Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 847 times:
Frodo got the mithril coat as a gift from Bilbo.
The healing herb is known in Elvish as Athelas. It has healing powers only in the hands of Elves and the Men from Westernesse.
The magic word written in mithril over the gates of Khazad Dum (Moria) is "Friend" in Elvish.
The Last Battle was the battle in the Shire.
Sharkey is Saruman's manservant, known as Grima Wormtongue to the riders of Rohan.
The first two I have to look up. I do remember that he sword of Aragorn is the Sword that was broken, the sword used by Elendil. Frodos father was a Brandybuck.
Some more Trivia questions:
- what is the fate of the 7 rings of the Dwarfs?
- who was Sauron's overlord?
- why was Shelob exiled to MiddleEarth by the Maia and Valar?
- what was the role of the Witchking of Angmar in the 3rd age?
Klmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 840 times:
Jwenting, you are right on all except on the Sharkey question. Sharkey=Saruman but I'll look it up just to make sure.
Did you get your questions from the "appendices"? They are somewhat unfamiliar to me (I never read the appendices).
Christianbothe From Germany, joined Jan 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 836 times:
The seven rings of the dwarfs are lost or consumed by dragons.
The ancient evil overlord "of whom Sauron was but a servant" is of course Morgoth.
Shelob in fact was not exiled. She is believed to be one of the last descendants of Ungolianth, who together with the above mentioned Morgoth killed the two trees of Valinor and took the Silmarils in the Elder Days and was exiled for this.
The Witchking of Angmar in the Third Age served Sauron as captain of the Ringwraiths.
These questions are mostly taken from the Silmarillion, which is agreat book by the way as it gives the Lord of the Ring a much bigger frame. I believe only if you have read the Silmarillion you can fully appreciate the aspects of the fading of the elves and the Numenoreans and the real "historical" importance of the story.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 815 times:
Okay my turn...
- The abandoned city in the middle of the Anduin was called:
- King Elessar ruled with one functioning Palantir....where did it originate(in the story at least)?
- Sam Gamgee's dad was:
- After the Battle at the gates of Minas Tirith, when Denethor burned and Faramir had fallen and was ill, who was technically in charge of the city!?
Geez. I never realized what a nerd I was! Great book though. A true tale of good triumphing over evil. You know, I worried that New Line Cinema had bitten off more than it could chew when it tackled this film project, but, in the need to escape from the realities of the headlines, I predict America will make this movie a huge winner.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 806 times:
Klm fan, right on those two.
Merry! Great guess, but no...technically the ruler of Gondor became Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. He however deferred to Aragorn, who had yet to make his claim to the throne. Aragorn advised all that their leader should be Gandalf until the battle with Sauron was done, one way or the other.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 805 times:
Will the upcoming movie(s) be a success? Probably. Will they do justice to the books? Certainly not!
The story in the LOTR is immense and beautifully tied together. To really do it justice, you would have to not miss any of it.
You could probably do it as a miniseries, maybe 100 or more hours in length. But the cost would be astronomical, and most people who have been raised on half-hour sitcoms and can't even hold an attention span longer than a 2-hour movie. The miniseries would end up a cult item, satisfying the Tolkien nuts (like me), but it would fly right over the head of 97% of the population.
I'll see the movies when they come out. But I fully expect that at least 75% of the various parallel plots will be missing, along with 90% of the scenes.
It should be enjoyable, if I can, for the duration of the film, forget that I ever read the books.
Klmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 801 times:
I'm looking at the map of Middle Earth now, the only thing which resembles a city in the middle of the Anduin is CAIR ANDROS. Is this right?
From L-188: Who sang the song, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins?"
How many times did Sam become Mayor? (Can be found in the Appendix)
What name was given to Aragorn when he was brought to Imladris at the age of 2?
Who was the last ruling steward of Minas Tirith?
Cfalk, I've seen the trailer of "The Fellowship of the ring". Doesn't look that bad, many special effects, the black riders look awesome! I will certainly go to the cinema (it's coming December 20th here in Austria). In most cases the books prove to be better than the film, e.g. "North and South" Trilogy but we'll see if that's the case with LOTR.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 803 times:
Charles, I agree..
While I eagerly await the new film(s), the true splendor of Lord of the Rings was Tolkien's ability to mesh with your own imagination and put you right there during the Quest.
I credit Lord of the Rings with jump starting my imagination and creativity at an early age..plus, at an age when young people need a center of balance, Lord of the Rings provides incredible moral concrete...devotion, teamwork, courage, and most of all the value of friendship. I recommend anyone in their teens to start reading...it's tough sometimes, and you may not quite "get" everything at once, but stay with it. You'll find that your own mind can be a more incredible place to watch an epic than on a movie screen!
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 801 times:
KLM Cair Andros is where the river spilts into the water falls on the northern borders of Gondor...keep looking a little further south...
I believe Aragorn was called Estel ?
Sam was mayor seven times.
The last ruling steward...is a trick question. Outwardly it would seem that Faramir would be, but during his coronation King Elessar proclaimed "that office is not ended and shall be yours and your heirs"...so though Faramir went to Ithilien to be Prince of that land, his line would always be the "backup" plan in case the line of Elessar failed.