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  1. #1
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    Tuilerie is offline Hero Of the Small Folk 2013
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    Dec 2015

    How long would an Ent-led auction take?

    “You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.”
    Ealendil of Doriath, composer and member of Lindamar, Vanimar, Laurelin

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    "How long would an Ent-led auction take?"

    Only until Isengard bids 5!

    “It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.”

  4. #4

    How long would an Ent-led auction take?

    Long enough for everything to become priceless antiques.

  5. #5
    We may never know, we are still waiting for them to arrive.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2007
    Sarasota, FL, USA
    It would last as long as it had to, no more, and no less.
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  7. #7
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    Jun 2011

    How long would an Ent-led auction take?

    It depends on the number of bidding ents, but probably a few months. Hoom!

  8. #8
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    Jul 2010
    An Age.

  9. #9
    Figure it would take 3 eleven-lifetimes to set up a date, then 5 more eleven-lifetimes to arrive. Do you really want to know how long it talks to announce the beginning bid?

  10. #10
    A huuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmdred years

  11. #11
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    Apr 2007
    Georgia, US
    Based on the thought processes of Ents, the auction would take as long as it needs to take and no longer, but what's the rush, tiny being?

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    Weekly Question

    No one knows. One was started over 300-years ago and it's still in progress...
    "...At least it tells us they understand our language; they're just not willing to speak to us in it. -Who knew they were French?"

  13. #13
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    Mar 2016
    At most 48 hours. You know why.

  14. #14
    Long to the Enth power

  15. #15
    You put a Ent auctioneer there. Several hours passed, and no one talked to him. Why, because he is so tall... No one sees the auctioneer icon above his head, unless you put a icon on the radar. So, it takes forever.
    Desmurryl of Bree-lands, Lvl 130 Champion, Landroval | Duirregwen of Mirkwood, Lvl 66 Rune-keeper, Landroval

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    "I never feed trolls and I don't read spam" - Weird Al Yankovic

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    Oct 2008
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    “I am not going to tell you what you are bidding on, not yet at any rate.' A queer half-knowing, half-humorous look came with a green flicker into his eyes. 'For one thing it would take a long while: the Auction is growing all the time, and I've lived a very long, long time; so my Auction is like a story. Real Auctions tell you the story of those they belonged to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time saying anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and to listen to.”
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  18. #18
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    Mar 2016
    A few centuries probably

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    I couldn't be bothered to read 3 pages of comments either. Reminds me of a Black Adder quote

    "Who will rid me of this turbulent...."

    He probably meant Speaker.

    Later "Two drunken knights back from the crusades, looking to kill..."

    "A little time"

  20. #20
    If Ents actually decide to do an auction, it'd probably take centuries just for a single item.

  21. #21
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    Jan 2017
    Very fast. 2-3 weeks.

  22. #22
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    Sep 2008
    Escaping Mizzery, one tart at a time.
    An Ent and a Sloth were racing to the auction house...




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  23. #23
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    Jun 2012
    Oregon, USA

    How long would an Ent-led auction take?

    I dunno, but I hope Sara Oakheart doesn't win!

  24. #24
    Hi folks. New to forum, started lotro 7 years ago and recently came back.

  25. #25
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    Aug 2013

    How long would an Ent-led auction take?

    "Auction"? Sounds like orc mischief to me! Búrárúm...
    They come with money, they come with wares.
    Profiteering, exploiting, cutthroating, sueing.
    Destroyers and usurpers. Curse them!"


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