Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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And the bird was a kingfisher, or "The King's fisher" as Tolkien put it in his poem Bombadil Goes Boating,* .
In the War of Wrath, who contended with the Dragons in the air?
* This poem can now be found among others, in The Golden Perch under the thread Tolkien's Poetry, Serialized
And I trust Grondy want's both.
Was Tolkien pulling our leg when he named Eärendil's ship the Vingilot? Like, in an age before derigidballs, 747s, SSTs, and the like, one would expect his airship to "wing a lot" in order to stay afloat in the air wouldn't they?
And I trust Grondy want's both.
Meant both the names of those fighting against Ancalagon... :P
Nokes's closing remark dismissed Alf as too what, you might say? Hint: Smith of Wootton Major
I will dig out my copy in the near future and post a review of the story under the 'Other' section of 'Books'.
Name the chapter in which is found the following:
"The talk did not die down in nine or even ninety-nine days.'
You have had your joke, ... and given the whole Shire something to talk about for nine days, or ninety-nine more likely.
Chikakat adds another Pseudo-Silmaril to her collection.
She's right Val. In 'A Long Expected Party" Gandalf prophesied:
Well done, Chikakat. I should have read further. I just figured Grondy had got the quote slightly wrong because he was writing it from memory.
As for the last question, I'm not sure what Shelob's lair was called. The pass was Cirith Ungol, but I'm not sure whether the lair was named specifically. Must have a look when I get more time.
I just figured Grondy had got the quote slightly wrong because he was writing it from memory.
hehe...never ever assume Grondy's wrong...he's wrong like once in a blue moon
Shelob's lair was called what in Sindarin?
The pass was Cirith Ungol, but I'm not sure whether the lair was named specifically
The only mention I can remember is Cirith Ungol. The cleft was blocked with spider webs, so I guess it was all her lair.
Nono: found it in TTT: Torech Ungol: Shelob's lair. Got it, got it!! I'm right, isn't it?
At what battle did Eorl and his riders come to the aid of Gondor against Balchoth and Orcs?
...long time since I read this...
Val is right with the full title.
And Iago has the particulars down, as told in Appendix A of ROTK, two pages into the section called 'The Stewards'. There the battle was unnamed. Eorl came to Gondor's aid by sweeping away the Balchoth (who were a fierce people that lived between Mirkwood and the River Running) and pursuing them over the fields of Calenardhon. These fields came to be called Rohan after the were given to Eorl's people by Cirion the Steward of Gondor whose army had been trapped by the enemy. Eorl then swore the oath to come to Gondor's aid whenever asked and they lived happily ever after, with the two kingdoms always coming to each other's aid, even unto the time of The Lord of the Ring's final destruction.
In the darkness, what sort of eyes did Bilbo least like the look of, and what did he venture as to their owners?
In "Riddles in the Dark" he says sth like: he kept thinking about creepy slivery things, with big blind eyes.
Is that what you meant?
The artificial trees Glingal and Bethil stood in the Tower on the King in which city
The original English reads:
But the eyes that he liked the least were horrible pale bulbous sort of eyes. "Insect eyes" he thought, "not animal eyes, only they are much too big."
Identify the character described below:
His beard, very long and forked, was white, nearly as white as the snow-white cloth of his garments. He wore a silver belt, and round his neck hung a chain of silver and diamonds.
[Edited on 27/6/2002 by Grondmaster]
When Minas Ithil fell to the Ringwraiths, what new name was it given, and what did it mean?
What title was given to Gimli after the War of the Ring?
There is a third answer to Grondy's last question though, so I'm sure he'd split a Silmaril three ways.
red fell the dew in Rammas Echor.
Note: The afore mentioned bogus-bauble is a Pseudo-Silmaril.
Who seemed to know as much about the inside of Bilbo's larder as he did himself?
I haven't hit on the third ttile, Val; what was it?