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Old 07-21-2002, 11:47 PM   #1
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Sting What is a "tark"?

What are they? I had heard the Snaga from Cirith Ungol say something about a tark, but I want to find out what they are and why the orcs don't like them.
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Old 07-22-2002, 02:37 AM   #2
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Sorry, I have no idea~maybe you could help me. What or who is Grima? I have no idea, and it's just killing me!!!
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Old 07-22-2002, 03:18 AM   #3
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In this jargon tark 'man of Gondor', was a debased form of tarkil, a Quenya word used in Westron for one of Numenorean descent; see III, 191
Grima Wormtongue was a man.
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Old 07-22-2002, 05:54 AM   #4
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Tark is, as correctly said, the "orkish" name for Gondorians.

Grima Wormtongue was the counsellor of King Théoden and a servant of Saruman. He bewitched the king so that he felt old and helpless, which helped Saruman in his plans. Saruman promised Grima great riches and Théodens sister-doughter Éowyn but, well, you know what happens in the end... [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-22-2002, 08:27 AM   #5
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I always thought of a tark as a dirty Turk. BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
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Old 07-24-2002, 08:57 PM   #6
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Err, thanks for your answers. Now I will know what they mean by "tarks" now.
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Old 07-25-2002, 11:04 PM   #7
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Hm. Thanks for askin' that, Mr. Fifth, sir. I was wonderin' that myself.
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Old 07-26-2002, 12:07 AM   #8
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The Fifth, you always ask the best questions. Kudos to you.
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