The hunters gathered once again around the body of Melannen. They did not say it then, but they would always remember his name. They picked up the body and threw it into the water, watching as it was carried away by the current. Once it was out of sight, they turned and made their way back to their boats. They left the bodies of the fallen hunters were they were.
Unknown the Melannen and Geliriel, someone had overheard their conversation within the cypress. That hunter managed to survive the enchantment and onslaught and would bring the information back to the master. From there, the information would reach the Dark Lord. The hunter who brought the information was immediately made the master's lieutenant.
In the year 510, of the First Age, Gondolin was destroyed by the forces of Melkor (known also as Morgoth) through the treachery of Maeglin.