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Heirs apparent

dernwyn
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Nov 27 2012, 2:26am


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That's a good question. Here we have the two heirs of the leaders of the communities which were devastated by Smaug. Their ancestors knew one another well, we can assume. But had it ever occurred to Thorin that an heir to Dale would still survive - and had Bard ever considered that the heir of Erebor might one day return?

We really don't know if Bilbo and Bard had met before the "Thief in the Night" adventure: the first we hear of Bard, he's sounding the alarm as Smaug flies towards the town. But I think you're right about Bard keeping a "low profile", especially considering how greedy and jealous the current Master was: no need to give him ideas about sending out the remnant of Dale to recover any treasure!

Now, if Bard had made contact with Thorin, and offered an alliance of some type...hmmm...no, considering the demeanor of the Dwarves, I think Thorin would have insisted on this being a dwarf-only assault; and Bard would have found it difficult to gather villagers willing to travel close to that Mountain.


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Subject User Time
The Last Stage, part II - "And back again" sador Send a private message to sador Nov 13 2012, 4:02pm
    A few answers FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 15 2012, 10:53am
        Replying to your answers sador Send a private message to sador Nov 15 2012, 4:21pm
            Replying to your reply and some more answers... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Nov 18 2012, 5:35pm
                I was hoping to avoid referencing BotR this week! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 19 2012, 9:41am
                    I wish I had more time! telain Send a private message to telain Nov 19 2012, 4:09pm
                        So so I! sador Send a private message to sador Nov 21 2012, 10:04am
                            Ah, solicitors. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 25 2012, 2:56am
    Counting the silver CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Nov 19 2012, 11:29pm
        Nobody rose to the bait... sador Send a private message to sador Nov 21 2012, 10:39am
            *raises eyebrows high* dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 25 2012, 3:14am
                Well, yes sador Send a private message to sador Nov 25 2012, 9:08am
                    Heirs apparent dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 27 2012, 2:26am

 
 
 

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