Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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Hmm, i wonder whether Faramir would have found a better metaphore...
'In Minas Tirith they endure the East Wind, but they do not ask it for tidings.
When in Minas Tirith, the East Wind comes out of the Morgul Vale with its stench of evil from Minas Morgul, the corrupted former Minas Ithil (Tower of the Rising Moon), which in happier times had been the sister city of Minas Tirith, when it was known as Minas Arnor (Tower of the Setting Sun). The inhabitants of Minas Tirith found life easier by not dwelling on all the horrors, both past and present, occuring in Minas Morgul.
Like they found it best: to 'let sleeping dogs lie'; to 'leave well enough alone'; to invoke the old adage 'out of sight, out of mind'; etc. At least that's my take on the subject.
Anyway Virumor gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.
What island was renamed Tol-in-Gaurhoth, and what did it mean
I'll go for the second however by saying Tol Sirion was renamed Tol-in-Gaurhoth, which means Island of Werewolves.
What was the Sindarin name for the Silverelode
The river Silverlode springs in the Dimrill Dale (Azanulbizar) through Lo'rien and flows into the Anduin. Its tributaries include the Nimrodel and other mountain streams.
In Sindarin it is called the Celebrant ("silver-course") and in the tongue of Dwarves it is named Kibil-na^la ("cold-spring") referring also to its icy origin.
I would have guessed Nimrodel, but Virumor is so incredibly fast!!!
Tolkien lifted all the dwarf-names in The Hobbit from what ancient literary work
Who gave the Old Took a pair of magic diamond studs and where is that bit found
(I had a hard time finding the answer, as I was going to add 'and why', but I don't think Tolkien ever told us; though it might be an interesting new thread for speculation.)
And I think it is from the Hobbit.
Can you name the Peredhil
There are various Peredhili, though, but this wasn't the question as Peredhil is singular.
Okay, nowhere could I find "Peredhili"; however, Our Guide Project, of which only the first half got itself transfered here at the begining of last year, listed (via some time spent in my timemachine) the following:
Refers to the half-elven, namely Elrond and Elros, but could also include Elwing, Earendil, Dior, Elured, Elurin, Elladan, Elrohir and Arwen.
What name did the Dwarves give to Tom Bombadil
Peredhel = Half-Elf = Dior, Elwing, Ešrendil, Elrond, Elros, etc. I don't know what the plural of "peredhel" is. I thought i read "peredheli" or something like that somewhere, but i forgot where.
As for Dior : wouldn't he be mortal as he was the son of mortal parents? Both Lķthien and Beren were mortal after their return to Beleriand. For the same reason, Eldarion, son of Aragorn and Arwen, would be mortal as Arwen became as a mortal woman after the departure of Elrond.
Furthermore, if Dior was half-elf, then his daughter Elwing wouldn't be half-elf but 1/4 human 3/4 elf as Dior's wife Nimloth was an elf.
So basically : if we consider "half elven" as a title then it refers to Elrond and Elros; if we use "half elven" as a normal word then if refers to Elwing, Elured, Elurin, Ešrendil, Elrond, Elros, Elladan, Elrohir, Arwen.
What title was given to Gimli after the War of the Ring
This could get addictive. I don't think I deserve the pseudo-s. as I misnamed Snorri St. as the author from that previous question. (This makes me feel all noble and good.)
The other good guesses are names he was also known as, but as they could also be used to describe others, they don't count as his title.
Who were called the Apanůnar, the Engwar, and the Strangers
Engwar means 'The Sickly' and Apanůnar means 'The Afterborn', if that helps.
What did Melkor seek in the Void
Who did Faramir imply were not 'wondrous fair to look upon'
Anyway, the answer is : Elfies.
The exact quote:
`Nay! Not Elves,' said the fourth, the tallest, and as it appeared the chief among them. `Elves do not walk in Ithilien in these days. And Elves are wondrous fair to look upon, or so 'tis said.'
'Meaning we're not, I take you,' said Sam. `Thank you kindly. And when you've finished discussing us, perhaps you'll say who you are, and why you can't let two tired travellers rest.'
The tall green man laughed grimly. `I am Faramir, Captain of Gondor,' he said. `But there are no travellers in this land: only the servants of the Dark Tower, or of the White.'
(Elfy was here, but only to fix your quote.)
I dont expect to get a Pseudo-Sil, just wanted to post that
Can you name two rivers that flow through Fangorn
Whose arrival changed the course of the Battle of Helm's Deep
Of course, the real answer is Gandalf who brought Erkenbrand and Co.
With what chain was Melkor bound after the War of Wrath
Who was the Lady of the Stars
What colors were hobbits notably fond of
No, they were fond of yellow and green!
Isn't it supposed to be 'colour'
Well, dear Vir, "color" is the American way of spelling "colour". You can't really blame them for that!
Isn't it supposed to be 'colour' ?
I have no problem when you disagree with someone's take on any subject, but lately when someone happens diagree with you, you have been getting all upity. To me, that seems quite unfair. I don't mind your picking on PJ's movies, he and they are fair game, but please cut us some slack and try not to be so paranoid. And for heaven's sake, after reading this, please don't cut and run from PT like some have done: I still appreciate your contributions to our discussion.
(NOTE: Any member of the council may edit or delete the above, if it is out of line.)
And Lord_aragorn86's "yellow and green" is the correct answer earning anothe pretty bauble.
How did Bilbo know Sting was an Elvish blade