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Old 09-02-2022, 01:09 PM   #1
Mithadan
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Withgisl's Tale By SharkŻ

SharkŻ is one of the original four administrators of the Barrow-Downs. He is responsible for many of the encyclopedia entries linked to our splash page (yes, we have a splash page). Thoughtful, insightful and a dedicated student of Tolkien, he, unfortunately, has not visited here for some time.

Withgisl's Tale is a clever story within a story. It tells of an ancient legend of the Rohirrim, set against a framing of an upcoming battle with Orcs.

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Old 09-24-2022, 07:58 AM   #2
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It is quite clever, isn't it? I feel like the tale-in-a-tale conceit is one Tolkien quite enjoyed but never did enough with, so it's nicely fitting. Using the Rohirrim for the story was a good choice, because they don't have good records or memories of the First Age - their tales don't have to match what the rest of the Legendarium tells us, because they're just... tales.

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