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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:20 am

Great thread, giving us much to think about.

So many cool things exist in Middle-Earth / Arda / Ea and so many cool comments and reasonings have been shared.

Since so many things have come to my mind, especially after reading all of your thoughts, I will take some time to think on this one before I share my wish.

This post will suffice in bumping this thread so I can find it easily.

:hihi: to all.

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edited to say

Ok, I am back.

My choice is The Great Elvin Ring Narya

The following is a paraphrase of what I remember of Narya and what I found through research.

Narya was The First Great Elvin Ring made by Celebrimbor. It was adorned with a red stone. The name is derived from the Quenya nár meaning fire. It was also called
Narya the Great,
The Ring of Fire,
and
The Red Ring.

According to text of The Lord of the Rings, Círdan the Shipwright received Narya from Celebrimbor.

In the Third Age, Círdan recognized Gandalf's true nature as one of the Maiar from Valinor and gave him Narya to aid him in his labours.

Narya is described as having the power to inspire others to resist tyranny, domination, and despair ( in other words, evoking hope in others around the wielder ), as well as giving resistance to the weariness of time.

"Take now this Ring," Círdan said to Gandalf; "for thy labours and thy cares will be heavy, but in all it will support thee and defend thee from weariness. For this is the Ring of Fire, and herewith, maybe, thou shalt rekindle hearts to the valour of old in a world that grows chill"

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Narya really does seem to be a great gift to have.

To say what I would do with the gift is to say I would love the ability to inspire others to resist tyranny, domination, despair and to able to rekindle hearts.

I would definitely get much joy from that.

Also that it would "give resistance to the weariness of time" seems pretty cool.

"The weariness of time" definitely seemed to be an issue for the undying...The Elves in particular....especially when they loved and or married a mortal.
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Postby sandra » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:04 pm

If only that ring existed Frodo. What a great gift. I would say that probably everyone suffers with despair and weariness at some point in their life time.

:grouphug:

I think prmiller would benefit from wearing one to cure that trembling he suffers from when I am around :D
I missed your reply parm but as always, a clever response :)
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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:56 pm

parm..you ain't scared of sandy

Are you?

I know you ain't scared. :)

Thank you so much for the e:mail. It remains much appreciated.

Always wonderful to see both of you.

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Vana... :)

Loved your choice of "the bit of dirt that Galadriel gave to Samwise."

I would love to have my garden blooming with the help of the elves soil. I think it would be the best garden around.


A glorious garden indeed. 8)

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rwhen... :)

Miruvor!! I can imagine the Elvish make some serious wine.
:lol:

Me too!!! :drink:
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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:04 pm

I will admit a LothLorien cloak was one of my first thoughts.

Comfortable camouflage.

Rending one invisible and protecting them from the elements.

Way cool parting gift.

I would love to have one.
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Postby rwhen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:26 am

I would like to have the old map from The Hobbit. Not because I want to go anywhere, but because I like old documents!!

Good to see the thread pulled back up FT. :D And the ring is an excellent choice.
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Postby FrodoTook » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:23 pm

rwhen

I, too, love old documents. There is definitely a cool resonance I feel when I see them. What I find much enjoyment in is maps of the world before "America" / the "New World"..was discovered. Maps with unsure / obscure boundaries. Those maps with sea monsters on them.

Old tools and utensils do the same thing for me. It really is like an out of body thing experiencefor me..with my thinking of ( and somehow, thankfully, connecting to ) the person who drew the map or even to the people who saw it long ago. It was "fresh" and so very relative to them then. It is like I "am them" or, at the least, with them...looking over their shoulder. I find it very cool and enjoyable to connect as I do. I am happy to know that you do as well. 8)

Thanks for saying the ring is an excellent choice.

That Narya would "give resistance to the weariness of time" does seem pretty cool.

"The weariness of time" definitely seemed to be an issue for the undying...The Elves in particular....especially when they loved and or love and married a mortal.

On a side thought, if I recall correctly Feanors mother Míriel Serindë ( which I consider one of the prettiest names in Tolkiens works ) became weary of the world after bearing him. With so much of her spirit transferred to him.

One of my many favorite tales in The Silmarillion is of Fëanors
mother ( Míriel Serindë ) and father ( Finwë ).

Finwë grieved long after Míriel chose to leave the world of the living ...but he finally found a new love and married Indis. She bore him two sons ( Fëanors half brothers ).

Fëanor wedded Nerdanel, daughter of Mahtan ( Fëanors mentor ) and fostered seven sons.

Fëanors half brothers and sons were fair to some great and lesser degree. Some were more compassionate than he but none were more passionate.

None of them came close to the fire, the passion, the creativity bestowed upon Fëanor. The fire, passion and creativity which came mainly from his mother.

It really is a wondrous tale to me and thinking back on it makes me want to read it again.

Thanks for moving me rwhen
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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:11 pm

In the past I'd say something obvious like The one ring, Anduril, Glamdring etc.

Now I'd say something from Rohan. Something utterly mundane like a banner or something.
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Postby rwhen » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48 am

I didn't know I was going to do that. :)

You and MithLuin must be the TORC experts on all things Feanor!! She once RP'd every single son of Feanor!! In the same RP. I learned much more from that than I remembered from the Sil. :D
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Postby FrodoTook » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:35 pm

Hey rwhen :)

Do you have a link to that rp?

I would love to read MithLuins' interpretation of the sons of Feanor.

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edited to add.

I did some searching and came across the following...which I think is way cool but might not be what you referred to.

If it is not, I would still love a link to the rp thread you referred to.

MithLuin Posted: 03 Jan 2007 23:11

I mentioned earlier that I'd like to work on a young-Elrond-and-Elros fic that (obviously) features Maedhros. Anyway, here's a piece of it, for your review. At this point, the twins are adults:

The Rising of Earendil's Star
They had paused for the night, their men concealed among the stony outcroppings of this bald forsaken hill. Elros stood watch, listening carefully in the quiet night. But he heard nothing amiss - few beasts lingered in this part of the world. The gloaming deepend into full dark, and the stars shone out on this clear night. It had not rained for some time, he thought. Presently, Maglor picked his way across the hill to join him. "A quiet night," he remarked, his voice low and yet still musical.
"Yes, there is no sign of our enemies," Elros agreed. "They dare not assail us here."
"Perhaps. Not yet, anyway." Maglor sounded doubtful. His eyes strayed West, to the horizon. Elros followed his gaze, and was surprised to see a bright star low in the sky. His eye sought out Menelmacar, and the bright star at the warrior's foot. "Is that Alcarinquë?" he asked, puzzled.
"No," Maglor said. "It is a new star, though the past few nights it has not followed the paths of the stars, like wandering Alcarinquë." Elros looked at it again with renewed interest. "A new star? What can that mean?"

Maglor looked at him for some time, but did not answer the eager question. He turned, and Elros thought he was going to walk away. But then he said in the same low voice, "It means you are not an orphan."
"What...what do you mean?" Elros asked, floored by this unexpected answer.
"Your parents were...lost at Sea," Maglor explained cautiously. "It seems they found the path to the West, to Valinor...the path that is closed to all the Noldor."
"If they were not lost..." Elros began slowly, his eyes fixed on the new star. "Then why did they not return? Unless they could not?"
"I do not know," Maglor said, "but perhaps the path was only open to the West. The Valar have strange rules about who may come and who may go," he added with a crooked smile. "But come! This star is a sign of hope, for you most of all." Elros fell silent, gazing at it solemnly. He shifted in the stillness and said in a whisper, "but it's so far away."

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"That star...I have not seen it before." Elrond had come out on the battlements to oversee the night watch.
"I have seen it the last five nights," Maedhros replied in a low voice. He was standing in the shadows against the wall. "It does not follow the others, but has its own path."
Surprised, Elrond gazed at this new star. "That is indeed strange. There are so few wayward stars." He continued on his rounds, and when he returned, found Maedhros still standing there. "I will be sure to rouse you if there is an alarm, Uncle," he said respectfully.
"I do not doubt it," Maedhros returned, knowing the young elf was unsure of his trust. "But tonight I am more of a mind for stargazing than for other forms of rest."
"There is something about that star, though," said Elrond slowly after a time. "It is very bright, but the light from it seems... purer than other light somehow. I am drawn to it."
"Perfection," Maedhros whispered, his voice tinged with awe, but barely audible. "Do you know what that is?" he asked, remembering his companion.
"I... cannot describe it," Elrond admitted. "But when, on a night such as this, the clouds clear away and the stars shine out clear and cold... there is something in their light that pierces me, makes me long to touch it. I think, though, that the very remoteness is what makes this so. I cannot touch the stars."
Maedhros listened gravely, his face inscrutable. Elrond thought he was not going to respond at all, he was silent so long. They stared out at the stars, slowly travelling across the sky.

"I have, though," Maedhros said quietly, continuing the conversation as if there had been no pause. "I held that star in my hand once." He looked down, but it was not his left hand he looked at. It was the stump of his right arm. "Once - long ago." Surprised, Elrond looked at the older elf, his questions written on his face. He was hesitant to ask them, though, knowing that much hinged on the answers. Maedhros continued to stare at the old stonework. He seemed reflective, for once. "My father once made a magnificant jewel," he began. "Its beauty surpassed all the works of Elves or even the Valar. He showed his father, and convinced by his reaction, he made two more from the material he had left. He guarded those jewels jealously, allowing few to see them, and even fewer to handle them. But I was his eldest son, so once - just once - I held perfection in my hand." He sighed. "But never again. It is out of my reach now." The bright star dipped below the horizon and was lost to their sight.

Maedhros' face cleared, and he turned to Elrond with a smile. "But that was all before one stone was laid atop another in this battered old fortress." Then he turned away, and went inside humming softly, leaving Elrond to his own thoughts.


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By piece, I mean "this is all I have, so far" But I thought it might be good to give a flavor of what I am trying to do. Depending on chronology, this may not be Himring.


Thank you rwhen for prompting me and thank you MithLuin for your love of Tolkien and for your creativity...which I appreciate so much.
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby RobertEvert » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:01 am

Sam's box!! The world could use a little help growing healthier trees :love:
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Ladykat » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:34 pm

I don't know if this can be considered a "thing" exactly, but when I saw the first movie FOTR, I thought how cool it would be to live in Bilbo's hobbit house. (with the ceilings a bit higher, of course! :P )

Of course a Lothlorien cloak would be great. And Sting. Or Aragon or Arwen's swords. (From the movies)

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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Ashke Verasca » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:37 pm

Smaug's treasure. Even one. I want something on which dragon lied :twisted:
Maybe Sam's pans too, for a remembrance that even in bad times nothing is better than a bunch of healthy taters ^^
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Ladykat » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:10 pm

Ashke---ALL of Smaug's treasure?? :Q :shock:

Actually that does sound pretty cool. Could I have a necklace or two? =:)

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Postby Ashke Verasca » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:51 am

Haha, maybe not ALL =:) But SOME ^^ I will share the treasure with forum members, haha!
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Postby Ladykat » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:30 pm

Ashke Verasca wrote:Haha, maybe not ALL =:) But SOME ^^ I will share the treasure with forum members, haha!


Thanks, Ashke! :D (Oh and earrings---must have earrings) :lol:

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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:04 am

RobertEvert wrote:Sam's box!! The world could use a little help growing healthier trees :love:



I like the way you think.

The vain part of me wants to say just some treasure, not a lot, enough to pay for school with a little left over. I'd be happy. :)
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Ladykat » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:38 pm

Yes, some treasure does sound nice. As you say not a lot, just enough so I can quit my dead end job and not have to worry about having enough money to live on.

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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby siddharth » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:48 pm

That's a tough one!
Let me think! :roll: :roll: :roll:

Sting ....ummm no. .... . wait Anduril! No, too heavy ... Galadriel's phial... no torches are better... Crown of the
King?..... but I'm democratist :D .... Lorien Cloak? .... I don't need cloaks in Indian summers ... Shadowfax? ... No space for horses in the streets though....The Ring... oh yes precioussss!..No!no! Oh yes. Sam's box. In this age of desertification, the world needs some green for a better future.

Cool thread though! :) :) :) :)
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby frodolives668 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:18 pm

I've long searched for a scarf like Pippin's...
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby RohirrimNed » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:25 am

Shadowfax!!!
What a brilliant horse. I'm sure he could talk to Ned for me and tell him not to be such a big baby. I bet I'd win all the competitions and shows.
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby fattylumpkin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:10 pm

"a small golden bloom of elanor"
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Postby fattylumpkin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:30 pm

......The one that Aragorn holds in his hand on Cerin Amroth...
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby JaySad » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:07 pm

I want Sting. I'd take it to work to double check that my boss isn't an orc. LOL!
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Ladykat » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:24 pm

JaySad wrote:I want Sting. I'd take it to work to double check that my boss isn't an orc. LOL!


I said I'd like to have Sting too, but I gotta admit I never thought about using it for that purpose. :D

Good one though! :thumbsup:

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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby SimplySable » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:12 am

Bilbo's backpack from the Hobbit. I loved the look of that...covetes it I do :)

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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Adenydd » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:41 pm

A meal cooked by Sam. Mushrooms, maybe.
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby FrodoTook » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:19 pm

An item?

I concur with RobertEvert

The box Galadriel gave to Sam...spreading the contents...so everywhere I spread them, the trees would be even more glorious.

An alive thing?

An Eagle..so I could ride on its' back.
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby iamanent » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:28 pm

A Balrog because our house is cold.
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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby siddharth » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:20 am

iamanent wrote:A Balrog because our house is cold.



:rofl: :rofl:

Thanks for the laugh!


I'll go for Sam's box, as I am an amateur environmentalist and want this world to be green and good.

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Re: What item in Middle Earth would you want?

Postby Melwa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:38 pm

It would be interesting to have the sliver of the Morgul-blade that pierced Frodo.
A Lorien cloak would be awesome, but everyone says that.
As for food/drink, what about some Ent Drink? Who wouldn't like a couple more inches?
Ha! What about a dictionary for one of the ME languages?
Hey, instead of Sam's box, we could just get an ent, and they could do all the work!

Hmm, I guess for myself, I'll go with the cloak. I've always wanted a cloak, anyway.
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