The Revised Tolkien Trivia

Grimward

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*Grins*

Oh sure, make me do my own foot work. :unsure:;)

This is where the two-stage hint comes in.

First:

Then Beren came before King Finrod Felagund, and Felagund knew him, needing no ring to remind him of the kin of Beor and of Barahir.
Followed 2 sentences later by:

But Felagund heard his tale in wonder and disquiet; and he knew that the oath he had sworn was come upon him for his death, as long before he had foretold to Galadriel.
The Silmarillion, Valaquenta, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch.XIX, Of Beren and Luthien

So, I guess one could have just taken the first 3 sentences of that paragraph for the quote, but both parts are necessary to get from ring to doom. Perhaps not as overt a challenge as it seemed to me when I posted it, but for all of the attention paid to rings later on in Tolkien's Middle Earth timeline the dearth of rings in the earlier ages is striking (to me, at least). Either way, good job, and we await your next offering, sirrah![/QUOTE]
 

HareBrain

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Here's an easy one (possibly).

What is an uncommonly effective stablising weight for an unoccupied tummy? (Exact quote please.)
 

pyan

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Solanum tuberosum.

Sam stewing rabbit in Ithilien, and giving Gollum a cookery lesson...

“Sméagol won't grub for roots and carrotses and - taters. What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters?'
'Po-ta-toes,' said Sam. 'The Gaffer's delight, and rare good ballast for an empty belly. But you won't find any, so you needn't look.
TT, Bk IV, Ch4: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit.
 

pyan

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OK - possibly another easy one:

The Tale of Years is a useful quick-reference list in the Appendices - but where was it probably put together?
 
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