~Tolkien Trivia Game~

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  1. Exma

    Exma Noldorian

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    Welcome!
    Mae govannen!

    Come and share your love of J.R.R. Tolkien thru trivia...
    ENJOY!

    RULES

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    Trivia may be presented in form of a straight question or riddle. Yes, pictures may be used.
    2. You must post a topic above your trivia question. (i.e. The Silmarrilion, Arda, etc)
    3. You can say things like 'close' or 'colder' when guesses are posted.
    4. New hints or clues must be posted every 72 hours for puzzles that remain unsolved.
    5. Current question askers have 48 hours to confirm if answers are correct or not.
    6. The first person to guess correctly posts next trivia query. If they do not do so within 48 hours then the floor is open. (note: the earliest post will be counted as the current question)
    7. You may RP in your posts.
    8. NO SPAMMING
     
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  2. Exma

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    Exma sat back in her chair. Too comfortable, she said to herself as she yawned. Sipping at her drink now and again, she looked around the room. Others gathered there looked as bored as she did. The Elf muttered, Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much boredom and monotony over so...., a rather large yawn escaped her then. That's it, she said loudly. Rising from her seat she called out to the small crowd gathered there, Mellyn nin, perhaps a game based upon lore shall shake the fuzz from our minds for use of our brains. Exma smiled and raised her glass. May the best lore master win. Setting her drink back down after a swallow she said, I shall start us off. And so she spoke....

    Topic - Bad Guys
    I am one of eleven named.
    I slayed the eleventh,
    and in the same battle,
    was slain by the fourteenth.
     

  3. Starbrow

    Starbrow Tolkien Fan

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    My guess is a balrog.
     
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    *secretly wants to walk down streets in Miami with a balrog on a leash*

    A very good guess but not a right one m'lady Starbrow.

    Time for another clue...
    Info on the being we seek can be found in Appendix A at the end of RoTK.
     

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    Gothmog Lord of Balrogs Staff Member

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    Balrogs do not do well with a Leash ;)
     
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    Lets say you can get them to agree to a leash then i musta say id want a team of them hitched to a chuck wagon
     
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    Azog slayed Náin in the battle of Nanduhirion in 2799.
    He was then slain by Dáin Ironfoot, Náin’s son.
    Náin could be counted as the 11th, and Dáin Ironfoot the 14th, in Durin's line of kings.
    I have no explanation for the first line of the riddle. But I think I have enough here, that points to Azog.
     
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    New riddle

    Hi folks,

    I'm not entirely confident if I got the previous riddle right because I did not get the sense of the first line (as I mentioned before) nor was my guess confirmed in the end. However, and assuming I had it right, then I’m supposed to offer you a next riddle, right? Then let me do so.

    My riddle will go about animals.

    Some animals stage prominently in LOTR and also in “The Hobbit”. Eagles are in high regard, helping Bilbo and saving Frodo and Sam from their final doom. Horses also take the front stage with many individual names recorded, particularly so in Rohan. Ponies are mentioned honorably while serving hobbits. Craws claim long faithful service in “The Hobbit”, and let us not forget the help of a thrush. What about the call of sea-gulls…?

    Yet other winged creatures would help Sauron. He would abuse horses too. There were those eliphaunts, which Sam so much admired yet perished. Winged spies would search Eregion for the Ringbearer, for Saruman. Call also Shelob an animal, or the winged steads of the Ringwraiths.

    However, my riddle here is about another animal.
    It understood that Hobbits were not behaving the way they normally should.

    What kind of animal may it have been?
     
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    A fox
     
  10. Merroe

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    Wow! Well done!!! Congratulations!!!!
     
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    go again im no good at coming up with a question
     
  12. Merroe

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    … but what about rule No 6? ;)

    Anyway, there were too many rules when the hobbits returned to the Shire as well, so I’ll venture another one.

    Question: what are rocks and stones listening to in Mordor?
     
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    I have no idea so im going to guess led zepplin ramble on.....but on a serious note im wondering if rocks and stones arent the name of somebody cause you left out the meaning what are THE rocks and stones listening to
     
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    Let me post a hint, as I am expected to do.

    That the rocks and stones in Mordor were listening to something, was Sam’s impression at a given event.

    So, what were they listening to?
     
  15. SugarMagnolia

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    Merroe,
    Does this have any relation to the Watchers at Cirith Ungol? Those are the only stones I can think of in Mordor...
     
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    No!
    Let me post another hint then: think of Sam and Frodo as they were in front of the entrance into Shelob's lair!
    Come on now: this has narrowed it down much...
     
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    Dear LOTR-lovers,

    I placed my riddle 2 weeks ago and despite Beorn84’s and SugarMagnolia’s attention (the latter having given a most interesting appreciation of her own, thanks!) I think I’ll deliver the answer now, the way I had it in mind.

    The question was what rocks and stones are listening to in Mordor.

    Tolkien impressed me how he could describe the benefit of humor and optimism in gloomy times and places. That applies to his characterization of hobbits in particular, and he made his point with a beautiful image in the following instance.

    Having arrived unknowingly near the tunnel towards Cirith Ungol, Sam and Frodo were left alone while Gollum made his secret dealings with Shelob.

    Sam started a reflection: “Still, I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales”. He then went on to ensure Frodo he would be a brave hero, causing much fun to Frodo. And then follows:

    “‘It’s saying a lot too much,’ said Frodo, and he laughed, a long clear laugh from his heart. Such a sound had not been heard in those places since Sauron came to Middle-earth. To Sam suddenly it seemed as if all the stones were listening and the tall rocks leaning over them. But Frodo did not heed them; he laughed again.”

    I must agree I gave you a very difficult one. Thanks all for your attention!
     
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    I'm ready to send another one here ... but not always only me, all right? :(

    Who lived at No. 2 Bagshot Row before the place became a quarry?
     
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    Wrong...!