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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Zigūr
I honestly don't think the book really says...

I honestly don't think the book really says anything about the armour, weapons and training of the Easterlings beyond the fact that some of them (unfamiliar to the Men of Gondor) wielded axes, that...
Forum: The Books 12-12-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Zigūr
Hmm. I don't think Sauron would have cared by...

Hmm. I don't think Sauron would have cared by that point about Morgoth's defeat by the Valar:

"He probably deluded himself with the notion that the Valar (including Melkor) having failed, Eru had...
Forum: The Books 12-11-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 83
Posted By Zigūr
I really need to read up. My knowledge is getting...

I really need to read up. My knowledge is getting sloppy.
Forum: The Books 12-10-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 83
Posted By Zigūr
Huinesoron has given a pretty comprehensive...

Huinesoron has given a pretty comprehensive response, so I'll only add this:

I have this possibly erroneous memory that there was once a hint of an idea in a version of the Second Prophecy which...
Forum: The Books 11-30-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Zigūr
Personally I don't think the Valar would have...

Personally I don't think the Valar would have ever directly intervened. Even if Sauron had triumphed and the Ring had survived, in the end, even if it took thousands of years, his empire would have...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Zigūr
I agree that Sauron's empire was bigger, but...

I agree that Sauron's empire was bigger, but isn't it fair to say that Morgoth did rule over the lands of Men in the East for all intents and purposes? He was simply unable to leverage them into a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-12-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By Zigūr
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

Hello everyone,

I might be forgetting, but I couldn't seem to find a specific thread on the current (soon to close) exhibition at the ST Lee Gallery in the Weston Library at Oxford, where I am at...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-24-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,487
Posted By Zigūr
I agree that this is a very striking moment and...

I agree that this is a very striking moment and one that I think is often overlooked. We know Aragorn later confronts Sauron through the Orthanc-stone, but Aragorn does not speak to him: "I spoke no...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-09-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,993
Posted By Zigūr
My personal opinion is that, yes, Grishnįkh had...

My personal opinion is that, yes, Grishnįkh had some kind of connection to Mordor's internal security: "That is a very interesting remark [...] I may have to report that." Perhaps less Bond and more...
Forum: The Books 08-17-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Zigūr
I used Arda Reconstructed in my PhD research so...

I used Arda Reconstructed in my PhD research so I've read some of it. It's useful as a reference for distinguishing which bits are genuine J.R.R. Tolkien, which aren't, and where they came from, but...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,775
Posted By Zigūr
Just a few idle thoughts... In some respects...

Just a few idle thoughts...

In some respects I actually think morally the Dwarves are more like the Elves, or at least the Noldor, than Men. Both Elves and Dwarves were capable of being evil...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,086
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, I can't help but feel as if the MSMFC is...

Yes, I can't help but feel as if the MSMFC is just a joke.
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By Zigūr
On the point that essay makes about who broke...

On the point that essay makes about who broke Baldor's legs, I must say that I never thought the Dead did it, but rather, as the essay itself considers, individuals from the still-living remnant of...
Forum: The Books 04-25-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By Zigūr
It seems to me that it was in the nature of evil...

It seems to me that it was in the nature of evil beings to lose their power over time, not gain it. The power would have to come from somewhere, as Inzil has pointed out regarding the Ring. "Power",...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By Zigūr
See what I posted in this thread: ...

See what I posted in this thread:
http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19149
The Dśnedain found the New Lands, but we have no evidence that they colonised them. However, as Arda is Earth,...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,537
Posted By Zigūr
Reviving this thread for a specific purpose: ...

Reviving this thread for a specific purpose:

The Silmarillion thread going at the moment had me looking around for quotes about Ar-Pharazōn's invasion of Aman, and I came upon this good quote from...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,187
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, I always understood the situation as being...

Yes, I always understood the situation as being that Manwė called upon Eru because it would have been inappropriate for the Valar to have fought the Nśmenóreans, even though they could have...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,187
Posted By Zigūr
According to The Return of the Shadow, Professor...

According to The Return of the Shadow, Professor Tolkien planned for a Balrog being in Moria around 1940 (after originally planning that it would be a Ringwraith on the bridge instead). When did he...
Forum: The Movies 03-05-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,860
Posted By Zigūr
Wikipedia claims that it made $2.93 billion on a...

Wikipedia claims that it made $2.93 billion on a $745 million budget (Wikipedia itself says a $623 million budget, but every source for that claim says $745 million).

That would suggest a profit...
Forum: The Books 03-02-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,702
Posted By Zigūr
I'd say it's most likely in the utter exhaustion...

I'd say it's most likely in the utter exhaustion after Azanulbizar. The only person who seemed to have any remaining enthusiasm was Thrįin, and Dįin immediately shut him down. The lords of the other...
Forum: The Books 03-01-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,702
Posted By Zigūr
Is it possible that they suspected that, even if...

Is it possible that they suspected that, even if they were to retake Gundabad, the Orcs would simply return in a generation or two (as they did) and seize it from them again? "If this is victory,...
Forum: The Movies 02-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By Zigūr
I can't help but feel as if by that point it may...

I can't help but feel as if by that point it may as well be set in a totally new fantasy world of the screenwriter's invention (although of course that won't sell cinema tickets...)
Forum: The Books 02-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By Zigūr
That's a good point, although Maedhros and Maglor...

That's a good point, although Maedhros and Maglor were still on the loose, and the Oath was fairly public knowledge — by that point they were perhaps more dangerous than the surviving servants of...
Forum: The Books 02-22-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By Zigūr
I can imagine that Ėonwė might at least have had...

I can imagine that Ėonwė might at least have had a retinue or staff of Maiar with him to assist him in commanding the very large force the Valar sent to Beleriand.

There really isn't a great deal...
Forum: The Books 02-13-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Zigūr
Gandalf's First Dol Guldur Visit + Sauron in the East

Hello all,

Just a couple of things came into my head tonight about which I haven't found much discussion.

1. When Gandalf first went to Dol Guldur in 2063, Sauron fled to the East, and didn't...
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