Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Reading Room:
Oft evil will shall evil mar - a recurring theme?
First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All

noWizardme
Tol Eressea

Dec 5 2012, 5:28pm

Post #1 of 36 (2564 views)
Shortcut
Oft evil will shall evil mar - a recurring theme? Can't Post

"Oft evil will shall evil mar" quotes Theoden (odd word order, has he, Lord of Horses - the Anglo Saxon influence it must be, unless he's channelling Yoda).

It does strike me that the theme of evil spoiling evil is recurring in the Lord of the Rings and does a lot to bring "the Wise" to eventual victory. I'd like to discuss, starting with a few examples

Theoden quotes this proverb in Two Towers, when Pippin has just looked into the Palantir, thereby saving Gandalf from trying it. Gandalf, of course got the palantir only because Wormtongue threw it at him, in his hatred using one of Saruman's chief treasures as a missile. Saruman is only holed up in Orthanc with Wormtongue because he's been corrupted by wanting the Ring, but he's far from a reliable ally for Sauron, and many of his actions have indirectly helped Sauron's enemies. For example, he's only under siege in Orthanc because of events that follow from his attempt to seize the Ring from the Fellowship. And that attempt went wrong partly because of squabbles between different factions in the orc raiding force. And anyway, he missed the Ring Bearer because the Ring had finally driven one of the Fellowship mad, and scared Frodo away before Saruman's orcs get to him.

Earlier in the story, Sauron is forced to send the Ringwraiths to the Shire, unsuitable as they are for a stealth mission, because any other agent who got hold of the Ring would try to keep it. The Barrow Wight's attempt to snatch the hobbits (to get the Ring? or just because they are passing?) results in them getting Nazgul-slaying weaponry, which then probably causes the Black Riders not to press their attack too hard after Weathertop.

Of course, the biggest freelancer of all is Gollum, whose attempt to get the Ring back is what allows it to be destroyed.

If evil put up a more united front, could it have been defeated at all?


noWizardme
Tol Eressea

Dec 5 2012, 6:16pm

Post #2 of 36 (929 views)
Shortcut
A few more examples... [In reply to] Can't Post

When Frodo is captured by orcs after being stung by Shelob, Sam can only rescue him because the orcs fight each other.

When Gollum grabs the Ring from Frodo, does he fall because he's just broken his oath (sworn by the Precious) not to betray Frodo?

I've probably missed many examples.

Also beginning to wish I'd given myself the username "Evil Will"! Wink


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 5 2012, 7:45pm

Post #3 of 36 (956 views)
Shortcut
Heartily agree I do [In reply to] Can't Post

Another (small) example would be the two orcs tracking Sam and Frodo in Mordor, who come perilously close to finding them, but end up fighting, with the tracker killing the commander and running away.

There's the thread below this one about what if Sauron had never created the One Ring. My own view is that maybe he would have perished in Numenor (or reduced to impotence) without it, so perhaps the ring helped him survive that episode. But that product of evil will was ultimately used to destroy him.


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 6 2012, 6:03pm

Post #4 of 36 (846 views)
Shortcut
And more [In reply to] Can't Post

By the way, noWizardme, welcome to the Reading Room!

All your examples are great. One that I remembered today was Wormtongue killing Saruman at Bag End, putting an end to his treachery and doing the hobbits a favor by keeping blood off their hands. As long as he was alive, Saruman would have continued plotting mischief however he could.

Gollum became evil once he killed Deagol to get the One Ring, but the ring was trying at that time to get back to Sauron and took advantage of anyone that came along. Gollum foiled those plans by taking the ring under the mountains for centuries, beyond the reach of search efforts by Sauron and Saruman.

At the Pelennor Fields, Eomer notes that the outer walls could have been held by Sauron's armies to foil the charge of the cavalry, but Sauron's nihilistic forces tore the walls down without need, unwittingly aiding Rohan's attack.

Speaking of needless violence, Saruman didn't need to make an enemy of the Ents by wantonly destroying their woods. Without the Ents entering the war, Isengard would have remained intact, Helm's Deep would have fallen, and Rohan would have been invaded by the Wold.


noWizardme
Tol Eressea

Dec 6 2012, 6:23pm

Post #5 of 36 (827 views)
Shortcut
The one ring itself [In reply to] Can't Post

Picking up on that great Gollum keeping the ring example - a bit of a design flaw in the Ring for it to be so desirable and corrupting that anyone getting it starts to plot to replace its maker!

Thanks for the welcome,enjoying being here!


Elizabeth
Valinor


Dec 6 2012, 6:24pm

Post #6 of 36 (891 views)
Shortcut
Yes, and by no means limited to Tolkien. [In reply to] Can't Post

The concept of villains failing because of their own mistakes is common throughout mythology and literature. It's well characterized by that old chestnut, the list of guidelines for Evil Overlords.






Join us NOW in the Reading Room for detailed discussions of The Hobbit, July 9-Nov. 18!

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 6 2012, 8:25pm

Post #7 of 36 (853 views)
Shortcut
The formula for James Bond and other villains [In reply to] Can't Post

is to usually devise a lengthy, intricate death for the hero, which allows the hero enough time to make an improbable escape. Austin Powers was good at spoofing that.

Though I suppose my examples touched on two categories: 1) mistakes made by evil people, and 2) fate using evil people to destroy each other to help the good guys. Maybe no Wizardme was trying to focus on the 2nd one. The orcs at Cirith Ungol slaughtering each other went way beyond a mistake and was about evil annihilating itself in a way that reversed their capture of "the spy." The same with the orcs fighting each other in Rohan, leading to Merry and Pippin's escape. (Hmm, isn't that a plot device nakedly used twice? I'm surprised Tolkien doesn't get hammered more often for that.)


noWizardme
Tol Eressea

Dec 6 2012, 10:34pm

Post #8 of 36 (923 views)
Shortcut
Interesting which side has an "evil overlord " plan? [In reply to] Can't Post

I really like the Evil Overlord linkLaugh
I guess the theme of evil being self defeating can be done well And we love it (hubris, karma and all that ). Or you can have "Now Mr Bond I will kill you in the most ludicrously overcomplicated way imaginable, using a machine I devised after playing the family board game Mousetrap. But strangely I will not wait to make sure you die, as I must repair to my inexplicably explosion-prone Bond Villain HQ to carry out my other absurdly over complex plan with a very obvious drawback. As I have explained this plan in detail to you, you are now all the better equipped to defeat me using that information and the spy gadgets I have sportingly not searched you for."

I was thinking about whether the Villains of Lord of the Rings hatch Stupid Plans with Obvious Drawbacks though, and I don't think they do. They contribute to the defeat of each other (e.g Gollum doing everything he can to deny Sauron the ring; perfectly reasonable from his POV) . or they make not-too -unreasonable miscalculations (it ought to be safe to dismantle the outer defences of Minas Tirith- a large force has been sent to prevent the arrival of Rohan; the plan only goes wrong because there's a forgotten alternative route through). Some of the examples we've collected are Downfall Through Excessive Nastiness - but that seems reasonably realistic dictator behaviour too.

Is making the Ring, an "Evil Overlord" type mistake? I'm not sure. I suppose the ideal One Ring would come complete with a spell which would compel any finder to take it straight to Sauron. Or it would give out a very obvious homing signal. Of course, we don't know whether such technology is possible in Rings. There's a thread elsewhere about "what if Sauron had never made the Ring?" http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=527149;sb=post_time;so=DESC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread I think the conclusion is that it wasn't a particularly silly move
I agree with Felagund in that thread:
"....the irony of the One Ring was that whilst Sauron was uniquely exposed to permanent destruction (ie. if someone happened to drop the Ring into Mount Doom), it was also the one artefact that enabled him to keep rebuilding his physical form - so much of his native power was vested in the Ring that killing Sauron's hröa wasn't enough to put him out of business."

Interestingly, "Evil Overlord" style plans are hatched by "the Wise" - "Lets send an extremely small party on a long journey into heavily defended enemy territory, requiring them to spend a long time near the Ring, with all its known power to corrupt!"
"Let's let Frodo faff about for ages at home and then later in Rivendell, when it is obvious that speed is of the essence!"
"Let's take the Ring through Moria! "
With the exception of the faffing hobbits, we do get these weaknesses debated by the characters though, and that gives JRRT his chance to persuade us that the good guys probably have no choice.
(Amusingly. Auto fill made that last sentence read "the goof guys" Smile )


Elizabeth
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 3:45am

Post #9 of 36 (1028 views)
Shortcut
Sauron as Evil Overlord [In reply to] Can't Post

He actually did make several of the classic blunders.

* He was so obsessed with smashing Gondor he didn't pay enough attention to his borders and interior, which were left to the wily heroes.

* He was easily conned into thinking Aragorn had the Ring, because Aragorn acted as he would have done in that situation.

Gandalf's strategy was specifically to assume Overlord-thinking on Sauron's part, and feed it while doing the opposite.






Join us NOW in the Reading Room for detailed discussions of The Hobbit, July 9-Nov. 18!

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 10:54am

Post #10 of 36 (865 views)
Shortcut
Ah, I should have said "no Evil Overlord mistakes except the ones I didn't think of"... [In reply to] Can't Post

You're quite right, Elizabeth! Given that Sauron "can afford to lose a host better than we to lose a company" (Faramir, debating Gondorian tactics), its very odd that Sauron doesn't post checkpoints and fortifications around Mount Doom, just in case. He should still have more troops than he can physically get through the Black Gate for the battle. As it is, we just have an effort "track down the spy" which CuriousG mentions (and which fails at the pinch, again from orcish indiscipline).

This discussion is causing me to notice a theme - JRRT seems explicitly to address these issues: usually a character voices the reader's objection, and gets some kind of an answer from another. I'm thinking of dialogue in the Council of Elrond chapter, the debate the Fellowship has before going into Moria and the tactical discussions Aragorn and his captains have in The Last Debate chapter. What do you think - is it a good idea for JRRT to get his own "plotholing" in first like this, or better to do what a lot of authors do not mention it?

What I don't see JRRT using in these circumstances is "science stuff"


A digression - Do you know what I mean about "science stuff"? (Wikipedia used to have a great article on "Science stuff" and one on its relation "Wantum physics" - but they seem to have been taken down. Boo. So I probably should explain.) "Science stuff" is when a gobledegook sciency-sounding phrase is used to shut down an objection or to open up a new possibility for the characters - for example:

"Why can't we just go back in time and change it back?"

"We can't do that Captain. Our quantum states will be come so mutually tangled that we'd risk uncoupling the entire Heisenburg equilibrium!"

or

"Wait, you guys! I've just realized that we can cross-polarize the matrix and reverse the Gaussian streams! That would defragment the interface, replicate the genome, delete the cookie and we'd be free"

Someone told me that the phrase "science stuff" comes from Star Trek, where script writers would use it to deal with those moments that all authors have, I expect: stuck on "Does anyone know why the can't go back in tine and switch it back again? No? " I heard they would literally put "We can't do that Captain because [science stuff]" and then they had some people to write suitable science stuff later.

The second example is a sci-fi version of "with one bound, Jack was free!"


Obviously we wouldn't get "Science stuff" in LOTR, but we could get the fantasy equivalent - convenient new inventions about magic or the gods or something. Hmm - maybe there is some of that somewhere, it might be fun to look. But in the examples I can think of, I mostly hear the potential plot hole raised and countered in reasonably comprehensible English.

A further thought, I have QUi-Gonn Jinn (woah, this is getting mixed up in its references Wink ) I was re-reading the Foreword to the Second Edition (of LOTR), and came across what is probably a wider answer to the plotholes. It seems that someone has irritated JRRT by proposing that the plot is a simple allegory of World War 2 (I can imagine how that might go: Saurman = Hitler, but Sauron = Stalin, the real threat. The Ring = the atomic bomb, or some other weapon that must not be used, and so on). JRRT spends some time explaining why he doesn't write like that. But he also sketches how a "realistic" war of the Ring would go: obviously, no chances would be taken with the Ring, which would certainly be used against Sauron & so on... It made me think - f you're going to write and read stories in the "heroic" mode, you're in the convention where the heroes are massively the underdog, and our prime character starts out weak and goes on "a personal journey". Maybe almost inevitably you need the hero to have really lucky moments and the villain to have Evil Overlord ones? You just have to do it craftily (in several senses of the word) to avoid the reader unsuspending disbelief? Contrast perhaps the George RR Martin "Song of Ice and Fire"/"Game of Thrones" stories, where being heroic really doesn't seem to bring the gods in on your side - you most likely end up being exploited by someone more cynical

I think I'm including those last thoughts because on the one hand I love"plotholing" (especially as a group activity), but on the other hand one could feel about it that "he who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom". It doesn't spoil the story for me, and I do hope it doesn't spoil it for anyone else.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Dec 7 2012, 2:55pm

Post #11 of 36 (829 views)
Shortcut
To say nothing of an idea likely close to Tolkien's heart: [In reply to] Can't Post

"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result..." Gen 50:20


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 4:05pm

Post #12 of 36 (808 views)
Shortcut
I think Sauron was clever about the One Ring [In reply to] Can't Post

He didn't entrust it to any minions.

He didn't leave it "on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity." He wore it. The only way you could get it was to cut off his finger, which takes a Last Alliance or two.

It could only be destroyed in one place, and that was in his backyard under his watchful Eye.

He also knew (maybe) that it would corrupt anyone else who wore it or kept it, and that it would betray them if it could, such as leaving Isildur's hand to end his invisibility during the orc attack, leaving Gollum's hand to try to reach orcs, and leaving Frodo's hand in The Prancing Pony. It even corrupts nearby non-owners such as Boromir, or Smeagol when Deagol first found it. Though he feared his enemies would use it against him, he may have known that it would tear them apart too. Sort of like inventing an atomic bomb that doesn't explode if you lose it, but it leaks radiation like crazy if you do.


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 4:26pm

Post #13 of 36 (808 views)
Shortcut
Plotholes and eagles [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh, yeah, don't get me started on "science stuff." I like sci-fi a lot, but I don't like it when they insult my intelligence with lame techno-babble to cover up glaring mistakes in writing. Star Trek was egregious in that, and so was X-Files.

Overall, I think Tolkien is pretty airtight. It can take some digging, but even some of the more obvious flaws can be explained away:

1. Why don't the Valar send an army to defeat Sauron? Because they don't want to destroy a lot of the world like they did when they fought Morgoth.
2. Why does Gandalf send a couple hobbits on a hopeless doomed mission that not even the drunkest gambler in Vegas would bet on? I think it's revealing when he tells Frodo that he was meant to find the ring, and not by its maker; i.e., there's a higher power at work specifically on Frodo's side, so it's not as hopeless as it seems.

Eagles remain a problem. Why don't they fly Frodo to Mount Doom? Because they don't get that involved. Okay, then why do they show up at the battle at the Morannon and attack the Nazgul, and then rescue Frodo--they'll carry him out of Mordor, but won't carry him in? I thought they didn't get involved?

But I let Tolkien off the hook on this one, partly because the story would be over in 20 pages if they flew Frodo in for a quick drop-off at the Crack of Doom, partly because Tolkien believed the Eagles, representing Manwe, only get involved at the very last minute and in the greatest need. Except when Gandalf is imprisoned on Orthanc, or returns from the dead on Zirak-zigil, or when he tells them to search the Anduin for the Fellowship: see, it doesn't hold up, especially in the last example, which is neither last minute nor that needy.


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 4:27pm

Post #14 of 36 (789 views)
Shortcut
An odd Return to Owner feature [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess that if owning the ring makes you want to become an Evil Overlord yourself, that would bring you to Sauron's attention. Didn't think of that!


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 4:33pm

Post #15 of 36 (785 views)
Shortcut
Heroes and underdogs [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems pretty formulaic that any adventure story has the heroes as underdogs, but if you think back to really old literature, such as The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Epic of Gilgamesh, they were about rich and powerful people, not commoners, and not little boys who would grow up to be kings when things were sorted out. Though there was that too in the story of Oedipus, and Antigone is compelling because she's a powerless princess. But generally, in modern tales we almost never see the rich and powerful as heroes. Can you imagine The Titanic being as compelling if told from the perspective of people in first class? The Kate Winselt character was in first class, but she was another powerless princess.

Though I'm hooked on Downton Abbey along with millions of others, and they're hardly underdogs, so I suppose my argument falls apart. Must be a Friday.


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 5:09pm

Post #16 of 36 (787 views)
Shortcut
Nazgul combat air patrol [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe the Eagles are up for a bit of battling, but not for trying to sneak theRing past the Nazgul combat air patrol?


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 5:35pm

Post #17 of 36 (852 views)
Shortcut
A new eagle plot hole filler [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe the eagles are highly corruptible and can't be let anywhere near the ring without there being hobbit for lunch then Evil Ken Eagle on the loose ( known as Gwaihir in public, Ken to his friends).

I just made that up, of course, but maybe the eagle problem needs to be considered more widely beyond the military issues and whether eagles get fed up of being a taxi service for Gandalf & friends.


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2012, 6:36pm

Post #18 of 36 (774 views)
Shortcut
The Nazgul and Evil Overlord rule 80 [In reply to] Can't Post

"80. If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress."
...kids anime series would be a fractionof the length otherwise.

Sauron sends the Black Riders, on paper his best troops, after Frodo but they don't do too well. As much discussed when you were doing A Knife I the Dark.


Elizabeth
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 7:07pm

Post #19 of 36 (792 views)
Shortcut
It's an inexhaustable discussion topic. [In reply to] Can't Post

Google "why didn't the eagles fly the ring to mordor" and you'll get more discussion links than you have time to read. Probably many more than "balrog wings", although that's another good one.






Join us NOW in the Reading Room for detailed discussions of The Hobbit, July 9-Nov. 18!

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


CuriousG
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 7:27pm

Post #20 of 36 (789 views)
Shortcut
I'm glad they didn't, but [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it's a logical weakness. Gwaihir will fly Gandalf around Rohan and from Moria's pinnacle to Lorien, which makes it a fair question to ask why he won't fly a hobbit or the Ring itself into Mordor. He only transports wizards? I suppose it's inexhaustible because there are good grounds for contesting either side.

I'll say for myself that on first read, I never asked this question. You get immersed in the story and characters pretty quickly, and accept the authority and wisdom of Gandalf and Elrond. They're pretty thorough and look at all angles, including sending the One Ring to Bombadil or to Valinor, so if they don't bring up eagles, then it seems like that's just not an option anyone should consider, not even Boromir.


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 8:54pm

Post #21 of 36 (796 views)
Shortcut
I agree with this [In reply to] Can't Post

This is not at all something that I thought about while I was reading. The book is so engaging as it is that there was no reason to start thinking about why certain things didn't happen instead. Your point about possibly using Bombadil or taking the ring to Valinor, but not using the eagles is a valid point, I think. Even if Tolkien didn't purposefully leave out the possibility of the eagles, I think it is still a good argument.

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


Plurmo
Rohan

Dec 8 2012, 3:36am

Post #22 of 36 (862 views)
Shortcut
Isn't there some [In reply to] Can't Post

inferable evidence that to the Eye of Sauron the One Ring is a glowing star even though while near the ground or under the horizon he can only locate the Ring by means of the irradiating mind of an eventual wearer, in particular of a wearer who tries to control the Ring or who happens to be in a place he is focusing in?

In any case, why would Sauron bother about creating the Eye of Sauron instead of, say, the Ear of Sauron so as to probe the rumour of the earth from the vast resonating vaults of the stone foundations of Barad-dûr? Does that choice has any relation to the fact that he did not designed the One Ring to produce sound pulses, but instead to shine in the darkness of his world?

And if the spirit Sauron can fly from Númenor carrying his Ring isn't the airspace surrounding Mordor the easiest place for him to retake it? After all he is still almost without a physical self and could arguably easily abandon it at will. Wasn't that part of his strategy?


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 8 2012, 4:01pm

Post #23 of 36 (1315 views)
Shortcut
In all honesty [In reply to] Can't Post

The whole Eye of Sauron thing has never made huge sense to me. I get that in some sense it can see, but how and why? Physically, spiritually? I'm not sure.

No matter what, I do agree that flying into Mordor undetected is impossible. They would have been taken out.

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


elostirion74
Rohan

Dec 10 2012, 8:32pm

Post #24 of 36 (719 views)
Shortcut
interesting topic [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree that this theme repeats itself several times in the story. But what are we to make of it as readers? Does it mainly exist to cover "plotholes" in the text? Do the instances of evil forces spoiling other evil forces show a consistent and/or plausible presentation of the weaknesses of the different evil actors, or do the mistakes of the evil forces often appear as just there for the sake of convenience or presented in a way that stretches credibility?

Personally I find that Sauron employs a clever strategy in deciding to seek mastery over his adversaries through the making of and control of The One Ring. Itīs a weapon which gives him supreme power when he controls it and a tool which easily can corrupt his adversaries, exploiting their various individual motivations and weaknesses. It works with Boromir, nearly to the ruin of the entire Fellowship, and Sauronīs strategy with the Palantir works as a means to destabilize Denethor.

Sauron uses the Ringwraiths to seek for Frodo because they are his most trusted as well as his most powerful servants. Is this an unlikely choice?

At the same itīs a weapon/tool which has its limitations - itīs not a tool that magically can achieve just about anything, but works in specific ways, and IMO this also makes it a credible creation and plot device.

There are instances in the story, like the fighting between the different factions of orcs in the tower of Cirith Ungol, or the inability of the Black Riders to repeat their attack against the hobbits and Strider, which do seem quite convenient. On the other hand: why should the orcs be immune to mistakes based on greed and disagreements about rewards and spoils or the proper action to take? The different factions in the orc raiding forces serve different masters with different aims, so why shouldnīt they disagree among themselves about where Merry and Pippin should be taken? I think many of these squabbles and divisions only show the different nuances between the various actors that oppose the Fellowship as well as Gondor and Rohan, it makes the story as a whole more realistic.

Itīs also a recurrent theme that Sauron as the main force of evil is inferior in imagination to his chief adversaries. If the reader accepts this premise, itīs not so unlikely that Sauron commits the main strategic errors we see throughout the story. While Sauronīs errors of perception function a part of the moral of the story, I donīt find it implausible that power-hungry actors like Sauron as well as the main forces who defend themselves against him make mistakes. Theoden makes mistakes, Denethor makes mistakes, Frodo makes mistakes and the list could go on and on.


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Dec 10 2012, 9:14pm

Post #25 of 36 (851 views)
Shortcut
A bit of both [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree- I think we've been discussing the plotholing aspect: there's also something appropriate and satisfying about "evil will shall evil mar". To do with karma? Or hubris?

First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.