- Jul 14, 2005
The namer of the elf-friend said someething like, "Hearken sky, hearken water, hearken stone. For taking it upon thyself,I formally confer the title of Elf-Friend upon thee until the end of the age."
Never worry about that, mate - the thread has been going for sixteen-odd years, and has had many, many, hiatuses (hiatus'? hiatii?) over that period. It's outlasted other single-author trivia quizzes, but has never had more than half-a-dozen regular players. There's no time-limit on replies, and no pressure to answer. It's as laid-back as a group of hobbits smoking pipe-weed after a supper of stewed mushrooms and three pints of 1420......I was growing anxious about the lack of interest in this thread...
I refer the honourable gentleman to the answer I gave some moments ago...@farntfar: I probably won't be able to really contribute, other than silly comments like this, and jokes elsewhere, until September, now.
TT, BkIV, Ch3, The Black Gate is ClosedMore Men going to Mordor,' he said in a low voice. `Dark faces. We have not seen Men like these before, no, Smeagol has not. They are fierce. They have black eyes, and long black hair, and gold rings in their ears; yes, lots of beautiful gold. And some have red paint on their cheeks, and red cloaks; and their flags are red, and the tips of their spears; and they have round shields, yellow and black with big spikes.
Letters, 25 - 'To the editor of the 'Observer'The dragon bears as name – a pseudonym – the past tense of the primitive Germanic verb Smugan, to squeeze through a hole: a low philological jest. The rest of the names are of the Ancient and Elvish World, and have not been modernised
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