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Bears, eagles, and treasure


Nov 15 2012, 5:30pm

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Bears, eagles, and treasure [In reply to] Can't Post

Considering that the Eagles have a given reason for their arrival, why canít the same be said for Beorn? Is it because we already know what we need to know of him? Or is he simply a eucatastrophe?

Telain said it better than I could.

At this point, what evidence is there to show that these commendations are genuine? Might they be given out of pity, or have these kings changed altogether? Is it the treasure that builds the foundations of peace among the three races, the comradery of battle, or something else?
I agree with Sador that it's the comadery of battle; it brought them to their senses, though at a wicked price. And I think the acts must be genuine in themselves because of the value of the gifts, especially the Arkenstone. If Bard were making a token gesture, he could have put a gold cup or something on Thorin's tomb, not the single most valuable item in the treasure hoard.

Orcrist doesn't have the same price tag as the Arkenstone, but as a sword originally crafted by Elves, Thranduil could have made the claim that it belongs to him more than to a dwarf, so giving it back to Thorin carries some weight that it too is no mere token gift.

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