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Forum: The Books 09-29-2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
I think the idea of the Balrog serving Sauron can...

I think the idea of the Balrog serving Sauron can be discounted. If it had been taking orders, why would it have been hanging about in a deserted Dwarf-city? Just to harass the occasional trespasser?...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
This put me in mind of a rather obscure line from...

This put me in mind of a rather obscure line from ROTK, Appendix A III Durin's Folk. There it is noted that in the Third age the Dwarves of Moria were mining under Caradhras for mithril, and


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Forum: The Books 09-22-2014, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
I think it was possibly the 'spirit' of...

I think it was possibly the 'spirit' of Caradhras; a diffuse evil force, unconnected to Sauron.
Forum: The Books 09-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Inziladun
For that matter, Gandalf knew that he would have...

For that matter, Gandalf knew that he would have been incapable of resisting the Ring; he was afraid to even take it from Bilbo to give to Frodo.
Forum: The Books 09-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
You'd think though that Gandalf had probably used...

You'd think though that Gandalf had probably used 'magic on his earlier time in Moria, at least with staff-lighting. Yet it seems the Balrog at that time was either afraid, disinterested, or unaware...
Forum: The Books 08-22-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
Aragorn said he had been in Moria before as well,...

Aragorn said he had been in Moria before as well, yet he had no knowledge of the Balrog.
Forum: The Books 08-22-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
I think the Ring was a likely factor in the...

I think the Ring was a likely factor in the Balrog's attack on the Fellowship. It appears that all the evil creatures in Moria were drawn to it; the Watcher went for Frodo, the orc in the Chamber...
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