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Further to Sador's comments

SirDennisC
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Oct 29 2012, 6:17pm


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Perhaps it takes a long time for things to sink in, but perhaps Thorin's quest all along has been to discover that riches and stones do not make a king, nor even shrewdness. Blood plays a part, yes, (inheritance or covenant) but there are virtues, such as having a servant's heart (as well as Bard's forbearance for instance), that must be mined and brought to the surface.

I think Thorin has such virtues and therefore is a true king; but for whatever reason -- perhaps from confusing wealth and real estate (as he was dispossessed of both for so long) with lordship, or because the hoard and his own legend has him under some sort of spell -- said virtues are hard to detect except in the most fleeting of glimpses.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 29 2012, 6:18pm)

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* * The Clouds Burst * * 1: Thorin wrong-footed dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 29 2012, 8:15am
    Well, sador Send a private message to sador Oct 29 2012, 4:29pm
    Further to Sador's comments SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 29 2012, 6:17pm
        The hoard spell is certainly there.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Oct 30 2012, 8:00am
        Mining virtues! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 12 2012, 1:35am

 
 
 

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