Could it be Dain, who replaced Thorin as king under the mountain?
You are all thinking along the right lines, however, the character I’m looking for is pre-LOTR and the Hobbit.
Sauron that replaced Morgoth as "the big badass one"? ;P
I'll guess something a little different, undoubtedly incorrect but here it is all the same: Durin the Deathless. Through all it's tribulations, the line of Durin has never failed, and often times the new heir is so like unto his forefather that he has taken the name "Durin" for his own.
A little stretched perhaps, but there's my guess.
Some very interesting guesses (I didn’t see Durin coming!), but still not the answer I’m looking for. I’ll summarize and provide an extra hint.
Trivia question: Steady Replacement
1st Hint: It’s a character
2nd Hint: The character precedes the events detailed in The Hobbit and LOTR
3rd Hint: Part of the answer is in the meaning of this character’s name
I will be hosting a family function over the weekend, so if I don't get a chance to respond to your guesses I will do so on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone!
Last edited by husaragi; Apr 19 2013 at 04:20 PM.
ok i think this will either be super easy or nobody will get it =P
Last edited by hollystar28; Apr 19 2013 at 06:18 PM. Reason: spelling
Hmphh... This is quite a difficult riddle indeed. I'm going to make a wild guess: Grond, Hammer of the Underworld. It was in, or at least relatively near Gondolin, wielded by Morgoth. A hammer makes a thud, but I have no idea how the "cut" would fit in (except Fingolfin the elf lord cut Morgoth's leg, but it isn't relevant)... So, most likely this is wrong. :/
"'Nonetheless they will have need of wood', said Aulë and he went on with his smith-work."
ok perhaps a more fitting riddle that still means relatively the same thing would have been Thud Sharply. you guys are close. it is indeed a weapon.
Could it be Aeglos, the spear of Gil-galad?
When Tuor dwelt in Gondolin, he carried with him a great axe rather than a sword. Its name was Dramborleg which is translated as 'Thudder-Sharp' because it could strike a thudding blow like a club, but with a sharp cutting edge. The Axe survived the Fall of Gondolin, and was carried across the Sea to Númenor, where it became a royal heirloom. Its ultimate fate is not known with certainty, but it appears to have been lost in the Downfall.
Last edited by husaragi; Apr 22 2013 at 04:58 PM.
In the original post for this thread I stated:
"Lets try to keep the subject material restricted to the major published works that are related to the world of Arda:
The Children Of Hurin
The Lord Of The Rings
The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil"
Now, I know we haven't always followed that stipulation and I never meant for it to be a hard-and-fast rule.
But I hope that if you know that you are posting a riddle that falls outside those guidelines you will at least hint at it.
Now that I have set this up, I will explain that the next riddle I am proposing has it's origin in one of those 5 canonical works, but the details come from a different (though still Tolkien) work.
So, here ya go:
"Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"
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