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Old 03-27-2002, 11:57 PM   #1
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I am reviving an old topic originally posted by the BarrowWright.

Here are his rules:
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This one might be stupid ...we'll see ... but it was inspired by the Kevin Bacon game (if you don't know it, it doesn't matter).

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Two names are given. You must trace a connection from the first name, through various other names, to the second name. When tracing from one name to another there must have been interaction or implied interaction in the novels between the two charcters. Also, a link can me made between names if the two characters are immediately related to each other (child, parent, spouse).

Example 1:
Frodo -- Grishnakh
The answer would be:
Frodo -- Pippin (or Merry) -- Grishnakh
direct interection in all links

Frodo -- Mauhur
The answer would be:
Frodo -- Pippin (or Merry) -- Ugluk --- Mauhur
direct -- dirrect -- direct -- indirect

Example 3:
Legolas -- Bard
The answer would be:
Legolas -- Thranduil -- Bard
related -- direct intereaction


OK... with all this in mind, I'm going to ask the first question in a reply to this message. Remember... to trace from a name to a name they must have interacted, most likely interacted, or be related to each other.

NOTE: There may be more than one answer. When creating a puzzle, try to make it so there is only one way to trace between the two names. This will be tricky.

ANOTHER NOTE: Someone like Eru is not a valid link unless we are linking Valar or something. And then Eru wouldn't be necessary since the Valar all knew each other well.

YET ANOTHER NOTE: Ask for a maximum number of links to trace the difference between two characters. For instance, in the Frodo to Mauhur example you would have to figure it out using no more than 3 links. See 6 degrees of Middle-Earth - #2 for the first question limiting the number of links that can be used.
Extra Note: Try not to use Gandalf, Saurman,or Sauron if it can be helped. These people have a link to just about everybody.

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Old 03-28-2002, 12:01 AM   #2
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Okay, here is the first question:

Ted Sandyman ----> Haldir
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Old 03-28-2002, 06:37 AM   #3
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Ted Sandyman -- Sam -- Haldir
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Old 03-28-2002, 08:20 AM   #4
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Very good Voronwe
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Old 03-28-2002, 04:40 PM   #5
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Here is one that might a little bit trickier:

Theoden --> Glaurung
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Old 03-28-2002, 10:41 PM   #6
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Thoden--Aragorn--Elrond--Erendil--Tuor--Huor--Hrin--Trin--Glaurung

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Thoden--Aragorn--Galadriel--Orodreth--Finduilas--Glaurung

I'm sure there are many other possible ones, that's just what was in my mind immediately.
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Old 03-30-2002, 08:14 PM   #7
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Bruce, both of those are good answers, but remeber, it is 6 degrees of separation. There can be only 5 answers to the final person.


Theoden --> Glaurung
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Old 03-30-2002, 08:23 PM   #8
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Old 03-30-2002, 08:43 PM   #9
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I knew you could come up with something Bruce! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-31-2002, 12:31 AM   #10
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Bilbo -> Frodo -> Galadriel -> Aldarion -> Ancalim
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:28 AM   #12
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All yours, Joy!
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:22 PM   #13
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Rose Cotton --> Elw

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Old 03-31-2002, 02:31 PM   #14
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Heh - I havent tried this before [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
Here goes nothing:
Btw must it be the shortest way???
Rose - Frodo - Elrond - Celegorm - Elwe ???

or for certain

Rose - Frodo - Elrond - Elwing - Dior - Luthien - Elw

- fun - heheh
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:40 PM   #15
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Rose - Frodo - Elrond - Celegorm - Elwe

This is correct. Though I was thinking Rose -> Sam.

Telchar - it is 6 degrees of separation. There can be only 5 answers to the final person. So yes, the shortest answer wins.
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Old 04-01-2002, 11:02 AM   #16
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OK I'll try one

Sauron ---> Miriel
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Sauron -> Finrod -> Finarfin -> Feanor -> Miriel
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Old 04-02-2002, 12:15 AM   #18
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Heh - Even shorter:
Sauron-->Morgoth-->Fanor-->Miriel
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Yes Bruce is correct! When I thought of it, my mind was set on S - Celebrimbor - G - F - M, when I had posted I looked at it the other way around - only difference was that I used Finwe instreat of Feanor. Well go on Bruce, these are a fresh breath of air ... [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Durin --> Gimli
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Durin - Aul - Olorin - Gimli
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I suppose that's close enough that I should give it to you.
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Tar-Miriel ----> Barahir
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Barahir --> Finrod (ring) --> Sauron (Tol in Gaurhoth) --> Pharazon (counselor) --> Tar Miriel
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This is cool. I wanna try. OK, heere goes nothin'

Glaurung->Iluvatar.

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Nefwathiel, a note about the 'rules' of the Quiz Room. If you look at the header for the Quiz Room, you will see:
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Ask a trivia question about Middle-Earth. The first person to get it right continues the thread with a new question.
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Turambar is correct [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

(but I did have Gorlim insteat of Finrod)

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Let's see - how about:

Ingw ---> Idril
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Ingw - > Finw - > Fingolfin - > Turgon -> Idril

Or maybe even just Ingw - > Manw - > Earendil - > Idril
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Another 4-way could be
Ingw - Thingol - Hurin - Idril -...
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Ingw might even have met Idril. At least they probably would have seen one another.
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Actually yes Voronwe - nice point! She had to be born in Valinor! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Ok, next one:

Halbarad -> Fingon
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Halbarad - Aragorn - elrond - Gil-galad - Fingon

... According to SILM! BtW maybe you can leave out Aragorn? or change him to either Elladan or Elrohir.

Another fun direction would be assuming that Halbarad meet Glorfindel at Rivendell, and there by cut it down to 4 seps:

Halbarad - Glorfindel - Turgon - Fingon

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Quite correct. It would also be possible to use Galadriel for the First-age connection.

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Well - Voronw - Tuor - Earendil - Elros - Elessar - Merry, but there may be a shorter route.

Regarding Ingw --> I was thinking of Indis as the link to Fingolfin - didn't think of the others.

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I can get it to at least 6 degrees... and I guess that a 5-way can be found so...
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Voronw - Tuor - Earendil - Elrond - Merry ?
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Exactly Mat - well done as ever!
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