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Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 04:24 PM
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Posted By cellurdur
I would say so. All those weapons you mentioned...

I would say so. All those weapons you mentioned were forged in the first age. For comparison look at how Sting is able to slice through Shelob's web, but even the blade from the Barrow Downs can't....
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,115
Posted By cellurdur
It seems like this is something that Men can't do...

It seems like this is something that Men can't do except the ones with Elvish blood, but we have seen the Pukel men and Eol do similar.
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,087
Posted By cellurdur
I am not an expert in language, but even the...

I am not an expert in language, but even the Queen's accent and pronunciation has changed in the last quarter of a century. New generations were being born and I imagine that despite having regular...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 02:15 PM
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Posted By cellurdur
Yes, but the damage was done after Merry had...

Yes, but the damage was done after Merry had already stabbed him with what appears to be a deadly blow.

But above all the timid and terrified Bearer had resisted him, had dared to strike at him...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,572
Posted By cellurdur
I am not sure the witch-king did think being hit...

I am not sure the witch-king did think being hit by a normal blade would kill him.

I think we have to look back at weathertop to the reaction of the Nazgul when Frodo draws his blade. Two of the...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,115
Posted By cellurdur
The rings enhanced the powers of the wielder and...

The rings enhanced the powers of the wielder and were used to preserve things. I would say that with all sub-creation a some part of Celebrimbor's own essence did go int the three. It's the case for...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,087
Posted By cellurdur
I will a more detailed answer later, but I think...

I will a more detailed answer later, but I think there are two points I need to bring up.

1. There is no reason to assume that the Sindar and the Noldor have the same culture or ideas when it came...
Forum: The Books 05-09-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,957
Posted By cellurdur
No I agree that Mandos was not deciding their...

No I agree that Mandos was not deciding their fates, but stating two facts. My argument was that this was such a grave matter that only Manwe had the right to make the decision. So there was little...
Forum: The Books 04-20-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,957
Posted By cellurdur
On such a great matter as the fate of one of the...

On such a great matter as the fate of one of the Children of Illuvatar Mandos is not able to make the call. In fact Manwe specifically says the decision is his alone.

We have no proof either way,...
Forum: The Books 04-18-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,957
Posted By cellurdur
Tolkien strongly indicates that Tuor gaining...

Tolkien strongly indicates that Tuor gaining immortality is not just some legend, but accurate.

"Immortality and Mortality being the special gifts of God to the Eruhini (in whose conception and...
Forum: The Books 04-15-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,402
Posted By cellurdur
Unless someone moved my post I am sure my post...

Unless someone moved my post I am sure my post WAS IN the Dior thread. It seems you accidentally quoted my Dior post in this thread.

Other points that support my argument is that Turin, Tuor and...
Forum: The Books 04-10-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,402
Posted By cellurdur
He had met Aragorn knowing his history and...

He had met Aragorn knowing his history and probably when Aragorn was worn by travels. We are told that when Aragorn and Arwen were betrothed

But Aragorn was grown to full stature of body and...
Forum: The Books 04-10-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,957
Posted By cellurdur
I disagree with this. Prior to Earendil and...

I disagree with this. Prior to Earendil and Elwing there was no ruling at all and hence why the question was raised about whether Earendil was one of the Noldor or one of the Edain. It's at this...
Forum: The Books 04-07-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,402
Posted By cellurdur
Well if Imrahil was a close relation of Elendil...

Well if Imrahil was a close relation of Elendil then he would have Elvish ancestry, but through Elros.

1.Turin, Tuor and even Aragorn are all described at times as looking more like Elf Lords...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,402
Posted By cellurdur
I personally don't buy the Galdor and Mithrellas...

I personally don't buy the Galdor and Mithrellas story. It doesn't make sense that Prince's of Dol Amroth would be the second greatest nobles in Gondor just based on having an elvish ancestor either....
Forum: The Books 08-22-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,203
Posted By cellurdur
I think it is implied he did. What he says to...

I think it is implied he did. What he says to Pipin certainly gives me the impression he has seen as much.

'Comfort me not with wizards!' said Denethor. 'The fool's hope has failed. The enemy has...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,712
Posted By cellurdur
They key point is as you said he had been using...

They key point is as you said he had been using his power for a far smaller time and had yet to spend most of his power. He lost to Sauron in the battle with the Palantir, but in this battle he would...
Forum: The Books 07-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,145
Posted By cellurdur
Christopher Tolkien has admitted he made mistakes...

Christopher Tolkien has admitted he made mistakes in the Silmarillion and I accept his corrections. I accept what Christopher Tolkien has put together and when he confirms that a matter was his...
Forum: The Books 07-04-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,712
Posted By cellurdur
Tolkien was talking about the forces of the West,...

Tolkien was talking about the forces of the West, but I think that we can be confident that Saruman too would have had the strength to vanquish Sauron. Interestingly that out of all the other Elves...
Forum: The Books 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,145
Posted By cellurdur
Some people just like to pick and chose what they...

Some people just like to pick and chose what they like from different time periods. At the end of the day Tolkien never finished his work and after painstakingly going through his notes, Christoper...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-04-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,527
Posted By cellurdur
Definitely it would seem to mean he was the...

Definitely it would seem to mean he was the mightiest of all men and he has the accomplishments that attest to that. When we consider he is called mightier than Beren, Turin and Tuor then no doubt he...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-04-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,173
Posted By cellurdur
The 'hope' in LOTR is actually solely a Christian...

The 'hope' in LOTR is actually solely a Christian belief as is the acceptance of the inevitable change. The hope in Catholicism comes from the belief that God will never let humanity completely fall....
Forum: The Books 07-04-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,145
Posted By cellurdur
Elrond and Galadriel were a match for any first...

Elrond and Galadriel were a match for any first age elves. The Balrog was still a huge threat to them. The first age Elves were really no stronger than those of the 2nd Age or even the third Age. The...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,145
Posted By cellurdur
Not reading all the source material does not make...

Not reading all the source material does not make things more complicated. It just means that you don't have the full information.

Again only if you want to make things difficult. Tolkien was...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,712
Posted By cellurdur
Sauron would rule Middle Earth for thousands of...

Sauron would rule Middle Earth for thousands of years. There would probably be some resistance and eventually someone heroic enough would be either inspire men or do something amazing enough by him...
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