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Forum: The Books 02-15-2022, 06:19 PM
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In these WOKE days, would Tolkien and the LOTR be banned?

Tolkien wrote sentences like: ".... Still, you may at the least disturb the Orcs and Swarthy Men from their feasting in the White Tower......". If he had written stuff like that today would LOTR have...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2021, 11:08 AM
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Who cleared the Redhorn Pass?

The Fellowship found their way blocked, not just by snow but also by an avalanche when they tried to use the Redhorn Pass. Yet after the fall of Sauron, Galadriel and people of Lorien used the pass...
Forum: The Books 04-25-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
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The brave people of Ithilien

The Nazgul laid siege to Minas Ithil in TA 2000, with the city falling in TA 2002 and becoming Minas Morgul. Yet Ithilien remained populated by Gondorians until TA 2954 when Mount Doom burst into...
Forum: The Books 02-13-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
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When the Company was descending the stairway from...

When the Company was descending the stairway from the Chamber of Mazarbul Gandalf remained at the top of the stairs, so Glamdring's light or illumination from his staff were not available.

Also at...
Forum: The Books 02-04-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
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Why not use Sting's light?

When the Company left the Chamber of Mazarbul, leaving Gandalf at the top of the stairs leading away from the Chamber to try and lock the door, it was stated that the Company was in great danger...
Forum: The Books 01-29-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
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Did Farmer Maggot get home OK?

Don't recall any confirmation in the book that he made it back after dropping Frodo and co off at the Ferry entrance. At least one Nazgul was nearby.
Forum: The Books 11-11-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
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I remember reading somewhere that Gondor retained some kind of presence at Tharbad until the year 2912 of the Third Age. With Gondor's bounds diminished by then and Arnor ancient history, why would...
Forum: The Books 03-30-2017, 02:25 PM
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Why did Aragorn not tell the Fellowship Gollum was following them?

Aragorn detected Gollum in Moria, but didn't tell Frodo until after they had left Lorien. Why did he not tell everyone to be on guard?
Forum: The Books 03-30-2017, 02:21 PM
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Why didn't Morgulduin pollute the lower Anduin?

The polluted Morgulduin flowed from Minas Morgul to Osgiliath. Why wasn't the lower Anduin also polluted as a result?
Forum: The Books 03-30-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
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How did Gollum get out of Moria?

If Gollum was following the Fellowship, how did he escape from Moria after the bridge of Khazad-Dum was destroyed by Gandalf?
Forum: The Books 04-21-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
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Faramir's descendants

Would Faramir's descendants become short-lived and lose much of their Numenorean pedigree because of Faramir's marriage to Eowyn?
Forum: The Books 03-12-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
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Prince Imrahil and his mortality

When Legolas first set eyes on Prince Imrahil he recognised that despite being a mortal man he "had elven blood in his veins".

At what stage was Elven immortality removed from Imrahil's line? Did...
Forum: The Books 10-08-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,877
Was Glorfindel's horse one of the Mearas?

In LOTR Glorfindel's mount Asfaloth is described as an 'Elf-horse'. Is Asfaloth faster than Shadowfax, being an 'Elf-horse', or one of the Mearas subordinate to Shadowfax?
Forum: The Books 10-04-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,192
Fatty Bolger

During the discussions that took place between the hobbits the night they stayed at Crickhollow, it was stated that Fatty Bolger had "never been over the Brandywine Bridge".

Fatty came from the...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,218
Imagine if Ted Sandyman had eloped with Rosie...

Imagine if Ted Sandyman had eloped with Rosie Cotton before Sam got back?
Forum: The Books 01-04-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Who was older - Treebeard or Bombadil

The books suggest that both Treebeard and Tom Bombadil were around a long time.

So which one is the oldest?
Forum: The Books 01-01-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
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Boats travelling up and down Anduin and Lorien's isolation.

In the Fellowship of the Ring Aragorn stated that light boats used to travel from Wilderland down to Osgiliath. Surely if they had, they would have sailed past Lorien and contact would have been made...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,044
Food supplies for elves

If Lorien was 100% woodland, how and where did the elves that lived there get their food and wine?

Similarly, how did travelling companies of elves like Gildor's folk feed themselves? For that...
Forum: The Books 12-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
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Surely Elrond would have insisted on Merry and Pippin NOT going?

As the membership of the Fellowship was being decided, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli were clear choices. But surely with the entire future of Middle-Earth at stake, Elrond...
Forum: The Books 11-30-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Surely the Fellowship took the wrong route?

Setting off from Rivendell southwards was considered more secret and safer than other routes, but surely this was mistaken. If the Company had crossed into Wilderland east of Rivendell, they could...
Forum: The Books 11-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,672
If they had followed the Stock Brook all the way...

If they had followed the Stock Brook all the way the morning after meeting Gildor they would have ended up much closer to the Ferry. They would then have had a choice of the Ferry or the Hay Gate....
Forum: The Books 11-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Was Gandalf wrong?

Just before the Company entered Moria, Boromir suggested that they might get to Gondor by taking the long way over the Isen and then reaching Gondor by the seaward route. But Gandalf contended that...
Forum: The Books 11-04-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,804
Mayoral elections at Michel Delving

We know that the Mayor of the Shire was elected every 7 years at Michel Delving. But we also know that many Shirefolk didn't travel much out of their own immediate locality. For example, if a hobbit...
Forum: The Books 10-24-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,924
Theoden's sisters' sons?

If I remember rightly from my reading of the Appendices, Théoden had sisters. If they had produced any sons, wouldn't those sons have had a better claim to the throne of Rohan than Eomer?
Forum: The Books 04-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,298
Why did Aragorn not tell the Company that Gollum was following them?

Aragorn knew that Gollum was following the Company from Moria onwards, but said nothing till he informed Frodo 2 or 3 days out from Lorien. Why wait?
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