Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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He knows of both Bilbo's cold chicken and his pickles...
We heard of the horns in the hills ringing,
the swords whining in the South-kingdon.
Steeds went striding to the Stoningland
as wind in the morning. War was kindled.
There Theoden fell, Thengling mighty,
to his golden halls and green pastures
in the Northern fields never returing,
high lord of the host. Harding and Guthlaf,
Dunhere and Deorwine, daughty Grimbold,
Herefara and Heruband, Horn and Fastred,
fought and fell there in a far country:
in the Mounds of Mundburg under mould they lie
with their league-fellows, lords of Gondor.
Neither Hirluin the Fair to the hills by the sea,
nor Forlong the old to the flowering vales
ever, to Arnach, to his own country
returned in triumph; not the tall bowmen,
Derufin and Duilin, to their dark waters,
meres of Morthond under mountain-shadows.
Death in the morning and at day's ending
lords took and lowly. Long now they sleep
under grass in Gondor by the Great River.
Grey now as tears, gleaming silver,
red then it rolled, roaring water:
foam dyed with blood flamed at sunset;
as beacons mountains burned at evening;
red fell the dew in Rammas Echor.
really sad song...
hey, so when did the spellcheck start interpreting g-r-a-s-s as a bad word?
[Edited on 7/2/2002 by chikakat]
Our local Thought Police program seems to have gotten carried away with its sense of propriety. Someone forgot to tell it that some three letter combinations were acceptable as long as the word was at least four letters long. What does it do to pass, passe, asexual, and assume? So how about grass, Leaves of Grass Well now if you can find any assiduousness in this you are far better detective than I.
What was the name of the Dragon that Fram son of Frumgar slew?
I can't find that nowhere.
All I can find on Frumgar is that he was the "leader of the northward migration of the Eothéod out of the Vales of the Anduin.
Odd Man Out: Michel Delving, Bree, Tuckborough, Willowbottom, Hobbiton.
Okay, I made this one up in the early hours this morning while unsuccessfully looking for Willowbottom in the text. Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice) is the name of the giant red star in the right(?) shoulder our constellation, Orion the Hunter. What are the names of the comparable star and its constellation as seen from Middle Earth?
Away high in the East swung Remmirath, the Netted Stars, and slowly above the mists red Borgil rose, glowing like a jewel of fire. Then by some shift of airs all the mist was drawn away like a veil, and there leaned up, as he climbed over the rim of the world, the Swordsman of the Sky, Menelvagor with his shining belt.
I found this in the FOTR, Book I, Chapter 3 entitled 'Three Is Company', a few pages from the end, where the hobbits spend the night with Gildor and his company of Elves.
How many toes had the foot which Frodo stabbed at the door of Mazarbul?
Then a great, flat, toeless foot was forced through below.
(The previous quote marks appeared as euphemistic swear words; therefore this post has been Grondied.)
[Edited on 6/7/2002 by Grondmaster]
(I don't know why her two quote marks appeared as alpha-numeric gibberish?)
Why did Sauron's temple dome in Númenor turn black?
And that dome was roofed all with silver, and rose glittering in the sun, so that the light of it could be seen afar off; but soon the light was darkened, and the silver became black. For there was an altar of fire in the midst of the temple, and in the topmost of the dome there was a louver, whence there issued a great smoke.
So Sauron planned his temple poorly...burned Nimloth right under his nice shiny dome and turned it all smoky. (Hey I finally finished the Sil!)
What did Tom Bombadil take for himself from the Barrow-Wight's treasures?
The orc band that captured Merry and Pippin came from which three places
What office had Robin Smallburrow been appointed to by the Chief
Who replaced the Lord of the Nazgul as commander of Sauron's forces in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields
With what sword did Trúin Turambar slay Glaurung
(Oops, my spellchecker couldn't spell "Túrin" either.)
[Edited on 10/7/2002 by Grondmaster]
[Edited on 13/7/2002 by Grondmaster]
The sword with which Túrin slew Glaurung in the forest of Brethil, was Gurthang (Iron of Death), originally forged by Eöl the Dark Elf as one of a pair and called Anglachel, Iron of the Flaming Star, (the other sword was called Anguirel). Both swords were "iron-cutters". Eöl gave Anglachel to Thingol for the right to dwell in Nan Elmoth and it was later wielded by Beleg Strongbow of Doriath then re-forged and borne by Túrin.
Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee.
[Edited on 11/7/2002 by iago]
Name two scholarly works that Merry wrote.
My quiz book--Yes, I use one, you didn't think I came up with all these on my own, did you?--says he wrote three; however, I have been unable to find the source of these. Arsume they are buried somewhere deep within the Appendices at the end of ROTK.
Name the chapter that begins with the following words:
When Bilbo opened his eyes, he wondered if he had; for it was just as dark as with them shut.
And for that matter why do I always guess the answer is Bilbo everytime I'm unsure of an answer?
I love to listen to the tape of Tolkien reading this chapter, especially Gollum's dialogue.
Who hungered for and devoured light
Guess what: I have started to read the Sil! I have already read "of the Rings of power" and the introduction with the letter by JRR Tolkien. *awaits applause and bows in advance*
Eureka, I found it. In the prologue to Fellowship of the Rings, on the last page:
In Brandy Hall there were many works dealing with Eriador and the history of Rohan. Some of these were composed or begun by Meridoc himself, though in the shire he was chiefly remembered for his Herblore of the Shire and for his Reckoning of Years in which he discussed the relation of the calendars of the Shire and Bree to those of Rivendell, Gondor and Rohan. He also wrote a short treatise on Old Words and Names in the Shire…….
The answer is: Herblore of the Shire, Reckoning of Years and Old Words and Names in the Shire.
Now I can get some sleep....
I'm not obsessive, compulsive, really.
And Plastic Squirrel gets another Pseudo-Silmaril, for Ungoliant is the correct answer.
Melkor used his spear to wound the two Trees of Valinor, and she sucked them dry and then filled them with her poison, they died and a great darkness filled Valinor. That is Ungoliant's main claim to fame.
Who called the Dwarves 'Gonnhirrim' and what did it mean
Fill in the gaps (two words per line).
Learn now the lore of ______ _________!
First name the four, the ____ _______:
Learn now the lore of Living Creatures!
First name the four, the free people
I love this part of the story, especially Merry's dismay at the hobbits being left out and Pippin's suggestion of adding the line: Half-grown hobbits, the hole-dwellers.
How high was the door in the side of the lonely Mountain?
Sorry cant't look it up.. cause LotR isn't in handrage atm.. sory