Originally Posted by PerfectApproach
You just posted two great big loads of bunkum. That's
how you do
Got to love it when someone mentions Jeff Steefel quotes about the RK and then doesn't mention the one where he says there's no lore to it, that it's just something you have to have in a game.
True names? Not in this
fantasy. That's A Wizard of Earthsea
Saruman bringing down mountains and conjuring storms? Movie moment!
Galadriel and Elrond were powerful because they were very
special people. It wasn't just because of what they'd learned, it was because they both had some very
fancy ancestry. Power is innate, in Tolkien's work. It's not to be had by learning alone, learning just lets them apply it better.
And oh yes, Celebrimbor. Some inspiration for RKs given that he had no use for runes, he was a Noldo. The inscription on the Doors of Durin isn't even runic (the Tengwar
isn't a runic alphabet, it replaced runes - and not because it was magic but because it was a more elegant way to write!). The Dwarf-door in The Hobbit
didn't have runes on it, nor were words involved. The link between that stuff and runes is utterly