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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:28 am 
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Aren’t you smart, Frelga. I blanked.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:02 pm 
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In case you haven't guessed, it's from the Silmarillion.

It's spoken at a crucial moment for the history of the world.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:26 am 
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Any guesses?

Should I choose an easier quote?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:12 am 
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No.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:22 am 
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No to both questions?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 pm 
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No to the second question.

I'm holding off on making any guesses for now, since I had the last one before you. But if no one jumps in before too long I'll try my hand.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:10 pm 
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I’m assuming something about the wrath of the Valar but I’m in Donegal with no books to hand.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:30 pm 
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You're right, the wrath of the Valar is mentioned...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:10 am 
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So, if this helps...

The Tolkien universe is filled with characters whom you could call superstars, characters whose names you'd only know if you post on a board like this one, and then everything in between. Even though this quote is from the Silmarillion, I think you could classify the speaker as one of the stars. Also, although (s)he doesn't have any lines in the PJ LOTR movies, (s)he is mentioned by name.

Hope this helps!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:39 am 
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Is it Celebrian?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:03 am 
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I'm pretty sure that Celebrian does not appear anywhere in The Silmarillion.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:10 am 
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I notice that "foot" is in both the final and intermediate translations. Is it in the original? Or something similar?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 am 
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Not Celebrian, no.

"Foot" is in the original quote.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
I'm pretty sure that Celebrian does not appear anywhere in The Silmarillion.


I don’t know why I try when it comes to the Sil.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:30 am 
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I just realized that we haven't brought it to the new page. No wonder it hasn't been solved yet!

Jude wrote:
Here's how it ended up:

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Besides using it as a foot, the anger of BARAR is not here.


Earlier on:

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Not only does it need to be a foot, but there is no anger of BARAR here.



There. Now it's obvious, right?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Right!

It's Eärendil to Elwing: 'Here none but myself shall set foot, lest you fall under the wrath of the Valar'

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 pm 
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That's the one!

(I was trying to give a subtle hint when I said that the speaker was one of the stars)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:19 pm 
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Ooooh... that was a clever hint, Jude.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Back to more familiar territory.

How to brighten up the appearance of your garden!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:50 pm 
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Could it be Faramir to Sam?

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