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A good question


Apr 15 2008, 5:51pm

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Dragons could breed, likely, because like orcs and trolls, they were warped specimens of a natural creature. Perhaps of Eagles, more likely of some creature of Valinor unammed, for it is said that there were such mythic beasts, that were unknown in Middle Earth, but would surely have been known to Melkor.

Also, it does seem likely that wandering Spirits (perhaps eventhose of bodily destroyed Balrogs) would seek homes of great strength (consider barrow wights, werewolves etc.) and might certainly flock to the breeding grounds of dragons where the mightiest of bodies might be procured.

I do wander if the Balrog had a hand in freeing itself. As it awoke and the dwarves mined ever nearer. . . did it set its will upon the long beards and turn their mithril seeking picks in the direction of the very mountain slabs that had sealed him away?

It seems very likely as well, that he commanded the Trolls and Orcs/goblins of Moria (when he chose to) through sheer spiritual will, much as Sauron did with the Olag Hai.

When you think about what The Balrog was. . . an unbroken demonic Maia, and one of the mightiest of that sort, it is hard to assume that both the evil will of Caradhras and the shifting of The Watchers position probably had a great deal to do with him.

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

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The True Nature of A Balrog: Dread Sentience and Sorcery AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Apr 8 2008, 2:34pm
    I think you raise a very good point indeed! Padster Send a private message to Padster Apr 8 2008, 4:37pm
    Intelligence Yes, Usuable wings no orcbane Apr 8 2008, 6:45pm
    You're back! sador Send a private message to sador Apr 8 2008, 8:50pm
        Balrog's Back Too - Of Course Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Apr 9 2008, 12:44am
            Soooo much to respond to. As usual. . . AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Apr 9 2008, 1:31pm
                Nice Post Tolkien Forever Send a private message to Tolkien Forever Apr 10 2008, 1:27pm
                    A good question AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Apr 15 2008, 5:51pm


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