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Old 11-09-2001, 09:25 AM   #1
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Question One Thing in Common

In this game, you must identify the one thing in common for the persons (or things or places) in the list. Of course, there may be more than one thing in common and the quizzer may not have thought of all of them. Quizzer's discretion as to whether alternate answer will be accepted.

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What do the following characters have in common?
  • Pippin
    Éowyn
    Frodo
    Gandalf
    Gorbag

Maybe I should rephrase what I meant by "one thing in common". These characters have something in common that is not shared with other characters (from LOTR). It's a "5-man out" question.

(Game idea from CBC Radio show "Definitely Not the Opera". They have a sound clip quiz, where you must identify what all the sounds - music, news soundbites, sound effects, etc. - have in common. Usually something in the news. Maybe this game would work better with 5 quotes - not necessarily dialogue - from the book.)

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After such a rocky start, I can hardly believe this game is still going after more than a year. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old 11-11-2001, 12:18 PM   #2
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I dont wanna be anoying but you can figure out millions of things that they have in common.

Take mine here for example.

They can all walk.

Eh?
Sorry...
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Old 11-11-2001, 02:18 PM   #3
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Well, I was thinking of something significant in the various plotlines of LOTR. ALL of the characters can walk.

But I give that you may be right - this game might not work out. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]

Maybe I should rephrase what I meant by "one thing in common". These characters have something in common that is not shared with other characters (from LOTR). It's a "5-man out" question.

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Old 11-12-2001, 03:39 AM   #4
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I pretty sure its a good game and a good idear - I just dont get it - I mean I tried but I can figure it out [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] could you give us a small hint???
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They all defied authority?
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Old 11-12-2001, 02:26 PM   #6
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OK. This is rather tough.

HINT #1
Plot or Action Related. Each of these characters are involved in a similar situation.
Sometimes this plot device is used as a cliff-hanger and sometimes just to add suspense.
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Old 11-12-2001, 03:48 PM   #7
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Concealed identity?
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Is it that each of them loses consciousness during a battle ?
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Old 11-13-2001, 08:51 PM   #9
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I don't recall Pippin or Gorbag having hidden identities. So that's not it.

Turambar has almost got what I have in mind. It's not the unconsciousness of the characters. And I'm not sure that Gorbag did pass out. And other characters did lose consciousness . Merry, Faramir? By considering Hint #1 re: suspense, cliff-hanger, you should get it.

HINT #2: It has to do with how certain other characters and/or the reader view(s) these characters in those "battle situations". Whether it's for an instant or for many days/pages.
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Old 11-14-2001, 06:15 AM   #10
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Why the heck have you added me to your ignorelist, lostgariel [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img] . I wanna mail you!

Sorry... [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-15-2001, 11:58 PM   #11
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OK. I guess another hint is in order. I don't think anyone is having any fun with this. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]

HINT #3:
A. Faramir almost fits into this list.

B. See the post by Amarylis, November 13 in The Books II, Favourite Part? Favourite Book?

C. “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” - Samuel L. Clemens
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Old 11-16-2001, 02:43 AM   #12
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Ok I think S.L. Clemens gave it away [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

They were all presumed dead at some time or another:
Pippin at Morannon
Frodo at Kirith Ungol + in The Chamber of Mazabul
Eowyn at Pelennor
Gandalf in Moria
Gorbag in the Tower of Kirith Ungol

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Old 11-16-2001, 02:46 AM   #13
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Ok Ithis S.L. Clemens gave it away [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

They were all presumed dead at some time or another:
Pippin at Morannon
Frodo at Kirith Ungol
Eowyn at Pelennor
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Gorbag in the Tower of Kirith Ungol
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Old 11-16-2001, 03:17 AM   #14
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My headache's making this difficult [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] but...didn't they also think that Faramir was dead when he was laid out with his father????
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Old 11-19-2001, 12:15 AM   #15
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Yes! Telchar got it. They were all presumed dead at some point in the story. Faramir was only presumed to be dying and better off dead by Denethor.

Whew! I apologise to everyone for ever starting this aggravating game! Play on!
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Old 11-19-2001, 02:23 AM   #16
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Hador
Curufin
Aragorn
Beren
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Old 11-19-2001, 08:36 AM   #17
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All in love with an elf? sorry it's late and my mind is fuzzy
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Hmmm - I never heard of Hador being in love with an elf - at least thats not it - [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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sorry. I don't know then. (hangs head in shame...)
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Curufin - an Elf? [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Does it have something to do with serving another person?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Beregond:
<STRONG>Curufin - an Elf? [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]</STRONG>
He's a son of Feanor
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A good guess Beregond, but its not that simple - think along different lines - and forget family and blood.
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Telchar: Does it have something to do with serving another person?
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Turambar said:
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Telchar: Does it have something to do with serving another person?
Nope - but there is a hint in your own post above [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Does it have something to do with the silmarils?
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Is it that Hador is the only one with blonde hair?

WHICH of my posts has a hint, enigmatic dwarf? [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Ignore my previous post -- I forgot this is "One Thing in Common", not "Odd Man Out".
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I has nothing to do with the Silmarils - it has however something to do with items ....
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A wild guess: they all had something important crafted by Telchar the Dwarf-smith?

Aragorn had Narsil, Beren had Angrist, and Curufin, Hador and Turin all held the Helm of Dor-Lomin at some point (if my memory serves me correctly [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]).
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Very good Elenhin! Curufin of course held Angrist that Beren took from him. Proceed, Please [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Thanks, Telchar, and sorry for the delay... I had completely forgotten this thread.

Isildur
Echtelion
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Im lost...

BtW Ecthelion of Gondolin - right??? and Anarion son of Isildur???
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Ecthelion of Gondolin, Ecthelions of Gondor... they're almost the same, when it comes to this list - but it'll help you find the right answer if you'll think of the Ecthelions of Gondor.

I meant Anarion son of Isildur, but there most probably is a connection to Tar-Anarion, the eighth king of Numenor as well.
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Okay, I have a zillion possibilities, except Brandir keeps getting in the way.

They all ruled Minas Anor / Minas Tirith for a time?

Each had one (surviving) son?

Each was slain treacherously?

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Sorry, no.
Don't think of the persons that much - think of their names.
(Also, think of Gondor.)
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is it that they all delt on numeinor at a time
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They were all rulers of their people?

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Still no...

What do the names of these people have in common with Gondor?
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They are all namerelated to place names in Gondor

Isildur ---> Minas Ithil
Echtelion ---> The Tower of Ecthelion
Anarion ---> The land area Anarion
Amroth ---> Dol Amroth
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