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Thror's Arkenstone eject button :)

Súlimë
Rivendell


Mar 2 2013, 4:00am

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Thror's Arkenstone eject button :) Can't Post

Here goes a nonsensical random topic...

The first time I saw it I really expected the Arkenstone to have been more firmly attached to Thror's throne, so when it plopped out just like that I couldn't help but giggle. Also gave me another thought -- maybe Thror loved it so much he had it easily detachable so he could take it to bed every night?

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Dwarf Cupcake
The Shire


Mar 2 2013, 4:25am

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I've wondered that myself... [In reply to] Can't Post

You would think that such an icon would be better secured. Maybe having it easily removed like that was part of the Dragon Sickness, and he couldn't bear to have it out of sight for any length of time.

Not All those who wander are lost...


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Mar 2 2013, 4:31am

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Ya no way [In reply to] Can't Post

He's not gonna leave that stone in the setting like that regardless of how easily removed it is or someone might take it. I think he did remove it every night and sleep with it!


Barrow-Wight
Rohan

Mar 2 2013, 5:12am

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It was Flat Wasn't It? [In reply to] Can't Post

I've only seen the movie once but from what I remember The Arkenstone was flat wasn't it? I was expcting it to be an orb but it was a flat smooth stone does anyone have any pics of it? it was still cool though espeially when they found it.


Old Toby
Gondor


Mar 2 2013, 6:30am

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No, I don't think it was flat. [In reply to] Can't Post

It looked rounded to me. Maybe after they got it out of the mountain they made it faceted as well.

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Mar 2 2013, 7:03am

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It was kind of flat [In reply to] Can't Post

Not a round globe like I expected either. More like an emerald cut gem, sort of a rectangular octagonal but with rounded edges. Kind of like this (but not quite!):



'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 2 2013, 10:30am

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And where else does he have eject buttons?! ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Glorfindela
Valinor

Mar 2 2013, 10:50am

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Perhaps [In reply to] Can't Post

…the mechanism securing it could only be opened by Thror's finger?


Angharad73
Rohan


Mar 2 2013, 11:31am

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Thror strikes me as... [In reply to] Can't Post

...someone who might get overly attached to jewellery (Middle Earth seems to be full of them - ahem *my precioussss*). So I think it likely that he took the Arkenstone with him when he wasn't sitting on his throne. Slept with it under his pillow, probably.


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 2 2013, 3:14pm

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Hmm? where else would he have an eject button... [In reply to] Can't Post

presumably under the seats reserved for Elven guests..........Smile


Old Toby
Gondor


Mar 2 2013, 5:09pm

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LOL! Yes, that would be funny! [In reply to] Can't Post


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presumably under the seats reserved for Elven guests..........Smile



Or perhaps he should have had a trap door in that long walkway leading up to his throne. Personally I would have ejected Thranduil at that point, for his irritating little smirk.

BTW I checked in my copy of the Chronicles book, and no mention (or picture) is made of the Arkenstone. I was hoping to find some sketches at least.

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Mar 3 2013, 12:27am

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Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably because Richard Armitage said in an interview it looked like a bar of soap. ;)

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Marionette
Rohan


Mar 3 2013, 1:37am

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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

Arkenstone eject button LOL I thought the same,

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resumably under the seats reserved for Elven guests..........


Or perhaps he should have had a trap door in that long walkway leading up to his throne. Personally I would have ejected Thranduil at that point, for his irritating little smirk.


Definitely!!!! Laugh


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jtarkey
Rohan


Mar 3 2013, 8:32pm

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Maybe the entire throne is an ejector seat [In reply to] Can't Post

Imagine, upon Smaugs arrival, Thror yells "To the throne!". And off he goes...

Think Merlin in Sword and the Stone.

"You're love of the halflings leaf has clearly slowed your mind"


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Mar 3 2013, 9:03pm

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I like it! [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay awesome! Now that has some possibility. Talk about a game changer! ;)


Brethil
Half-elven


Mar 3 2013, 10:18pm

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Hahahahaha!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile very good! What a picture!

 
 

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