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Forum: The Books 12-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,992
Posted By urbanhiker
Gandalf goes to Dol Guldur

The recent film and a review of the appendices brought this question to my mind: how did Gandalf come to know, with certainty, that the evil power dwelling in Dol Guldur was Sauron?

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Forum: The Movies 12-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 60,435
Posted By urbanhiker
When he first entered the screen, Radagast was...

When he first entered the screen, Radagast was nowhere close to the image I've had in my head for years and years. I envisioned him as someone basically like Gandalf, but wearing different colors and...
Forum: The Books 12-09-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By urbanhiker
My opinion, and it is only an opinion, is that...

My opinion, and it is only an opinion, is that there are no rifles, artillery and other modern weapons of war in the Lord of the Rings because those things have little or less or no romantic or...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,313
Posted By urbanhiker
That is a very clear reference, thank you...

That is a very clear reference, thank you Inziladun. I guess in my mind, I am struggling to reconcile a mission to neutralize Smaug being worthy of Gandalf's direct involvement when the long fall of...
Forum: The Books 12-02-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,188
Posted By urbanhiker
I'm with Nerwen on this one. Fate steered...

I'm with Nerwen on this one. Fate steered Gollum's feet, just like Fate steered Bilbo's hands in the dark under the Misty Mountains. The event had already been played out in the great music of the...
Forum: The Books 12-01-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,313
Posted By urbanhiker
I like your idea Morthoron. The notion of Gandalf...

I like your idea Morthoron. The notion of Gandalf and the other wizards wandering the earth as rolling stones is something Tolkien also incorporated into Aragorn's character when he journeyed into...
Forum: The Books 12-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,313
Posted By urbanhiker
Speculation will provide us with all kinds of...

Speculation will provide us with all kinds of possible reasons why the actions of the Istari are unmentioned for the first 1,000 years after their arrival. Perhaps, as Inziladun has suggested, they...
Forum: The Books 12-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,313
Posted By urbanhiker
Silmaril The Istari and Arnor's fall

I apologize if this topic has been addressed previously, but I am curious. The Istari arrived around TA 1000, around the time or slightly after Sauron arose in Mirkwood and settled at Dol Gulder. The...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,269
Posted By urbanhiker
Interesting question, and it brings up another...

Interesting question, and it brings up another interesting question: if Boromir had been told by Denethor that Elrond was legitimate and trustworthy then why was Boromir so skeptical of Galadriel? He...
Forum: The Books 09-26-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,658
Posted By urbanhiker
Yes, well said! An incompletely perceived but...

Yes, well said! An incompletely perceived but powerful will contests the door of Mazarbul with Gandalf, and later after sparking into fire is revealed to be a Valaraukar, a Flame of Udun, and it all...
Forum: The Books 09-26-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,658
Posted By urbanhiker
This is my first post on the Barrow Downs forum,...

This is my first post on the Barrow Downs forum, and primarily I want to acknowledge Nerwen's articulate thoughts. Well said, Nerwen, particularly in regards to the nature of argument. We shouldn't...
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