In keeping with the more honorable character of Madmartigan in the early story conception, he may have originally awoken Sorsha in her tent not by kissing her rashly, but rather by pausing to examine the unearthly craftsmanship of her Elven necklace. Which would create a couple of additional points of similarity with JRR Tolkien's work. In The Lord of the Rings Pippin steals a palantir from a sleeping Gandalf, after being ensnared by a desire to look into it, a craving induced by the Seeing Stone's sinister magic power. Pippin looks into its depths, and is immediately confronted by Sauron himself; his screams awake the others, who pry the palantir from his hands. And in The Silmarillion the half-Elf (and half-goddess) Luthien Tinuviel wears the Nauglamir, a magical necklace of unearthly beauty forged by Dwarven craftsmen for her Elven father King Thingol. The necklace contains as its centerpiece the shining Silmaril, the precious white gem that she and her mortal lover Beren wrested from the crown of the Dark Lord Morgoth, a foe mightier even than Sauron.