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Yes, I know this is a hard one.

No, I didn't disable our Book Covers in our Art Gallery menu over there on your the left. That happened before I posted the above question. Besides, I don't think Taz has this one in his collection. I think this was the one I read in 1967 and gave to my little brother. I also think it was done by the same artist and in the same style as the covers on the editions of the trilogy that Ballantine also issued at that time. Of course I may be wrong as it has been many years since I have seen those covers, but the artwork from the that trilogy graces Donald Swann's music book, The Road Goes Ever On, which I still have.
Okay, the answer is: "A lion, two emus, and a tree bearing bulbous fruit." What that had to do with the story I know not, but I remember now that the cover was similar to those of the trilogy which showed: Hobbit, the bulbous fruited tree, two emus and black birds on FotR; a mountain, tower, spider, river, and ariel black riders on TTT; and a volcano, war banners, mountains, and monsters on RotK.

So a new question then:

Who was the greatest of all Dwarven smiths Question Smilie
Im going to guess Telchar but i could be wrong. I still think Telchar is the greatest though Smoke Smilie
BTW, not sure if this is allowed, but i'd like to change my answer to Gamil Zirak
Gamil Zirak was Telchar's master and perhaps mentor, and was also well renowned, so im just covering up the holes Wink Smilie
Hmm, now that you mention it, Telchar did make angrist, narsil, and the dragon-helm. Ok....i'd like to change my answer back to Telchar, lol. Tongue Smilie
How do you guys know these things?

I've read the sil a few times UT, LOTR a few times and the hobbit a few times, but i can never think off the answer i keep forgetting stuff
Telchar is the answer for which I was looking. So Komosot gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

In what battle did Glaurung lead the Orcs to victory over the Noldor, beaking the Siege of Angband Question Smilie
Dagor Bragollach.
Komosot gets another Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What was 'as good a way of saying "here we are"' as he could think of, bar shouting Question Smilie
Right Perwing, a Pseudo-Silmaril to you. Happy Elf Smilie

After Tolkien's mother died, who became his legal guardian Question Smilie
Shortly after Tolkien's mother died, Father Francis Xavier Morgan became his legal guardian. Smile Smilie
Elentari31 has got it right and also a Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Which great servant of Morgoth issued forth from Angband two hundred years after Dagor Aglareb Question Smilie
I can only think of Glaurung. I'm guessing it's not Gothmog or Sauron.
Glaurung it was, so Uruk_Slayer gets the pretty bauble

Whom or what did Bilbo kill Question Smilie
Correct Perwing, have a Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who was the Captain of the Tower of Cirith Ungol when Frodo was imprisoned there Question Smilie
If that was a hint, I'd hate to see her club? Elf Winking Smilie

Still, Perwing gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

What role did the sons of Ulfang play in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad?

Ulfang and his sons, Uldor, Ulfast, and Ulwarth, followed the banner of Caranthir. In the heat of the battle they turned on the Sons of Feanor and granting Morgoth his victory in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. They were deemed faithless.
Komosot gets the Pseudo-Silmarillion for his correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

Where did the hobbits find a barrier with a large board saying NO ROAD Question Smilie
Right Perwing, another Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

In Hobbit lore, what sort of creature was Fastitocalon Question Smilie
Holy Macaroni!

I've been waiting all my life for this truly awesome question. One of my favorite little known creatures. Big Smile Smilie

They are the giant "turtle-fish" of hobbit folk-lore.
Komosot gets a Pseudo-Silmaril for his correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

Whose handmaid was Ilmar’ Question Smilie
Ilmare was the handmaiden of Varda.
Elf Smilie
Elfstone has the correct answer and a Pseudo-Silmaril in retrurn. Happy Elf Smilie

Who became the first King under the Mountain in Erebor Question Smilie
Thrain I
Right Komosot, you get a pretty bauble.

The tracker Orc told the Uruk to 'Go to your filthy Shriekers, and may they freeze the flesh off you!' Who were the 'Shriekers' Question Smilie
Nazgul ?
Yes Komosot, the Nazg’l. A Pseudo-Silmaril is yours. Happy Elf Smilie

In what city of N’menor was the court of the Kings Question Smilie
Komosot gets a Pseudo-Silmaril for his correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

However Komosot, I will have to ask you to let the next question be up for 24 hours before you answer it so that other people who are asleep when I post the questions have a chance at them. Were I to post more than one question a day, I might run out of them or at least have to did deeper to come up with new ones.

Anyway, after anyone correctly answers a question, please let the next one remain unanswered for 24 hours before answering it. That way no one will be hogging the action. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie


Who did Faramir imply were not 'wondrous fair to look upon' Question Smilie
Frodo and Sam
Okay Komosot, they have had their chance on this one, you may go ahead and answer it.
ok then hobbits in general.

because Faramir said that Elves were 'wondrous fair to look upon'
Elf With a Big Grin Smilie No mellie's answer is correct; however, she made her post while I was busy composing my post to Komosot; thus, I hadn't yet seen her answer when I finally made my post. The time lapse was due to my taking time out in the middle to raid the refrigerator for a Diet Dr. Pepper as I remember.

So Mellie gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Who 'munched and mumbled a bare old bone' Question Smilie
The troll in the song Sam sang after they had found Bilbos three trolls.
The troll that Tom Bombadill met....he was gnawing on one of Tom’s friends/relatives bones! was it right?
Both Aul’ and Amari’ were right; however Amari’ got there first. 'The Stone Troll' is poem number 7 in The Adventures of Tom Bombadil as well as the poem that Sam recites in The Fellowship of the Ring. Happy Elf Smilie

Why did Merry and Pippin have reason to thank Grishn’kh Question Smilie

Because he carried them away from the battle and from harm....but his intentions were not good!
Correct Aul’, so you get today's pretty bauble. Happy Elf Smilie

How did ’in die Question Smilie
Peredhil gets the Pseudo-Silmaril for the correct answer. Happy Elf Smilie

Name three members of the White Council other than Gandalf and Saruman Question Smilie
He died during Balin's failed attempt to retake Khazad Dum.
Or more precisely, he was gotted by the Watcher in the Water.
...the pool is up to the wall at Westgate. The Watcher in the Water took ’in. We cannot get out. The end comes, and then drums in the deep. ... they are coming.

So Peredhil had the general place and Val had the specific detail. (Val's word "gotted" sounds like one of my words, sort of like "cotched" for caught.) So I guess you can share the Pseudo-Silmaril.

Fill in the gap:

From dark __________ in the dim morning
with thane and captain rode Thengel's son

[Edited on 15/3/2003 by Grondmaster]
From dark Dunharrow in the dim morning
with thane and captain rode Thengel's son

Big Smile Smilie I cracked it GrondyBig Smile Smilie
And you get the Pseudo-Silmaril, Alu’. Happy Elf Smilie They are lines from the poem near the end of Chapter 3, Book I, of RotK entitled 'The Muster of Rohan' where the Rohirrim gather and start their ride towards Minas Tirith. That is the title of the chapter; I don't know if it also applies to the poem. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie

Who made a sign on Bilbo's door, saying 'Burglar wants a good job, plenty of Excitement and reasonable Reward' Question Smilie
Gandalf the Grey! Ol’rin! Mithrandir! Inc’nus! Thark’n!
Another pretty bauble for Aul’. Happy Elf Smilie

What was the likely origin of Saruman's nickname 'Sharkey' Question Smilie
It was probably Orkish in origin: sharku, 'old man'.
Shark’= old man
The orcminions of Saruman gave him this nickname in respect and reverence!
Mellie beat you to it Aul’, so she gets the Pseudo-Silmaril. Happy Elf Smilie

Can you fill in the blanks:
'Old ________, all big body, Old ________, can't spy me!'
Question Smilie
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