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King bladorthin


Nov 18 2012, 4:02am

Post #1 of 9 (1700 views)
King bladorthin Can't Post

So I was reading the hobbit earlier today and discovered a name I have paid little heed to in the past. King bladorthin. It is in the chapter where balin and thorin talk about crafting the spears for bladorthin. I will give the page number and chapter tommorow for your reference, but what is your opinion on this character? Speculation is, obviously, permitted. I have scoured the web and come up with the fact that the general opinon is he was a human. Some, myself included, beloved he may have come from above or below rhun, and he and his people held of the men of rhun, thus preventing their conquest of the rohavion. Let me know what you think,



Nov 18 2012, 4:39am

Post #2 of 9 (978 views)
Is it possible he is one of Bard's ancestors? [In reply to] Can't Post

Apart from his name and that he engaged in trade with the dwarves of Erebor, there really is not much to go on.


Nov 18 2012, 5:14am

Post #3 of 9 (1033 views)
bladorthin [In reply to] Can't Post

John Rateliff did a two volume analysis called the History of the Hobbit and it covers the earliest drafts of the story by Tolkien. Some of the character names changed, Gandalf was originally the Wizard Bladorthin for example. Beorn was originally named Medwed. Maybe the name and its usage is a mere holdover from a name Tolkien originally planned for Gandalf.


Nov 18 2012, 7:17am

Post #4 of 9 (936 views)
These posts are wearing Bladorthin. [In reply to] Can't Post

LaughWink we need a trailer.

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(This post was edited by Thorins_apprentice on Nov 18 2012, 7:18am)


Nov 18 2012, 7:23am

Post #5 of 9 (926 views)
I'm guessing it was Bombadil [In reply to] Can't Post

He likes to mess with people's minds.

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Nov 18 2012, 7:46am

Post #6 of 9 (920 views)
I like the idea that he was King of Dorwinion... [In reply to] Can't Post

Makes a neat tie in with the mention of the Elvenking's prized wines!


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Nov 18 2012, 3:01pm

Post #7 of 9 (764 views)
Was about to post the same thing [In reply to] Can't Post

I think his spears are just a way to keep the name Bladorthin in the book. It's funny, while reading HOTH (History of the Hobbit) I really got used to Thorin being Gandalf and Gandalf being Bladorthin, but now it feels very foreign to me once again.


Nov 18 2012, 4:08pm

Post #8 of 9 (782 views)
I think this is the best explanation too. [In reply to] Can't Post

There we go! Once Disney buys the franchise, there's a film idea right there!

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Nov 22 2012, 3:22am

Post #9 of 9 (867 views)
No! [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't even joke about that!! Shocked of Disney bought the franchise I would die! PirateFrownFrown

Seriously now, dorwinion may seem like a good option.... I'll have to do my research on this...Crazy


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