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Elessar Telcontar means Elfstone Strider, and was Aragorns title when he became King.
Numenor was sunk through the manipulations of Sauron, though I'm not sure in what age.
Sauron and Gandalf are both Istari, demi-gods sent down byu the Valar to keep order in Middle Earth. Sauron went bad, and joined Morgoth. After Morgoth was defeated, then Sauron became even more powerful.
There were many Balrogs, but most of them got killed when Morgoth was destroyed.
Aragorn's sword is named Anduril, Flame of the West. It used to be Narsil, but that was broken when Sauron was defeated.
Smeagol used to be a Hobbit-like creature living on the banks of the Anduin River.
Hobbiton and Rivendell are all part of a lost realm, Arnor. Arnor was destroyed by the Witch-King of Angmar.
That's all I can bring to mind right now! Permalink
Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, is Melkor, the greatest Ainu. The Valar confronted him and temporarily overthrew him, and continued to shape Arda. Over his time, Melkor corrupted many spirits, including Sauron and the Balrogs. Gandalf and the other Istari were sent to confront Sauron.
Well, I'm not the craziest LotR nut out there but I know a few things. Go Appendices! Permalink
Cirith ungol and minas morgul were both gondorian outposta to keep an eye on sauron but were captured afetr the guard was lowered since there was no sign of activity from sauron.
Minas tirith has 7 levels
Morgoth was never truly killed. He was chained in powerful magic inbued chains and taken to the west
The witch king was the first enemy ever to walk through the gates of minas tirith
Minas ITHIL and Cirith Ungol were outposts.
Orcs are actually the product of Morgoth, not Sauron.
Aragorn actually ruled for 120 years, and lived to the age of 210.
The two Elvish languages were Quenya and Sindarin. Permalink
There were five wizards which were summoned by the white council when Sauron went all Bitney Spears...
Everyone knows about Saruman and Gandy, and maybe Radagast, but the other two were the blue wizards because of their blue robes. Their job was to go into the far east and help the people there resist Sauron. Can't remeber their names, but meh, who knows if wikipedia is telling the truth...
Gandalf suceeded in his task and could go back to the far west, Saruman failed AND went to the other side, so he couldn't go back.
Radagast failed, mostly because he didnt do a thing, but he didnt turn to evil, so he was allowed to go back.
What Tolkien planned to be the fate of the blue wizards is unknown: wiki says that they failed miserably which resulted in the easterling and haradrim going to his side; OR they did a great job, almost as well as Gandalf, and they did many things to keep back a massive tide of war that would have simply flowed over Gondor, but were not really known about, because they were so far east.
I like the last version better. =)
Just imagine that: two wizards in the kingdoms of the east, waging their own wars against orc armies.
The lands of Rhun are heavily tainted by evil, as that is where the Pits of Utumno were located.
Men first came from the far east.
The 'Tolkien's Bestiary' says that the wizards went to the east, but it doesn't mention anything about "blue".
Saruman turned evil, and he died, so he did not go to the Undying lands. Permalink