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Maciliel
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this question (the question of just how many elves, edain, dwarves, etc.) has been dogging me for years. quite a few times in the past few months, i've almost written a post about it. thank you for kickstarting this particular discussion, and with so much consideration and detail.

my take on the elven populations of lotr is a bit higher than yours. i will also recall the colony that legolas started a thriving colony in ithilien.

aside from warfare (ratios of soldiers to the general population), we also have to consider agriculture / food gathering. elves are immortal, but they do need food. to support these colonies and kingdoms, a sizable portion of the elven population had to be pointed at growing and processing food.

also, 'though i do think that a portion of all the elven armed forces were "standing," i'm not as equally certain that every elf that could be called to battle was part of a standing army. i think it's equally arguable that a great portion of those armies went about their elven ways (creating art, growing food, being loremasters, etc.) until there was a time of need.

again, thank you for posting this. i've been wanting to discuss this topic for some time.
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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo

Subject User Time
Edhil Populations Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Oct 11 2013, 8:15pm
    Brilliant! CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Oct 11 2013, 10:05pm
        Difficult Estimations Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Oct 12 2013, 5:30pm
    this question has Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 12 2013, 3:35am
    well done for this ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Oct 12 2013, 11:19pm
        also to add Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 12 2013, 11:56pm
            Elves Rehoused for the War of Wrath Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Oct 13 2013, 12:36am
                thanks! Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 13 2013, 12:49am
                btw... Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 13 2013, 1:39am
                    Not just any Elf Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Oct 13 2013, 3:08am
            In the Silmarillion it says ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Oct 13 2013, 4:15am
                Good Points Mahtion Send a private message to Mahtion Oct 13 2013, 5:11am
                    just to say Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 13 2013, 5:24am
            And I just realised I misunderstood your statement ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Oct 13 2013, 4:30am
                if Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Oct 13 2013, 5:10am
    some additional references Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Oct 13 2013, 8:06pm
    Thanks for posting this Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Oct 14 2013, 10:53pm

 
 
 

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