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It's time for some more BS!

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Nov 15 2012, 10:47am


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The Battle of 5 Armies is nearly here, so we've been setting it up with a bunch of Book Spoilers.... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.

Book Spoiler Part 3 of 3: Here's part 3 of a look at what has brought us to the Lonely Mountain and explained the obsession of the Dwarves of Durin's Folk... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.

From APPENDIX A: ANNALS OF THE KINGS AND RULERS: III DURIN'S FOLK


... "Thráin said to Thorin Oakenshield: '...Will you come with me back to the anvil? Or will you beg your bread at proud doors?'
... 'To the anvil,' answered Thorin. 'The hammer will at least keep the arms strong, until they can wield sharper tools again.'
... So Thráin and Thorin with what remained of the following (among whom were Balin and Glóin) returned to Dunland, and soon afterwards they removed and wandered in Eriador, until at last they made a home in exile in the east of the Ered Luin... ...Of iron were most of the things that they forged in those days, but they prospered after a fashion, and their number slowly increased...
... ...Of [the] Ring... ...It was believed by the dwarves of Durin's folk to be the first of the Seven that was forged; and they say that it was given to the King of Khazad-dûm, Durin III, by the Elvensmiths themselves and not by Sauron, though doubtless his evil power was on it....
... ...as the Dwarves now believe... ...Sauron by his arts had discovered who had this Ring, the last to remain free, and that the singular misfortunes of the heirs of Durin were largely due to his malice. For the Dwarves had proved untameable by this means. The only power... ...that the Rings wielded was to inflame their hearts with a greed of gold and precious things, so that if they lacked them all other good things seemed profitless, and they were filled with wrath and desire for vengeance on all who deprived them...
......It was therefore perhaps partly by the malice of the Ring that Thráin after same years became restless and discontented. The lust for gold was ever in his mind... ...when he could endure it no longer, he turned his thoughts to Erebor, and resolved to go back there. He said nothing to Thorin of what was in his heart; but with Balin and Dwalin and a few others, he arose and said farewell and departed....
... ...as soon as he was abroad with few companions he was hunted by the emissaries of Sauron... ...There came a dark night when he and his companions were wandering in the land beyond Anduin, and they were driven by a black rain to take shelter under the eaves of Mirkwood. In the morning he was gone from the camp, and his companions... ...searched for him many days, until at last giving up hope they departed and came at length back to Thorin. Only long after was it learned that Thráin had been taken alive and brought to the pits of Dol Guldur. There he was tormented and the Ring taken from him, and then at last he died.
... So Thorin Oakenshield became the Heir of Durin, but an heir without hope... ...The years lengthened. The embers in the heart of Thorin grew hot again, and he brooded on the wrongs of his House and the vengeance upon the Dragon that he had inherited... ...and a great anger without hope burned him as he smote the red iron on the anvil.
... But at last there came about by chance a meeting between Gandalf and Thorin... ...[who] returning west from a journey, stayed at Bree for the night. There Gandalf was also. He was on his way to the Shire, which he had not visited for some twenty years. He was weary, and thought to rest there for a while.
... Among many cares he was troubled in mind... ...he knew then already that Sauron was plotting war... ...But to resist any attempt from the East to regain the lands of Angmar and the northern passes in the mountains there were now only the Dwarves of the Iron hills. And beyond them lay the desolation of the Dragon. The Dragon Sauron might use with terrible effect. How then could the end of Smaug be achieved?
... It was even as Gandalf sat and pondered this that Thorin stood before him, and said: 'Master Gandalf... ...you have often come into my thoughts of late, as if I were bidden to seek you. Indeed I should have done so, if I had known where to find you.'
... Gandalf looked at him with wonder. 'That is strange, Thorin Oakenshield,' he said. 'For I have thought of you also; and though I am on my way to the Shire, it was in my mind that is the way also to your halls.
... 'Call them so if you will,' said Thorin. 'They are only poor lodgings in exile. But you would be welcome there, if you would come...'
... 'I will come,' said Gandalf; 'for I guess that we share one trouble at least. The Dragon of Erebor is on my mind, and I do not think that he will be forgotten by the grandson of Thrór.'"



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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 13 2012, 11:59am
    Introduction and Explanation of TIME & BS posts for our newbies and lurkers :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 13 2012, 12:02pm
    A question: if the Doors of Moria were "shut" dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 13 2012, 4:59pm
        Shhhhh... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 13 2012, 7:55pm
        Mushrooms................ Moahunter Send a private message to Moahunter Nov 14 2012, 6:41am
            *whap* I said "shhhhh"! // Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 14 2012, 7:03am
                Mushrooms? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 14 2012, 11:17am
        *tsk* They got their food grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 14 2012, 10:31am
            You mean dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 14 2012, 11:22am
    It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 14 2012, 10:29am
        It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 15 2012, 10:47am
            TIME - November 16 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 16 2012, 10:27am
                TIME - November 17 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 17 2012, 12:03pm

 
 
 

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