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TIME - May 21 and pt.2 of some BS!


May 21 2013, 1:01pm

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Since this May 21 Today in Middle-earth is so small, I'm also going to post pt.2 of the 3-part book-to-screen look at the Battle at the Gates of Moria... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.

May 21-23, 2941 (S.R. 1341)
1. Bilbo and Company continue east.
(from Karen Wynn Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth)
...Far behind, the Weather Hills show less and less. Ahead, company begins to see the tops of the Trollshaws. The road becomes rough.

This is part 2 of a 3-part Book Spoiler that shows the meaning behind the Battle of Azanulbizar at the Gates of Moria portrayed in the film... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.

From Appendix A: Durin's Folk: The Return of the King

..."At last all the Orcs that fled before them were gathered in Moria, and the Dwarf-host in pursuit came to Azanulbizar. That was a great vale that lay between the arms of the mountains about the lake of Kheled-zâram and had been of old part of the kingdom of Khazad-dûm. When the Dwarves saw the gate of their ancient mansions upon the hill-side they sent up a great shout like thunder in the valley. But a great host of foes was arrayed on the slopes above them, and out of the gates poured a multitude of Orcs that had been held back by Azog for the last need.
...At first fortune was against the Dwarves; for it was a dark day of winter without sun, and the Orcs did not waver, and they outnumbered their enemies, and had the higher ground. So began the Battle of Azanulbizar... ...at the memory of which the Orcs still shudder and the Dwarves weep. The first assault of the vanguard led by Thráin was thrown back with loss... ...There Frerin his son fell, and Fundin his kinsman, and many others, and both Thráin and Thorin were wounded.... ['It is said that Thorin's shield was cloven and he cast it away, and he hewed off with his axe a branch of an oak and held it in his left hand to ward off the strokes of his foes, or to wield as a club. In this way he got his name'.] ...Elsewhere the battle swayed to and fro with great slaughter, until at last the people of the Iron Hills turned the day. Coming late and fresh to the field the mailed warriors... ...drove through the Orcs to the very threshold of Moria, crying 'Azog! Azog!' as they hewed down with their mattocks all who stood in their way...
......Azog came forth, and he was a great Orc with a huge iron-clad head, and yet agile and strong. With him came many like him, the fighters of his guard...
......Azog laughed, and he lifted up his head to let forth a great yell of triumph; but the cry died in his throat. For he saw that all his host in the valley was in a rout, and the Dwarves went this way and that slaying as they would, and those that could escape from them were flying south, shrieking as they ran. And hard by all the soldiers of his guard lay dead. He turned and fled back towards the Gate...."

4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013


"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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TIME - May 21 and pt.2 of some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 21 2013, 1:01pm
    It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 22 2013, 10:25am
        Dáin's Red Axe Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai May 22 2013, 4:18pm
            I agree grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 22 2013, 7:31pm
        It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 23 2013, 12:19pm
            What a lot of things you do use "middle" for! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn May 23 2013, 3:58pm
                *sigh* Well said... grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 25 2013, 2:56pm
            It's time for some Memorable BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 25 2013, 2:13pm


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