the trees are speaking to each other

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Today in Middle-Earth: Crickhollow and the Inn at Bree are raided by the Nazgul in the early hours (September 30th, 3018 T.A.)

In the early night Frodo woke from deep sleep, suddenly, as if some sound or presence had disturbed him. He saw that Strider was sitting alert in his chair: his eyes gleamed in the light of the fire, which had been tended and was burning brightly; but he made no sign or movement.

Frodo soon went to sleep again; but his dreams were again troubled with the noise of wind and of galloping hoofs. The wind seemed to be curling round the house and shaking it; and far off he heard a horn blowing wildly. He opened his eyes, and heard a cock crowing lustily in the inn-yard. Strider had drawn the curtains and pushed back the shutters with a clang. The first grey light of day was in the room, and a cold air was coming through the open window.

As soon as Strider had roused them all, he led the way to their bedrooms. When they saw them they were glad that they had taken his advice: the windows had been forced open and were swinging, and the curtains were flapping; the beds were tossed about, and the bolsters slashed and flung upon the floor; the brown mat was torn to pieces.

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Why hello there.
You gorgeous leafmaille!From The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles – Cloaks and Daggers


Why hello there.

You gorgeous leafmaille!

From The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles – Cloaks and Daggers

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For none now live who remember it.

It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another Ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring, to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.

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Middle-earth History Meme: 1/3 Quotes:

"We have sworn, and not lightly. This oath we will keep. We are threatened with many evils, and treason not least; but one thing is not said: that we shall suffer from cowardice, from cravens or the fear of cravens. Therefore I say that we will go on, and this doom I add: the deeds that we shall do shall be the matter of song until the last days of Arda."

- Fëanor, Of the Flight of the Noldor - The Silmarillion

'And the doom of Fëanor was true-spoken also.'
- The Annals of Aman, Morgoth’s Ring - HoMe

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O Boromir! From the high walls westward I looked afar,
But you come not from the empty lands where no men are.

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The runes in the top picture are Anglo-Saxon. The runes on the bottom are Khuzdul. Practically the same. I’m not sure why I just now figured this out.

Actually Khuzdul is the name for the language of Dwarves; the runes in the picture are Cirth (though it’s a bit mixed up, which is weird: some runes are cirth erebor and others are cirth moria)

However, Tolkien used a different combination of rune-sound when he wrote The Hobbit, and this one looks even closer to Futhark

Tolkien does note in his Letters (and in some Hobbit forewards, depending on the edition) that he uses Anglo-Saxon runes so that children could parse them out.

Cirth—an alphabet that was originally a written form used by the Elves and then later adapted by the Dwarves—is a mishmash combination of various rune alphabets, as Tolkien was proficient in many.

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