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How high was the door in the side of the lonely Mountain? Question Smilie

Grondy, I did bother to look it up and here's the answer:
the door was five feet high (and three broad)
Since Gnampie bothered to look it up, she gets the Pseudo-Silmaril for the right answer. Smile Smilie

Question Smilie What was Ithildin?
ithildin is a coating of some sort that makes the images on the door to Moria shine when starlight and moonlight shine on the door.
... they are wrought of ithildin that mirrors only starlight and moonlight and sleeps until it is touched by one who speaks words now long forgotten in Middle Earth.
A Pseudo-Silmaril to Rednell. Smile Smilie

The other reference in FOTR ocurrs a few pages later also in 'A Journey in the Dark'.
'Mithril! ... Its beauty was like that of common silver, but the beauty of mithril did not tarnish or grow dim. The Elves dearly loved it, and among many uses they made of it ithildin, starmoon, which you saw upon the doors.

Who, and on what occasion, said, 'Go on! Go on! I will do the stinging!' Question Smilie
It's good to be back and to see that all the questions you could answer are already answered correctly for you, and that you cannot answer the question that hasn't been answered yet. Tongue Smilie Story of my life...

And I can't look it up, cos I haven't got my copy here. Very Sad Smilie Oh well. Must try again later I guess.
Exactly the right answer Val; a Pseudo-Silmaril to you.
... why do I always guess the answer is Bilbo everytime I'm unsure of an answer?
I suppose knowing all the answers to the non-Bilbo questions, and having thus rejected the usual suspects, Bilbo remains the only candidate, so you guess him to be the guilty party. Very Big Grin Smilie

Which wind did Aragorn and Legolas leave Gimli to sing of, and what was his response?
From Two Towers, BookIII, chapter 1
'You left the east wind to me,' said Gimli, 'but I will say naught of it'

Read Smilie
Right as rain, Rednell, you get another Pseudo-Silmaril for your answer.

What injury did the Silmarils inflict on Melkor, since called Morgoth, the 'Black Foe of the World' Question Smilie
They permenantly burned his hands and left him thereafter in constant pain.
Sheesh, Val correctly answered my last one before I even got logged out, so he gets another Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

Fill in the gaps in the following:
There ....... fell, ......... mighty,
to his golden halls and green pastures
in the Northern fields never returning,
high lord of the host.
Return of the King, Book 5, Chapter
There Thoden fell, Thengling mighty, to his golden halls and green pastures in the Northern fields never returning, high lord of the host.

To Rednell, another Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

What part of Frodo became best acquainted with the Crack of Doom Question Smilie
Right Eryan. Smile Smilie When the Elf-King's butler Galion and the Captain of the Elven Guard got drunk, Bilbo was able to borrow the keys and escape with Thorin and the rest of the Dwarves, from the Elf-King's dungeon via the barrels and the watergate. So you get a Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

Who were the only two surviving ring-bearers not to sail West with Gandalf Question Smilie
Hehehe, I like this one Grondmaster. Big Laugh Smilie
Hopefully just the finger that got bitten off by Gollum Wary Smilie
I certainly hope so, Val. Very Big Grin Smilie
Yes it was only his finger. (After all, he did have Sam along for protection, or as it were, chaperone.) Big Laugh Smilie Okay, Val gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.

In Farmer Giles of Ham who advised Giles to take some stout rope with him Question Smilie
Jeez! What is is with Tolkien and rope?
Scarry isn't it, Squirrel. Super Scared Smilie
I believe even Farmer Giles wondered for what purpose he needed rope.
To hang myself?
Big Laugh Smilie
Obviously Rednell has the book for she correctly quoted the end of Farmer Giles' answering comment. Big Smile Smilie

And way back in Tolkien's time, knowing where your rope was, was just as important as "knowing where your towel is" now-a-days. Cool Smilie I'm surprised the company even attempted to cross the Redhorn Pass without any rope; Strider, especially being a ranger, should have known "to never leave home without one". Shocked Smilie Ha Ha Ha Smilie
What do you mean in Tolkien's time, there have been many the ocassion when I wished for a rope!? Super Scared Smilie
I gave Farmer Giles to my nephew as I felt he should be enlightened.
Oh yes, for the sake of closure:
The answer is the parson. Smoke Smilie
Okay, Rednell has now provided the answer, so the Pseudo-Silmaril is hers. Smile Smilie

So identify the following character:
Their captain was ......., grim-voiced and grim-faced, whose friends had accused him of prophesying floods and poisoned fish, though they knew his worth and courage.
Ah, Bard of course! Smile Smilie
Aye, Bard it was, so Iago gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

What force did Faramir command when Frodo and Sam first met him Question Smilie
He was the Captain of Gondor?
I must admit, I always thought Faramir was just Captain of the Ithilien Rangers, but having just checked, you are right 42. Smile Smilie
He did have Ithilien Rangers with him when he first met Frodo and Sam, thinking about it. But then he identified himself as the Captain of Gondor to them.
Another thing I knew, but came too late... Very Sad Smilie Smoke Smilie
Next time, Tom! Wink Smilie
Ooooh! A sticky wicket. His title was Captain of Gondor; however, the force he commanded on that particular occasion was the Rangers of Ithilien. Some one else was in command of the rest of Gondor's troops. And remember, he said that Boromir was "our Captain-General" and I doubt that Faramir was even given Boromir's normal duties while Boromir was thought to be off gallivanting to Imladris. I'm sure Denethor would have assigned that job to someone a tad bit older and more experienced, probably himself. Big Smile Smilie

Technically Val gets the Pseudo-Silmaril, unless he wants to share it with 42 just because she glommed on to Faramir's self-introduction.

Which tragic figure was known as Thalion, the Steadfast Question Smilie
That would be Hurin.
Right again Rednell. You get yet another Pseudo-Silmaril. Don't you wish they would last longer so that you could string them into a fine necklace instead of their turning into so much farie-dust within minutes of their being awarded? Elf Winking Smilie

Who lived at Number 3 Bagshot Row, Hobbiton Question Smilie
That's alright, Grondmaster, fairy dust works for me. Elf Winking Smilie
Ooh let's see... I don't have my copy here but I guess it would be the Gaffer? Big Smile Smilie
Indeed it is Tommie. Wink Smilie You have won yourself a bright shiny Pseudo-Silmaril.

Who 'munched and mumbled a bare old bone' Question Smilie
That line is from a song that Sam sung in FOTR, book 1, chapter 12,
Troll sat alone on his seat of stone,
And munched and mumbled on a bare old bone;

It just so happens that my copy of FOTR is worn out in such a way as it opens to that page everytime. It sure beats Sam's poem about Gandalf and his fireworks. Read Smilie

The answer to Grondy's question would be Troll.
Yes! I got a pseudo-silmaril! At last! Big Smile Smilie Next question please... Winking Smilie
Troll it was; Rednell gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

Your wish is my command, Tommie. Wink Smilie

Name the three Houses of the Edain. Question Smilie
Those were the houses of Beor, Hador and Haleth, right?
Right you are, Tigiel. You get the Pseudo-Silmaril.

What was the colour of Orc skin Question Smilie

a dark skin of greenish scales.

FoTR Book II Ch 5
I think you will find that description belonged to the cave troll, the one Frodo stabbed in the toeless foot. Of course, I could be wrong. The orcs were hanging back at that stage of the skirmish, while the cave troll tried was breaking down, or open, the door. Smile Smilie
OOops you are right. Dunce Smilie Teach me to skim something when I am in a hurry and not pay attention to what I am doing. Oh well, I have the answer now. I

Presently two orcs came into view. One was clad in ragged brown and was armed with a bow of horn; it was a small breed, black skinned, with wide and snuffling nostrils; evidently a tracker of some kind.

RoTK Book 4 chapter 2
Am I right? Well, if I am why do I get the feeling that I am missing something?
Just me being paranoid Paranoid Smilie
Ah ha! that would be Meriadoc Brandybuck, Big Smile Smilie right?!
p.s any chance of getting an iron crown for these psuedo silmarils?? I

[Edited on 6/11/2002 by Cirdan]
You are right Mell. Also in one of the paragrphs preceding the cave troll description, Tolkien says the "black Uruks of Mordor". You get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

In The Hobbit, what phrase did Bilbo use for a lot of things Question Smilie
Hey I got something right. lol YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEE
in one of the paragrphs preceding the cave troll description, Tolkien says the "black Uruks of Mordor".

I saw that but was not sure if that was a physical description or referring to their demeanor. So, I kept looking. Pixie Smilie
In The Hobbit, what phrase did Bilbo use for a lot of things

Ooooh I know that one too. I don't even have to look it up. lol
Good Morning.

The first chapter of the Hobbit. An Unexpected Party.

Ok, I have answered 2 in a row. I have one now. It is from the Silm.

Actually, it has two parts. Who did this and what was it called?
There he learned much of metalwork, and came to great skill therein; and he devised a metal as hard as the steel of the Dwarves, but so malleable that he could make it thin and supple; and yet it remained resistant to all blades and darts. He named it__________ for it was black and shining like jet and he was clad in it whenever he went abroad.
That would be Galvorn created by El, would it not?
Gee Mell, with your Good Morning you get another Pseudo-Silmaril. Good Morning! Smile Smilie

And thank you for posting your trivia question. Smile Smilie Anyone can do so, but please only one at a time, and it works best when the last one is answered first. The question poster then has the option of designing their own ephemeral prize for the correct answer (Plastic Squirrel has awarded cuddly badgers in the past) or they may also award my Pseudo-Silmarils (which tend to suddenly evaporate upon receipt--I can't seem to remember the word for doing this without passing through the liquid state--which is why no one has a string of them, nor even a pair of earrings made from then.) Good Morning. Big Smile Smilie

well, then good morning again. i ahve not been to bed yet but hopefully soon.
i will re-read your postBody tomorrow and thne maybe i cna understand what you wrote, it made no sense tonight.
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