Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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What name was given to the Second Battle of Beleriand, and where was it fought?
Make that Dagor-nuin-Giliath.
Which of Sam's daughters married Pippin's son, Faramir
Whose emblem (symbol, avatar) was a winged sun
I believe it's Finwés' symbol Grondy
Where did Legolas feel the air throbbing in his ears
Who was Iarwain Ben-adar and what was his more common name
At the Battle of Greenfields, who was said to have invented the game of golf, and how
What were Bethil and Glingal
(not sure of the entymology of these two names tho, they interest me, Belthil seems to come from a root meaning Strength, "bell" = strong in body, "beleg" = strong, mighty etc, Glingal on the other hand seems to contain Gling, "to hang, to dangle" was Glingal a 'weeping willow' type tree??? i know not much of these trees, so any comment would be nice)
On what day of what year was the battle of the Pelennor Fields fought
For extra credit: On what day of the week was this and how did you arrive at your answer, because I haven't any idea
i believe it was the 14th or 15th (or mabey over both days?) of March in the year 3019 of the third age
i belive the 14 and 15th were a saturday and a sunday in the Gondor reconing of the (real life) year 2001, so if it can be back worked the day can be worked out im sure
(the date was from the "elvish lingiustic calander"
According to Appendix D of RotK, 15 March (Rethe) fell on a Thursday (Meresdei, Mersday), using the Shire Calendar where, "Every year began on the first day of the week, Saturday (Sterrendei, Sterday), and ended of a Friday Highdei, Highday), and in Leap-years the Overlithe, had no weekday name."
Anyway, Turion gets the pretty bauble, even if he was a few minutes early.
As I don't have access to the "elvish lingiustic calander", I'll give him credit for his "Sunday", until someone proves him wrong; just don't bet on his answer being correct, for it has not been substantiated.
What was most distinctive about the flies of Mordor
It might be better if you used these books for reference rather than The Encyclopedia of Arda or Robert Foster's The Complete Guide to Middle-earth. These latter two references should probably only be consulted after the question has remained unanswered for a day or two.
Of course the above isn't a rule, as that would be unenforceable; all I can do is rely on an honor system that you will do what is most fair to others as well as yourselves.
Anyway, Sian o'the Green gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.
At whose bidding did Tuor seek out Gondolin
Which is the Odd Man Out: Khazad-dûm, Gamil Zirak, Kheled-zâram, Zirak-zigil, or Kibil-nâla
Khazad-Dum means Moria , Gamil Zirak I believe was the great smith Telchar ,Kheled -Záram means The shimmering mirromere and Zirak-Zigil was Celebdil and Kibil-nâla was a name for River Siverlode and maybe that doesn't fit either So my guess is that it is Khazad-Dum that is the ones' out since it is a place not a person Maybe both of the last names are out ?
Etharion gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.
What were the names of the Master Cook and his apprentice in Smith of Wootton Major
What was the name of Sauron's stronghold in Mirkwood and by what name was he known there
Where had Gimli travelled from to be at the Council of Elrond
Who fatally wounded Fëanor after Dagor-nuin-Giliath