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Nom is Finrod Felagund in the tongue of Man.
So who'd get the Psuedo-Simaril?
Fionw Urion gets the Pseudo-Silmaril because he answered first. Happy Elf Smilie

What name was given to the Second Battle of Beleriand, and where was it fought?
It was named : Dagor - niun - Giliat ( also know as the battle under the stars ) and it took place in Mithrim in Middle-earth
[spelling nitpick]

Make that Dagor-nuin-Giliath.

[/spelling nitpick]
I wouldn't have got the spelling right without the open book either; so Mellon gets the pretty bauble for being close enough. Happy Elf Smilie

Which of Sam's daughters married Pippin's son, Faramir Question Smilie
That would be Goldilocks!
Correct Rockhat, the Pseudo-Silmaril is yours. Happy Elf Smilie And long time no see. Orc Grinning Smilie

Whose emblem (symbol, avatar) was a winged sun Question Smilie
Sorry for the bad spelling Vir Smile Smilie
I believe it's Finws' symbol Grondy
Yes it was Mellon; you get the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Where did Legolas feel the air throbbing in his ears Question Smilie
hmm... Is it right before he shoots the nazgul in the dark?
Sorry Orc Sad Smilie Aldaradan, but that wasn't the occasion. Try again. Happy Elf Smilie
Fangorn forest perhaps?
Closer, but too far north.
Was it at the paths of the dead?
Helms Deep then ?
I'll have a stab, is it when Legolas realises that a Balrog is on the scene (In Moria), then he feels the air throbbing and shrieks, then falls to the ground??? That's if he does fall to the ground.....
Mellon is closest and gets the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie It was as they were leaving Delm's Deep on their way to Isengard and had to traverse through the temporary forest of Ents and Huorns.

Who was Iarwain Ben-adar and what was his more common name Question Smilie
Iarwain ben-adar, the eldest without a father, also known as Forn and Orald, it is of course Tom Bombadil Big Smile Smilie
Keerect! Turion, you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

At the Battle of Greenfields, who was said to have invented the game of golf, and how Question Smilie
Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took, when he defeated the orc leader, Golfimbul, by knocking off his head with a club - the head went flying through the air and landed in a rabbit hole...

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The Queen of Hearts, who had finally gotten tired of swinging around flamingoes.
The Queen may have been the first; however, as there were no witnesses to it, due to her having offed all their heads, we can not accept Virumor's answer; thus, Tinuvial gets the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

What were Bethil and Glingal Question Smilie
Hint: Gondolin
Bethil (although i think you will find it's spelt Belthil, im spelling from memory though, so sorry if im wrong Wink Smilie ) was the silver-flowered tree, and Glingal was the golden tree made by Turgon of Gondolin in memory of Telperion and Laurelin,the Two Trees of Valinor.


(not sure of the entymology of these two names tho, they interest me, Belthil seems to come from a root meaning Strength, "bell" = strong in body, "beleg" = strong, mighty etc, Glingal on the other hand seems to contain Gling, "to hang, to dangle" was Glingal a 'weeping willow' type tree??? i know not much of these trees, so any comment would be nice)

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Yes Turion you are right on both counts; I misspelled Belthil which means 'divine radiance' according to the index of The Silmarillion. Glingal means 'hanging flame' from the same source. I think they are both Sindarian. Anyway, Turion gets the the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

On what day of what year was the battle of the Pelennor Fields fought Question Smilie

For extra credit: On what day of the week was this and how did you arrive at your answer, because I haven't any idea Question Smilie Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

i believe it was the 14th or 15th (or mabey over both days?) of March in the year 3019 of the third age

i belive the 14 and 15th were a saturday and a sunday in the Gondor reconing of the (real life) year 2001, so if it can be back worked the day can be worked out im sure

(the date was from the "elvish lingiustic calander"

Big Smile Smilie
According to Appendix B of RotK, it was on the 15th of March, 3019 TA.

According to Appendix D of RotK, 15 March (Rethe) fell on a Thursday (Meresdei, Mersday), using the Shire Calendar where, "Every year began on the first day of the week, Saturday (Sterrendei, Sterday), and ended of a Friday Highdei, Highday), and in Leap-years the Overlithe, had no weekday name."

Anyway, Turion gets the pretty bauble, Happy Elf Smilie even if he was a few minutes early.

As I don't have access to the "elvish lingiustic calander", I'll give him credit for his "Sunday", until someone proves him wrong; just don't bet on his answer being correct, for it has not been substantiated.

What was most distinctive about the flies of Mordor Question Smilie
The Encyclopedia of Arda says they were marked with the sign of the Red Eye... Is it ok that i looked it up?
You may hunt through Tolkien's books for the answers at any time, as that helps you learn more about them. Also you often pick up something extraneous that you had completely missed during your previous readings.

It might be better if you used these books for reference rather than The Encyclopedia of Arda or Robert Foster's The Complete Guide to Middle-earth. These latter two references should probably only be consulted after the question has remained unanswered for a day or two.

Of course the above isn't a rule, as that would be unenforceable; all I can do is rely on an honor system that you will do what is most fair to others as well as yourselves.

Anyway, Sian o'the Green gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

At whose bidding did Tuor seek out Gondolin Question Smilie
Ulmo guided by Voronwe
Yup, Thorin gets the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie
My kingdom for a new query!
Would you believe the computer ate the last new question? I suppose not. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

Which is the Odd Man Out: Khazad-dm, Gamil Zirak, Kheled-zram, Zirak-zigil, or Kibil-nla Question Smilie
So, nobody recognizes any of these Dwarven names?
I do, but since I couldn't think of anything stupid to say instead of providing the answer, I decided to keep quiet. Elf Sticking Tounge Out Smilie
I do too but I do not know which of them that aren't suppose to be there..my guess is
Khazad-Dum means Moria , Gamil Zirak I believe was the great smith Telchar ,Kheled -Zram means The shimmering mirromere and Zirak-Zigil was Celebdil and Kibil-nla was a name for River Siverlode and maybe that doesn't fit either So my guess is that it is Khazad-Dum that is the ones' out since it is a place not a person Question SmilieMaybe both of the last names are out ?
I think you have all you need to answer the question correctly Mellon; though you haven't yet. Maybe if you put what you just wrote in the form of a list (one row for each of the items) it will become clearer.
Kheled -Zram means The shimmering mirromere ,maybe that's the one that does not fit because that is a meaning (a thing ) but nor a person or a place ...I'm a bit confused ....
Is it Gamil-Zirak? Cause he's the only person on the list..
That's it Etharion, all the others are Khuzdul place names, while Gamil Zirak was the old Dwarven smith who was the master of 'Telchar of Norgrod', and with him and elven-wrights evem more skillful, filled the armories of Menegroth for Thingol, with a great wealth of weapons. - He can be found in 'Narn I Hn Hrin' of the Unfinished Tales.

Etharion gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What were the names of the Master Cook and his apprentice in Smith of Wootton Major Question Smilie
Oh sure, ask a question that's completely impossible for me to answer. That's real nice. Just joking! Elk Grinning Smilie
I'll give the answer tomorrow, if no one has read the story by then.
The master chef was a local man named Nokes, and i belive his aprentice was called Alf (who was too young to become a master if i remember correctly??)
Those are them Turion, you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was the name of Sauron's stronghold in Mirkwood and by what name was he known there Question Smilie
I know this like the back of my hand. The stronghold was known as Dol Guldor, and Sauron was known as the Necromancer.
You got it Fionw, and the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Where had Gimli travelled from to be at the Council of Elrond Question Smilie
From Lonely MountainSmile Smilie
That's it Mellon; you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who fatally wounded Fanor after Dagor-nuin-Giliath Question Smilie
Gothmog I think it was, or whatever-his-name-is. Anyway, the Captain of the Balrogs.
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