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Old 03-21-2003, 12:31 AM   #361
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It's not your turn Lamadia, please read the quiz room rules first. You need to answer a question correctly before you get to ask one.

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Old 03-21-2003, 10:37 AM   #362
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Thank you, Tar-P. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Well, without further ado, what do the following have in common?

Aragorn
Aredhel
Bilbo
Frodo
Gandalf
Gollum
Melian
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Tricksy [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 03-21-2003, 11:14 AM   #363
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They all left their homes at some point for a long "journey", voluntarily or out of necessity, some for longer period than others and some never returned. But is that the right answer?? You tell me! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-22-2003, 09:31 PM   #364
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Nope, that's not it.
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:56 AM   #365
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*bump*

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Old 03-25-2003, 08:19 AM   #366
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My word, that *is* tricksy. Is it anything to do with captivity?
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Oh, wait. Is it wood-elves?
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They all felt deep love/desire for someone/something (and it let them to a trouble of some sort)?
If that's not the right answer, and I'm preeetty sure it isn't, then could we have a small hint please? [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:14 PM   #369
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No, no and no! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Think less about what they do in the books and more about where they appear in the books. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 03-26-2003, 06:10 PM   #370
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they all appear first use less but then there honuored among most

(Gandlaf, old man but then great wizard
Sam hobbit gardener but then warrior among Men)
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Old 03-26-2003, 07:16 PM   #371
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No, I'm afraid not.

Another hint: They all open something, some of them more than once ...
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Old 03-27-2003, 11:34 AM   #372
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*emerges hot and flustered from library rummage*
Ok. Their names all open book chapters.
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Hurrah! You are correct, Lalaith. Well done. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

In fact, those are all of the characters whose names begin chapters in TH, LotR and the Silm (my own library rummaging was done when I first set the question [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] ).

Over to you ...
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Old 03-28-2003, 05:30 AM   #374
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Strewth. Setting these questions is a lot harder than answering them. I'll be with you again shortly.
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Old 03-28-2003, 05:42 AM   #375
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Ok. All you clever people are going to think this is just easy-peasy.

Beren
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Old 03-28-2003, 12:43 PM   #376
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They are all thieves:

Beren - stole a silmaril
Aldarion - stole the spirit from his wife
Bilbo - stole the Arkenstone
Arwen & Galadriel - stole my heart... [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Ah, that's cute. But sadly not the right answer.
Although you're quite close, in some ways...
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Old 03-29-2003, 12:21 PM   #378
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did they all choose different names or something? i have to say i'm not sure bilbo ever did!
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No, that's not right.
Like I said, Tar Palantir was kind of close.
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*bump*
Would y'all like more clues?
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Old 04-02-2003, 11:47 AM   #381
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That'd be good
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Well, Tar Palantir was closest with Bilbo and Beren.
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Old 04-06-2003, 10:41 AM   #383
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Beren - saw a silmaril
Bilbo - saw the Arkenstone
Arwen & Galadriel - saw elasar???????? okay im done
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are they all associated with a jewel, Bilbo with the Arkenstone, beren with the Silmaril, Arwen with the Evenstar, Galadriel with Nenya, and Aldarion with...something?
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Lyra, you're really close.
They're not just associated with the jewel, they did something with it...and Galadriel's isn't Nenya...
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They gave away a jewel? Bilbo gave the arkenstone to the wood-elves and men (although it was eventually returned and buried with Thorin), Beren gave the silmaril to Thingol in exchange for Luthien's hand, Arwen gave the white stone to Frodo, Galadriel gave the Elessar to Aragorn... I can't find Aldarion's though [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]

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yay! Sophia's got it.
Aldarion gave Erendis a jewel, a diamond to wear on her brow, before he married her.
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Yay! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] It'll take me a few minutes to think of a good one, but I'll be back with you pretty quick.
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Ok, this should be sufficiently difficult.. although you guys are pretty good... here goes.

Ingwe
Glaurung
Telperion
Finwe
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Fangorn (the ent)

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they all lived in the first age??
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they did... but I was looking for something a little different.
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Are they all the sort of fathers of a race: Durin was one of the seven fathers of the dwarves, Fangorn one of the threee chief ents, Glaurung was father of dragons, telperion was the elder of the trees of Valinor, Ingwe and Finwe were two of the first three leaders of the elves? Or are they known as the "oldest"?
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Lyra, you're super close... [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Finwe's a bit of a stretch to get his link...
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I don't know if this clue will help, but here goes...
Ingwe
Glaurung
Telperion
Finwe
Durin
Fangorn (the ent)
and not Feanor (according to Mandos)

elven maiden Earwen had the key word...

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They were all first? Finwe was the first to be slain in Aman, was he not?
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Bingo!

Finwe was the first slain in Aman
Ingwe was the first high king of the elves (his name also means 'first one')
Glaurung was the first of the dragons
Durin the first dwarf-father to awake
Telperion was the first tree to flower
Fangorn must have been the first of the ents if he was eldest... [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Continue, Lalaith [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Lalaith? Are you about?
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So sorry! I went away for a few days and forgot I'd left an answer for this...anyway give me til tomorrow and I'll come up with something.
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Here we go:
Gildor
Frodo
Galadriel
Legolas
Sam

This is a bit hard maybe so I'll give you two clues.
The answer is to be found within the text of Lord of the Rings. And there are others who also do this but they are not named specifically.
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