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The Land of Hollin

Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Jan 17 2013, 3:20pm


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When the Company travels through Hollin on their way to the pass of Caradhras, Gandalf comments:" 'There is a wholesome air about Hollin. Much evil must befall a country if it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there.'

'That is true', said Legolas. 'But the Elves of this land were of a race strange to us of the silvan folk, and the trees and the grass do not now remember them. Only I hear the stones lament them: deep they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; but they are gone. They are gone. They sought the Havens long ago.'". (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring Goes South).

I love the idea of the stones and rock being, if not entirely sentient, then aware of the passage of time and of the peoples that lived there and used them. Wonderful thread and discussion, thank you!

There it is: dwarves are not heroes, but calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not, but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don’t expect too much.

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Niggled by rocks Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 17 2013, 12:43am
    Not sure, but CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 2:04am
        Thanks Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 17 2013, 2:53am
            Possible double meaning CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 12:53pm
    Perhaps Gwenhwyfar Send a private message to Gwenhwyfar Jan 17 2013, 2:19am
    Sentient stone Mim Send a private message to Mim Jan 17 2013, 11:41am
        One of Tolkien's most haunting sentences sador Send a private message to sador Jan 17 2013, 1:18pm
            The Land of Hollin Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 17 2013, 3:20pm
                The trees of Aulë. The heart of the mountain.// Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Jan 17 2013, 3:26pm
                    Trees indeed... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Jan 27 2013, 8:35pm
                        Yes, mountains have roots and trees have hearts. Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Jan 28 2013, 5:57am
                Sweet! Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 18 2013, 12:28am
            I love that line, too squire Send a private message to squire Jan 17 2013, 7:53pm
        Caradhras in particular seems sentient. And possibly Mount Doom.// CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jan 17 2013, 8:27pm
            the Lonely Mountain as well telain Send a private message to telain Jan 17 2013, 10:43pm
            "“the knees of Caradhras" and trees Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Jan 18 2013, 1:48am
    stone-giants? telain Send a private message to telain Jan 17 2013, 10:55pm
        That is reaching a bit... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 18 2013, 4:07pm
            ...or reaching just far enough? telain Send a private message to telain Jan 18 2013, 4:51pm
                To answer your question... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 18 2013, 5:11pm
                    Thank you!// telain Send a private message to telain Jan 20 2013, 1:37pm
                        Another viewpoint... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 21 2013, 5:23am
                            ...which makes sense given what I was reading yesterday! telain Send a private message to telain Jan 21 2013, 2:01pm
    The Caverns of Helm's Deep Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 18 2013, 5:17pm
        brilliant reference! telain Send a private message to telain Jan 20 2013, 1:40pm
            Please do! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 20 2013, 4:46pm
    Gwenhwyfar has it right, but... Atlas Send a private message to Atlas Jan 26 2013, 4:38am

 
 
 

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