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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Hmm. How true is this? The story of the Fall of...

Hmm. How true is this? The story of the Fall of Man is pretty well known, despite the Silm's protestations:



The Athrabeth puts this story into narrative, which makes it clear that Morgoth's...
Forum: The Books Yesterday, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By Huinesoron
Oh, absolutely Sauron. You seal that question...

Oh, absolutely Sauron. You seal that question with this quote:



The last lines of the Valaquenta are also highly instructive:



In other words, Sauron was considered 'less evil' because...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-13-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,380
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Posted By Huinesoron
What is a patron? Either someone who supports...

What is a patron? Either someone who supports you, or someone who is your customer. By and large, Formendacil's clues don't have a straight component ('Rana' is the main exception, with its...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-13-2018, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Okay, 'Pan-Dora' means 'all-gift', so the closest...

Okay, 'Pan-Dora' means 'all-gift', so the closest name that actually exists in Middle-earth would be ANNATAR, 'Lord of Gifts'.

Is there another Pandora? There's a handful of real people with the...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Phonetic rendition of "and" or "an' "?...

Phonetic rendition of "and" or "an' "? Ear-an'-dill, coming to a MacTelcontar's near you!

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 11-12-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,380
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Posted By Huinesoron
For the Pickle clue: dill pickles are a thing,...

For the Pickle clue: dill pickles are a thing, and EARENDIL is a wanderer who has, I guess, a pig's ear at the beginning? It might be a delicacy somewhere.

Or ELENDIL, with no idea how the first...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Huinesoron
It looks like what you're remembering is the idea...

It looks like what you're remembering is the idea that Tharbad remained inhabited down to 2912. This ultimately goes back to the Tale of Years, which states:



This is the aftermath of the Fell...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-08-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Still on #3, is it possibly NOLDOR, who are 'too...

Still on #3, is it possibly NOLDOR, who are 'too dignified' to be known as 'gnomes'? 'Cut down' could be indicating the fact that a gnome, these days, is usually small. (The answer could also be just...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-31-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
... -_- Every time there's a Pervinca clue no-one...

... -_- Every time there's a Pervinca clue no-one can crack, I know it's going to involve either a pop culture reference or a cruel pun.

So, subject me = I, and Desperate DAN gives, in a...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Oh! FIF-TEEN BIRDS IN FIVE FIR TREES! hS

Oh!

FIF-TEEN BIRDS IN FIVE FIR TREES!

hS
Forum: The Books 10-24-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Huinesoron
Darn. I could argue your first point, but Vampire...

Darn. I could argue your first point, but Vampire Thu-Sauron has slain me.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 10-22-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Oops... [s] would be strikethrough if this were...

Oops... [s] would be strikethrough if this were HTML (and if the brackets were pointy). I tried to make a Tolkien joke but flubbed the delivery (story of my life...!).

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 10-22-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
... is it WILDERLAND, being the lands that Laura...

... is it WILDERLAND, being the lands that Laura Ingold Ingalls Wilder wrote about?

General theme is looking to be The Hobbit, but I've not got a guess at the password yet.

I keep coming back...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 10-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Huinesoron
Children of Hurin edition

Turin always has an elaborate (/stupid) plan for catching the wolves. He refuses to share it with anyone. The wolves are fine with this, because frankly he's just going to mess it up anyway.
...
Forum: The Books 10-12-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Huinesoron
The earliest confirmed beard is Mahtan's, who had...

The earliest confirmed beard is Mahtan's, who had one before the death of the Trees. If you take Tolkien's weirder writings into account, this grew early in his second stage of life (out of three),...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Huinesoron
Speaking of Mim, checking in Children of Hurin I...

Speaking of Mim, checking in Children of Hurin I find that Khim took an arrow to the chest, and yet still managed to make it the rest of the way home (a full day's journey for Turin's company), and...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-08-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
So is it Bilbo for the same reasons? hS

So is it Bilbo for the same reasons?

hS
Forum: The Books 10-07-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Huinesoron
-_- to both of you. But it's too late, I'm now a...

-_- to both of you. But it's too late, I'm now a Balrog Tail Truther. I shall seek out every reference that could possibly indicate a tail and spread the message far and wide.

Speaking of the...
Forum: The Books 10-04-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,691
Posted By Huinesoron
I thought it hewed very closely to the Silm theme...

I thought it hewed very closely to the Silm theme that most evil in the world doesn't come from the Dark Lord, but from the Children of Iluvatar doing things which could be classified as 'extremely...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
#7: smug, barely perturbed, could be SMAUG. ...

#7: smug, barely perturbed, could be SMAUG.

#6: I want to suggest one of the dragons with golden hides, which would be Smaug again or GLAURUNG.

hS
Forum: The Books 10-03-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By Huinesoron
Ring On Elvish Weddings

So far as I can tell, the Downs doesn't seem to have a thread devoted to this topic (though this one over in Movies touches on it (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=11854)), and I've just...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-03-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Both correct! 'Letter' is a nasty little clue...

Both correct! 'Letter' is a nasty little clue because there's no actual anagram involved (I think you got it - what's scrambled in an anagram is letters). The Undergate (which Sam tries to follow the...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-02-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Not Undertowers - though you're actually half...

Not Undertowers - though you're actually half right.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 10-02-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Yes to both of you. :D Tilion is of course best...

Yes to both of you. :D Tilion is of course best known for stalking Arien so much that he scorched the Moon on one side.

Two to go!

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 10-02-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,380
Views: 203,715
Posted By Huinesoron
Well maybe I'm not very good at cryptic clues....

Well maybe I'm not very good at cryptic clues. ^_^ But you guessed it, so maybe I actually am?

Three to go. Number 2 appears in Book 4, numbers 11 & 13 appear in Book 1 (and in fact in adjacent...
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