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FF:NZ Tolkien Themed Guessing Game

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by JC_Tolkien, Dec 20, 2001.

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  1. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    J.R.R. stands for the first letters of Mr. J.R.R. Tolkeins First and Middle names.
  2. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    To be precise:

    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men (and women), Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and of course Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the Eng. Lit. establishment, with honourable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide.

    Therefore his name was John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

    My turn?
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  4. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    grrrr

    Which Question to use. Hard choice. Don't want to choose one that is too easy as JP has found my secret site, and Graal seems knowledgable in the topic of Middle-Earth (Chans is quiet, so too is everyone else) Nevermind.

    ?[face_plain] ?[face_plain] ?[face_plain]

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    ok ok!

    Who does Gandalf "Name drop" when talking to Beorn? (and for a bonus 10points what is this person's "Rank" - this is not given at this point in the book)
  5. Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan

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    Damn thats hard, I don't have a copy of the hobbit!!

    is it by any chance Gwaihir(Sp?) lord of the eagles?
  6. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    mauauahahahahahhaha

    No it was not the Lord of the Eagles :D
  7. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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  8. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    WTF?!

    Yes - the name was given.

    (not the name of the person wasnt "given" but the name was given as in "USED" when conversing.

    sheeeeesh
  9. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    you should make your name-dropping hints a little clearer :D
  10. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    //Zips mouth shut//

    ziiiiiiiiiiiiip

    Awaits JP's guess (though I'm sure he could find the "name dropped" individual, though I'm not sure if he will find sufficient info to let him know this individual was "name-dropped" at this time. [face_plain] I think I just confused my self :p
  11. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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  12. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    OMG!, in from left field!

    Sil's turn!

    "I am Gandalf," said the wizard.
    "Never heard of him," growled the man, "And what's this little fellow?" he said stooping to frown at the hobbit with his bushy black eyebrows.
    "That is Mr Baggins, a hobbit of a god family and unimpeachable reputation," said Gandalf. Bilbo bowed. He had no hat to take off, and was painfully conscious of his many missing buttons. "I am a wizard," continued Gandalf. "I have heard of you, if you have not heard of me; but perhaps you have heard of my good cousin Radagast who lives near the Southern borders of Mirkwood?"


    (His rank is Brown BTW
  13. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    Cool!

    Q. In which forest was the kingdom of Doriath?

  14. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    hmmmm Was that place mentioned in any of "the Hobbit", "FotR", "TTT" or "RotK"?

    I dont think so... ssssshe cheatssss, we hatessss it we do.

    :p
  15. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    Dates: Founded long before the beginning of the First Age, sacked in c. I 505
    Note that the date of the destruction of Doriath is very uncertain
    Location: The central regions of Beleriand
    Meaning: 'Fenced Land' (referring to the Girdle of Melian)
    Pronunciation: do'reeath
    ('th' as in English 'path')
    Other Names: Eglador, The Hidden Kingdom


    The mighty forest kingdom of Elu Thingol, greatest of the realms of the Sindar in Beleriand. The kingdom lay in two parts, separated by the River Esgalduin. The lesser, northwestern Forest of Neldoreth, and the greater, southern Forest of Region. These forests, and the small oakwood known as Nivrim on the western banks of the Sirion, were encompassed by the Girdle of Melian, which protected the land from its enemies.

    In the midst of Doriath, carved into the rock by the River Esgalduin, lay the Halls of Menegroth, the Thousand Caves, citadel of King Thingol and Melian his queen.

    Though Thingol ruled Doriath for long ages, he was slain in the last years of the First Age by Dwarves. After this his realm was ruled for a short time by his grandson Dior Eluchíl, before its final destruction by the Sons of Fëanor.


    The kingdom lay in two parts, separated by the River Esgalduin. The lesser, northwestern Forest of Neldoreth, and the greater, southern Forest of Region. These forests, and the small oakwood known as Nivrim on the western banks of the Sirion...
  16. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    Well, I was going for "The Forests of Neldoreth and Region" so I guess that's okay.

    ;)
  17. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    Oh and sorry, I didn't realise we could use all of Tolkien's work.

    Got something against the Silmarillion, have we?

    :p
  18. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    Oh and sorry, I didn't realise we could use all of Tolkien's work.

    Typo I take it, as we can't

    Got something against the Silmarillion, have we?

    Well, seeing as the majority or us have not read it... YUP~! :p
  19. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    What does the Dwarfish quote in my sig mean?

    "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd aimênu!"

    :D

    EDI = damnit, I just realised I don't know if the quote is from either The Hobbit or from LOTR.

    (got it from a web site)

    ok then, if anyone wants to answer that - go ahead but it's not my question!

    really easy one:

    "What species is Gollum derived from?"
  20. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    He was hobbit.


    Edit: Oh, SFL, when cutting and pasting the answer(s) from a website, you look more intelligent if you disguise you answer so it looks like your own work. This will also be a good skill to aquire for university in 6 weeks time.

  21. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    yea - I tried - but I didn't fully know the exact answer from that copy/paste - I still don't know the forest the kingdom is in :p

    heh

    oh, and yes - he was a Hobbit once, until the power of the ring corrupted him and he went into the Misty Mountains. (I guess the lack of sunlight (Vitiman D - caused the physical changes (like those kids who were forced to coal mine got rickets)) ... anyway.

    Jp's turn.
  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    What race of Hobbit was Gollum?

  23. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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  24. Darth_Graal Jedi Padawan

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    Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd aimênu!' means 'Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!

    Gollum is from the stoors branch of hobbits!


  25. SithForceLord Jedi Knight

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    Graal is correct in both answers.

    w00t!!!
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