Think you aught to know what happens in Tolkien’s The Silmarillion in order to protect your geek cred? Don’t fancy reading the book? This video might help – although, yeah, you really should give it a read.
Creating by John Kloess the YouTube animation rushes through the events in the book, paying special attention to the heritage of all the characters because it’s important. After all, do you know how Gandalf is related to Sauron?