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Forum: The Books 10-17-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril It may be that the reason Shadowfax was able to...

It may be that the reason Shadowfax was able to endure the Witch-king was because his rider was none other than the bearer of Narya, the ring of fire that kindled hearts, rather than his own breed....
Forum: The Books 10-17-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril But this mysterious, beautiful Light that gilds...

But this mysterious, beautiful Light that gilds the land of Lorien... it is one of the defining features that distinguishes it from Rivendell. Now did this Light come from the Lady's star-glass...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Otherworldly light in Lothlorien

When the fellowship reached Lothlorien, Frodo felt that strange deep magic about the land, but more importantly the inexplicable (and beautiful) light that held all the small country in sway. Could...
Forum: The Books 12-23-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Glorfindel greater than Galadriel? Absolutely not.

I think Glorfindel is indeed counted among the elves who remained. Technically, he was still in Middle-earth in the 3rd age, so his blessedness is a moot point. Despite his spiritual enhancement due...
Forum: The Books 06-22-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,087
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
There was another elven craftsman of great skill...

There was another elven craftsman of great skill who dwelt in Gondolin who made the first Elessar (depending on which version you subscribe to) and was considered greater than Celebrimbor, maker of...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,087
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
You're right. But the hypothetical scenario calls...

You're right. But the hypothetical scenario calls for Sauron never having participated or created his own Ring, so while he is innately mightier than those Elven smiths (Calequendi), he does not get...
Forum: The Books 06-15-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,087
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Luthien weilding Vilya

Let's suspend our beliefs for a bit of what we know as canon in the Tolkien universe and engage a hypothetical situation.

Let's suppose a couple of things:


Suppose that Sauron never made the...
Forum: The Books 07-30-2010, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Well he was... secretly, anyway. Wasn't he the...

Well he was... secretly, anyway. Wasn't he the one commanding the WK to weaken Arnor at this point?

Well, those rustic elves did flee on the first sign of his shadow, which gives me the impression...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2010, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Galadriel and the Necromancer

I'm not sure if I have the timeline correct, but I'm positive Celeborn and Galadriel only took up rule in Lorinand after the Balrog's awakening in Moria 1981 TA. But 931 years before this, Sauron has...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
^ This latent desire for the sea, does it mean...

^ This latent desire for the sea, does it mean the sea in a literal sense, or for Valinor? If the Three rings could conjure mini-Valinoresque enclaves, wouldn't this longing of hers be assuaged by...
Forum: The Books 07-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,737
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril There was an excerpt in UT concerning Nenya's...

There was an excerpt in UT concerning Nenya's (negative) effect on Galadriel. It seems the elven ring had caused her joy in ME to "diminish," (or something along those lines) which is ironic...
Forum: The Books 06-02-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Powers and power levels of Arda beings

So in this thread, I'd like to address/question/speculate the topic of power levels with the various inhabitants of Arda, from the immortal Valar to the mortal men. Feel free to tackle/expand what...
Forum: The Books 06-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,737
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
There was no death for Celebrian. She left for...

There was no death for Celebrian. She left for Valinor after that terrible ordeal at the Redhorn pass.
Forum: The Books 05-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,737
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
I don't think she was under the curse. The...

I don't think she was under the curse. The sorrows she experienced in Middle-earth (e.g. death of her brothers, loss of kingdoms, capture of Celebrian, etc...), all these tragedies seem to be a given...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Why did Ecthelion have to wait? Wasn't he as...

Why did Ecthelion have to wait? Wasn't he as valiant and selfless that day as Glorfindel? If I remember correctly, he slew three Balrogs in addition to Gothmog. So he should also be highly qualified...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Melian among the maia

It seems that Melian is a truly powerfu and wise maia, and maybe even more powerful than the Istari (?). The fact that she was able to fend off a highly empowered (thanks to the Two Trees saps and...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,062
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Perhaps that is why Gollum's physical appearance...

Perhaps that is why Gollum's physical appearance became so twisted because of the lack of luxury of dwelling under a ring-enchanced environment (Lorien, rivendell), unlike Bilbo.
Forum: The Books 05-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,077
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Could it possibly be Thranduil (or his father)?...

Could it possibly be Thranduil (or his father)? Thranduil was of the Sindar who ruled the Silvan of Mirkwood. If he was Sindarin (with his father, former ruler of Mirkwood), then most likely a close...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
The element of water and her ring Nenya could not...

The element of water and her ring Nenya could not have been an accidental connection. And I'm aware of other Noldors creating the Feanorian lamps. But the light of the Phial was more than ornamental....
Forum: The Books 04-11-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Of the Lady's Star-glass...

I was reading the Grey Havens chapter in ROTK, and I noticed that the Phial of Galadriel was still glimmering and giving off light while Frodo's ship sailed for Valinor. How did her creation survive...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-13-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Here here! Can a mod move this post to N&N?...

Here here! Can a mod move this post to N&N? Thanksees in advance.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-13-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Good points, Nogrod. I completely agree. I'm...

Good points, Nogrod. I completely agree. I'm gonna try a stab at this.

The story would have to be remade for this scenario to play out, and this is my rough take on it:

The fellowship leave...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,974
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Silmaril Freeing the Three: Fan-fic

Bear with me on this one.

If there was a way to free the Three elven-rings from the One, how would you write it? Which characters would you assign a key role on this endeavor and what lore would...
Forum: The Books 03-12-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,062
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Yes, Nenya must fail because it was linked to the...

Yes, Nenya must fail because it was linked to the One and because of Galadriel's final choice to reject the Great Ring. But I believe, the will of Eru and his intentions for the elves to live in...
Forum: The Books 03-12-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,050
Posted By Gorthaur the Cruel
Sure, Mirkwood was cleansed but I doubt it was...

Sure, Mirkwood was cleansed but I doubt it was more beautiful than the Galadhrim's former abode. Maybe they too were affected by Nenya, ring of water, like Galadriel, and awoke their desires to cross...
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