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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-28-2020, 01:17 PM
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Views: 448,592
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday, Keeper of Dol Guldor.

Happy Birthday, Keeper of Dol Guldor.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-27-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Mithadan
Andsigil, you may want to keep an eye on our...

Andsigil, you may want to keep an eye on our slowly developing fan fiction forum...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Mithadan
I assume that you mean militarily, since he did...

I assume that you mean militarily, since he did "resist" by corrupting Numenor.

An in-depth answer to this question is not feasible, since all we know about the relative strengths of Numenor and...
Forum: The Books 08-25-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Mithadan
Just noticed this thread. Bree is unique in...

Just noticed this thread.

Bree is unique in several ways. It is very old, perhaps even dating to the earliest westward migrations of Men. It is a town on a major east-west thoroughfare (though by...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-21-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Davem and Mhoram!

Happy Birthday Davem and Mhoram!
Forum: The Books 08-20-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By Mithadan
And, yes, nine is not a prime. But then again,...

And, yes, nine is not a prime. But then again, the Nine Nazgul did not prevail...

But then why was Gandalf against 13 Dwarves heading to Erebor? And the Seven Gates of Gondolin, the city with...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By Mithadan
I have previously posted about the recurrence of...

I have previously posted about the recurrence of prime numbers in Tolkien's writing. Let's see, the seven sons of Feanor? The seven rivers in Ossiriand? Not coincidence. Personally, my view is that...
Forum: The Movies 08-10-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Mithadan
Grima.

Grima.
Forum: Discussion 08-06-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,281
Posted By Mithadan
I have posted two new resurrected stories. ...

I have posted two new resurrected stories.

In some ways, they are thematically similar.

Recollections of a Dunedain Ranger by Snowdog is an account by a Ranger awaiting, with hope and...
Forum: The Red Book 08-06-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By Mithadan
Orophin dreams of the Waters of Awakening by Davem

Orophin dreams of the Waters of Awakening
By Davem

- Part One -

"Orophin has now gone back to our dwellings to warn our people. None of the Orcs will ever return out of Lorien. And there...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Mithadan
Boldog, as a name at least, appears early on as a...

Boldog, as a name at least, appears early on as a great captain of the Orcs, if I recall. I just finished both Beren and Luthien and The Fall of Gondolin and I took note of a mention that Boldog was...
Forum: The Red Book 08-04-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By Mithadan
Recollections of a Dúnedain Ranger by Snowdog

Year 121 of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth

"I am Gilrénna, daughter if Halcwyn, daughter of Halasían and sister of Hanasían. I have now in my keeping much of the writings of Hanasían, and some of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-29-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,159
Posted By Mithadan
True. Middle-Earth would be a boring place...

True. Middle-Earth would be a boring place without villains.

Welcome to the Downs aircon!
Forum: The Books 07-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By Mithadan
It is possible that Tolkien viewed the Mithrellas...

It is possible that Tolkien viewed the Mithrellas tale as "legendary" though perhaps likely. Or this question may turn on Tolkien's intent when he used the word "union." The three "unions" appear to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-22-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,215
Posted By Mithadan
The Eye Based upon the screennames of some of our new...

Based upon the screennames of some of our new "members," this may be a bit of a challenge...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Mithadan
Utumno held out for so long because it was...

Utumno held out for so long because it was vigorously defended, likely both physically and preternaturally though we have little detail, and was designed to be defended. As to whether it was the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-06-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 192,549
Posted By Mithadan
Just finished a reread of that book. Highly...

Just finished a reread of that book. Highly recommended. Has anyone seen the mini-series?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-28-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,991
Posted By Mithadan
As the assembled crowd grew silent and lost in...

As the assembled crowd grew silent and lost in their own thoughts, typically a foreshadowing of a mass exodus from the party to take place shortly, Mithadan smiled. It had been a long time since he...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-20-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Saucepan Man!!!

Happy Birthday Saucepan Man!!!
Forum: Discussion 06-06-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,281
Posted By Mithadan
First, I apologize for getting mired in the COVID...

First, I apologize for getting mired in the COVID mud (no, I have not caught it) and falling behind on this project. I will get moving on it shortly. One of the issues is that the works need to be...
Forum: The Books 05-13-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,436
Posted By Mithadan
Interesting. On the large map linked by...

Interesting. On the large map linked by Huinesoron on October 1, 2019, there is a fairly clear label north of Rivendell that seems to read "Entish Lands."
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-05-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,991
Posted By Mithadan
Mithadan chatted with Lindo, musing upon their...

Mithadan chatted with Lindo, musing upon their old journeys and the friends that they had known but had gone by the wayside as time passed. He smiled. "Those were good times," he thought. "Maybe...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,991
Posted By Mithadan
Mithadan and his companions applauded. "Lovely...

Mithadan and his companions applauded. "Lovely tunes!" he said with enthusiasm. "Beautiful! What did you think?" He turned to a dubious looking creature, seated to his left.

"Not bad," answer...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-25-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Mithadan
Have a great day, Boro!

Have a great day, Boro!
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By Mithadan
Interesting question. It is certainly a fitting...

Interesting question. It is certainly a fitting statement by Galadriel to Sam, and by extension by Tolkien to the readers of his subcreation. But is he making this statement in a broad sense; magic...
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