For his crimes, Melkor was imprisoned in the Halls of Mandos for eons to come. Manwë's intent was to let Melkor realize his error in the stillness of his prison and repent the suffering and destruction he had wrought. Yet instead Melkor sat and brooded in the darkness for three long ages, bound by the chain Angainor. He would never forget the reason for the Valar's war on him, and thus Melkor came to hate the Elves fiercely.
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