Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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For no reason I can fathom, two of my three children spell color as colour. (We're Yanks, by the way.) They just like the way it looks.
Oh, yeah, because Sting's edge shines blue in the proximity of Goblins.
And Lord_aragorn86's "yellow and green" is the correct answer earning anothe pretty bauble.
Thanks a lot Grondy. Though I don't understand the use of "another". This is my first one!
And Bilbo knew Sting was elvish because of the elvish characters inscribed on it. He saw them in the Troll's caves. Also, Gandalf and Elrond told him!
Elrond only looked at Glamdring and Orcrist; he never looked at Sting; though had there be any writing on the dagger Bilbo used as a short sword and later called Sting, he probably would have asked Elrond for the interpetation. Therefore, our movie copies of Sting are probably not quite authentic bookwise, for they have writing, though I can't remember what it is supposed to say.
'Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky...' How many rings are mentioned in all that verse
What happened when the Brandywine froze over in the Fell Winter
Hobbit hobbiti lupus.
1302! Vlaanderen den Leeuw!
Who did Bilbo ask, 'Well are you alive or are you dead'?
It was Thorin Oakenshield
By what name was the Dimrill Dale known to the Dwarves, and what did they call the mere that lay in it
What river flowed down to the Grey Havens
What was the Sindarin name for the black crows of Fangorn and Dunland
What was Ithildin??
Who owned the horse that Frodo rode across the Ford of Bruinen and what was its name
DOPE! (Homer style)
Looks like you have got that wrong too, bud. Homer says it as "D'oh!!" not "Dope". Anyways, keep having fun!
Can you recite the words with which the hobbits were saved from the Barrow-wight
It's a short incantation (four rhyming lines) calling on Tom Bombadil (ends ...for our need is near us.)
Well, I think what Grondy is really looking for is the rhyme sung by Tom Bombadil himself which drove the wight out of the barrow. But then, I don't remember the exact lines and I share the views that referring the book will be cheating so I pass on the opportunity to a person who has a very good memory!
I share the views that referring the book will be cheating so I pass on the opportunity to a person who has a very good memory!
...which would be none of us
Most of us now know in what chapter of the non-HOME books something can be found after we have read the books so many times. So we should try to find the fact in the text first, refreshing our memories as to the context and the story around the fact , rather than first going from the index to the unique page where the fact lies.
I was actually looking for the four lines of verses that Tom taught Frodo, but the way my question was worded means I will also accept Tom's six lines of verse that actually did the job.
Who gave Turin the name Mormegil (Black-sword)
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What underground halls were known as the Thousand Caves
Who were Nimloth of Doriath's mother- and father-in-law
How high was the secret door in the side of the Lonely Mountain
Ahhh, but that's not what Grondy asked. He asked for Nimloth's mother- amd father-in-law.
LOL, that's what you get when your back is all cramped up.
That'll be 23rd, please.
What part of Frodo became best acquainted with the Crack of Doom
In the books, who said "Yrch"; in what language is it said, and what is its meaning
Sindarin (probably with a Mirkwoodian accent)