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  1. #176

    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    That's it.

    Tom has no relatives.
    No pop, no mom, no sons, no daughters.
    So, related to no one: a total outsider, belonging to no group.
    Goldberry was a candidate, but she has a mom.
    With all due respect, I would personally have characterized Tom as the epitome of an "insider" with respect to Arda. In my view, he is portrayed more as being utterly grounded, in the manner of a manifestation of the land itself. I guess I misunderstood the connotation of your clue "outsider" as being more about the metaphysics of the universe, when actually the first guess "Strider" was closer to getting at the sense of what you meant - it being more about biological and spiritual connections and relationships.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    With all due respect, I would personally have characterized Tom as the epitome of an "insider" with respect to Arda. In my view, he is portrayed more as being utterly grounded, in the manner of a manifestation of the land itself. I guess I misunderstood the connotation of your clue "outsider" as being more about the metaphysics of the universe, when actually the first guess "Strider" was closer to getting at the sense of what you meant - it being more about biological and spiritual connections and relationships.
    Oh well, you say tater and I say totter...

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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    In this case not Finrod
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    Try this one: "Faithful"
    Sam (and some more letters)
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Not Sam but faithful seems to be one of JRRTs big themes
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    Not Sam but faithful seems to be one of JRRTs big themes
    Yes it is, so there are many candidates.

    But I will try Huan.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Not Huan but we are talking First Age if that helps.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    Not Huan but we are talking First Age if that helps.
    Not a great deal, but now I shall try Beleg.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    Try this one: "Faithful"
    So broad.

    Samwise Gamgee

    (Edit)
    Oh someone said that. I don't know, it's too braod. 'Melkor' even fits.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Men, Numenorians, that spoke Quenya. They were faithful to the Elves/Valar, and represented one side in the civil war that was to come.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    Not Huan but we are talking First Age if that helps.
    Aghan's watch-stone?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGeyedBUG View Post
    Aghan's watch-stone?
    Someone always has to bring drûgs into the discussion....
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Faithful. The Easterlings of the House of Bor, who remained loyal to the Elves and Edain at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by BluesManCharlie View Post
    Faithful. The Easterlings of the House of Bor, who remained loyal to the Elves and Edain at the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
    We have a winner, I thought of the Druedan too after I posted, apparently Bor was initially intended to translate as "faithful vassal" where as Ulfang 'hideous beard', Uldor 'hideous ruler', Ulfast 'hideous shaggy hair' and Ulwarth 'hideous betrayer' were the other easterlings Maedhros decided to form alliances with. In hindsight Maedhros could show better judgement when conducting job interviews with applicants called 'hideous betrayer' etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    We have a winner, I thought of the Druedan too after I posted, apparently Bor was initially intended to translate as "faithful vassal" where as Ulfang 'hideous beard', Uldor 'hideous ruler', Ulfast 'hideous shaggy hair' and Ulwarth 'hideous betrayer' were the other easterlings Maedhros decided to form alliances with. In hindsight Maedhros could show better judgement when conducting job interviews with applicants called 'hideous betrayer' etc.
    Nice one Morthaur. I have often wondered at the apparent inability of characters to recognize such danger signals.

    If I may, I am going to sneak a really easy one in before BluesManCharlie takes his turn. It shouldn't take this group more than 5 minutes, but I like the answer so much that I want to slip it in somewhere:

    Vampire
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post

    Vampire
    Ok, I'll try the obvious one first: Thuringwethil?

    edit:

    I have often wondered at the apparent inability of characters to recognize such danger signals
    Maybe such names were in some cases not the actual names of the persons, but rather (dis-) honorifics given much later on?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGeyedBUG View Post
    Ok, I'll try the obvious one first: Thuringwethil?

    edit:

    Maybe such names were in some cases not the actual names of the persons, but rather (dis-) honorifics given much later on?
    Thuringwethil is correct. What an awesome name that was. Sauron is also mentioned as running off to become a vampire after Huan and Luthien open up a can of whoop on him, but in my mind Sauron is so much more that Thuringwethil seems to the clear choice.

    I think you are probably right about the honorific thing.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Still waiting for BluesMan...
    Here's another while we wait:

    Bolster
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    Bolster.... Courage? A mini? Daeron or Maglor, perhaps? j/k you got me on that one.

    Here's mine: Fiery.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by BluesManCharlie View Post

    Here's mine: Fiery.

    "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

    The fiery text inscribed on the One Ring, exposed when the ring is placed in fire.
    Gandalf did this in Frodo's fireplace in Bag End.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Still waiting for BluesMan...
    Here's another while we wait:

    Bolster
    Ingold, who was bolstering the Fence of the Pellenor.


    Here's mine: Fiery.
    Balrog.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutholen View Post
    Ingold, who was bolstering the Fence of the Pellenor.
    Ingold indeed did bolster the wall/fence around the Pelennor, but that is not what I am looking for.
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    one of the hobbits used his cloak as a bolster (long-pillow)...details are muddy, but i'd say Cloak of the Galadhrim
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    as for fiery... Orodruin?
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    Re: One-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by aleczander View Post
    one of the hobbits used his cloak as a bolster (long-pillow)...details are muddy, but i'd say Cloak of the Galadhrim
    This is very close to what I am looking for.
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