Discussion in '"The Lord of the Rings"' started by Exma, Nov 14, 2015.
Now who is up for a question?
*Raises hand* Me! But don't make it to hard, I'm no Tolkien expert!
Whose tolls are high?
And welcome to the forum, Musica!
Hi!. I like this game!
-Who did not blench?
That's right! And wow was that fast! I thought the question was rather obscure.
Thanks for the welcome, Squint-eyed!
"Blench" rings a bell but I have no idea at the moment. No doubt someone will answer before I can. ;-)
Everybody is probably in pajamas by now They may answer tomorrow (hopefully)
OK, now I know -- but I cheated on this one, so I'll leave it for some more honest person to answer!
Oh well - nothing else to do right now Go to the dinner preceding the council of Elrond and there's the answer:
‘Indeed,’ said Glóin, ‘if it were not for the Beornings, the passage from Dale to Rivendell would long ago have become impossible. They are valiant men and keep open the High Pass and the Ford of Carrock. But their tolls are high,’ he added with a shake of his head; ‘and like Beorn of old they are not over fond of dwarves. Still, they are trusty, and that is much in these days. Nowhere are there any men so friendly to us as the Men of Dale. They are good folk, the Bardings. The grandson of Bard the Bowman rules them, Brand son of Bain son of Bard. He is a strong king, and his realm now reaches far south and east of Esgaroth.’
I happened to remember this one by memory, coincidentally, but that's not the point. The right way to play this, in my personal opinion, is to realize that digital versions are all around and can be searched for words like "tolls" with comfort and speed.
I post here an example of something much less easy to find, if you're computer savvies:
About what did Rosie disagree with Sam?
Oops - i'm some posts late, apologies, kept the page open too long!
Preference given duly to Miguel, sorry again.
Recovering logic here, after the confusion I made... Miguel's question about the word "blench" is about Éowyn:
Still she did not blench: maiden of the Rohirrim, child of kings, slender but as a steel-blade, fair yet terrible. A swift stroke she dealt, skilled and deadly. The outstretched neck she clove asunder, and the hewn head fell like a stone. Backward she sprang as the huge shape crashed to ruin, vast wings outspread, crumpled on the earth; and with its fall the shadow passed away. A light fell about her, and her hair shone in the sunrise.
Now, amends made (and sorry, Miguel) - what about my question in #53...?
About what did Rosie disagree with Sam?
Oh so there was another that did not blench, hmm. Is not the one i was referring to I might have made a mistake though, Does the game involve stuff from ALL of Tolkien of just LOTR?.
According to the rules laid down by the OP, everything's open.
Yes, Merroe, I knew the answer to the tolls question -- I'd often wondered what form the payments took!
Couldn't remember who blenched, though -- had to look that one up.
I'm trying to remember what Sam and Rosie disagreed about, without looking in the obvious places. I take it even referring to the book would be "cheating"?
The only thing I can think of is "What did you want to go off and leave (Frodo) for?" when Sam rode down to the Cottons. But that wasn't really a "disagreement", so I'm stumped, for the present.
Here goes another one: Who marched for seven days with banner and trumpet?
I too was thinking of Eowyn.
You mean the 53rd post in this thread?
Another one: Who tripped into the chasm of a stream?
Ar-Pharazon did not blench?
I'm guessing Turin for the stream.
I thought you read the Silmarillion?.
It's been a while.
It's hands down the most heart-pounding book.
Ar pharazon mightiest of the Dunedain kings
Yes, I think the word blench has to refer to Éowyn.
Answer to: About what did Rosie disagree with Sam?
I think it's about the time it took Sam to speak. That is, to ask her to marry him. She told him he had wasted a year so why wait longer. Something like that. I'd have to look it up in the book to quote exactly.
Separate names with a comma.