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Forum: The Books 09-06-2002, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,648
Posted By O'Boile
Sting They were probably around, but their strength was...

They were probably around, but their strength was in fear, not actual battle prowess. That plus the size of the battle, is probably why they were not with Sauron.
Forum: The Books 09-06-2002, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By O'Boile
Sting This is the book forum, not the movie forum, so...

This is the book forum, not the movie forum, so don't use the movie as a reference. The orcs did not run away in the real story.

I vaugely remember Gandalf saying that it would take to long to go...
Forum: The Books 09-06-2002, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,316
Posted By O'Boile
Sting I always thought they would be a little smaller...

I always thought they would be a little smaller than a plum or a raquet ball, but that was just what I envisioned. I really have no basis for drawing that conclusion.
Forum: The Books 09-05-2002, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,801
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Turin was more than a 'run of the mill' human. He...

Turin was more than a 'run of the mill' human. He was one of the most valiant humans ever. But you do have a point, the swords do definately seem to have some power of their own. I think Gandalf's...
Forum: The Books 09-05-2002, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Orcs were initially made by Meklor, not Sauron....

Orcs were initially made by Meklor, not Sauron. Remember that elves hate orcs, and the elves made all of the rings except the one ring. I doubt they would want to give rings to the orcs. Also, as has...
Forum: The Books 09-05-2002, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,285
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Sauron was not aware of Frodo every time he put...

Sauron was not aware of Frodo every time he put on the ring. He was aware of him when he was at Mt. Doom, and he was almost aware of him when he put it on at the end of FOTR. No other times. The...
Forum: The Books 09-05-2002, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Gandalf says that Treebeard is the oldest thing...

Gandalf says that Treebeard is the oldest thing in Middle earth. I don't know how to reconcile that with Tom Bombadil, but the elves that are left in middle earth are all younger than Treebeard....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-04-2002, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,053
Posted By O'Boile
Sting They would give it to one of the hobbits most...

They would give it to one of the hobbits most likely. They had showed great resistance to its evil. Certainly the stronger people (Gandalf and Aragorn) would not be given it. The ring in their...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-04-2002, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By O'Boile
Sting I think it may depend on the dragon in question....

I think it may depend on the dragon in question. Glaurung lead an army that included several Balrogs, and the winged dragons lead by Ancalagon the Black held the upperhand against the host of the...
Forum: The Books 09-04-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,910
Posted By O'Boile
Sting The difference between Orcs and Dwarves is that...

The difference between Orcs and Dwarves is that Orcs were made in mockery/perversion of Elves as opposed to being created on their own. The act of creating Orcs was considered one of the most evil...
Forum: The Books 09-04-2002, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,801
Posted By O'Boile
Sting I could be wrong about this, but in the book,...

I could be wrong about this, but in the book, doesn't Gandalf's staff break when he shatters the bridge? I'm pretty sure that he only has his sword when most of the fighting occurs.
Forum: The Books 09-03-2002, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By O'Boile
Sting It says that in that part where she is talking to...

It says that in that part where she is talking to Frodo and Sam when they are looking into the Mirror. Somewhere in there she mentions how she can precieve his thoughts, but her mind is still closed...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2002, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,801
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Their actual fighting power appears to be...

Their actual fighting power appears to be somewhat similar since they fight for some time, and both end up perishing (at least Gandalf's mortal body dies). I would probably say that the balrog may...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2002, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By O'Boile
Sting I think Gandalf guessed about Frodo maybe using...

I think Gandalf guessed about Frodo maybe using it. The letter was written several months before Frodo had set out... in fact, I'm sure that Frodo did not use the ring between when he last talked to...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2002, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,919
Posted By O'Boile
Sting In UT, it talks about how Saruman decieves the...

In UT, it talks about how Saruman decieves the Nazgul when they are hunting for the ring. He was clearly looking to play both sides to his advantage for some time before the war of the ring. I also...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2002, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Aragorn came up with all of the forces of...

Aragorn came up with all of the forces of southern Gondor... I'm sure they would have had a couple of banners or standards or something.
Forum: The Books 08-29-2002, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,410
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Eol, what are you talking about? This guy created...

Eol, what are you talking about? This guy created an entire world, complete with religions, countries, a history and several species of sentient beings. I think he did an amazing job on creating the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-29-2002, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,478
Posted By O'Boile
Sting If there was a war, I could fight in it I think....

If there was a war, I could fight in it I think. That I guess means I could kill someone. Not sure if Frodo or the hobbits every kill someone 'in cold blood' though. They only kill when they have to.
Forum: The Books 08-29-2002, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,622
Posted By O'Boile
Sting I think that if Aragorn did not have a banner,...

I think that if Aragorn did not have a banner, they would have still known not to fight each other. They would have thought of some way of identifying themselves, so the result of the battle would...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2002, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,721
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Frodo also needed Gollum. Before he betrayed...

Frodo also needed Gollum. Before he betrayed them, he served as their guide. Frodo says that they never would have made it through the marshes without Gollum. Gandalf also says that Gollum still has...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2002, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,814
Posted By O'Boile
Sting I like Rumil's idea about the setting sun, and...

I like Rumil's idea about the setting sun, and the shadow. The wights seem to be affected by sunlight.
Forum: The Books 08-28-2002, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By O'Boile
Sting In the book he says 'Then darkness took me, and I...

In the book he says 'Then darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time, and I wandered far on roads that I will not tell.'
This to me implies he died (I've never heard otherwise until...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2002, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,467
Posted By O'Boile
Sting This was the what I was saying. There are 14...

This was the what I was saying. There are 14 Valar, but 9 are held higher than the others. So in a way, we were both right.
Forum: The Books 08-27-2002, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Gandalf's body almost certainly did die, but his...

Gandalf's body almost certainly did die, but his Maiar spirit which was incarnated in that body probably did not. His spirit would have tried to (and probably did) return to the west, but was sent...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2002, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,192
Posted By O'Boile
Sting Also, Elvish magic was different than the magic...

Also, Elvish magic was different than the magic practised by the people of Valinor (Ainur or something is the general classification... anyway Valar and Maiar). In my copy of the Silmarilion there is...
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