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Forum: The Books 10-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,282
Posted By JeffF.
Legolas Silvan by culture Sindarin by ancestry

According to Unfinished Tales in the chapter about Galadriesl and Celeborn, Thranduil, Legolas' father, was a Sindarin Elf who ruled over Silvan elves. Both the Sindar and the Noldor seem to have...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,282
Posted By JeffF.
Elvish numbers fairly large at end of SA

Tolkien wrote in the Silmarillion about the host of the Last Alliance of Men and Elves when it gathered at Imladris (Rivendell) that, "none greater has been mustered (in Middle Earth) since the host...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,282
Posted By JeffF.
Nature/Cause of the weariness of Eldar in the Third Age

Did Tolkien ever write anything about what the cause was of the weariness the High Elves felt during the Third Age? Given the thousands of years of their struggles against evil in the First and...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,283
Posted By JeffF.
The Eye Was Sauron's physical form

in the Silmarillion chapter called Akallabeth, near the end, Tolkien wirtes that (in the fall of Numenor) " Sauron was robbed of that shape in which he had wrought so great an evil, so that he could...
Forum: The Books 08-31-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,704
Posted By JeffF.
UT decscription

One of the points made in UT was that Denethor was not trained in the use of the stones therefore the strain on him was greater. i think that each warden of a stone would have had assistants to...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,704
Posted By JeffF.
Where to look

I don't think that was as great a problem as you state, take Umbar Any gathering of the Corsair fleet or preparations for war would take place in that great harbor. If the Haradrim invaded they must...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,704
Posted By JeffF.
Palantiri usage

I would think that the Kingdoms in Exile would have kept the stones in nearly continuous usage. Given their knowledge of astronomy (Unfinished Tales Description of Numenor) they must have known...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,704
Posted By JeffF.
Focus

Hi Rumil,

I think the example of Sauron not spotting the Rohirrim is one of focus, a similar problem to modern aerial surveillance. If your system is focusing on a small point to gain clarity or...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,704
Posted By JeffF.
The Military uses of the Palantiri.

As most of you know I'm particularly interested in the military aspects of M-E. LotR shows some uses of the Palantiri that reveal their usefulness as a source of Intelligence on the enemy e.g. what...
Forum: The Books 08-26-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,152
Posted By JeffF.
Trade Routes

Don't forget the wine of Dorwinion (Northeast of the Sea of Ruhn) which was valued by Thradnuil's elves (from the Hobbit).

There must have been much overseas trade by Gondor (with whom I can't...
Forum: The Books 08-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,683
Posted By JeffF.
High Elves

Another factor to consider is that most of hte Noldor would not have been to Aman rather they would be descendants of those. The various disasters sufered by the Noldor kingdoms in Beleriand must...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,804
Posted By JeffF.
Purpose and Practice

Just wanted to point out that the Purpose and the Practice of power can be two very different things. Take gunpowder, the Chinse intended that it be used to create magnificent fireworks to celebrate...
Forum: The Books 07-24-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,813
Posted By JeffF.
Gollum at Mordor

The Tale of the Years in RotK states that Gollum was captured in Mordor but why did he go there? I know that he was searching for the Ring but what reason would he search in Mordor (only to be...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,901
Posted By JeffF.
Difference in scale in the two maps

I recently got out the maps in the Silmarillion and the map in Unfinished Tales (UT)(which is an updated version of the one in LotR). I realized that the distance from the hill Himring to the Ered...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,729
Posted By JeffF.
The Horn

The horn was given to Merry by Eowyn (See Many Partings RotK), it was made by the Dwarves and was part of the hoard of Scatha the Worm. Eorl the young brought it with him when the Rohirrim emigrated...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,170
Posted By JeffF.
Angmar King or Kingdom

There is also the possibility that the Kingdom of Angmar was named after the inidvidual whose name was Angmar. The name has no previous affiliation with any region in the North and appears only...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,644
Posted By JeffF.
Sauron & the Three

Though he did not ever touch them they were made with his assistance & knowledge of craft, this probably explains why he exerted less influence on the Three but as stated in LotR all they did with...
Forum: The Books 07-14-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,544
Posted By JeffF.
Perspective

I don't think Gandalf's ring necessarily provided protection for the Shire. THe Shire was relatively small and the population was small, Eriador alone was an immense area (the distance from the...
Forum: The Books 07-09-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,170
Posted By JeffF.
The creature Gothmog at the Siege of Minas Tirith

I never imagined that Gothmog, Lieutenant of Minas Morgul as he is called in RotK, was an orc. Given the hierarchy of Sauron's forces his Nazgul seem to be the leaders of his forces particularly in...
Forum: The Books 07-09-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,718
Posted By JeffF.
What broke the darkness at the Siege of Minas Tirith?

The discussion on magic and power made me think of this.

Prior to the siege Sauron creates darkness over Minas Tirith to enhance the morale of his orcs who detest the light and perhpas to protect...
Forum: The Books 07-09-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,893
Posted By JeffF.
Not just the Maia and Wizards and Ringbearers

The Elves were considered by men to be magical beings though the Elves seemed not to understand what men or hobbits meant by 'magic.'

The Elf blades that glowed in the presense of evil would be an...
Forum: The Books 07-09-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,901
Posted By JeffF.
Rending the Very Earth

after thinking more about it the powers and force that could rend the very earth in such a horrific manner would probably not be an even effect of lowering or raising the whole rather a mix of both...
Forum: The Books 07-09-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,901
Posted By JeffF.
Correction to my earlier

According to Unfinished Tales It was the hill of Himring that survived as the island Himling off the coast of Northern Ered Luin and not the Gulf of Luhn. It is interesting that this hill, not a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-08-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 256,046
Posted By JeffF.
Dennis McKiernan books

I like the stories of his Middle Earth-like world. I particularly like the Silver Duology which is plainly (thinly disguised) his version of the Dwarves retaking Moria.
Forum: The Books 07-08-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,901
Posted By JeffF.
Beleriand & Lindon

I'm away from my books but I remember reading that Mount Dolmed in Beleriand survived as an island off the coast of Ered Lindon near the Gulf of Lune and the Dwarf holds in Northern and Southern Ered...
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