Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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By the way, the Tower of Orthanc, in addition to all that has been mentioned, was like obsidian (good comparison Grondy!) since it was a smooth, black rock.
Who helped Tolkien by drawing an elaborate map of Middle-earth
How were the Teleri mainly armed at the Kinslaying
Why did the Elves of Nargothrond not slay Beren
During Gollum's stay in the Misty Mountains, of what did his diet mainly comprise
Arcormacolindˇva gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.
What name was given to Fornost after it was abandoned
What happened when the great thrush knocked on the stone
In the lore of Living Creatures, hawk was the swiftest and swan the whitest. What was the coldest
Roughly, how long did Bilbo's journey to the Lonely Mountain and back take
Who were Mr. and Mrs. Tolman Cotton Jr.
Samwise Gamgee married Rose Cotton. Tolman Cotton Jr.'s Sister. Who married Sam's sister Marigold. Is that the connection you are looking for? Brother and sister married a brother and sister from another family?
Not only that, Marigold and Tolman were the younger siblings of Sam and Rosie respectively. I noticed this particular bit of info when I was unsucessfully trying to find the name of Sam's mother. For Hobbits to be so engrossed with their geneology, I thought it interesting that she was omited from the Table in Appendix C. Since then I discovered it is only their long-fathers that held their interest, not their mothers. So Tolkien has turned the hobbits into chauvanists too. I will start a new topic on this elsewhere under General Discussion.
How did Treebeard illuminate the inside of Wellinghall
How did Treebeard illuminate the inside of Wellinghall?
Treebeard lifted two great vessels and stood them on the table. They seemed to be filled with water; but he held his hands over them, immediately they began to glow, one with a golden and the other with a rich green light; and the blending of the two lights lit the bay, as if the sun of summer was shining through a roof of leaves.
Where was the Last Homely House
Who was cast over the Caragdűr in Gondolin, at Turgon's command
Was I right Grondy?
Was I right Grondy?
Can you name the two Towers of the Teeth
On how many levels was Minas Tirith built
Where did Irmo and EstŰ live, and why did the Valar often come there
Why did Ulmo command Turgon to leave arms and a sword in his house in Nevrast
And that hope was Eńrendil!
... and stood upon the high terraces of Taras in the red light of the sun. None were there to see him, as he gazed westward, gleaming in silver and gold, and he knew not that that in that hour he appeared as one of the Mighty of the West, and fit to be the father of the kings of the Kings of Men beyond the Sea, as it was indeed his doom to be,... - Unfinished Tales, Part One, Section I
Anyway, AulŰ gets the Pseudo-Silmaril because Turgon recognized Tuor as the messenger from Ulmo because he was wearing those arms.
What was Legolas's preferred weapon
gets the Pretty Bauble.
The bow was all I was after. It was Legolas's weapon of choice, because not wearing armor, he would rather stand off and fire at the enemy from a distance. That way he could keep his good looks from being degraded by any scars which occur when entities wielding sharp blades take a dislike to one.
What name was given to the Eldar who were 'not of Aman'
This of course depends on whether the Eldar pertains to the name given by OromŰ to all Elves, or as it was later used to only include those who set out on the westward march from CuiviÚnen, and to exclude the Avari.
Cold be hand and heart and bone,
And cold be sleep under stone:
never more to wake on stony bed,
never, till Sun fails and the Moon is dead.
What was the last Kingdom of the Noldor to fall to Morgoth's legions