Ah, the gentle art of Fëanorian diplomacy.
Tolkien: any way you slice it.

'But Turgon was become proud, and Gondolin as beautiful as a memory of Elven Tirion [and] after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad the people of that city desired never again to mingle in the woes of Elves and Men without, nor to return through dread and danger into the West…Therefore in that time the very entrance to the hidden door in the Encircling Mountains was blocked up; and thereafter none went ever forth from Gondolin on any errand of peace or war, while that city stood. Tidings were brought by Thorondor, Lord of Eagles of the fall of Nargothrond, and after of the slaying of Thingol and of Dior his heir, and of the ruin of Doriath; but Turgon shut his ear to the word of the woes without, and vowed to march never at the side of any son of Fëanor; and his people he forbade ever to pass the leaguer of the hills.' - Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin, The Silmarillion.

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