Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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Who said, "I could eat anything in the whole wide world now, for hours on end’but not an apple!"
Amarie takes the cake!
Who did 'Merry marry quite contrary' to some wag's belief.
What color was Orc skin
What was the likely origin of Saruman's nickname 'Sharkey'
Who sang the line: "When light is on the wild-wood stream, and wind is on the brow; ..."
Can you add the words to the stanza's last line
When light is on the wild-wood stream, and
wind is on the brow
When stride is long and breath is deep, and
keen the mountain-air...
and the stanza concludes with:
'Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my land is fair!'
Still, I do hope that someday, he will look up and see his fair Entwife come striding over the hill with love in her eyes and warmth in her heart, and together they can once again sing that final verse:
Together we will take the road that leads into the West,
And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest.'
What was the tallest of the White Towers
Can I take a shot at this? I believe the answer is most likely the Tower called Minas Tirith in Sirion(Beleriand). That is my first inkling, but my gut is telling me that it is actually in the other Minas Tirith(Gondor), the Tower of Guard, or the White Tower. Hopefully I am not off completely! I stand by my first answer, however. Did I get it?
The Tower of Ecthelion is the name of the highest tower in Minas Tirith, but that wasn't the question.
In Farmer Giles of Ham, what was Sam the smith's predominant mood
PLEASE BE RIGHT SO I CAN HAVE MY ELEVENTH SHINYSHINY!!!!!!!
Who said 'Lovely titles! But lucky numbers don't always come off.'
my third psuedo-silmaril please!
What was the Elvenking wearing on his head when Bilbo first saw him
Which host of the Eldar were called the Falmari, and what did it mean
What made Sam so certain that Frodo had been killed by Shelob
He lay now pale, and heard no voice, and did not move. ... he ... laid his head upon Frodo's breast and to his mouth, but no stir of life could he find, nor feel the faintest flutter of the heart. ... his masters hands and feet , and touched his brow, but all were cold.
The Mythopoeic Society was devoted to studying the works of which three authors
Yay! My 8th bauble!
What did Pippin drop as a sign to any pursuers while he was a prisoner of the Orc-band
fourth pretty blue bauble please.
Watch, now that I complained, he will make one too hard for Tolkien himself!
I do try to keep a mix of softballs among the hardballs, but if Laurelindhe ilmarin wants a toughie: try this:
What is 'the chief power (of all the rings alike)' according to Tolkien in a 1951 letter he wrote to a person whose initials are M.W.
(I thought about asking for the nth word in the nth paragraph on the nth page of my first American edition of The Silmarillion, but I couldn't decide on the values for those three n's.)
Cause you know, I thought kinda basic like fire, earth, etc.
But I reckon if the ring (s) have power then it must be the power of persuasion (my point of view is Right? Man.... or)
Ah found it. I would have guessed creation, but now I see it is quite logical actually when you think about it. It is... Nah.. can't take the joy from all these people who get so excited by getting the shiny silmarills. There is just one thing though, news or reminder depending on how long you have been here:
Grondy posted waaaaaaay back on page 4:
(Disclaimer: All Pseudo-Silmarils presented by at this site--at least those by yours truly--are imaginary; their physical substance is so non-existant that they can never be held.)
And on page 66 we are trying different ways of keeping them anyway. Hehehe. Ahh the memories...
The first of these was the prolongation or 'stretching' of life - the bearer of a Great Ring did not age. This effect applied only to mortal bearers of the Rings; the Elves and Wizards were already 'immortal' by nature, and this power did not seem to affect them. This explains the peculiar longevity of Bilbo Baggins and especially Gollum (a creature of hobbit-kind, Gollum should have lived no more than 100 years or so, and yet under the influence of the One Ring, he survived for more than 500 years beneath the Misty Mountains).
The second power conferred by the Great Rings was that of invisibility. At first, this was a temporary effect, and occurred only when the bearer actually wore the ring. After a time, though, this invisibility would become permanent (hence the nine Ring-wraiths, though their Rings were held by Sauron, were always invisible).
"The chief power (of all the rings alike) was the prevention or slowing of decay (i.e. `change' viewed as a regrettable thing), the preservation of what is desired or loved, or its semblance - this is more or less an Elvish motive. But also they enhanced the natural powers of a possessor - thus approaching `magic', a motive easily corruptible into evil, a lust for domination. And finally they had other powers, more directly derived from Sauron...such as rendering invisible the material body, and making things of the invisible world visible." [The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]
But about Elrond's sons I am right
Whose emblem was the single star on the West-door of Khazad-D’m
What colour was Dragon-blood
After the Darkening of Valinor, where did the light of the Two Trees live on