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Right again, have another thingy Mellie. Animated Wink Smilie

The artificial trees Glingal and Bethil stood in the Tower of the King in which city Question Smilie

I thought about putting some ot Val's excellent History of Middle Earth Brainteaser questions here, like the ten or fifteen for which I still haven't been able to dig up any answers; however, I decided that wouldn't be fair. Big Smile Smilie
You can do that in October, Grondy.
And a Pseudo-Silmaril to Tommie.

How many teeth did Gollum have Question Smilie
When we all know the answers you mean? Big Laugh Smilie

Just a sec, gonna get my books here. *runs off in search for her books*

Found them. Smoke Smilie Let's see... The Tower of King Turgon in Gondolin. Big Smile Smilie
Grondy I know you told me to let others have a chance to answer, but this one is sosoooooooo easy. You are killing me.
Yes, Tommy, it was. It was also two of the ones I missed, since it counted as 2 answers. But since I know the answer now, I will also let someone else answer it.
Tongue Smilie Think I'll take this one up then. I didn't think he had any, right? Cool Smilie
Millie, I was trying to suggest, not order. Smile Smilie And as it has been almost a full day, and the rest of the world didn't come up with the correct answer, you may as we do so now. Big Smile Smilie
Sorry Mellie, I cannot resist because this is from my favorite chapter of The Hobbit:

`Chestnuts, chestnuts,` he hissed, `Teeth! Teeth! My preciousss; but we has only six`

I love listening to J R R read this chapter on a tape put out by Harper Collins called The Hobbit. Tolkien reads Riddles in the Dark and various poems from Lord of the Rings.

The answer is: 6

[Edited on 13/9/2002 by Rednell]
I *must* read the Hobbit again. And get myself a copy in English. Urgently! Big Smile Smilie
Oh, Grondy, I know you were just suggesting. I thought that i would wait for a couple of questions first. Nell it is one of my favorite parts too.
Rednell, gets the thingy for the correct number of teethessessess. Smile Smilie

From which Vala did Gandalf learn pity and endurance beyond hope Question Smilie
Q: Who's *not* going to get a Pseudo-Simaril for getting the correct answer to above?
A: me. Sad Smilie
Ungoliant: What, you didn't finish counting the holes in your daughter's limb, from one of his love-bites, in time to be the first kid on the block to post the answer? Big Smile Smilie Sorry! Very Sad Smilie
Yeah, my poor baby! Very Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie

I'll take a stab at this though....Ulmo? Since that's his boss? Or was Aule his boss....d*mn! I'll have to walk all the way to the bookshelf to get my copy of Silm! Sad Smilie
Nope! Smile Smilie

That's why I keep a stack of books at my computer: my bookshelves are just too far away. Big Smile Smilie
Wooohooo! I found it!

From Silm, Valaquenta
Mightier than Este is Nienna, sister of the Feanturi; she dwells alone.........But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope.

Big Smile Smilie Hand it over then G, I'm feeling rather peckish. *rubs tummy*
Okay Spider Lady, chow down quickly or this Pseudo-Silmaril will sublimate before your many malignant eyes, and never even reach your ravenous maw.

What was the unusual hair-color of the Rohirrim, and what name did the Dunlendings give them as a result Question Smilie
The Dunlendings called them the Forgoil which means strawheads. I guess that means the Rohirrim either went into battle wearing straw boaters on their heads or were perhaps blond.
Strawberry blond!

*scrolls up*
D*mn! Val got there first! Tongue Smilie

Thanks for the snack, btw.
Big Laugh Smilie

Strawberry blond? What colour would that be? Blond with a reddish tint? Tongue Smilie
You got it, Tom. Let's hear it for the redheads!
Jumping Flame Smilie Pary Smilie Pary Smilie Jumping Flame Smilie

went into battle wearing straw boaters on their heads

Can you just picture it? Big Laugh Smilie
Val gets the Pseudo-Silmaril this time. Smile Smilie

I'll wait and post the next one later tonight to maybe spread the joy around more.

I only have four more questions to answer in Valedhelgwath's excellent great quiz called:
History of Middle Earth Brainteaser to be found under The History of under Middle-Earth.
Remember to email your answers to him by the end of September; don't post them on the forum. Read Smilie
Big Laugh Smilie Yeah, that was a good image Val. Big Smile Smilie And striped cream & navy blue blazers, of course!

*lies in wait behind a rock waiting to pounce on the next question*
Watch it Golly, Mellie is waiting too. lol Hey, Grondy, did I wait long enough?
Oops, I waited about four hours more than I had planned.

What road led from Bree to Rivendel Question Smilie
The Great East Road! The Great East Road!

Bwahahaha! I beat you to it, both of you! Very Big Grin Smilie Big Laugh Smilie
Hama it was Cirdan, you get another Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was Merry's real name in genuine Hobbitish Question Smilie

I'm pleased your pleased Val; however, I'd rather I'd double checked and spared you all a bunch of unnecessary research.
Sleeping Smilie Sleeping Smilie Fast Asleep Smilie

Eh? What?

Very Sad Smilie Very Sad Smilie

Shoot! I only closed my eyes for a second.... Sad Smilie
Tommie grts the Pseudo-Silmaril this time. Smile Smilie

Why did Merry and Pippin have reason to thank Grishn’kh Question Smilie
Asleep again Golly? Very Big Grin Smilie

No, I'll let you have this one. But hurry, all right? Tongue Smilie
Oh yeah, leave the hard one for me! Tongue Smilie

*checks LotR*

Aha! For carrying them far enough away from the Orc camp so that they avoided being slaughtered by Eomer's band of warriors.

Mmm...I feel another pseudo-simaril snack coming up.... Big Smile Smilie

[Edited on 18/9/2002 by Ungoliant]

You got it girl!

Hard one? I call that an easy one! Tongue Smilie
Way to go Ole Hundred Eyes, another snack coming your way. Smile Smilie

Who was the brother of R’mil and Orophin Question Smilie
They were Haldir's brothers in Lorien.
Correct, so Val gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

What standard did Th’oden fell at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields Question Smilie
The black serpent upon scarlet, standard of the Haradrim.
That's right Rednell, a Pseudo Silmaril to you.

How were the Teleri mainly armed at the Kinslaying Question Smilie
. . . and the Teleri had less strength, and were armed for the most part but with slender bows.

A Pseudo-Silmaril to Mellie.

Name the Towers of the Teeth Question Smilie
lol thanks, Grondy.

can I answer this one too?
Well, I am going to try.

The Towers of Teeth are Narchost and Carchost.
Yes Mellie, that's right.

Name Lightfoot's foal Question Smilie
That would be King Theoden's horse, Snowmane.
Aye that it is, You get today's Pseudo-Silmaril. Smile Smilie

What was the capitol of the Orcs of the Misty Mountains Question Smilie
I'm guessing that would be Mt Gundabad.
Good guess that, Val. A Pseudo-Silmaril to you. Smile Smilie

Mount Gundabad is located near the junction if the Grey Mountains and the Misty Mountains. Many of the Orcs relocated here after the submergence of Beleriand. And from here they spread during the Second Age of Middle-earth. Read Smilie

What trees were peculiar to L’rien Question Smilie
I was lurking here, behind the very said tree, waiting for Grondy's next question, but it'd be a bit unfair for me to dash in with an answer a few minutes after it's been set. Over to someone else with this one... I'm going to spend my time trying to find some way of making these Pseudo-Silmarils permanent.

By the way... Only a week left to send me your answers on the Brainteaser that I set in the "History of" section.
Ha ha.... Fooled you Grondy.

Bet you thought I'd poached your previous question when you saw my name flash up on the Index Board. Big Laugh Smilie
Well maybe just for a moment, but I'm trying to be an optimist and hoping that people will share the questions unless they have hung unanswered for 24 hours--sort of a courtesy gesture don't you know.

Besides that Val, anyone who doesn't know the answer has never finished reading "The Grey Havens". Big Smile Smilie
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