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Tol Eressea

Feb 17 2012, 4:10pm

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Actually this particular statement isn't quite accurate...

Dwarves are not late medieval or industrial age merchants that work on contracts. They are ancient mythological beings of the Earth, with a burning passion for the crafted things of the world

They indeed do care about being paid for their work and the matter of binding contracts, enough so to fight wars, as is stated in The Hobbit.

Tolkien's writings indicate this as stated below.

"In ancient days they had had wars with some of the dwarves whom they accused of stealing their treasure. It is only fair to say that the dwarves gave a different account, and said that they only took what was their due, for the elf-king had bargained with them to shape his raw gold and silver, and had afterwards refused to give them their pay." The Hobbit - Chapter VIII "Flies and Spiders"

Middle Earth is New Zealand!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."

(This post was edited by Owain on Feb 17 2012, 4:15pm)

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