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Forum: Novices and Newcomers Today, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
My understanding was always that Gandalf said no...

My understanding was always that Gandalf said no thank you, and that Saruman got the leadership almost by default; but like G55, I'm not sure that's based in the text.

Today I have actually...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,594
Posted By Huinesoron
The problem turns out to be that I just... wrote...

The problem turns out to be that I just... wrote that line really badly. :D I've rewritten it to actually scan, and I think improved the rhyme too. I think it works now!...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-06-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,594
Posted By Huinesoron
It was certainly an odd decision for the villains...

It was certainly an odd decision for the villains of Act One to also be the main comic relief, but it really does work. ;)

I've tried to sing the current version, and while I haven't managed to...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-05-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
I think the text ascribes both names to "the...

I think the text ascribes both names to "the lands about Tol Galen"; what exactly that constitutes is unclear.

(A slightly rejigged map (https://i.imgur.com/8lEZaVg.png) confirms it's right down...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-05-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
Dor Firn-i-Guinar, then? I don't think they...

Dor Firn-i-Guinar, then? I don't think they renamed the actual island, but that's what they called South Ossiriand.

And later still, looking at the composite map (https://i.imgur.com/NnXmPjT.png),...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-05-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
They're the REMNANT OF HITHLUM in that same...

They're the REMNANT OF HITHLUM in that same passage, which I think is a direct synonym of 'remainder of the northmen'. Other than that, they're 'a heap', which seems a bit blunt. ;)



Well, I...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-05-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
Letting the dead lie for a moment, and going on...

Letting the dead lie for a moment, and going on to #9: could this be ERYN LASGALEN (or 'Wood of Green Leaves')? It's the new name of the Greenwood after it was restored ('resurrected') from being...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-05-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,594
Posted By Huinesoron
Aaaaaaaaaa it's back! :D I can't remember where...

Aaaaaaaaaa it's back! :D I can't remember where the Quarrel was up to before, but this is just amazingly bouncy fun throughout. I'm still fiddling with the precise wording of the 'do you wanna fight...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-04-2021, 10:16 AM
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Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
:eek: See now you've got me thinking of Finrod's...

:eek: See now you've got me thinking of Finrod's honour-guard at Serech.

For these it was, the chosen men
of Beor's house, who in the fen
of reedy Serech stood at bay
about King Inglor in the...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-04-2021, 09:44 AM
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Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
... it's not Isildur's Bones, is it? I mean, he...

... it's not Isildur's Bones, is it? I mean, he was King of the North Kingdom, and they were canonically found in the fen area.

I'm assuming not, but I'd kick myself if I didn't ask...

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-04-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
#1: CELON is a 4/5 letter match for 'canoe',...

#1: CELON is a 4/5 letter match for 'canoe', and... y'know... sailing, river.

5: The fens I can think of are Serech, Aelin-uial/fens of Sirion, the Gladden Fields, and the Nindalf/Wetwang at the...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-04-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
#6: 'See hear' = C + rise as grim = CRISSAEGRIM,...

#6: 'See hear' = C + rise as grim = CRISSAEGRIM, part of the Encircling Mountains of Gondolin.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 02-24-2021, 10:35 AM
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Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
Ooooh yeah, that's a lovely song. :) So just...

Ooooh yeah, that's a lovely song. :)

So just the I... could it be IRON? An iron presses clothes, and it appears in Ere iron was found or tree was hewn, when Gandalf plays the riddle-game and...
Forum: Quiz Room 02-24-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
Could that final E be EYES, the plural of eye...

Could that final E be EYES, the plural of eye (which sounds like also-palindrome I)? I can't think of a poem that has it in the right place (one stanza of Aragorn's condensed Lay of Leithian opens...
Forum: Quiz Room 02-18-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
... ... Mandos take it, I should have...

...

...

Mandos take it, I should have got that! I'm going to have to hand in my Chemist badge... :-/

Nice puzzle, G55, and nice solving, Pervinca! Especially that last one... ai, I'm never...
Forum: Quiz Room 02-18-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
I do, and now I need to check if they all have...

I do, and now I need to check if they all have accents. [Checks] They do, and so I have learned something today. :)

I wonder whether I heard an audio Hobbit when I was young - "Thorin son of...
Forum: Quiz Room 02-18-2021, 02:52 AM
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Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
Well for my part, I'm still feeling dull and...

Well for my part, I'm still feeling dull and worn, actually not to dissimilar to butter scraped over too much Bilbo. I don't think it's so much difficult clues as difficult time.



So... based...
Forum: Quiz Room 02-17-2021, 08:56 AM
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Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
14: Riders suggests Rohan/the Mark, Black Riders,...

14: Riders suggests Rohan/the Mark, Black Riders, and Warg Riders if they actually exist outside of the Jacksonian fever-dream. Reluctant riders suggests... like... hobbits? Dwarves? I feel like...
Forum: Quiz Room 02-11-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
You may picture me staggering in, rubbing my eyes...

You may picture me staggering in, rubbing my eyes and wondering if this is what 'not work but also not sleep' looks like...

Anyway, #1: if this is a soundalike, it could just be JEWELS OF FEANOR...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-03-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,594
Posted By Huinesoron
I'm fine either way; I just put it in where the...

I'm fine either way; I just put it in where the music seemed to fit! You sing it, and I'll add my own voice if I can make it sound good.

(Incidentally: in my head the masked minion is Draugluin,...
Forum: Quiz Room 01-31-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
And the beacons of Gondor it is. I had to count...

And the beacons of Gondor it is. I had to count the list three times to be sure there were seven...

SONS OF FEANOR - Local stars: a misspelling of no fear about the mostly-doomed lot.
BEACON -...
Forum: Quiz Room 01-30-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
It is indeed one of those three. And it's only...

It is indeed one of those three. And it's only barely different from the answer to the clue

hS
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-30-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,594
Posted By Huinesoron
After an insanely productive day, I am pleased to...

After an insanely productive day, I am pleased to present not one, but two videos.

Sauron's Minions (rough cut) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwkPwYUY48k)

With all the animations in place,...
Forum: Quiz Room 01-28-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10,719
Views: 547,170
Posted By Huinesoron
N is not an easy letter. I justify it on the...

N is not an easy letter. I justify it on the grounds that at one point, 'Nogothrim' (no + go + throughhim - [double H and the three letters before it]) did indeed only refer to seven people.

SONS...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-28-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,594
Posted By Huinesoron
And Tol Sirion/Tol-in-Gaurhoth. ...

And Tol Sirion/Tol-in-Gaurhoth.

https://i.imgur.com/vxoDmJQl.png

Paper cutout version, so there's shading to come (and clouds!), but I thought I'd share. Again this is going to fade from one to...
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