The Return of the King - Book V

August 31, 2008 - November 7, 2008

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Minas Tirith

by drogo, August 31-September 6, 2008

Visualizing the City of the Kings [8/31]

The Beacons and the Arrival [9/2]

The Steward of Gondor  [9/3]

Beregond Son of Baranor [9/4]

Bergil and the Prince of the Halflings [9/6]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Inferno, January-February 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Ufthak, July 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by N.E. Brigand, December 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, June 2011

See the 6th Discussion by CuriousG, April 2016

 

The Passing of the Grey Company

by squire, September 7-15, 2008

‘An hour long prepared approaches’ [9/7]

‘Rohan? We seek that land in haste from long afar.’ [9/7]

‘Either our hope cometh, or all hopes end’[9/7]

Everybody was making plans for speed [9/8]

‘As a father you shall be to me,’ said Merry.  [9/8]

Grim was his face, grey-hued and weary. [9/9]

‘I will take the Paths of the Dead.’ [9/9]

‘I have looked in the Stone of Orthanc, my friends.’ [9/10]

‘Whose shall the horn be? Who shall call them // from the grey twilight, the forgotten people?’ [9/11]

And she answered as one that likes not what is said [9/13]

‘Were I to go where my heart dwells, far in the north I would now be wandering in the fair valley of Rivendell.’  [9/13]

‘They go only because they would not be parted from thee - because they love thee.’ [9/13]

Then she fell on her knees, saying, 'I beg thee!' [9/13]

‘This is an evil door,' said Halbarad, 'and my death lies beyond it.’  [9/14]

‘Whither does it lead? Why would he pass? None shall ever know!’  [9/14]

‘Yes, the Dead ride behind. They have been summoned.’  [9/14]

‘Oathbreakers, why have ye come?’ [9/15]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Steve D, February 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Elwen, July-August 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Entmaiden, January 2006

See the 5th Discussion by Pryderi, June 2011

See the 6th Discussion by noWizardme, April 2016

 

The Muster of Rohan

by Child of Manwe, September 16-21, 2008

The Encampment [9/16]

Tales of the Dead [9/17]

The Red Arrow [9/19]

Release from Service [9/20]

The Ride to Edoras and to War  [9/21]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Blue Wizard, February 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by EowynDernhelm, August 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Wynnie, January 2006

See the 5th Discussion by Elizabeth, June 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Al Carondas, April 2016

 

The Siege of Gondor

by N. E. Brigand, September 22-28, 2008

Words, Sentences, Paragraphs, Sections. [9/22]

Chronology. [9/22]

“Food is now doled out by order.” [9/23]

“Will no one go out to him?”[9/25]

“Alas, alas for Boromir!” [9/26]

“Much must be risked in war”.[9/27]

“Swarmed across like beetles.” [9/27]

“Amroth to Faramir!” [9/28]

“Comfort me not with wizards!” [9/28]

“Go back to your bonfire!” [9/28]

“Do you not know Death?” 9/28]

Open Discussion. [9/28]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Frodo Gardner, February 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by gullygilly, August 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by bigidiot, January 2006

See the 5th Discussion by squire, June-July 2011

See the 6th Discussion by noWizardme, April 2016

 

The Ride of the Rohirrim

by Elizabeth, September 29-October 4, 2008

Orientation [9/29]

Drúadan Forest [9/30]

The Woses (a brief anthropology digression) [10/1]

Summit Conference  [10/2]

The Red Arrow found  [10/2]

Preparations for battle [10/3]

Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor! [10/4]

Wrap-up, and a treat [10/4]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Blue Wizard, Feb.-March 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Atlas, August 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Atlas, January 2006

See the 5th Discussion by dormouse, July 2011

See the 6th Discussion by oliphaunt, May 2016

 

The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

by Milady, October 6-12, 2008

Part 1 [10/6]

Part 2 [10/7]

Part 3  [10/9]

Part 4  [10/10]

Part 5  [10/12]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Inferno, March 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by nerdanel50, Aug.-Sept. 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Penthe, January-February 2006

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, July 2011

See the 6th Discussion by squire, May 2016

 

The Pyre of Denethor

by Menelwyn, October 13-17, 2008

Fire [10/13]

Hope and Despair [10/14]

Vision  [10/15]

Loyalty and Duty  [10/16]

Miscellaneous questions [10/17]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Gorel, March 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Arador & Free-for-all, Sept. 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by nefisa3, February 2006

See the 5th Discussion by CuriousG, July 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Al Carondas, May 2016

 

The Houses of Healing

by Saelind, October 20-26, 2008

Merry [10/20

The Black Shadow [10/20]

Ioreth  [10/20]

Healing  [10/21]

Faramir [10/24]

Éowyn [10/24]

Merry [10/26]

Philology [10/26]

Elessar [10/26]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, March 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by notlost, September 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Curious, February 2006

See the 5th Discussion by sador, July 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Elizabeth, May 2016

 

The Last Debate

by Ataahua, October 27-31, 2008

Of Elves, Men and Dwarves [10/27]

Moods [10/28]

Battle! [10/29]

Of good and evil  [10/29]

The crux of LOTR [10/31]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kimi, March 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Kendig, September 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Menelwyn, February 2006

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, August 2011

See the 6th Discussion by enanito, May-June 2016

 

The Black Gate Opens

by Morthoron, November 3-7, 2008

First Leg of the March [11/3]

Second Leg of the March [11/4]

Enigma of Mouth of Sauron [11/5]

Embassy of Mouth of Sauron [11/7]

Battle Before the Black Gate [11/7]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Ufthak, March-April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Osse, September 2003

See the 3rd Discussion by Grammaboodawg, Feb.-Mar. 2006

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, August 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, June 2016

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