Thread: Poll : most frightening place
I voted Angband because that was the dwelling of the Dark Enemy of the World, full of Balrogs, Wargs, Orcs, Dragons and Succubi. Really creepy.
Not sure why Tom Bomdadil's house made it into the Poll, but anyway.
Taur-nu-Fuin merely contained werewolves & vampires, after Morgoth sent out Sauron and Co to capture Beren.
I for me would not mind entering Angband in the company of Lúthien; for good-looking damsels always provide the necessary distraction in order to get out alive and in one piece.
I voted The Paths Of the Dead because for (1) I'm not Aragorn with his Magic Sword, Andúril, so i'd be completely defenseless and (2) i'd prefer to be in a place where my arrows or blade could actually hurt somone, in Shelob's lair, you could take a swing at her, but not at a ghost, No-one got the Phantom of the Opera you know, no-one hurt the Phantom he was just heart broken
... he took up his abode in the endless dungeons of Angband, the Hells of Iron,... he made a great tunnel, which issued south of the mountains; and there he made a mighty gate. But above this gate, and behind it even to the mountains, he piled the thunderous towers of Thangorodrim, that were made of the ash and slag of his subterranean furnaces, and the vast refuse of his tunnellings. They were black and desolate and exceedingly lofty; and smoke issued from their tops, dark and foul upon the northern sky. Before the gates of Angband filth and desolation spread southward for many miles over the wide plain of Ardgalen...
... the drear dale that lay before the Gate of Angband. Black chasms opened beside the road, whence forms as of writhing serpents issued. On either hand the cliffs stood as embattled walls, and upon them sat carrion fowl crying with fell voices. Before them was the Impregnable Gate, an arch wide and dark at the foot of the mountain; above it reared a thousand feet of precipice.
And then there was the guard dog.... nice doggy....
I chose Angband.
Being lost in there is worse.
No, worse would be if they'd make a TV show about it.
-"Balin, where the heck is Ori?"
-"I fear he has gone over to.... the others"
-"Yes... the others"
But it's good to se you, even if you put spiders on me.
Hell in the fullest sense.
Although I must say I had to kill a gynormous spider the other day, usually I try to get them outside. But it was HUGE and I freaked out for hours after. A whole field of them. The thought of just having to strike one and see all that..........forget it. I cannot even think about it.