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Forum: The Books 11-14-2009, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Whom did the White Council serve?

It would seem from the apparent make-up of The White Council that is was not fully representative of all the people of Middle-Earth, in particular it excluded those of the Races of Men and Dwarves....
Forum: The Books 11-14-2009, 04:08 PM
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Views: 1,382
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
If it could be reduced to Ancalagon, I would be...

If it could be reduced to Ancalagon, I would be chuffed:) Otherwise, 'Anc' is fine.
Forum: The Books 11-13-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
The second birth of Gandalf Stormcrow

I am unsure whether there is a quote somewhere that can support my theory, but I feel that Tolkien may have considered it important to ensure that while Gandalf was housed in the body of a man, then...
Forum: The Books 11-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Yes, let me show you where I begin this question...

Yes, let me show you where I begin this question from:

Christopher Tolkien - Unfinished Tales

JRR Tolkien - The Passing of the Grey Company

There is a clear distinction here in the fact...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Superstition

What prompted Men to adopt superstition in their lives, a trait not shared by Elves?
Forum: The Books 11-11-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,516
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
It is an interesting choice of words Hma uses...

It is an interesting choice of words Hma uses and probably the most adept observation he could make. The term ash-staff also intrigues, for one wonders where the staff originates from, was it...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,342
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
You raise an interesting point in relation to...

You raise an interesting point in relation to what Radagast observed at Orthanc, which we can but surmise. Suffice to say he was there before Gandalf had visited and Saruman had not yet begun to...
Forum: The Books 11-09-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,342
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Yavanna's Chosen

Unfinished Tales - The Istari


Unfinished Tales - The Istari

It is said that of all the Istari Gandalf was the only one to have remained faithful to the task set by the Valar. I wonder then...
Forum: The Books 11-08-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,516
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
What's in a Staff?

I know many of you can search tirelessly to find references to 'staff's' in Tolkien's work, but really, what do you know about them? Tolkien give's great credence to staff's specifically in reference...
Forum: The Books 11-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
I have no issues with the words Gandalf uses,...

I have no issues with the words Gandalf uses, simply the content of the conversation. I honestly believe Tolkien had something else in mind other than the current events of the day (age), though I do...
Forum: The Books 11-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
The Lord of the Rings Makes you wonder...

The Lord of the Rings

Makes you wonder though, if Tom isn't interested in the workings of men, the downfall of Sauron or the end of the age of the Rings, then where do his loyalties lie? Surely in...
Forum: The Books 11-05-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
The Long Talk

The Lord of the Rings

What do you think Gandalf would have wished to discuss with Tom Bombadil prior to his departure from Middle-Earth? Bear in mind the enigma that Tom is (and Goldberry) and the...
Forum: The Books 11-05-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
I wonder did they remain in the Barrows forever...

I wonder did they remain in the Barrows forever after? After the Return of the King and the dessimation of Sauron, the Witch King and the remaining wraiths, were the spirits of the 'The Men of Carn...
Forum: The Books 11-03-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
I had posted this previously when I researched...

I had posted this previously when I researched the subject of Barrow Wights, sorry to say I don't have the quotations included seperately as I have cut and pasted. Hope it adds to the discussion...
Forum: The Books 11-26-2003, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Many thanks for the responses, some interesting...

Many thanks for the responses, some interesting points raised which I hope to delve into when I return from my vacation.
Forum: The Books 10-12-2003, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Fa and Free-Will; The Battleground of E?

Central to the creation of E is the divine gift of the fa and its hra. The Children of Eru have existed from their initial awakening beneath the light of the stars and the first rising of the Sun...
Forum: The Books 10-12-2003, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting I just wondered if anyone else might have...

I just wondered if anyone else might have thoughts to add?
Forum: The Books 05-05-2003, 06:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,644
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Letter 212 Herein lies the essence that...

Letter 212
Herein lies the essence that differentiates Genesis from Tolkiens own creation, shown in Ainulindale. Interestingly, he suggests himself that the corruption of all things was not only a...
Forum: The Books 05-05-2003, 06:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,644
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Following a discussion with Lord Gothmog, one of...

Following a discussion with Lord Gothmog, one of the main contributers to this thread, I decided to give it a little nudge as we feel the matter has yet to be resolved. Possibly some new blood may...
Forum: The Books 04-15-2003, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,831
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting I always considered Ulmo to be the rebellious...

I always considered Ulmo to be the rebellious type! He alone of the Valar did not abandon the Elves following the Doom of Mandos.
Forum: The Books 04-15-2003, 02:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,262
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting My personal favourite; Another line; ...

My personal favourite;

Another line;

Finally, although a vision, its potency is apparent;

Great thread smilies/smile.gif
Forum: The Books 01-29-2003, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Aha...make that ascendents!! And congrats on an...

Aha...make that ascendents!! And congrats on an excellent FAQ smilies/smile.gif

[ January 29, 2003: Message edited by: Ancalagon'sFire ]
Forum: The Books 01-29-2003, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Interesting theory on the Numenorean descendency!...

Interesting theory on the Numenorean descendency! I have tried to discover the link and the origin of his skin-changing ability, which might suggest a link to Beren;

Ok, let's look at the Beren -...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2003, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting Well, you learn a little every day! Thanks...

Well, you learn a little every day! Thanks smilies/wink.gif
Forum: The Books 01-26-2003, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,586
Posted By Ancalagon'sFire
Sting One would also wonder why Durin's symbols would...

One would also wonder why Durin's symbols would contain such distinct reference to Valinor, both in respect of the Trees and The Sickle?
Yet, while trying to discover something about it I came...
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