Page 264 of the Unfinished Tales remarks in passing that "the courage and hardihood required" of Boromir to make his journey from Minas Tirith to Rivendell "ws not fully recognized in the narrative". Boromir himself remarks (page 239 FotR) that it took 110 days and that it covered (page 365) 1200 miles. Are the following points worth discussion:
1. It seems odd that the heir to the Stewardship would leave without a riding horse, a pack animal or an escort. There is no mention that he has a bow and arrows (hence no hunting), a spear or any other weapons besides a sword and shield.
2. It is hard to imagine that he would have to walk 400 miles to Edoras without being detected by the Rohirrim. They do loan him a horse at some point. Presumably, …Read more >
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I finished reading The Lost Road And Other Writings.
I'm going to have to take a break from reading Tolkien for a while. Honestly, I'm just plain burned out on his works right now.
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I'm almost through reading The Lost Road And Other Writings.
The multiple different conceptions of Tolkienian Elves and Tolkienian Elvish languages in the The History Of Middle-Earth series has been very confusing to me. I was especially confused about the references to Gnomes and Gnomish at first.Read more >
I'm currently reading the The History Of Middle-Earth series. Specifically, I'm on The Lost Road And Other Writings right now.
I've read The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord Of The Rings, but I plan to reread them after I've read the The History Of Middle-Earth series. I'll see those books from a totally different perspective.Read more >
okay , i have a question , why did frodo get bitten by shelob even thgouh he was wearing his dwarf-made coat of mithrilmail ?? dont you think that the spiders fangs was able to bite him and the mithril coat didnt block it ???Read more >
What do you think Tom Bombadil is? I personally believe that he is Orome for is it not said, "That he still comes among the peoples of Middle-Earth yet he is rarely seen by men today".Read more >
I just have a question: What would you have done if you were Feanor, your father had just died, your prized possessions had been usurped, and the light of your kingdom had dissappeared? What would you have done?Read more >
You may or may not have known about this, but Sir Christopher Lee, the actor who played Saruman and many others, has died this sunday, in his hospital bed. He lived a long life, and did many awesome things. He will be remembered.
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Hi guys, i just this simple question : Are you sure that gandalf is one of the Maia ?
One of my friend read the books and saif there is nowhere noted that he's one of the Maia. Can someone give me a proof ( in the book or somewhere) that he is a maia ? :x
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Though I understand the criticisms, I think the version of "Differences" I read was useful, and the re-write suggestions were mainly about form. I think that there are some general principles that exist in the books that are distorted or abandoned in the film, to the detriment of the latter.
1. Deliberation. The longest chapter in the book is The Council of Elrond. Those who have arrived at Rivendell seemingly by chance go over all of the facts that are known of the Ring. At the end, after Frodo says he will take the Ring, Elrond says, "If I understand aright all that I have heard . . . ." In other words, it's not a light decision, or one he had thought all along. It was arrived at by carefully analyzing all the facts.
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Hello. Does anyone here play minecraft if so, lets start an LOTR adventure map.Read more >
Hey guys, is it true that there will be a tv series of The Silmarillion and The History of the Middle-earth?Read more >
Hello all, I am fairly new on this wiki and would like to invite you to my Middle Earth RolePlay wiki, the link is below
If you need an example to go off of, please visit my other RPG:
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The "Did Balrogs have wings?" debate has reached legendary (and to outsiders often comical) proportions. The books are ambiguous on the matter, but the movies follow the interpretation that they did have "wings of shadow". Could they fly? Did they even need wings to fly? Could they have had skeletal wings yet still be flightless?
Discussion has occurred as to whether the Balrogs had wings. Nothing has been decided conclusively, although the Balrog in the Peter Jackson film version of The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) was clearly winged, and did not fly.The debate mainly comes from The Bridge of Khazad-dûm, a chapter in The Fellowship of the Ring. There are two references in this chapter.
- "His enemy halt…
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Some said the Balrog is immune to physical damage but others said one got killed with it.Read more >
What is YT? Can you explain the other ages like FA and etc. What are the meaning of those nicknames?
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Are the silmarills and the three rings of the elves the same?Read more >
Who lived in the Lands of the Sun/New Lands was it men? Ogres? Wild Beasts? They're there, so someone should live there.Read more >
Why should a black arrow be used to kill Smaug? What about shooting Smaug at the weak spot with a normal arrow & why not use normal arrow to kill Smaug(by hitting his weak spot)?Read more >
If Sauron and Voldemort were in a fight, who would be victorious?
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My Opinion: Sauron would slay Voldemort because he is a more powerful being. Voldemort's spells probably wouldn't work on Sauron because he's immortal. Besides, Sauron has the One Ring which, as seen in the FotR prologue, gives him supernatural strength so that he can send dozens of soldiers flying with a swing of his mace. Also, in the Hobbit as well as LotR, he is very good at controlling fire and using dark sorcery. Even though Voldemort can use cool spells, he is no match for the Dark Lord Sauron.
Wow Peter Jackson is going to film The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth as a 10-season TV series! Tolkien Estate had provided him the copyright license. That's fabulous! But only one thing, is please Mr.Jackson, do not amend so many parts like The Hobbit! And hope it's not a hoax!Read more >
Hey guys, can I get your attention? Do you think, the darkness will come again to the middle-earth or the undying lands and there will be a new Dark lord? If there is a new dark lord, who would it be??? Is it possible that Gandalf will become a valar if he will become more powerful? What happen to the two blue wizards? Are they inform that the dark lord is dead and the world is safe again?
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Each year a Tolkien languages conference is held somewhere in the world. It's called Omentielva. This year's one is from 6 - 9 August at the Greisinger Museum in Jenins, Switzerland.
Anyone can register as a non-attending participant for 25 Euros, which entitles you to a copy of the published proceedings.
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Hello can i get some answers to my questions?If that is no problem tnx.
1.Who rule Erebor,Iron Hills.Blue Mountins,Gliitering Caves,Helms Deep,Orocarni,Grey Mountin?
2.Dragons still alives?
3.What is hapeneed with all hobits?
4.what is hapened with Vampires and Werewolfs?
5.Can Valar be killed?
6.how is Ancalagon killed when he are largest dragon in history?
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After 5 days of hard work, with - Darkchylde’s help and DarkLantern, HiddenVale’s encouragement. The pages are finally done. Although improvements are still required, I wanna to thank the 3 users above.Read more >
I am now planning to create The Lord of the Rings Soundtracks pages. Hope it will go smooth too.
1.Which race would take it?
2.What would it be?
3.IF you chose king where you create kingdom?
a)In a hole in the ground
b)Under Mountin(like Erebor or Minas Trith)
c)Deep undergound in a stronghold
d)A place in-tune with the wildlife
4.What would be trained soldier?
5.With Which kingdom/people you will create alliance?
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Hello can I get answers to my question?If that is no problem tnx.
1.Who rule in Erebor,Iron Hils,Blue mountains,Glittering Caves,Helms Deep,Orocarni,Grey Mountin?
2.Is Durin VII still alive,and did he have son?
3.Orcs/trols/gobling where they rule in four age?
4.What is hapened with Hobit?Allive or dead?
5.I think Orcs/goblins/trols dont have "women"?if no how thay born?
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As of now, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is still in theaters, but if you're like me, you knew you wanted your own copy even when you were buying tickets. Well, we're in luck! Here is some information that will help us continue our quest of owning the complete Hobbit film trilogy - in crisp, clear full HD, as it was meant to be seen - as well as what we can expect from the extras!
THE GOOD NEWS: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the DVD / Blu-ray / Digital HD will be available on March 24th! :)
THE BAD NEWS: It's not March 24th yet! :P
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 2-Disc DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- Recruiting the Five Ar…
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Hey, I'm FrostBite, but you guys can call me frost! I am a Mirkwood elf, that can turn into a wolf, freeze anything, and i can fly. I'm also totally in love with Legolas Greenleaf, son of Thranduil!!! I hope most of you get to know me and like me!!
A tribute to me and Legolas!!!!! Cx --------------------------l
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Heys my fellow Bibliophiles! ...Okay, I'm not so great the 'reading all the things' but my friend James is.
He... well... Basically he just never stops. Anyway, he keeps a vlog for Felecia Day's Geek and Sundry where he suggests books based on things you already know and love!
He's done a Vlog specifically about Goblins in celebration of The Hobbit! (plus steampunk and an author interview!)
Radtastic, right?! He likes attention so, y'know, give 'm some. ...and Read This!Read more >
Admit it. You’ve probably fantasized before about being able to scare off your enemies with a powerful wizard's staff or by having your own horn of Gondor! We’re making a list of the top 21 ways to save the day if you find yourself in a sticky situation so, tell us, what’s your go-to move from your favorite movie, comic, TV show, or book?
Click on this link to share what you would do in the comments -- and bonus points for clever GIFs! And make sure you check back to see if your submission made the final cut!Read more >
Clearly, (at least in the movies and video games), Fell beasts were powerful creatures and were deadly offensive predators, especially with the Nazgûl on them. They could choose either to bite their prey (less attacking radius but increased damage) or swoop down on them (larger attacking radius), scattering enemies apart or outright crushing them. If a Fell beast snatched a soldier, they could easily fly high into the air and drop their hapless victim to his death far below. Fell beasts were feared for their ferocity and speed, and were known as the fastest creatures in Middle-Earth since Smaug, the last great Fire-Drake.
Being a fully-grown dragon, Smaug was both massive and powerful, possessing physical strength great en…
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So before I get started on this wiki I need to tell you I see a lot of things wrong with this wiki a lot of things that should be improved or changed. Many articles talk about things that a seperate (movie potrayal vs book potrayal) through one another like they are the same thing. Also a lot of information is missing regarding the history of middle earth series and finally a lot of templates are unclear or far to white to stick out as templates.Read more >
Was Túrin blind?
"....[Turin : ] What a sweet grace of fortune! Brown as a berry she was, small and slim as an elf-child, none could mistake her" Then Mablung was amazed, and he said "But some mistake is here! Not such was your sister. She was tall and her eyes were blue, her hair fine gold. The very likeness in woman’s form of Hurin her father. You cannot have seen her!"
"Can I not, Can i not, Mablung?" he cried "But why no? For see, I am blind! Did you not know? Blind! Blind! Groping since childhood in a dark mist of Morgoth!"
Was that pararaph proof? Or was he perhaps being metaphoric? Or maybe he was describing Lalaith being unaware of Nienor? I can hardly believe he was able to fight so many Orcs and slay Glaurung while not a…
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Has Smaug himself also ever intruded any type of location before?Read more >
Recently Wikia launched the "map" feature. As soon as I saw it I thought of using them on the lotr wiki. It would be neat to put them on location pages, showing where, for example, Gondolin is, or more notably, Minas Tirith.
Just a thought. I think it we should activate the Maps feature here.
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In Peter Jacksons Hobbit trilogy we see his depiction of the black arrow.
So what exactly is a black arrow and what do we know about it? If large iron arrows launched from seige devices are all that is needed to penetrate a dragons hide than what is the signifigance of a black arrow? Let's do a thorough analysis and come up with some rational, logical theories as to what exactly Jacksons black arrows are.
Balin: Girion, the lord of the city, rallied his bowmen to fire upon the beast. But a dragon's hide is tough, tougher than the strongest armor. Only a Black Arrow fired from a wind-lance could have pierced the dragon's hide. And few of those arrows were ever made. The store was running low when Girion made his last stand.
Dwarves are some of …
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Hey all, hoping everyone is doing great and in fine health. My album is finished - called The Silmarillion Symphony EP.1: The Deeps of Time. My pre-order sale is ending in the next 24 hours or so, and I hope many of you Silmarillion readers will go and grab one. If you order in the next day, you'll get the digital copy before the general public does, and get a great deal too. I'll be signing the hard copies, which are $12 shipping worldwide if you get them now. If you're overseas and think 5 of your friends would like one, I'll set you up with a great deal that won't be possible after tomorrow.
Also, if you've been disappointed that there might not be new movie soundtrack-like music for The Silmarillion, this album is for you!
You can pre-or…Read more >
The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Bluray 3D and Blu-ray on November 4th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this extended cut of the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 25 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans. Both versions of the Extended Edition include more than nine hours of new bonus features that will enrich the experience of the Trilogy as fans gear up for the December 17 theatrical release of the third and fi…
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Giveaway Contest (the “Promotion") is a sweepstakes promotion where individuals who create an account and leave a comment on the blog (note: you must be logged in to leave a comment) will be eligible to be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Accounts and blog entries completed from 12:01 on November 5, 2014 to 23:59 on November 14, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”) will be eligible to win one (1) prizes.
One (1) winner will receive the following: a Blu-Ray copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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We're kind of excited about this news! Hypable reports that a much beloved actor from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy will be contributing to the soundtrack for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but can you guess who it is? If you guessed Billy Boyd, aka Pippin, give yourself a pat on the back!
Boyd will perform a new song titled “The Last Goodbye” for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ end credits. He co-wrote the song with Hobbit producers Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh. We will forever remember him as the adorable Pippin, but Boyd is actually the lead singer in a band named Beecake, which means he does have music experience!
Of course, we will forever remember that scene in Two Towers when he sang "Edge of the Night" so we'…Read more >
Having achieved the 5,000-article goal, we have qualified for listing at http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Hub:Big_wikis - and I've listed us there. When we reach 10,000 articles, we can change our star from yellow to orange. I may not be around then!Read more >
I've been working on a musical illustration of The Silmarillion. I've spent the best part of this year composing a boatload of music, and now I'd like to share it with you. I would love if you would visit the website (linked below) or the kickstarter (also below). The CD comes out in late October!
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Ever since I have read the Silmarilion I have been puzzled about why manwe is the king of the valar. Personaly I think Ulmo (the king of the sea) should be the lord seeing as water is in everything whereas Manwe is lord of air wich is nowhere near as powerful as water. Please can somebody tell me Tolkiens motives for making manwe the king of the valar?Read more >