Thread: Trivia: Barad-dur
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Look for the last question which is printed in bold and if it hasn't been answered correctly, and if you think you know the answer, post it in your reply. If you can quote chapter and verse of the source for your answer, all the better, even though it is not required. I try to put up a new question each day, unless the last one remains unanswered.
I think the trees peculiar to Lorien were Mallorn or more correctly, Mellyrn. These only grew in Lorien, Aman and after the War of the Ring, one in the Party Field in the Shire.
Alright Mellie, I have just parked my Huff and will now present you with the Pseudo-Silmaril which I withheld, back on the twenty-second, for your correct answer to the second question in one day. (She may not even have noticed the brand of automobile in which I drove off. I just like Tiggers, refuse to stay unhappy for long)
What treasure did Bilbo take home from Smaug's hoard
In the end he would only take two small chests, one filled with silver, and the other with gold, such as one small pony could carry.
He also brought home his mithril (truesilver) shirt which had been part of Smaug's hoard and was presented to him by Thorin Oakenshield. However, the question was really about how much Bilbo would take from Dain, who wanted to "reward you the most richly of all," after Thorin's deathbed repentance.
What kind of weapon did the Lord of the Nazgûl wield in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Guessing now: a sword? Or would that be just too easy?
That is why I have not answered it yet Grondy.. I am trying to be nice.
So please answer it now so I can put up a new one and we can start the clock running again.
With a cry of hatred that stung the very ears like venom he let fall his mace.
Whose words had turned King Théoden into a wizened old man
ummm the answer to this one is ummm Grima right? I don't have my book in front of me, Wormtongue. the guy that was a messanger of Saruman. I can't spell. and I hate names.
Ohhh I will go get my book. brb Ok, I looked it up and I think I am correct. lol I get names confused soo easily.
Pick the odd man out and explain why: Ossë, Manwë, Ilmarë, Olórin, Eonwë.
Osse was one of the Maiar of Ulmo.
Ilmare was the handmaid of Varda and one of the greatest Maiar
Olorin was the wisest Maiar
Eonwe was a Maiar that was the herald and standard-bearer of Manwe.
Manwe, was not a Maiar. Manwe was the Lord of the Valar among many other things.
So, it looks like Manwe is the answer to the question.
Ok, Grondy you can now ask another queston, that is if I got it correct.
You got it right by the way, so you get another Pseudo-Silmaril.
What did the setting sun of Durin's Day reveal to Bilbo
Ok. I think it was the secret door up on the Lonely Mountain that lead to Smaug's hole. No, I wanna get this right. Wait, I'll get my copy. Ok found it. It revealed a hole in the stone wall, which served as a key-hole to the key Thorin Oakenshield was carrying with him.
What colours were Fangorn's (Treebeard's) eyes
They were brown, shot with a green light.
The valley of Tumladen lay in the midst of which mountains
[Edited on 8/10/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
Tumladen 'The Wide Valley', the hidden vale in the Encircling Mountains (the Echoraith) in the midst of which stood the city of Gondolin - Index to Silmarillion
[Edited on 10/10/2002 by Grondmaster]
I'll get my coat.
Aha! It says there that at the time the other eight were waiting for their master to join them in Mordor, the Lord of the Nazgul was ruling Angmar (being the Witch-King of). But about 400 or 500 years later he joined them again, and being reunited they attacked Minas Ithil, which then became known as Minas Morgul.
All I could find, I'm afraid. Dunno if that's what you were looking for Grondy.
And Sauron send those eight on to prepare Mordor for his coming I guess. Cos he knew he was soon going to be driven out of Dol Guldur.
What was the last sign of Frodo that Sam, Merry and Pippin saw as he sailed away into the West
They've all had Aragorn sat on them. Hasufel was a horse lent to him by Eomer, Roheryn was his own horse, and Arwen.... well...
Valedhelgwath can have one for knowing the common ( or in this case royal) denominator of the two horses.
What did Bilbo lose as he escaped from the Misty Mountains
In what year of the Third Age did Isildur plant a seedling of the White Tree in Minas Anor
I tried holding a match under my moniter to see what she was saying but it just made everyone elses posts disappear too.
I think Eryan was just trying to one-up 42 for brevity, Val. Besides, it is hard to transmit lemon juice over the internet, the kind that secret postBodys can be written with anyway, so I think your experiment was doomed for failure.
Who had a butler called Galion
I made a post supposed to be funny and then I decided that it is not sufficiently funny and I did not send it!
It was something of the sort, that if you think that the releation between Aragorn and Arwen can be reduced to the same sort of relation as that between Aragorn and Hasufel or Roheryn, then such sheer reductionism does not seem to me to be legitimate... Now you can learn what I wanted to say without putting fire to your monitor - and may try to write it in a funnier way!
Now then: Name the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves
And no, they weren't Grumpy, Doc, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashfull, Sneezy, and Happy. Nor were they Harlin, son of Henlin; Sigmund the Lofty; Rigely Ironhammer, Corri Corrisonnsonsson; Giddy Smallbottom, Winkle Shorthouse; and Eric Dragonslayer.* However, I only know the name of one of them, so you will have to provide your source so the rest of us can verify your answer.
* names of these latter seven from SWatSD a pantomime script by Stuart Arden.
Who were the Telcontari, and who was the first of their line?
And I found the answer to your question, but will wait 24 hours before providing my answer to allow the others to answer.
D@mn, I've got a nosebleed. We are experiencing our driest Summer/Indian-Summer in decades with no appreciable rain in the last three months. My nose is too dry and the webs between my fingers and toes have started to crack.
Ooh lookie a new question! *runs off to find her RF's guide to*
"Telcontar": the name of the house of Ellessar, the Kings of the Reunited Kingdom and of the West. Pl. Telcontari. Founder was Aragorn son of Arathorn. Also called Strider.
And Aragorn hearing him, turned and said: 'Verily, for in the high tongue of old I am Elessar, the Elfstone, and the Renewer': and he lifted from his breast the green stone that lay there, 'But Strider shall be the name of my house, if that ever be established. In the high tongue it will not sound so ill, and Telcontar I will be and all the heirs of my body.' -- from ROTK, Book V, Chapter 8 entitled 'The Houses of Healing'. (The bold is mine to highlight the pertinent part of JRRT's text)
Tommie gets the Pseudo-Silmaril because she had the right words.
Robert Foster gets a pan because he missed the point, or did I just read him wrong?
What was the main criticism in Edwin Muir's review of The Lord of the Rings, entitled 'A Boy's World'