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Ding, dong, the dragon's dead!

Otaku-sempai
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Feb 2 2013, 8:35pm


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So why didn't he help the dwarves? After all that was after Smaug had attacked them, he didn't even try to offer humanitarian aid, he just turned his party elk around and took off. :)



Remember, these are two, separate incidents under very different circumstances. After Smaug attacked Erebor and Dale, the dragon was still alive and an active threat. The Elvenking determined that the risk to his people was too great. In addition, he had little love (much less trust) for dwarves. Honestly, the whole scene makes no sense to anyone familiar with the book. Lonely Mountain is several day's march from Thranduil's realm. His forces should not have been able to arrive at the site until long after the dwarves had fled.

When King Thranduil aided the Lake-men, he knew that Smaug was dead. Believing Thorin and his companions to be dead as well, there was no significant risk to helping the Lake-town survivors.

'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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Bard with Legolas The Mitch King Send a private message to The Mitch King Feb 1 2013, 5:16am
    Might be the other way around Wauntaun Send a private message to Wauntaun Feb 1 2013, 5:56am
    It's said the pic is from TABA Elk2013 Send a private message to Elk2013 Feb 1 2013, 6:39am
        Interesting... Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Feb 1 2013, 9:41am
            I think that you are slightly confused? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 1 2013, 3:39pm
                Wait, I think I've got myself mixed up here... Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Feb 1 2013, 4:12pm
                Sooo marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Feb 1 2013, 10:09pm
                    Two possible answers. Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Feb 1 2013, 10:14pm
                        well marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Feb 2 2013, 4:16am
                            A matter of perspective. Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Feb 2 2013, 4:42pm
                    Ding, dong, the dragon's dead! Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 2 2013, 8:35pm
        Yes... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 1 2013, 4:11pm
            "help people's perception of his character as he appears in LOTR" Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 1 2013, 9:38pm
        Did he do that? florian Send a private message to florian Feb 2 2013, 1:09am

 
 
 

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