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He pursued the fleeing Orcs a little too enthusiastically and became separated from his own army. He then found himself alone and surrounded by a group of avenging Balrogs. Although his sons managed to rescue him, the wounds he had taken proved fatal. He died, and consumed by his own fiery spirit, his body burned away leaving his soul to sit in quiet contemplation in the Halls of Mandos for a long, long time.

Hopefully that's the right battle.
Hopefully that's the right battle.
Val: Seeing as how he adjourned to the Halls of Mandos as a result of that mistake, it couldn't get much more fatal; therefore, it was the correct incident after the right battle. Happy Elf Smilie You get the Pseudo-Silmaril and have a Merry Christmas as well. Fat Santa Smilie

Which peak did the Endless Stair lead up to Question Smilie
The Two Towers, Book III, Chapter 5
Ever up now we went, until we came to the Endless Stair.
From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak it climbed, ascending in unbroken spiral in many thousand steps, until it issued at last in Durin's Tower carved in the living rock of Zirakzigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine.

Zirakzigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine
Rednell get another Pseudo-Silmaril for her Tiara. Happy Elf Smilie

Who said, "My poor legs, my poor legs!" Question Smilie
Me, this morning, ow, I hate christmas....
You got it! Elfstone. Have a Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What did Gimli's people forge at Minas Tirith Question Smilie
Big Laugh Smilie

Wild guess: Merry or Pippin.
Wilder guess: Pippin.
No, no, and no. Smiling Santa Smilie
I'll take a guess without looking, and say that I think that I recall those words belonging to Gimli.
Orc Going Huh Smilie
Hint: When guessing without looking in the book, it is best to be guessing without looking in the right book. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Bilbo Baggins?
The Hobbit, Chapter 6: Out of the frying pan into the fire.
Bilbo never forgot that flight, clinging on to Dori's ankles. He moaned 'my arms, my arms!'; but Dori groaned 'my poor legs, my poor legs!'

Right as rain Rednell, have another bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Tol-in-Gaurhoth stood on what river Question Smilie
DOH! Oh well, at least I knew those were the words of a dwarf. I'll take another swing, and say that Tol-in-Gaurhoth
stood on the river Sirion.
Elf Smilie
A new set of gates to replace the ones broken during the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
That darned Grond, I turn my back on him for two minutes and there he goes again, breaking other peoples hard earned property--makes me look like a pretty poor master. :elfembar:

Good thing the Rohirrim turned up to interrupt the Lord of the Nazg’l or there would have been even more work for Gimli's people. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

Val gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What name was given to Aragorn when he served Ecthelion II Question Smilie
I think it's Thorongil. Thorangil? I don't remember the spelling.
Chikakat gets the Pseudo-Silmaril for her first spelling of the correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

Who were the Peredhil, what did their name mean, and what was unusual about their fate? Question Smilie
Peredhil is 'half-elven,' like Elrond...I think their fate is different because they can choose to be elven or human, but I'm sort of guessing on that.
G-Master, how often do u send out new questions??
Normally within a few hours of the previous one being correctly answered. If you want a crack at more questions remi, we have a few multiple choice quizzes on site (see menu bar on the left under General), and I have set a few 50 question quizzes under the section History of Middle Earth> Brainteaser. You have until 19th January to complete the present quiz.
Chikakat wins another Bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

What colour were the butterflies that Bilbo saw Question Smilie
Remi has the right answer, "velvety black" so here is a Pseudo-Silmaril for you. Happy Elf Smilie

What was most distinctive about the flies of Mordor Question Smilie
Remi has the right answer again, and so another Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was the chief dwelling of the Faithful in the later days of N’menorQuestion Smilie
Gondor and Arnor, I believe...
Sorry Chikakat, but Gondor and Arnor weren't located on the Isle of N’menor; there were found on the continent of Middle-earth. Happy Elf Smilie
Nope, in the almost words of the great journalist, "Go East young man!"
Nope, remi, I believe that is also incorrect.

"And the chief dwelling of the Faithful in the later days was thus nigh to the harbour of Romenna."

It is stated in the Silmarillion in the chapter called Akallabeth (not quite 10 pages into it.) I looked up The Faithful and is said see The Elendili. I started checking out the page nubmers listed. This was at the top of the page of my book.
Happy Elf Smilie Good tries though Remi, but Mellie gets the Pseudo-Silmaril.

What did Bilbo spot on the far bank of the black stream Question Smilie
Your answer is correct Remi and you will have to settle for another Pseudo-Silmaril because Cuddly Badgers at present, are hard to come by. Their awarding is the province of Plastic Squirrel unless you can find someone to give you one of theirs. Mine, I am keeping on a shelf above my monitor alongside my photograph of the 'Invisible Man'. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

The Falls of Sirion plunged over which range of hills Question Smilie
Heh, you just need to impress me Remi, shouldn't be too hard. Unfortunately I never set questions anymore as grondy has got so good at it I don't like to interfere. have a free cuddly badger simply for reminding me of their existence.
Awe, you are so sweet Plastic, but you better be careful or you are going to lose your bad boy image. lol
Remi: Thanks for giving the others a crack at the question; your waiting a day after correctly answering the last trivia question, showed good citizenship. Happy Elf Smilie

Your answer of 'Andram' is correct so you now have another bauble to add to your collection, as well as the free cuddly badger which Plastic Squirrel just gave you. Elk Grinning Smilie

Who said, 'If any mortals have claim to the Ring, it is the men of N’menor, and not Halflings.' Question Smilie
In my opinion all cudly badgers are called Grondy, though feel free to name it something a little more badgery if you like. Wink Smilie
Chalk up another Pseudo-Silmaril for Remi. Happy Elf Smilie

What two things did the King send Giles on the feast of St. Michael Question Smilie
I guess that I am suppsose to takes remi's good citizenship as an example and keep my big mouth shut, since you only asked the question 5 hrs ago. Well, if anyone has a problem with the question, I know and I do have a big mouth. lol


Oh, btw it is from Tolkien's short story Farmer Giles of Ham. It is an excellent story, if you have not read it, I do recommend it. Also there is Smith of Wooten Major, another good Tolkien story.

[Edited on 1/11/2003 by MelliotSandybanks]
I just have to throw in an obscure question once in a while to advertise Tolkien's other stories, which don't take place in Middle-earth, but are still excellent IMHO. Cool Elf Smilie
Well we have a problem here folks. The belt and the sword are correct per the book but they also accompanied something for which is what quiz was looking.

So one Pseudo-Silmaril to Remi for his two answers. Happy Elf Smilie

Another one is up for grabs for the name of the third item.
Remi, I have to agree with you. The only thing I can come up with is the letter which you already mentioned.

On the feast of St. Michael - the King sent a magnificant letter. It was written in red upon white parchment, and expressed the royal approbation of "our loyal subject and well-beloved AEgidius Ahenobarbus Julius Agricola de Hammo."

Better than the testimonial was the accompanying gift. The King sent a belt and a long sword.

Remi, I got the same thing that you did about Caudimordax (Tailbiter)

Grondy, if remi is not correct, then I am just as confused. Elf Confused Smilie
Remi said the third thing was the letter and that is correct. Happy Elf Smilie Have another Pseudo-Silmaril, Remi.

The King sent Giles (actually named ’godius Ahenobarbus Julius Agricola de Hammo) a magnificent letter written in red on white parchment expressing the royal approbation, a testimonial with an attached large red seal. Cool Elf Smilie

The original quiz wanted the answers "letter of approbation and a sword" and thus was wrong as it should have asked for "two out of three" or for all three. :elfembar:

Sad Smilie Sorry to have been the source of confusion here Remi; I meant to answer this yesterday, but quit before I got back to it, after spending 10-1/2 hours working on P-T yesterday, including our wonderful Bilbo's Study chat room discussion on the Nazg’l. Cool Elf Smilie

Who betrayed Beren and L’thien to Thingol Question Smilie
Right again Remi. Happy Elf Smilie Add another P-S to your hoard. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

Fill in the blank:
_______am I, Biggest of all, Huge, old and tall.
Sounds like a song. Oliphant perhaps?
This one is sooo familiar, but I am not sure, and I don't have my books in front of me. The first time I read it, I thought it might be the great worm that Turin killed. But that is just a guess.
Amari’ had the right answer. Happy Elf Smilie She gets a Pseudo-Silmaril for her collection.

The Orc band that captured Merry and Pippin came from which three places Question Smilie
Isengard, Barad-dur and Moria.

Maybe...I think somebody told me...
I thought I answered this yesterday. Oh well.

G-b-G has the right answers so he gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was the name of the kingdom of Thingol and Melian Question Smilie
Doriath, which was ruled from Menegroth!
Elf Smilie
Correct Elfstone, you get the Pseudo-Silmaril today. Happy Elf Smilie

What did Bilbo mean to say when he squealed 'Time! Time!' Question Smilie
Yey, my turn to answer!

Bilbo meant to say: 'Give me more time! Give me time!'
Arwen*Evenstar*, have Pseudo-Silmaril for your correct answer.

For how many Ages was Melkor imprisoned in Valinor Question Smilie
Wow, my first Pseudo-Silmaril! It will have a place of honour on the top shelf of my book-case.

And now to add to my collection: Melkor was imprisoned for three ages.
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