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Your are right Arwen*Evenstar*, your answer just recieved another Pseudo-Silmaril for your collection. Happy Elf Smilie

Orcs are to Uruk-hai as Trolls are to what Question Smilie
Alright Grondy....sorry for what I did....but I did not intend to cheat....I just wanted to make sure that you saw my nr 2 choice: Melkor....but then again I should’ve said: Melkor(but it was my nr 2 choice!).....
But I am going to follow your rule as a good padawan apprentice shouldBig Smile Smilie Big Laugh Smilie
You just bagged a Vala as your personal padawan apprenticeBig Smile Smilie
trolls are to balrogs?
Remi gets another Pseudo-Silmaril for "Olog-hai", the type of troll warriors that Sauron bred which could withstand the light of the Sun. Orc With Thumbs Up Smilie

What river marked the eastern boundary of The Shire Question Smilie
The Withywindle?
Remi has the right one so he gets another shiny bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

And speaking of rivers, Deagol found the One Ring in which river Question Smilie
Amarie want shiny stone!

He found it in the river Anduin.
Can't pass this one up Grondy, Ungoliant!
Elf Smilie
Amari’ gets a shiny stone for her correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

Who built Barad Nimras and where Question Smilie
Ringfacwen's "shimmered in multicolors everytime he moved" is the winner of the Pseudo-Silmaril this time, as she beat A’le by almost 8 hours. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

When I saw Aul’'s "Melkor" his other guesses had been removed and I just figured Perwing was quoting the source out of niceness and because he had bothered to look it up. I usually double check the answers by looking for the source in case I am ever challenged I can at least back it up rather than use the lame "That's what it says in my quiz book."

To preclude people taking advantage of the system by wrongly guessing and later when someone else provides the correct answer, going back and revising the earlier post with the correct answer, I will have to make a new rule"

Moderator Smilie New Trivia Rule: Revised trivia answers will not count; if you make a mistake, you may edit you old post to say so, but you must make a new unedited post with the correct answer for it to count. Moderator Smilie

Who or what did Sam have to leave behind at the Doors of Moria Question Smilie
Right Remi, another pretty pretty to you. Happy Elf Smilie

Can you find the Odd Man Out: Khazad-d’m, Gamil Zirak, Kheled-z’ram, Zirak-zigil, Kibil-n’la. Question Smilie
Wild guess: Khazad-dum cos if I remember rightly that's not a mountain. Don't shoot me if I just said something stupid, it happens all the time. Tongue Smilie
Is it Kheled-z’ram?
I'm saying Gamil Zirak, who was a Dwarven Smith from Nogrod.

The rest are all places, Khazad-dum being a mine, Kheled-zaram a lake, Zirac-zigil a mountain and Kibil-n’la the source of a river.
You got it Valedhelgwath, so you also get a Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who always acted as look-out for Thorin's Company Question Smilie
Balin it was, so Remi gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was Morgoth's last desperate gamble in the Great Battle, the War of Wrath Question Smilie
He let loose his winged dragons... the first time they had ever been seen.
Right as always Val, you get another bauble.

List any four four races of Northmen.
Off the top of my head: Galadriel, Elrond and Cirdan. Orc Grinning Smilie
Correct you are Remi, a Pseudo-Silmaril to you. Happy Elf Smilie

What great peak stood on the western side of Minas Tirith Question Smilie
Mount Mindolluin?
Arwen*Evenstar* gets a Pseudo-Silmaril Mount Mindolluin. Happy Elf Smilie

Who hungered for and devoured light Question Smilie

(I entered this at 2:20 AM my time in hopes that our Old World members would get first crack at it. Often it has already been answered before they get up in the morning.)
Elfstone, the Californian, gave them a nine hour head start so he gets the Pseudo Silmarillion for his 'Ungoliant' answer. Happy Elf Smilie

Who was cast over the Caragd’r in Gondolin, at Turgon's command Question Smilie
Eol the Dark Elf, after he killed Turgon's sister with a poisoned dart.
Yup, The Teacher knows his Silmarillion, another shiny bauble to Val. Happy Elf Smilie

Who 'lived on a slimy island of rock' in the middle of a lake under the Misty Mountains Question Smilie
That was Gollum.
Yes, Elentari31 it was Sm’agol, aka: Gollum so you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Whom did the D’nedain teach to sow seed, grind grain, hew wood and shape stone Question Smilie
No, this happened in earlier times.
They taught the men and women living on the mainland. Haven't read the silmarillion in a while, but I belive they where of the men who got used and tricked by Morgoth to fear and reject the elves. Because of this they lived a primitive life in Morgoths shadow.

*pets her cuddly badger given to her by Plastic in another thread*
That would be Aragorn Elessar, Son of Arathorn, Isildur's heir and bearer of the sword that was broken and forged anew... AKA Strider, Estel, Thorongil, Wingfoot, etc, etc.

Is that a thorough enough answer? Big Smile Smilie
Amari’ has got it right, she is awarded a Pseudo-Silmaril.

The Orc who speared Frodo in Khazad-d’m was slain with which sword? Question Smilie
That would be Anduril. Big Smile Smilie

Renewed shall be blade that was broken
A Pseudo-Silmaril to Arwen*Evenstar* for her correct answer, (PJ misleads the movie goers on this one, as he still has Aragorn using his old ranger sword in Moria, rather than the reforged Narsil which Aragorn renamed Anduril, "Flame of the West".)

Name the Peredhil.
Right Perwing, you get the shiny bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

Who was Merry's Mother Question Smilie
Okay, you waited a day, so you Perwing, can have the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was the name of the dragon that Fram son of Frumgar slew Question Smilie
Off the top of my head I would say that would be Scatha the Worm. Fram's victory was shortlived, however, as the local Dwarves claimed the dragon's hoard belonged to them and subsequently slew Fram to get it back.
Happy Elf Smilie Yup, Val has got himself another Pseudo-Silmaril for the answer that Tolkien squirreled away under Appendix A of RotK in Section 'II The House of Eorl'.

Who was:
A strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved.
Question Smilie
And also he who would later be crowned King of both Gondor and Arnor, so Prog Gets the Pseudo-Sillmaril.

Where did Orcs and Elves fight the first battle of the Wars of Bereriand Question Smilie
Hopefully this is right, but I'll say north of the Andram, and halfway between the rivers Aros, and Gelion.
Elf Smilie
That is a good enough answer for me, Elfstone, so you can have a Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What food did the Men of Esgaroth make for long journeys Question Smilie
Perwing gets the pretty pretty this time. Happy Elf Smilie

What is a thangail Question Smilie
Hint: It was something Gimli said. Elf Winking Smilie
I think its the hard and pretty much tasteless buscuit called cram, which though quite bland was nevertheless very nutritional.
Val's got it right, so he gets the pretty bauble this time. Happy Elf Smilie
The food was mostly in the form of very thin cakes, made of a meal that was baked a light brown on the outside, and on the inside was the colour of cream. Gimli took up one of the cakes and looked at it with a doubtful eye.

'Cram,' he said under his breath, as he broke off a crisp corner and nibbled at it. His expression quickly changed, and he ate all the rest of the cake with relish.

'No more, no more!' cried the Elves laughing. 'You have eaten enough already for a long day's march.'

'I thought it was only a kind of cram, such as the Dalemen make for journeys in the wild,' said the Dwarf.

'So it is,' they answered, 'But we call it lembas or waybread, and it is more strengthening than any food made by man, and it is more pleasant than cram, by all accounts.'

'Indeed it is,' said Gimli. 'Why, it is better than the honey-cakes of the Beornings, and that is great praise, for the Beornings are the best bakers that I know of; but they are none too willing to deal out their cakes to travelers in these days. You are kindly hosts!'

-- From Book II of FOTR about four pages into Chapter 8 entitled 'Farewell to L’rien.'

So then, of what were the Elven ropes made Question Smilie
Hithlain it was Perwing, you get the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What were Gandalf's last words to Sam, Merry and Pippin at the Grey Havens Question Smilie
I don't remember the exact words. something about three riding back together instead of one, and this is the end of the fellowship in ME. and's ok to cry sometimes, blah blah blah
Right, Komosot had the flavor of his speach which was good enough to win the Pseudo-Silmaril.

Melkor assigned to Sauron the command of which great ubderground fortress Question Smilie
Perwing gets the Pseudo-Silmaril for the right answer. Happy Elf Smilie

What colour did Caradhras appear to be to the Fellowship Question Smilie
Would that be red?
Red it was, so Peredhil gets the pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

What was in the cover picture on Ballantine's 1965 American edition of The Hobbit Question Smilie
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