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Postby -Rómestámo- » Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:46 am

This thread is a continuation of <a href='messageview.cfm?catid=27&threadid=8335' target=_blank>this one</a> originated by <strong>Loccrist</strong> on December 16th 2000. <BR><BR><strong>Loccrist</strong>: <em>I like trivia <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>I'll start by asking a question, and whoever is first to post the right answer gets to post the next question. Easy enough, I suppose.</em><BR><BR>Past questioning shows this thread is a no holds barred, references permitted 'ME Trivia Open". Good luck!<BR><BR><BR>Question: The Romans used to say <em>Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?</em><BR>or 'Who will watch the watchers?'<BR><BR><strong>Who or what performed this function in Gondor in the reign of the first of the Ship Kings?</strong><BR><BR>[Edit to amend thread title and fix link].
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Postby Gorhaur » Sat Jan 25, 2003 10:16 am

Elendil????????????
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Sat Jan 25, 2003 6:59 pm

Unfortunately Elendil was long dead by this time, and so is not the correct answer. A clue will be forthcoming in a day or so (if necessary <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> ).<BR><BR>(Edit for punctuation and to see why this post is not showing up in the post count for this thread.)
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Postby Aethin » Sun Jan 26, 2003 8:30 am

Was it the stewards?
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Sun Jan 26, 2003 8:49 am

No, the answer required is specific to the reign of the first of the Ship-kings.
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Postby fisssh » Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:05 am

<BR>Queen Beruthiel's cats? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:17 am

Almost there... More specific please<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> .
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Postby wilko185 » Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:35 am

The one white cat set to spy upon the nine black ones, which were set to watch and spy on the people of Gondor. Good question, I needed the clue <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>EDIT: Assuming that's right...<BR><BR><b>Who built on Tol Uinen?</b>
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:56 am

Queen Berúthiel's White Cat is indeed the correct answer.<BR><BR>Apart from hinting that the history of <i>Tol Uinen</i> can be found in the same book, I'll sit this one out<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> .<BR><BR>(Edit: congratulations on 4x10³ posts <b>wilko185</b>- that didn't seem to take long<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> )
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Postby Aethin » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:09 am

Aldarion built the Guild of Venturers on Tol Uinen.<BR><BR>This is quite a long one, and four answers are needed, but once youve got one the others are easy.<BR><BR>A mother stole something that blinded her daughter.<BR><BR><BR><b>Who were the mother and daughter, what did she steal and how did the blinding come about?</b>
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Postby wilko185 » Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:44 am

Aethin, I was actually thinking of <i>Calmindon</i>, the Light-tower on Tol Uinen. I don't recall an actual building associated with the Guild of Venturers, they seem to have been based on the ship Eämbar, if anywhere. But Aldarion was indeed the correct answer <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>(Romestamo, I know, much too hasty <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR>OK, it must be Ungoliant stealing the Silmarils whose light blinded Shelob via its appearance in the Star-glass.<BR><BR><b>Who had seven lights sent before him?</b><BR><BR>(Bonus points: exactly what are the seven lights?)
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Postby Aethin » Sun Jan 26, 2003 12:05 pm

Was it Melkor, the seven lights were stars
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Postby wilko185 » Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:07 pm

Not Melkor..
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Postby Gorhaur » Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:15 pm

Was it Earendil?<BR><BR>And the seven lights are stars
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Postby Aethin » Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:31 pm

How about Durin, the seven stars were in the mirromere when he looked in, Durin's crown?
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Postby wilko185 » Sun Jan 26, 2003 2:51 pm

Gorhaur has it, it's Eärendil, as Bilbo's poem says:<OL>They clothed him then in elven-white,<BR>and seven lights before him sent,<BR>as through the Calacirian<BR>to hidden land forlorn he went.</OL>The lights must be stars, but I'm not very clear on their actual significance (is it a reference to the Valacirca??). Anyway, Gorhaur has the floor <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:11 am

Welcome to the Forum <b>Gorhaur</b><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> !<BR>We await your question with interest.<BR><BR>[As for the <i>Seven lights before him sent</i>, I doubt that they could be stars as Eärendil was still a mortal, afoot, making the journey from Tirion to visit Manwë and Varda in their Halls on Taniquetil. It is just as likely that the lights were lanterns carried by his guides. Only Bilbo (the poet) could tell us whether the <i>seven lights</i> have any particular significance or were just included for reasons of rhyme or meter.]
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Postby Gorhaur » Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:48 pm

Thank you <b>Romestamo</b> for your warm welcome! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>As for my question......<BR><BR><BR>What does the elvish word <i>loke</i> mean?
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Postby KingdomWarrior » Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:54 pm

The word Loki means Dragon. The Uruloki were the fire drakes.
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Postby Gorhaur » Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:51 pm

Actually, it means "serpent", but dragon is close enough. So, go ahead whenever you're ready <b>KingdomWarrior</b>.
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Postby Gorhaur » Tue Jan 28, 2003 4:04 pm

While we wait, here's a question.....<BR><BR><BR>What was Numenore called after its drowning?<BR><BR><BR>P.S. If you want to take back the board <b>KingdomWarrior</b> and ask your question, please do so.
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Postby KingdomWarrior » Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:12 pm

Thank you, my first triva question right on this site! <BR>As to the name of Numénor after the fall, it was named Akallebeth, the Downfallen, also Atalantë.<BR><BR>What was the name of the man who betrayed the hiding place of Barahir and co., and who/why did he tell?
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Postby Earnil » Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:19 pm

Well, I think I will take part in this game.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The answer to the latest question is Gorlim. And he betrayed Barahir to Sauron because he wanted to be reunited with his wife Eilinel.<BR><BR>Hmm, question, question. What to ask.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Who made the <i>Ulumuri</i>, Ulmo's great horns?
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:50 pm

Salmar, one of Ulmo's maiar.<BR><BR><b>Who was Arafinwë? (and give the associated 'Mother name' ) .</b>
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Postby KingdomWarrior » Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:36 pm

Arafinwë was Finarfin the son of Finwë, meaning "Noble Finwë", and his mother name was -------? Could not find this, as I do not have MR (HoME X)<BR><BR><BR>What was Maedhros's nickname?
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Postby scirocco » Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:36 pm

Arafinwe was Finarfin, Finwe's third son. In "Laws and Customs among the Eldar" in "Morgoth's Ring" his mother-name was Ingalaure, but in "The names of the Sons of Feanor" in "Peoples of Middle-earth" it was changed to Ingoldo, which had originally been Fingolfin's mother-name.<BR><BR>(Kingdom Warrior, you can keep the question even though you didn't have the full answer. Perhaps you could let me have the turn after your next correct answer! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> )
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Tue Jan 28, 2003 11:00 pm

Maedros' nickname was "<i>Russandol</i>" or "copper-top" (like a duracell battery). <BR><BR>Your question <b>scirocco</b><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> .
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Postby scirocco » Tue Jan 28, 2003 11:07 pm

Thanks Rome!<BR><BR>The first time that Gondor sought help from the Northern horsemen who would later become the Rohirrim, Cirion did not send a rider with the Red Arrow, as happened in LOTR.<BR><BR>What did Cirion's messengers carry instead as a symbol that they truly came from the king?
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Postby scirocco » Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:06 pm

Clue: It's in Unfinished Tales... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby -Rómestámo- » Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:07 pm

I thought one of the others might have answered this one before now...<BR><BR>The token the riders carried was a small stone incised with the Seal of the Stewards (the monogram R.ND.R (for <i>Arandur</i>, 'King's Servant' ) ).<BR><BR><b>We know of Kings of Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Birds and Men. Excluding the Ainur, another Race or Creature gave rise to a King- who was it?</b> (and, no, I don't mean Shadowfax<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> ).
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