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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Narmer the Numenorean

Fact: J.R.R. Tolkien stated that the Fourth Age began approximately 6000 years ago, ca. 4000 BC.

Fact: Archaeological evidence shows that Eurasia was in the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age at this...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-16-2019, 03:39 PM
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Views: 292,954
Posted By Huinesoron
Thank you! Does this mean I have to buy everyone...

Thank you! Does this mean I have to buy everyone a drink down at the Green Dragon at Bywater? :D

hS
Forum: The Books 01-10-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Huinesoron
This is certainly a valid point, and to address...

This is certainly a valid point, and to address my own idea critically, the Legendarium of the Book of Lost Tales changed repeatedly during the writing of it. So to adopt this approach in practice,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-09-2019, 04:15 AM
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Views: 292,954
Posted By Huinesoron
I knew Luthien_Tinuviel well over a decade ago,...

I knew Luthien_Tinuviel well over a decade ago, and have long since lost touch, but: happy birthday, Luthien!

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 01-04-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 213,214
Posted By Huinesoron
Ah, well then, #7 must be TWENTY, which is indeed...

Ah, well then, #7 must be TWENTY, which is indeed the number of Great Rings. 'Sweet and twenty' indeed (seriously, Shakespeare, what does that even mean?).

#9 could be several things, but TWO...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2019, 08:02 AM
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Views: 772
Posted By Huinesoron
You may be right. In which case, Homo naledi...

You may be right.

In which case, Homo naledi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_naledi) is probably the Orcs. ^_^

And if you don't like that one, I'll go with 'their subterranean dwellings...
Forum: Quiz Room 01-02-2019, 07:28 AM
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Views: 213,214
Posted By Huinesoron
#11 is making me think of ENEL, the mythical...

#11 is making me think of ENEL, the mythical founder of the Teleri: third elf to awaken, but quickly became leader of the largest tribe (due largely to Imin's selfishness).

hS
Forum: The Books 01-02-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Huinesoron
Pipe Slight topic shift, but sure: if the entire body...

Slight topic shift, but sure: if the entire body of the Legendarium comes from genuine historical documents, what non-documentary evidence would we expect to find?

1. The Changing of the World. A...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-28-2018, 01:49 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
5: Is this Shelob, and therefore EIGHT? Or...

5: Is this Shelob, and therefore EIGHT? Or Ungoliant and her brood in Nan Dungortheb, same answer.

The closest thing the actual Haunted Pass has to a terror is the Black Gate, which has ZERO...
Forum: The Books 12-18-2018, 03:46 AM
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Views: 772
Posted By Huinesoron
Question Transmission theory - what if it's ALL true?

There are four main transmission theories mentioned in Tolkien's work:

-The Lost Tales, told to Eriol/Aelfwine by the elves of Tol Eressea, and written down by him in the Golden Book of Tavrobel....
Forum: Quiz Room 12-18-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 32,944
Posted By Huinesoron
EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the...

EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the context, if you can).

1. Lawks! (Merry, Crickhollow).
2. Garn! (A mild expletive preferred in ruffian and orkish circles).
3. Blast! (Uttered by...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-14-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 166,596
Posted By Huinesoron
You're actually... really close with that,...

You're actually... really close with that, despite being in completely the wrong place. ^_^ You've definitely hit the themes correctly, and the right persons are... let's say referenced, for...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-14-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 32,944
Posted By Huinesoron
THINGS WITH WINGS 1. The Crown of Gondor ...

THINGS WITH WINGS

1. The Crown of Gondor
2. Roac (a raven)
3. The Great Eagles
4. Elwing
5. Balrog's shadow
6. The cold chicken in Bilbo's pantry
7. Ondoher's army at the Disaster of the...
Forum: The Books 12-13-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Huinesoron
I'm not sure you're right about Erebor. Certainly...

I'm not sure you're right about Erebor. Certainly the Mountain was under siege, but how well could they withstand that? I'm remembering that Moria held against Sauron's entire army during his...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-13-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 32,944
Posted By Huinesoron
1. Ninnyhammer 2. Descendant of rats 3....

1. Ninnyhammer
2. Descendant of rats
3. Láthspell
4. Dotard
5. Booby (said William to Tom)
6. Stinker (Sam, of Gollum)
7. Stormcrow
8. Craven (Glaurung, of Turin)
9. Base, cringing worm...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-11-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 32,944
Posted By Huinesoron
1. Ninnyhammer 2. Descendant of rats 3....

1. Ninnyhammer
2. Descendant of rats
3. Láthspell
4. Dotard
5. Booby (said William to Tom)
6. Stinker (Sam of Gollum)
7. Stormcrow
8. Craven (Glaurung)
9. Base, cringing worm (Sauron to...
Forum: The Books 12-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Huinesoron
Ah, now I know what you're thinking of. I didn't...

Ah, now I know what you're thinking of. I didn't recognise the line, but the only place I know of that could contain it as a chant would be one of the epic poems. Sure enough, in the Lay of Leithian,...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Huinesoron
Agreed. That's true of every historical empire...

Agreed. That's true of every historical empire (it's notable that the Romans 'wiped out' the pre-invasion tribal names in Britain, only to have them reappear on gravestones less than a generation...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-10-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 166,596
Posted By Huinesoron
None of those people are invol-- no, wait. ...

None of those people are invol-- no, wait.

None of those people are presen-- hang on.

None of those people are physically present for the incident (and it is a specific incident) in question.
...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Huinesoron
You're right! Sort of & maybe. This is tied up in...

You're right! Sort of & maybe. This is tied up in the Faring Forth, which is a fairly nebulous idea from the end of the original legendarium. The quote I think you're thinking of is this:



Does...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Huinesoron
Ooh, I like this question. I mean, I think...

Ooh, I like this question.

I mean, I think you're wrong. Tolkien was never very fond of 'enemy POV' in his stories - the most we get is lines like 'Orcs would after laughing tell' in the Lay of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-06-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 292,954
Posted By Huinesoron
Seconded! A very happy birthday to the Downs'...

Seconded! A very happy birthday to the Downs' most dedicated birthday happy-er, Galadriel55!

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 32,944
Posted By Huinesoron
1. Piddles in the Dark - When you are in danger...

1. Piddles in the Dark - When you are in danger of being eaten underground but really need the toilet OR Be careful where you tread in Gollum's cave.
2. Of the Coming of Men into the Nest - Beowulf...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 166,596
Posted By Huinesoron
Well, to avoid you having to do two in a row,...

Well, to avoid you having to do two in a row, here's one in a rather different style:



hS
Forum: Quiz Room 12-04-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 32,944
Posted By Huinesoron
... what I really need at this point is a...

... what I really need at this point is a raised-eyebrow smiley.

Change a letter of a chapter title ... any Tolkien chapter ... to give another slant on the story. Or more than one letter,...
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