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Radagast the Brown, Galadriel, and Elrond
Correct Thorin, Cirdan was another minor member. You get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

In what battle did Merry and Pippin lead a band of Hobbits against a hundred or so of the Chief's Men Question Smilie
Correct Thorin, Cirdan was another minor member. You get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

In what battle did Merry and Pippin lead a band of Hobbits against a hundred or so of the Chief's Men Question Smilie
Battle of the Shire

Or should I go to bed now? Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

Grondy you doubleposting ol' dwarf!
No, it was a more localized name.

Double-postings occur when we get impatient with the slowness of the server and click the "Save Post" button again thinking we may not have done so earlier; or at least that's my story and I'm sticking with it.
It's the battle of bywater. Wink Smilie
I reckon I should really reread the books, and maybe buy the english version too!

And dont worry Grondy, we've all been there Elf Winking Smilie
Thorin has the correct answer and another pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Over what precipice was Eöl cast Question Smilie
Hint: The precipace was of black rock upon the north side of a hill of Gondolin and its name can be found in The Silmarillion in the Chapter entitled 'Of Maeglin'.
the carag dur ? - or something like that , i dont have my copy of the sil to check with
Yes Golden_red, the Caragdûr; you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who was Merry's mother Question Smilie
Esmeralda Took, wasn't she?
That she was Lord_Aragorn, you get the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

What major event occurred on 15 January 3019 TA Question Smilie
Hint: It wasn't a happy event.
The fall of gandalf in Khazad-dum. (Had to look it up)
Thorin has the correct answer and the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who built Durthang and why Question Smilie
Hint: Durthang was the fortress in the NW corner of Mordor from whence came the Orc troops that caught Frodo and Sam on their way to Mt. Doom. The Orc Sargent thought the hobbits were deserting soldiers and quick-marched them all the way to isenmouth, where they were able to escape.
The men of Gondor for the wach of mordor aftter the great war and the 1st fall of Sauron.
You got it Thorin, and the pretty bauble to boot. Happy Elf Smilie

What food did the Men of Esgaroth make for long journeys Question Smilie
Cram! And it was only interesting "as a chewing exercise."
I'm sure I'm only getting this question because I read this first, though.

That's it Ar-Edain, you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie That description makes me think it probably tastes like those stiff leather dog chews they sell to take a pup-dog's mind away from ankles, furniture legs, and your favorite pair of dress shoes.

Who is the "Odd Man Out": Fëanor, Aegnor, Aredhel, Glóredhel, or Fingon Question Smilie
Aredhel i guess. Does it mean man-elf?
No, to both; it is Sindarin for "noble elf"; she was known as 'The White Lady' and the mother of a betrayer.

Try again.
Gloredhel then. He is not of the house of Finwe.
Yes, Glóredhel was of the Third House of the Edain, the aunt of Húrin and Huor, and If I counted correctly, she was Elrond's great-great-aunt, the sister of his great-great-grandmother Galdor.

What was the name of Sauron's stronghold in Mirkwood, and by what name was he known there Question Smilie
Dol Guldur and Sauron was known as the Necromancer
Golden_red has the correct andswer and another pretty-bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

From where had Gimli and Gloin travelled, to be at the Council of Elrond Question Smilie
The Lonely Mountain (Erebor?)
Once again, if this is correct, it is only because I arrived first.
It is correct Ar-Edain and don't worry about arriving first as long as you don't do it two days in a row: see the note in this threads first post. Ar-Edain gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who were eating mutton when Thorin's Company came upon them Question Smilie
This is for me. Very Big Grin Smilie

3 ugly trolls namely Tom, Bert and William were eating mutton.
Thorin has the correct answer and the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Who was the brother of Rúmil and Haldir Question Smilie
Hmmm, was it Orophin?
Why yes it was Thorin, you get the Pseudo-silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

The legend of Númenor had its origins in what nightmare Question Smilie
The dreams of J.R.R Tolkien where he dreamt of huge waves?
Yup, I think he dreamt of the Atlantisian demise. So Thorin gets another pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

From whom did Sauron take the last Ring of the Dwarves Question Smilie
Was it Thrain? I know it was the father of Thorin but cannot remember his name for certain.
Yes it was Thorin, the father of your name-sake. Also known as Thrain II (TA 2746-2941) as opposed to Thrain I (TA 2035-2289)

Who was the only Sinda to have seen the Two Trees Question Smilie
Is it Thingol?
Yes Thorin, it was Thingol, also known as Elwë; you get the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

What was Tom Bombadil carrying when Frodo and Sam found him Question Smilie
Water lilies?
Yes Ar-Edain, water lilies for Goldberry. So you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who died defending Merry and Pippin from the orcs Question Smilie
Boromir - Son of Denethor and brother of Faramir
Wow! Super Wow Smilie Was that a guess or are you that good Thorin, for of course you have the correct answer. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie Anyone who didn't know the answer has neither read the books, nor seen the movies. Elf Sticking Tounge Out Smilie But Thorin has and he gets another pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Who were the Gonnhirrim Question Smilie
the dwarves
Golden_red gets another Pseudo-silmaril for the correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

When the Elves awoke, Melkor sought to make them fearful of which particular Vala Question Smilie
Orome?
Yes Thorin, you get the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Name the great central peak of Númenor Question Smilie
Meneltarma or something like that ?
That's it Golden_red, even spelled correctly, so you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What gift did Boromir receive from the Lady Galadriel Question Smilie
Was it a golden belt?
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