the american George R. R. Martin and it’s having a major impact in the nerd and geek world. The first book, A Game of Thrones, was adapted into a 10 episodes TV series by HBO and the second series, based on the second book, A Clash of Kings, is to be released on this April. Right now, I am reading the fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, and, well, it’s level of awesomeness is too high. So…. I present you The Night’s Watch Oath Quenyanna!

Lómë comyëa imma ar sí tirissenya haryëa yestarya. Úvas tyelë tenna qualmenya. Úvanyë mapa veri, úvanyë harya nóri, úvanyë atar hinin.Úvanyë colë rië ar úvanyë quanta alcaro. Nauvanyë cuina ar vanwa nómenyessë. Nanyë i macil i móressë. Nanyë i tirindo i rambassë. Nanyë i ruinë ustëa ringwenna, i cálë cóla i ára, i romba coivëa i humindo, i turma címa i arda ataniva. Antëanyë vandanya ya coivienya ar alcarenya i Tirissen Lómeva, silómë ar ilyë túlalë lómissen.

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all nights to come.

I hope you like it! And don’t worry, there’s more to come, after all, Hrívë túla! (Winter is coming!)

Jon Snow



Filed under A Game of Thrones, Art, Prose, Quenya, Tengwar

5 responses to “I Lindë Helcë ar Nárëo (Asta I)

  1. Ohhhhh wonderful. 🙂 Another thing to add to my ever-growing list of things to write up nicely and frame on my wall.

    ASoIaF is not quite as high as Arda on my obsessions list, but it’s close.

    (If it wasn’t obvious, I found the ‘random post’ button. ;))

  2. Pingback: I Lindë Helcë ar Nárëo (Asta II) | quenya101

  3. brihtuhn

    What a brilliant thing to translate!

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