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Always thought the staff was more a channeling device

sevilodorf
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Dec 22 2013, 5:54pm


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Always thought the staff was more a channeling device [In reply to] Can't Post

Something to help direct and focus the innate power of the Wizard, though I guess considering the importance of the breaking of Saruman's staff I might have to rethink.

A Wizard has power with or without his staff, especially Gandalf who also has Narya and its power.
In the Third Age, Círdan, recognizing Gandalf's true nature as one of the Maiar from Valinor, gave him the ring to aid him in his labours. It is described as having the power to inspire others to resist tyranny, domination, and despair (in other words, evoking hope in others around the wielder), as well as giving resistance to the weariness of time: "Take now this Ring," he said; "for thy labours and thy cares will be heavy, but in all it will support thee and defend thee from weariness. For this is the Ring of Fire, and herewith, maybe, thou shalt rekindle hearts to the valour of old in a world that grows chill" (Círdan the Shipwright to Gandalf).


So I suppose like the rings, a staff might also have its own power... maybe it acts like an amplifier of the power of its "owner"

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Is there a Link to "The Power within Wizard's Staffs"? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Dec 22 2013, 3:05am
    Always thought the staff was more a channeling device sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Dec 22 2013, 5:54pm
        I agree about the channeling device Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Dec 22 2013, 6:29pm
    no book Gandalf Send a private message to book Gandalf Dec 22 2013, 8:01pm
    Michael Martinez brings up a good point sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Dec 23 2013, 2:00am
        Thanx sev...Micheal's other quote is very Smart.. Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Dec 23 2013, 5:35pm
            Perhaps Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 24 2013, 5:30am
                Or is there breaking, and then there's breaking? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 24 2013, 9:27pm
                    Rings and staves Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 24 2013, 9:36pm
    ...Gandalf lifted his staff, Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Dec 23 2013, 6:31pm
        An alternate idea Belegdir Send a private message to Belegdir Dec 23 2013, 7:40pm
            So you're saying Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Dec 24 2013, 5:19am
    There seems to be at least two different aspects to consider. Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Dec 24 2013, 5:57am
        The Reverend had the interesting idea that the staff was the repository for the bits of a Maiar that were inconsistent with human form noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Dec 24 2013, 5:11pm

 
 
 

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