The Revised Tolkien Trivia

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    Marky Lazer

    Marky Lazer New Member

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    Pyan and I, we's just went bonkers one day, I believe it had to do with the full moon. Now, we're those lost souls who like to spend nights on end searching for obscure passages in the works of the late J.R.R. Tolkien. And we decided to make a quiz of it...

    How it works
    At one point, this point really, someone will ask a question about an event, character, thing or pretty much anything else in one of the works of professor Tolkien. The idea is that you, or any other player, will answer the question. Once you answered the question correctly, it gets affirmed by the player who asked that particular question, and you move on to ask a new question. Easy, yeah?

    Now hold it, Bruno. It's not just that. Pyan and I are silly buggers. So we don't want just "answers." We wanna know where the zark you got them from. So a correct answer isn't going to let you have the floor; you need to back your answer up quoting the passage where you found your answer. Capiche?

    (edit)

    Or, you can elect not to need a quote for that question if you so desire.

    Rightyo then! Here follows a list of which sources thou canst use:

    The Hobbit
    The Lord of the Rings
    The Silmarillion
    The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

    That's it for now. Maybe in the future more sources will be added, but no one knows when and why and how and who and how many and whence (for now).

    By birthright, it's Pyan to throw first! Game on!

    EDIT: And, as it's been formally requested (by Pyan): adding The Children of Hurin to the list of sources....

    EDIT (II) Unfinished Tales also added to the permitted list.

    YOU ARE ON YOUR HONOUR NOT TO USE GOOGLE!!
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    pyan

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    Oh yes, age before beauty! I know!:D

    Right.......
    Who did Gandalf entrust with the leadership of Gondor because of the incapacity of the rightful person at that time?
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    Marky Lazer

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    The Return Of The King, Book V, Chapter VII, The Pyre Of Denethor.
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    pyan

    pyan Fortiter et recte! Staff Member

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    Spot-on, Marky! - your go!
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    Marky Lazer

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    Thanks, Pyan.

    Who are the "brothers" of Haldir?
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    pyan

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    Well, I would have said Rumil and Orophin - but why the inverted commas?

    FotR: Bk II: Ch VI: Lothlorien
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    Marky Lazer

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    The quotation marks were there because I don't know whether this is meant as kinsmen or siblings. However, you're right. Of course.
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    pyan

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    I see what you mean - could be read either way.

    OK, then:
    Whose ears? What could he hear?
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    The Hobbit, Chapter 12: Inside Information.

    So, yes, Bilbo's ears hear the sleeping Smaug.
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    pyan

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    Your go, then!:D
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    I've got nothing meaningful to add at this point, but I'm very much enjoying this thread!
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    Marky Lazer

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    Right, enjoy some more, deathwizard...

    Who made Ulmo's horns?
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    pyan

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    The maker of the [SIZE=-1]Ulumúri was Salmar.

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    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion: Ch 1: Of the Beginning of Days.
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    Marky Lazer

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    No that is not correct. But I'm not really the baddest person alive, so I'll let you have the floor anyway. :p
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    pyan

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    Gee, thanks - for a moment, I thought you were serious!:p

    Who in Middle-Earth knew where the Istari came from? Who were the only two others that this person told?
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    scalem X

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    Gandalf and Saruman and Radagast knew beyond doubt:p ...
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    Marky Lazer

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    The Silmarillion: Of The Rings Of Power And The Third Age
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    pyan

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    Right again, Marky - you to go.
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    Marky Lazer

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    Okay then...

    What are the names of the seven rivers in Ossiriand?
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    pyan

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    The River Gelion, and its six main tributaries (north to south):
    The Ascar (or Rathloriel)
    The Thalos,
    The Legolin,
    The Brilthor,
    The Duilwen,
    and the Adurant.

    The Silmarillion:
    Appendix: Map of Beleriand.

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