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Thrain's key

Radagast's Lead Bunny
Rivendell

Jan 24 2013, 12:48pm

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How come Gandalf managed to get Thrain's key in Dol Guldur ? How was Thrain able to hide it from the Necromancer ?


Angharad73
Rohan

Jan 24 2013, 1:08pm

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Would the Necromancer want the key? [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe the Necromancer was not looking for the key. He took the ring off Thrain, didn't he? But something like a key had nothing to do with him, and what he desired so it may have escaped his notice or he simply wasn't interested in it.

Now, this might be explained somewhere in the books, but I cannot remember it. Maybe in the next movie we will get to see Gandalf's meeting with Thrain, when Gandalf got the key, and there will be some sort of explanation then? Would be interesting.


stoutfiles
Rohan


Jan 24 2013, 1:46pm

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Use your imagination [In reply to] Can't Post

How do prisoners normally hide things on their person? Crazy


xMb
The Shire

Jan 24 2013, 4:02pm

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oh dear [In reply to] Can't Post

Shocked


Tintallė
Gondor


Jan 24 2013, 4:15pm

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Ouch! [In reply to] Can't Post

The key's a bit LARGE for that, don't you think?


Rostron2
Gondor


Jan 24 2013, 5:41pm

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The Necromancer [In reply to] Can't Post

Has vapor hands...he wouldn't want a key he couldn't hold. It's really annoying to only be able to pick up magic rings, and every time he takes a drink of chamomile tea it just runs out all over the floor, too.

On the serious side...He was probably more interested in the Ring Thrain would have had, so he could add it to his collection, and recharge his batteries a little.


andwise
Rivendell


Jan 25 2013, 1:32pm

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we dont need to worry.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Proffesor Tolkien decided that thrain should give the key to gandalf in dol guldur so I reckon we just accept it,not even the strictest of Tolkien scholars can question this Wink


(This post was edited by andwise on Jan 25 2013, 1:33pm)


Arannir
Valinor

Jan 25 2013, 1:56pm

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That is a funny thing anyway... [In reply to] Can't Post

... when some self-proclaimed "purists" (how I hate that word) are confronted with plot-holes or maybe "not-so-strong-passages" by the Professor (not saying that this key thing is a plot-hole, I am speaking generally). ;)


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jan 25 2013, 3:54pm

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Don't forget the map... [In reply to] Can't Post


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How come Gandalf managed to get Thrain's key in Dol Guldur ? How was Thrain able to hide it from the Necromancer ?



It's pretty easy (if uncomfortable) to imagine how Thrain hid the key. I think the better question is how he concealed the map. It was written on parchment and I doubt that he was able to hide it in an orifice. More likely that it was tightly folded and sewn into a piece of clothing. Perhaps it was later transferred to a crevice within Thrain's cell (along with the key).

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

 
 

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