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Forum: The Books 07-18-2002, 03:25 PM
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Views: 2,197
Posted By Thingol
Sting There was also small population of Druadan that...

There was also small population of Druadan that accompanied the people of Haleth to Numenor. The Unfinished Tales stated that they had all migrated back to Middle Earth by the time of the downfall.
Forum: The Books 07-17-2002, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By Thingol
Sting Invisibility

Rereading this passage the words could walk, if they would, caught my attention. Does this mean that the power of invisibility that the 9 rings conferred was controllable by the bearers of the...
Forum: The Books 07-09-2002, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,741
Posted By Thingol
Sting If one reads some of the posts in the thread one...

If one reads some of the posts in the thread one would find that where to find the information about Saruman's ring has already been given. Also, it is possible that Saruman got his ring before he...
Forum: The Books 06-29-2002, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,645
Posted By Thingol
Sting I've always had the impression that the fear of...

I've always had the impression that the fear of men cannot permanently stay in Middle Earth, they must heed the calling of Iluvatar and leave the circles of the world. In Hurin's conversation with...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-27-2002, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,250
Posted By Thingol
Sting I've read Paradise Lost, and in the poem it...

I've read Paradise Lost, and in the poem it states that Satan was the mightiest of the angels. Satan rebels after the prophesy of the coming of the son of God. (ie Jesus) Satan ddn't like being...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 10:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting There are several instances in the Lord of the...

There are several instances in the Lord of the Rings were orcs and especially trolls are referred to as creatures. At some point Sauron’s servants and the Balrog must have met. Over 500 years does...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting At the time that Sauron peoples Moria with his...

At the time that Sauron peoples Moria with his creatures the Balrog was inhabiting Moria. Don't you think that Sauron's creatures would have informed Sauron of the Balrog's existance?

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Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 08:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting No, the comment was not direted at you...

No, the comment was not direted at you TarElendil, sorry for the confusion.
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By Thingol
Sting You assumed correctly The Silver-shod Muse,...

You assumed correctly The Silver-shod Muse, Sauron did assume some sort of physical humanoid form. The eye was his spiritual, or magical if you prefer, manifestation. That's my theory at least.
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 10:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting *sigh* When posting in a forum for advanced...

*sigh* When posting in a forum for advanced discussions of Middle Earth it is helpful read at least the majority of the previous posts in a topic, and back up what you write with at least a little...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By Thingol
Sting From the capitalization of He and Himself we can...

From the capitalization of He and Himself we can deduce that the He is Sauron. Obloquy is correct, Sauron is most definitely more than an eye. I've always thought that the eye was a spiritual image...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 09:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting This is in response to TarElendil's points on...

This is in response to TarElendil's points on many Balrogs being slain at the fall of Gondolin. In the Book of Lost Tales, volume two, the tale of the Fall of Gondolin is told. Unfortunately that...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2002, 09:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting Yes, as has been said, one on one the Nazgul...

Yes, as has been said, one on one the Nazgul aren't going to be able to defeat a Balrog, it would take all nine of them together. The point is Glorfindel got the job done against the Balrog, it...
Forum: The Books 06-25-2002, 08:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting In the tale of years in the back of The Return of...

In the tale of years in the back of The Return of the King it says that in 2480, Sauron peoples Moria with his troops. Sauron mut have at least known about the existance of the Balrog. The Balrog...
Forum: The Books 06-23-2002, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,741
Posted By Thingol
Sting See Gandalf's description of his capture by...

See Gandalf's description of his capture by Saruman in The Council of Elrond. When Gandalf approaches the steps of the Orthanc he notices that Saruman is wearing a ring. Then later Saruman says he...
Forum: The Books 06-22-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,741
Posted By Thingol
Sting Well first off it never said that Saruman's ring...

Well first off it never said that Saruman's ring was rainbow colored. Saruman's cloak shimmered and appeared to take on different colors, that is where the Saruman of many colors title comes from. ...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 06-22-2002, 09:05 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By Thingol
Sting In the section about the Istari in the Unfinished...

In the section about the Istari in the Unfinished Tales it says that the Istari all swore allegiance to the sun, which was a representation of the power of Iluvatar. Although how the sun is a...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2002, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By Thingol
Sting Well first off Tolkien stated in The Unfinished...

Well first off Tolkien stated in The Unfinished Tales that being entitled to the Palantiri had quite a bit to do with ones ability to use them. In The Two Towers Gandalf was afraid to look into the...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2002, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By Thingol
Sting Not to be tedious, but Beleg, not Turin, was...

Not to be tedious, but Beleg, not Turin, was warned about Gurthang smilies/smile.gif. When reading the Silmarillion I always got the impression that Eol liked to hear himself talk. He's always...
Forum: The Books 06-15-2002, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,017
Posted By Thingol
Sting Well Gandalf is a maia also, so maybe that will...

Well Gandalf is a maia also, so maybe that will clear things up for your brother. The Istari, or wizzards, were are all maiar, incarnated into the form of elderly men, and sent to Middle Earth by...
Forum: The Books 06-15-2002, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By Thingol
Sting In The Lord of the Rings and The Unfinished Tales...

In The Lord of the Rings and The Unfinished Tales Tolkien refers to the stone that was situated in the Dome of Stars in Osgiliath as the master of the seven seeing stones. That stone was lost in the...
Forum: The Books 06-15-2002, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By Thingol
Sting Turin's sword was Gurthang. I've always...

Turin's sword was Gurthang. I've always attributed Gurthang's speech to Turin as the sword Gurthang being inhabited by the spirit of Eol. I figure if anyone’s going to be afraid to accept the...
Forum: The Books 06-15-2002, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By Thingol
Sting The Palantiri

I have two questions about these stones. First why was Pippin so drawn to the Orthanc Stone? The Palantiri had existed for thousands of years and had had numerous guardians. (The Unfinished Tales...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2002, 05:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting I don't want to get into a Balrog wing debate,...

I don't want to get into a Balrog wing debate, but I seem to remember a post a while back citing dozens of instances of the phrase "passed over" being used on creatures that clearly could not fly. ...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2002, 05:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,076
Posted By Thingol
Sting It quite explicitly says that both Glorfindel and...

It quite explicitly says that both Glorfindel and Aragorn could not have overcome all of the Nine grouped together. Now Glorfindel killed a Balrog. To me this indicates pretty clearly that all nine...
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