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Old 03-28-2004, 06:21 AM   #1
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Silmaril Favourite bit from LOTR Appendix!

I apologize if this has been done before but i'm new here and would like to know what is your favourite bit from the Appendix section from The Lord of The Ring One Volume Edition?

I think the Appendix is fantastic and very interesting don't you?

My favourite bit was from Appendix A:

Here follows one of the last notes in the Red Book.

We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Gloin's son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middle-earth for any love, or that the Eldar should receive him, or that the Lords of the West should permit it. But it is said that Gimli went also out of desire to see again the beauty of Galadriel; and it may be that she, being mighty among the Eldar, obtained this grace for him. More cannot be said of this matter.
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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Probably the account of the War between the Dwarves and the Goblins. Very moving I think.
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Old 03-28-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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I rather like Appendix A, II, The House of Eorl,

I've always been fascinated with the whole issue of lineage, which obviously struck out at me with all LotR's family trees. The detailed mini-plots and rich tapestry that was painted for the First, Second, and Third line of Mark Marshals seemed intriguing, each immortally portrayed lord given his own epic plot, that could easily be elaborated on. Rohan was a fascinating place, and though it's roots did not run deep like Gondor, its rural facets caught my eye immediately.

The First Line, beginning with Eorl himself, was most fascinating. Each King oft mentioned, but still sort of unsung in their own rights. Eorl battled nobly and fell after years of battling Easterling raiders. Brego bested these raiders, accomplished the great task of building Meduseld, and held in his son the first expedition into the Paths of the Dead. Deor, almost completely unknown, has a similarly interesting plight dealing with Dunlendings who had taken over Isengard itself, even before Saruman lurked there. Finally, Helm Hammerhand, who I need not speak of. It was all simply and utterly intriguing for me.
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:28 AM   #4
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I love the tale of Aragorn and Arwen, particularly relating to Aragorn and Gilraen. I cried a good deal.

I'm rather taken with the section on the Stewards, naturally. And being fascinated by family trees and lines of Kings, anything Gondorian, Numenorean, or Rohirric along those lines will catch my eye.

I have a borderline addiction to the chronologies.

I recently developed a taste for the language section. I frequently spend the evening huddled over the guide to pronunciation, particularly of the vowels.

I have one particular favourite line in the entire Appendix:

"It was heard after that Master Meriadoc came to Edoras and was with King Eomer before he died in that Autumn. Then he and Thain Peregrin went to Gondor and passed what short years were left to them in that realm, until they died and were laid to rest in Rath Dinen among the great of Gondor."

It sets me off into floods of tears. I don't know what it is about Eomer dying in Autumn, but it's a beautiful line and it gives me such a heavy feeling of nostalgia or something similar. I suppose Autumn, being a time of fading, seems the right time to die, and it just makes me sad.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:41 AM   #5
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I like the Tale of Aragorn and Arwen, and the Timelines that briefly go over the history of Middle Earth. The Tale is in my opinion one of the best tales in the LOTR. Not just because it gives more detail about the two characters above, but also that it is a story that can stand alone by itself, which I think is pretty impressive, and pretty telling of the talent that Tolkien had as a storyteller. I also enjoy the timelines and just in general the passages that tell about the history of Middle Earth before and after the War of the Ring. I love how you get to know what happens to all of the members of the Fellowship, because I hate when an author just leaves you hanging about the future of a character.

It’s such a shame though that so many readers just skip the appendixes, because they really are one of the most unique things about the book.
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:18 AM   #6
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Pipe Appendix E, of course!

Those runes always fascinate me.

But I also loved the leedle part about the First Age on Appendix A. Sort of alluring. Made me read the Silm.
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