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Hlaevang
04/Feb/2016, 08:20 PM
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Welcome to the grand re-opening of the Ravenhill Trivia Cavern!

In a lofty retreat, where scrolls and dust bunnies rule, you will find a place where one can test their knowledge and challenge their minds. Where questions are asked and answers are given.


*The first question will be posted by the TR.
*All questions should come from these J.R.R Tolkien works.
The Hobbit
TLOTR
The Silmarillion
* If you would like to ask an advance question from these sources, please indicate it at the top of your post like so - ADVANCED :
Unfinished Tales
The Letters of JRR Tolkien
HoME
*Answers must have a quote source. Book name is all that is required.
*The first player to answer the question correctly then posts the next trivia question.
*If a question remains unsolved for 48 hours, it will then become the house question and the TR will then post a new question.
*If the person who posted the last question does not respond to your answer within 48 hours then you may post a new one.
* Please follow Imladris Convention
*All are welcome to participate
*Questions taken from other works will be considered upon request
*Respect each other and HAVE FUN! :smile:
*If you have any questions, please ask them in this thread ~>Wilderland OOC- For All Mountain Activities (http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?78510-Durin-s-Rock-N-Boot-Pub-Planning)

Edit: banner designed by Drifa and used with permission

Hlaevang
04/Feb/2016, 08:24 PM
So, to kick things off I will make the first question an easy one in order to give a sense of how this should go. As stated above any questions about the format and things should be run please post them in the thread link in the first post. So without further ado, here is the first question:

Please name all members of the "Unexpected Party" in order of arrival.

Bandar
04/Feb/2016, 09:41 PM
Well I might mess up the first one but here goes:

Dwalin
Balin
Fili
Kili
Dori
Nori
Ori
Oin
Gloin
Bofur
Bifur
Bombur
Thorin
Gandalf

Hlaevang
05/Feb/2016, 10:09 PM
That is correct, although we would like mention of book source next time. As per the rules you are next up with the question.

Bandar
06/Feb/2016, 01:43 PM
Name the seven sons of Feanor.

Drifa
06/Feb/2016, 11:01 PM
The Sons of Fëanor are: Meadhros, Maglor, Celegrom, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod, Amras. The Silmarillion.

Bandar
07/Feb/2016, 01:08 AM
Thank you Drifa! Ask away!

Drifa
07/Feb/2016, 03:48 AM
Thanks, TKWH!

How many years did Beren wander in Dorthonion as a solitary outlaw?

Nolewen
07/Feb/2016, 11:09 PM
For four years, Beren wandered in Dorthonion as a solitary outlaw. THE SILMARILLION.

Hlaevang
07/Feb/2016, 11:14 PM
Excellent Nolewen! Glad to have you aboard. Feel free to post the next question

Nolewen
07/Feb/2016, 11:36 PM
Thank you, Hlaevang!

In the song of Aragorn and Legolas about Boromir, what wind is described as the "sighing wind"?

Gimli's axe
08/Feb/2016, 10:02 PM
"What news from the south, O sighing wind...." LOTR, TTT

The wind from the south is the answer. :)

Nolewen
09/Feb/2016, 12:20 AM
Exactly, Gimli's axe:clap:!
It is now your turn to ask the next question. :nod:

Drifa
11/Feb/2016, 02:34 AM
Here is a one to get the thread moving.

Who was known as the Old since he lived to a great age, and was King for 75 years?

Hlaevang
11/Feb/2016, 10:49 PM
Aldor the Old of Rohan. The Silmarillion.

Next question: What family of halflings is Gollum descended from?

Nolewen
11/Feb/2016, 11:26 PM
Gollum, or Sméagol, is descended from the Hobbit family the Stoors. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.

Bandar
11/Feb/2016, 11:27 PM
The stoors. LOTR/TBOLT

Next question(cuz I'm pretty sure that's right):

Who was the teacher of Telchar, called the old!

Nolewen
12/Feb/2016, 12:04 AM
The Naugrim, The Silmarillion.

Bandar
12/Feb/2016, 02:19 AM
Nolewen, I didn't mean what race, I meant whom!

I should've put ADVANCED:

Put since you've moved on, oh well!

Nolewen
12/Feb/2016, 02:56 AM
I'm sorry, TKWH, I should have waited for your response before posting another question. I deleted the question from my last post, so that more people could continue answering your question. I believe that I now know the answer, though. Gamil Zirak the old, Unfinished Tales.

Drifa
12/Feb/2016, 08:13 PM
Good move, Nolewen! The rule does state:

*If the person who posted the last question does not respond to your answer within 48 hours then you may post a new one.

Bandar
12/Feb/2016, 08:13 PM
Yes Nolewen that is correct, no completely my fault, because I should've put advanced! Any ways go at it!

Nolewen
12/Feb/2016, 10:24 PM
Thank you, Drifa and TKWH!

Next question: Who is described "as dark as darkness"?

Bandar
12/Feb/2016, 10:27 PM
Just a guess: Melkor? SILMARILLION.

Nolewen
12/Feb/2016, 10:32 PM
Nice guess, TKWH, but no.

Bandar
13/Feb/2016, 11:59 PM
How about Ungoliant? SILMARILLION

Nolewen
14/Feb/2016, 03:01 AM
Another nice guess, but that is not the answer that I am looking for, TKWH​.

Drifa
14/Feb/2016, 03:21 AM
Give us a small hint, my precious.

Nolewen
14/Feb/2016, 03:25 AM
You gave yourself a good hint without realizing it, precious. All I could say is that it could be a little tricksy... :wink:

Drifa
14/Feb/2016, 05:25 PM
Ah, that was a good hint.

'He was Gollum - as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face.' The Hobbit

Nolewen
14/Feb/2016, 05:31 PM
Exactly! :clap:
Tricksy, right, precious?

Drifa
14/Feb/2016, 05:52 PM
Yes! Awesome question, Nolewen!

Who said "I am far more sweeter than other meat,"?

Advanced
Who was vast; swift, mighty, yet lithe?

Nolewen
14/Feb/2016, 06:37 PM
Thanks! Bilbo Baggins said "I am far more sweeter than other meat" as part of a song that he made, meant to anger the spiders in Mirkwood. THE HOBBIT
As for the advanced question, I don't know the answer yet. :think:

Drifa
14/Feb/2016, 07:42 PM
First answer is correct, Nolewen. Well done! Your up!

Nolewen
14/Feb/2016, 09:01 PM
Thank you, Drifa!

The next question might be an advanced question:
Who said, "If some power passes from you to a thing that you have made, then you must take a share in its hurts"?

Bandar
14/Feb/2016, 11:17 PM
Aghan! UT The Druedain!

Nolewen
14/Feb/2016, 11:23 PM
I'm very impressed, TKWH! That is indeed the correct answer!

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 12:15 AM
Relatively easier question:

What does Legolas call the orcs on the other side when they are on Amon Hen?

Nolewen
15/Feb/2016, 12:52 AM
Foul orcs, perhaps? The Two Towers

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 02:37 AM
Close, but no cigar! Pun time: What did the unhappy smoker get for Christmas? Clothes, but no cigar (laugh hysterically at own pun)

Nolewen
15/Feb/2016, 03:06 AM
Did you mean Yrch? The Fellowship of the Ring

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 03:19 AM
Indeed! It is now your turn!

Nolewen
15/Feb/2016, 03:23 AM
Thank you!

Next question:
What is described as "the land of many fountains"?

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 06:42 PM
Henneth Annun: LOTR

Nolewen
15/Feb/2016, 07:10 PM
Not exactly, TKWH, but you're very close.

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 08:35 PM
I have a question did I spell it worng?

Nolewen
15/Feb/2016, 09:46 PM
No, but that's not the answer I was looking for. Keep looking... :reading:

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 10:14 PM
Ithilein? For Henneth Annun here is where I got it: "This is the Window of the Sunset, Henneth Annun, fairest of all the falls of Ithilien, land of many fountains."

Rivvy Elf
15/Feb/2016, 10:32 PM
Harad, known for its many fountains of sand, LOTR

Nolewen
15/Feb/2016, 10:45 PM
The answer that I was looking for was Ithilien, as TKWH rightly answered. That is indeed where I found the question, in that quote from The Two Towers, in The Lord of the Rings. Henneth Annûn is the name of the place that Faramir showed Frodo. Ithilien is the correct answer, as Ithilien is referred to as "Ithilien, land of many fountains". Ask the next question, TKWH​!

Bandar
15/Feb/2016, 10:57 PM
ADVANCED:

Who was the father of Eorl, first King of Rohan?

Drifa
16/Feb/2016, 02:02 AM
Léod?
..The message was addressed to Eorl son of Léod...UT

Bandar
16/Feb/2016, 01:57 PM
Indeed!! Go ahead now

Drifa
16/Feb/2016, 07:47 PM
Thanks!

Who was slain in the battle of the Pelennor Fieles, TA 3019, his namesake being a twin?

This question has still not been answered. Need a hint?

Advanced
Who was vast; swift, mighty, yet lithe?

Daywalker
16/Feb/2016, 09:09 PM
Yay:headbang:..taking a guess

Advanced
Who was vast; swift, mighty, yet lithe? Glaurung (HoME 11)

Drifa
16/Feb/2016, 09:44 PM
I was looking for this quote/source:
Glaurung therefore passed Mablung by, a vast shape in the mist; and he went swiftly, for he
was a mighty Worm, and yet lithe. UT

But, Glaurung is correct! Well done!

This question has still not been answered.

Who was slain in the battle of the Pelennor Fieles, TA 3019, his namesake being a twin?

Daywalker
16/Feb/2016, 10:57 PM
Well you tempted me *g*
Who was slain in the battle of the Pelennor Fieles, TA 3019, his namesake being a twin? Fastred of Rohan. He was a namesake of Fastred son of Folcwine ( a twin)
Horn and Fastred fought and fell there in a far country. LotR, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Drifa
16/Feb/2016, 11:02 PM
Exactly! Your up!

Daywalker
17/Feb/2016, 08:45 AM
Thankies. Normal one..

Q: Who stood silent beside a tomb?

Rivvy Elf
17/Feb/2016, 10:18 AM
Ori next to Balin's Tomb. Silent for a long time actually.

TLOTR

Daywalker
17/Feb/2016, 11:11 AM
I need a quote since I had a different answer in mind :nod::nod:

Nolewen
17/Feb/2016, 02:04 PM
"The Company of the Ring stood silent beside the tomb of Balin."
~The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Bridge of Khazad-dûm

The answer is the Company of the Ring (or the Fellowship of the Ring), who stood silent beside Balin's tomb in Moria. :nod:

Daywalker
17/Feb/2016, 03:47 PM
That's the answer i was looking for. Though if Rivvy Elf can provide a quote to back that answer turn goes to Rivvy then.

Daywalker
18/Feb/2016, 07:02 PM
Go ahead Nolewen and ask next one :thumbsup:

Hlaevang
18/Feb/2016, 07:24 PM
So just to reiterate from the OP, only book name is required when giving an answer. Unless people wish to ammend the rule so that we now have to provide a more specific source? Please let me know what you think.

Nolewen
19/Feb/2016, 01:38 AM
Thanks!

What is the name of the creature that Frodo refused to ride?

Drifa
19/Feb/2016, 03:34 AM
Asfaloth?
'You shall ride my horse,' said Glorfindel.....
'No he will not!' said Frodo. 'I shall not ride him, if I am to be carried off to Rivendell or anywhere else, leaving my friends behind in danger.'
'noro lim, noro lim, Asfaloth!' TFOTR, Flight To The Ford

Nolewen
19/Feb/2016, 04:29 AM
Yes!

Drifa
19/Feb/2016, 04:48 AM
Thanks!

Who's mother died in childbirth?

Rivvy Elf
19/Feb/2016, 04:59 AM
Feanor, The Silmarillion

Drifa
19/Feb/2016, 03:46 PM
No, Feanor is not who I am looking for. Although his mother did yearn to die after she birthed him, she did not die in childbirth. The person I am looking for, died in childbirth.

Bandar
19/Feb/2016, 08:13 PM
Elfhild! LOTR

Drifa
20/Feb/2016, 01:17 AM
That is correct, TK. Your up!

I think maybe we should have the rule amended so that one does not just post TLOTR as the source. There are 3 books sources in TLOTR: TFOTR, TTT, TROTK. Posting the exact source would make it easier for other members to read about the questions/answers, if they so choose.
What do you think?

Bandar
20/Feb/2016, 01:43 AM
Sounds fine with me!

Next Question:

This dragon was where the horn of Rohan came from.

Drifa
20/Feb/2016, 02:01 AM
Ah, I just read this.

Scatha the worm?
'This is an heirloom of our house,' said Éowyn. 'It was made by the Dwarves, and came from the hoard of Scatha the Worm. TROTK

Daywalker
20/Feb/2016, 06:47 AM
'So just to reiterate from the OP, only book name is required when giving an answer. Unless people wish to ammend the rule so that we now have to provide a more specific source? Please let me know what you think.'

Hlaevang - Because the answer was different I was looking, wanted to see where that was from. Never doubted but since I don't remember such info in books, i asked for clarification.

Hlaevang
20/Feb/2016, 06:59 AM
No worries. Sorry I jumped to hasty conclusions

Bandar
20/Feb/2016, 01:47 PM
Yes! Take us away Drifa!

Drifa
20/Feb/2016, 05:55 PM
What did one lose besides cutlery?

Drifa
22/Feb/2016, 05:13 PM
Do we need a short hint here? *grin*

Bandar
22/Feb/2016, 09:47 PM
Yes!

Drifa
23/Feb/2016, 12:27 AM
The cutlery does not include forks or knives.

Nolewen
23/Feb/2016, 12:55 AM
"Indeed Bilbo found he had lost more than spoons - he had lost his reputation."
THE HOBBIT

A very nice question and a very helpful clue, Drifa! I think thar the answer is reputation, the thing that Bilbo lost other than his silver spoons, believed by him to be stolen by Lobelia Sackville Baggins.

Drifa
23/Feb/2016, 01:50 AM
That is correct, Nolewen! Your turn!

Nolewen
23/Feb/2016, 02:08 AM
Thank you!

Next question:

What places are described as "where the stars are strange"?

Rivvy Elf
23/Feb/2016, 03:16 AM
Rhun, Lord of the Rings: Two Towers

Nolewen
23/Feb/2016, 01:43 PM
Actually, this is only partly correct, Rivvy Elf. I was looking for the names of two places, not only one.

Rivvy Elf
23/Feb/2016, 02:35 PM
Rhun and Harad, Lord of the Rings: Two Towers

Nolewen
24/Feb/2016, 12:16 AM
The answer is right, but the source... Please correct me if I am wrong, but I belive that it is said by Aragorn in The Council of Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring.

You got the correct answer, so feel free to ask the next question, Rivvy Elf!

Rivvy Elf
24/Feb/2016, 02:03 AM
Yeah it is Fellowship of the Ring. Oops! :blush:, I was thinking of the Gandalf quote in Two Towers, but Gandalf never ventured to Harad so to him only Rhun's stars were strange...

Next Question:

Name one person who died on the Anfauglith after the Fifth Battle-The Battle of Unnumbered Tears.

Drifa
24/Feb/2016, 02:13 AM
Huor?
'..Huor fell pierced with a venomed arrow in his eye....Thus ended Nirnaeth Arnoediad, as the sun went down beyond the sea..' The Silmarillion, Of The Fifth Battle.

Rivvy Elf
24/Feb/2016, 04:07 AM
While Huor did die, he did not die after the Fifth Battle. Furthermore, he did not die on the Anfauglith, he died on the Banks of the Rivil in the Fen of Serech.

Drifa
24/Feb/2016, 03:44 PM
Aye, I obviously did not read the question correctly.

How about Rían who died on Haudh-en-Ndengin?

Rían, daughter of Belegund, was the wife of Huor, son of
Galdor; and she was wedded to him two months before he
went with Húrin his brother to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
When no tidings came of her lord she fled into the wild; but
she was aided by the Grey-elves of Mithrim, and when her
son Tuor was born they fostered him. Then Rían departed
from Hithlum, and going to the Haudh-en-Ndengin she laid
herself down upon it and died. The Silmarillion, Of Túrin Turambar?

Rivvy Elf
24/Feb/2016, 05:00 PM
Yes, that is correct, Drifa! The Haudh-en-Ndengin became a landmark in the Anfauglith. Essentially a burial mound for all the slain elves, dwarves, and men at the battle, it served as irony that it is probably the only flora remaining in the once proud plains of the Ard-Galen back in the First Age.

The floor is yours!

Drifa
25/Feb/2016, 02:00 AM
Thanks Rivvy! It made more sense when I read it again.

In which direction would one have to look to see a site resembling jagged teeth out of verdant gums?

Nolewen
25/Feb/2016, 01:40 PM
Eastwards. Frodo saw them as he turned in the Barrow-Downs in The Fellowship of the Ring, chapter Fog on the Barrow-Downs.

(This question confused me, actually, because the words "jagged teeth" immediately reminded me of Gollum's song in The Two Towers, probably because he compares everything to body parts that wish to harm him.)

Drifa
25/Feb/2016, 06:11 PM
Ha ha..You are correct, Nolewen! It is your turn.

Nolewen
25/Feb/2016, 11:29 PM
Thanks!

Next question:

Who did not bite, and barked very little?

Gimli's axe
26/Feb/2016, 12:59 AM
Gandalf, The Council of Elrond, FOTR

Nolewen
26/Feb/2016, 01:36 AM
Correct! Please ask the next question, Gimli's axe!

Gimli's axe
27/Feb/2016, 03:16 PM
*thinks deeply, trying to come up with a question that will stump the lore masters*

Who is the sister of the Fëanturi?

Bandar
27/Feb/2016, 11:59 PM
Nienna, Silmarillion

Gimli's axe
28/Feb/2016, 10:12 PM
Correct! I guess that wasn't so hard after all. :wink:

It is now your turn to ask the next question, TKOSH.

Bandar
29/Feb/2016, 10:17 PM
Thanks aX! ADVANCED:

What is another name of Sauron?

Gimli's axe
29/Feb/2016, 11:13 PM
Gorthaur, The Silmarillion

Drifa
29/Feb/2016, 11:57 PM
Annatar?
Annatar 'Lord of Gifts', name given to himself by Sauron in the Second Age. 305, 328. See Artano, Aulendil. UT Index

Bandar
29/Feb/2016, 11:59 PM
Well, it wasn't the one I was thinking of Drifa, but I'll count it! aX I won't count yours because its advanced! So, it can't be in the Silmarillion!

Drifa
01/Mar/2016, 06:11 AM
What were you looking for TKWH? There are many possibilities.

Thû? HoME vol. 3, The Lay Of Leithian
Sauro, Sûro, Sûr, Gorthû? HoME vol 5, Index
The Magician, Dark Lord, Lord of the Ring, Necromancer? HoME vol 6, Index
O.E. se Malsca, Saweron, Zigûr the Adunaic name of Sauron? HoME vol. 9, The Notion Club Papers (Part Two)
Gorsodh- Name of Sauron 'in Beleriand'? HoME vol. 11, Index
the King, The Sorcerer, ? HoME vol, 12, Tal-Elmar, Index

Sometimes there is more than one answer and one must make the question more specific. *hugs*

edit <speaking of being more specific, I have amended my question>

Here is my question.

What was growing old when something finally dwindled to a small fiery point and then vanished?

Hlaevang
01/Mar/2016, 07:19 PM
OKay slightly off topic but I something I would like to ask of all of you. First though, I would like to say that I am pleased with the interest in this activity. Having all of you participating makes my next question to you a lot easier. What would you all think if we began to transition towards IR Drill or something of that nature? Let us know what you think of the idea. For myself, I must say that Drill and Drill competitions are something which I have missed since my return to the plaza. However, if we or the plaza aren't ready for that step yet that's ok. I just wanted to put this idea out there to you guys as the decision would affect you all and I value your input.

As for Drifa's question, I will give it some thought

Bandar
01/Mar/2016, 09:53 PM
I was thinking of Thu Drifa! What is Drill Hlaevang, but it sounds fun! Drifa I will think!

Hlaevang
01/Mar/2016, 11:20 PM
TKOSH: Drill started much like this in the early days of the plaza and then expanded to become a competition with the Kingdom of Khazad-dum back in the days of the clans. From there, it expanded yet again as individual kingdoms were creating their own teams and were competing against each other in a similar fashion to the Badger races, and the Debate league. For the last couple of years things have fallen off a bit, so some of us who used to participate are advocating to resurrect the drill league in some way, shape or form. If you have any further questions, fire away I would be happy to answer them. :)

Drifa
06/Mar/2016, 12:53 AM
It appears we got a little side-tracked from the game.

This was the last question:
What was growing old when something finally dwindled to a small fiery point and then vanished?

According to the rules:*If a question remains unsolved for 48 hours, it will then become the house question and the TR will then post a new question.


Do we get a new question, Hlaevang? *grin*

Hlaevang
06/Mar/2016, 01:08 AM
Indeed you do Drifa.

Advanced question: How many Maiar have travelled throughout Middle Earth interacting with the races and what are their names (if applicable)?

Bandar
06/Mar/2016, 01:35 PM
7, Sauron, Gandalf, Saruman, Allatar, Durin's bane, Pallando, and Radagast! UT

Drifa
09/Mar/2016, 01:02 AM
*If the person who posted the last question does not respond to your answer within 48 hours then you may post a new one.

Hlaevang
09/Mar/2016, 11:50 PM
New question will be up shortly

Hlaevang
10/Mar/2016, 05:40 PM
Okay, sorry for the delay everyone finally should have some more regular activity now that RL is calming down a bit again (son is flying out to Cuba on Saturday).

Basic Question: How many ring-bearers have their been and, if possible, name them.

Nolewen
10/Mar/2016, 11:25 PM
There have been seven Ring-bearers. Their name are: Sauron, Isildur, Déagol, Sméagol, Bilbo, Frodo, Sam. Hopefully, I did not forget anyone. http://www.lotrplaza.com/images/smileys_plaza/smiley1.gif

From The Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring.

Hlaevang
10/Mar/2016, 11:39 PM
I will gladly accept that answer. I recognize I left it ambiguous so that works. Would also have accepted Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond as part of the answer as they all bore rings of power. You're up with the next question.

Nolewen
11/Mar/2016, 12:14 AM
Thank you, Hlaevang! The next question might be advanced, but I am not sure.

What did Frodo and Sam not see out of the vanished past?

Drifa
12/Mar/2016, 05:10 PM
Awesome question, Nolewen! You had me scratching my head, pulling my whiskers and searching.

What did Frodo and Sam not see out of the vanished past?
No faces?

............ The moon came out of its cloud. They looked
in. But they saw no faces out of the vanished past. They saw
their own. ..... Sam Gollum and Frodo looking up with dead
eyes and livid rotting flesh at them. HoME vol. 8, The Passage Of The Marshes

Nolewen
13/Mar/2016, 05:29 AM
Exactly, Drifa! The Passage of the Marshes had always been one of my favorite stories, with creepy Gollum and dead faces in the water. I must say that Tolkien wrote that sentence beautifully, and I'm sad he didn't use it in the final book. I'm surprised you figured it out so quickly, also, and glad you liked the question!

Drifa
13/Mar/2016, 05:21 PM
Thanks Nolewen! That type of question always leads me to the books and chapters dealing with Sam, Frodo and company (Gollum, Faramir). And so does Vol, 8 of the History of Middle Earth. When in doubt go to the books, beginning. *grin*

Who cried out - 'They are coming!'....... 'See! - as the noise grew closer?

Bandar
13/Mar/2016, 09:37 PM
Gollum, Passage of the Marshes!

Drifa
14/Mar/2016, 12:13 AM
No, not Gollum.

Drifa
16/Mar/2016, 11:10 PM
Looks like my questions are to vague for the answering.

Floor is open to who ever..

Drifa
19/Mar/2016, 04:31 PM
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Drill
Discussion

RULES (from previous Drill league with some changes made in bold and open for discussion)

1. First round questions will be posted 24 hours from the time the match is open. Teams/Players have until the end of the first round of questions to post their team's/players, roster/name, posting color (first come, first served), or the match will be deemed a forfeit.

2. The mode of play is concurrent. Each team/player will be given their question at the same time, and will have 36 hours? to answer it.

3. The answer to the question being asked must be given by one team member/player only - multiple answers will not be considered. If multiple answers are given, the first answer submitted will be accepted. The changing of answers by editing posts is strictly forbidden, and the changed answer will not be accepted.

4. Teams/players may make a clarification post before the deadline for the answers to correct a mistake that may have been made in their team’s/players answer. This can be done in order to correct a citation but can never be used to change a quote. For the answer itself, the judge must make a decision on whether to allow the clarified answer. Answers can only be clarified if the team/player is going for 2 points, never when going for only 1 point.

5. Answers must include a specific answer, supporting quote(s) and a source in order to receive two points. In order to receive one point, the team/player must give the exact answer the officiant was looking for but does not post a quote.

6. If an answer is incorrect, the other team/player has 24 hours from the officiant's post declaring the answer incorrect to steal the question and provide the correct answer. If they are successful, they will receive two points.

7. Each team/player will receive a total of five questions.

8. The team/player with the most points at the end of the match wins.

9. In the event of a tie, there will be a tie-breaker round. A single question will be posted for both teams/players; the answer must be emailed to the Officiant, not posted in the thread, within 24 hours. This will continue until a team/player misses a question, or until three tie-breaker rounds have been completed, whichever comes first. If three tie-breaker rounds have been completed and there is still a tie, the result of the match will be a tie.

10. Complaints/Challenges are to be brought by captains/players only, and then to be taken offline between captains/players and Officiant.

11. Sources used will be The Hobbit, LoTR and The Silmarillion

12. E-books (including legal copies) are not allowed to be used in matches for looking up answers/quotes.

There will be a minimum character limit per post, 300 characters or about 2 lines.
Example
Thorin came last-and he was not caught unawares. He came expecting mischief, and didn’t need to see his friends’ legs sticking out of sacks to tell him that things were not all well. He stood outside in the shadows some way off, and said: “What’s all this trouble? Who has been knocking my people about?”


First off, who is interested in starting up Drill again? Please post your interest, questions, ideas, in here if you are. Thanks!

Hlaevang
19/Mar/2016, 06:05 PM
I am definitely interested, Drifa​. I would be happy to help out in whatever way I can.

Bandar
20/Mar/2016, 01:29 AM
I am interested

Nolewen
20/Mar/2016, 02:59 AM
I am definitely interested, Drifa! What are the teams and team-captains based on? Where and when will we start? Answering questions from the LotR, Silmarillion, and The Hobbit only sound much easier than using other sources, like in other trivia threads, but I'm absolutely fine with it. Those are the books I'm most familiar with, after all http://www.lotrplaza.com/images/smileys_plaza/smiley4.gif.

Drifa
20/Mar/2016, 04:07 AM
Good to see you, Hlaevang, TKWH and Nolewen!

In the past teams were based on Regions (Kingdoms). Depending on how many people are interested we may only have individual teams to start. We could continue to have teams based on Regions or we could have individual teams based on Plaza characters.

Seeing that we already have four interested members, we could start at any time and we could have the match right in this thread for starters. But, I think we should clarify a few things before we start. Here are some of my thoughts.

1. Moderating - all members of drill must take a turn moderating. We could have a schedule for this.
2. Questions - all members of drill must take a turn creating questions for the match (usually it is 10 questions per match with a few extra in case of a tie.) We could have a schedule for this.
3. We could have one of the questions from the UT to make the match more challenging.

I am willing to moderate the first match. But I would appreciate getting a chance to play too. *grin*

What do you think? If you have any questions, please ask.

Hlaevang
20/Mar/2016, 04:49 AM
I love those thoughts. I think setting up a roster would be a good idea. That said, a dry run or so amongst ourselves would be good in order to at least get those who have never done drill before a chance to experience the format

Nolewen
20/Mar/2016, 05:31 AM
Sounds great, Drifa and Hlaevang! I am ready to start whenever you wish. About the teams, perhaps we could have both? Regions and individual characters together. I would be happy to suggest a few questions or moderate after I see how this works for a little while.

Bandar
20/Mar/2016, 12:29 PM
Sounds fine to me!

Drifa
20/Mar/2016, 03:28 PM
Super!

Now as I lay in bed pondering (yes I do think of this place in RL, after hours and in my dreams *grin*), I was wondering how we should go about having a practice match.
With individual teams, more questions will be needed.
With the Regions, two Regions played against each other. There were 5 rounds and 10 questions (each team getting a question).
If we play individual teams, this will mean 15 question and a few extra in the event of a tie so lets say, 18 questions in all.

Here are some ideas:
Each of you sends me 3 questions (9 total) and I will take care of the rest. This would eliminate steals.
Each of you finds a volunteer to make 3 questions and have them sent to me. This would allow us to have steals.

What is a steal, you ask? *grin* See rule 6

Nolewen
20/Mar/2016, 04:54 PM
I'm thinking of good questions for the Drill, Drifa. I'll PM you soon. About regions of characters, regions might be a problem. TKWH is from SL, I'm from Eriador, and you and Hlaevang are members of Wilderland, so the teams won't be divided evenly. However, I have a few characters that would make a good team, so for me that's a more fair option.

Here's the next Ravenhill Trivia question:
Name all people who are mentioned in LotR and are known to have met Tom Bombadil.

Drifa
20/Mar/2016, 06:03 PM
Thanks Nolewen!

If you are going to send questions for this practice match, we can play without steals. But my idea about finding volunteer question makers should be noted for future games. It is fun to steal. *grin*

Drifa
21/Mar/2016, 04:44 PM
Thanks for the questions, TKWH! Six more and we can have our practice match.

Drifa
22/Mar/2016, 02:30 AM
Okay, we have 6 questions, thanks Nolewen, plus mine. I will see if I can get this match started tomorrow.

Drifa
23/Mar/2016, 03:29 AM
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Drill
Practice Match

Drifa was feeling a wee bit green when it came to setting up the drill match; it had been that long. She had arrived at the Ravenhill Cavern with all her scrolls and papers; her young dwarf friends (Alf and Duff) rolling in the customary barrel of ale and setting it up on the moderator's table. Alf had tapped the barrel and Duff had set out the old dwarf's drill gear and her favorite mug. Then both young dwarves bowed, sweeping off their hoods, and departed. Drifa took a deep breath, made sure that she had everything she needed, then addressed the drillers.

Welcome to Ravenhill Trivia Cavern, the Drill practice match!

You have 48 hours to post your team name and a posting color if you so choose one. Please read the rules below.

If you do have questions, post them in this thread~>Wilderland OOC- For All Mountain Activities (http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?78510-Durin-s-Rock-N-Boot-Pub-Planning) - Thanks!

Please be reminded that there will be a minimum character limit per post, 300 characters or about 2 lines.



Example Post:
Thorin came last-and he was not caught unawares. He came expecting mischief, and didn’t need to see his friends’ legs sticking out of sacks to tell him that things were not all well. He stood outside in the shadows some way off, and said: “What’s all this trouble? Who has been knocking my people about?”




RULES

1. First round questions will be posted 24 hours from the time the match is open. Teams/Players have until the end of the first round of questions to post their team's/players, roster/name, posting color (first come, first served), or the match will be deemed a forfeit.

2. The mode of play is concurrent. Each team/player will be given their question at the same time, and will have 24 hours to answer it.

3. The answer to the question being asked must be given by one team member/player only - multiple answers will not be considered. If multiple answers are given, the first answer submitted will be accepted. The changing of answers by editing posts is strictly forbidden, and the changed answer will not be accepted.

4. Teams/players may make a clarification post before the deadline for the answers to correct a mistake that may have been made in their team’s/players answer. This can be done in order to correct a citation but can never be used to change a quote. For the answer itself, the judge must make a decision on whether to allow the clarified answer. Answers can only be clarified if the team/player is going for 2 points, never when going for only 1 point.

5. Answers must include a specific answer, supporting quote(s) and a source in order to receive two points. In order to receive one point, the team/player must give the exact answer the officiant was looking for but does not post a quote.

6. If an answer is incorrect, the other team/player has 24 hours from the officiant's post declaring the answer incorrect to steal the question and provide the correct answer. If they are successful, they will receive two points. There will be no steals this match.

7. Each team/player will receive a total of five questions.

8. The team/player with the most points at the end of the match wins.

9. In the event of a tie, there will be a tie-breaker round. A single question will be posted for both teams/players; the answer must be emailed to the Officiant, not posted in the thread, within 24 hours. This will continue until a team/player misses a question, or until three tie-breaker rounds have been completed, whichever comes first. If three tie-breaker rounds have been completed and there is still a tie, the result of the match will be a tie.

10. Complaints/Challenges are to be brought by captains/players only, and then to be taken offline between captains/players and Officiant.

11. Sources used will be The Hobbit, TLoTR and The Silmarillion

12. E-books (including legal copies) are not allowed to be used in matches for looking up answers/quotes.

Nolewen
23/Mar/2016, 04:00 AM
Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All)
In This Posting Color

Nólewen liked Trivia questions: most elves that she knew found them enjoyable. Fortunately, she had been in the Lonely Mountain when the Trivia Match was being planned, but she was busy with a Word Sleuth Match. As soon as the match was finished, the elf wrote straight to Rivendell, requesting that her good friend Elsilner will come to Erebor as soon as he could. Naturally, Elsilner obeyed immediately, arriving about a week later with a pile of scrolls from Imladris that he hoped would help them with the Trivia Match.

The two elves entered the Ravenhill Trivia Cavern in complete silence, their grey cloaks swirling silently around their feet. Nólewen approached Drifa confidently, recgonizing the friendly dwarf who organized the Word Sleuth Match in the Durin's Rock N Boot Pub. Elsilner, slightly suspicious as always, remained standing in the doorway. He scanned the cavern with sharp brown eyes, seeking possible threats as only a trained fighter could.

"Greetings, Drifa," Nólewen smiled. "Elsilner and I would like to introduce our Drill Trivia team, The One Team to Rule Them All," she laughed. "Please sign us up."

Bandar
23/Mar/2016, 09:39 PM
Kingo, a man who knew all trivia

Alright. He knew this was a little weird, but he was representing all of Shadow Lands here. He was on the line. He got prepared, called his "team" together. Just him. He sauntered up. This was the posting color. Name...Name...Name... Ah ha! He thought! "We shall be called The Knights of Scorched Heath." He felt confident that they we're gonna win!

Hlaevang
23/Mar/2016, 10:03 PM
Hlaevang and Drawl

Hlaevang and his companion walked into the chamber making their way to Drifa's desk. They had heard about the upcoming practice competition a couple of days prior and were eager to test out their skills against others of similar interests. It had been quite some time since they had competed in a match of this sort and they were glad to see its return. They only hoped that they were up to the task and would acquit themselves well. As they strode past they saw the faces of teams who had gone before. Teams, who had striven for glory and the accolades of their people. As they reached the desk Hlaevang spoke, "Greetings Drifa. we are here to take part in this match. You can mark us down as the blue team." Taking a short bow, Hlaevang and his friend made their way over to where the others were gathered.

Ta'leus Shieldsong
24/Mar/2016, 12:54 PM
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)

Preparing for a game of trivia was no easy task for this team. Both Ta'leus and Arnyn were self admitted amateurs in games of guesswork, affectionately earning the name of The Hopeless Riddlers the last time they had teamed up. But still, with the encourage of Ta'leus, Arnyn accepted his invitation to join him in this game, and together they arrived in the cavern and sought for Drifa. Upon finding her they introduced themselves, Ta'leus saying, "Hello there! Might I introduce myself, I am Ta'leus Shieldsong and this is my trivia partner Arnyn Dealedwen, and we are The Hopeless Riddlers. A rather silly name, especially for a trivia game, but nonetheless we have come to join and to win if we can. Will you have us?"

Drifa
25/Mar/2016, 07:40 PM
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Drill
Practice Match

Drifa stood on a step and straightened the huge wooden bull's eye on the wall whilst the two young dwarves, Alf and Duff, steadied it. It was an axe throwing board painted with a circle in the middle and two rings, which gave it three scoring rings in total that were numbered as followed; Bull's eye--5; middle ring--3; outer ring--1. The score was determined by the ring in which the top of the axe blade embedded. She thought perhaps the drillers would like to pass the time between rounds throwing a few axes. It was a fun sport and a good way to get ones frustrations out. Although, one should always remember that in the sport, it was always wise that the board should be the target for ridding ones frustration and not someones neck.

Making her way back to her table, she saw that it was time for the first of 5 rounds of questions. Drifa bowed low and wished the teams good luck!

Round 1

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All)
Q1: Where did one feel pleasure then regret when leaving a place that was warm year round?

The Knights of Scorched Heath
Q1: What four seasonal events were/would be going on before a descent was made and over with?

Hlaevang and Drawl
Q1: Who spoke of the difference between a cow and a bull ?

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)
Q1: Who had metal hats, metal boots, and grim faces?


Deadline is 36 hours from this post. Good luck!
<edit> As this is a long weekend the deadline will be extended to 36 hours.

Hlaevang
26/Mar/2016, 04:55 PM
Hlaevang and Drawl
Round 1

Hlaevang and Drawl had to confer long and hard on their first question. It had been some time since their last match and they truly hoped that they were up to the task. Looking through his notes he finally found what he was looking for. With a nod to his partner he spoke, "I believe that Pippin spoke of that in the Two Towers. Here is the quote:

‘Yes!’ said Pippin. ‘I know what you mean. There might be all the difference between an old cow sitting and thoughtfully chewing, and a bull charging; and the change might come suddenly. I wonder if Treebeard will rouse them. I am sure he means to try. But they don’t like being roused. Treebeard got roused himself last night, and then bottled it up again.’ The Two Towers, Chapter 4: "Treebeard".

Bandar
26/Mar/2016, 05:25 PM
Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat

Kingo studied the question intently. He had no idea what the answer was. So, he guessed! Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter! He picked up an ax and started throwing it because he was frustrated. He started throwing it harshly. He didn't even know what the context was. So, he threw the ax intensely.

Ta'leus Shieldsong
26/Mar/2016, 11:39 PM
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)

This question seemed difficult to Ta'leus, and he bit his lip trying to think of the answer. His notes were of no use to him. This was not a question he had been prepared for. Looking over at Arnyn he could see she was pouring through her notes patiently but determinedly. He watched past her shoulder as she pulled paper after paper away from the pile. "Ah!" He exclaimed as he caught a glimpse of what he thought would lead him to the answer. Snatching the paper from his partner he scanned it and excitedly pointed to her saying that he had found it. To his dismay, but also joy, she presented another piece of parchment that had the correct answer on it, one he had not even realized. Though she had found the answer, she allowed him to speak.

"Drifa, we are ready to present our answer. We believe the answer to the question is Dain's army, as spoke of in the Hobbit, who battled in the Battle of the Five Armies." (The Hobbit (75th Anniversary Edition), Ch. 17, Pg. 253)

Drifa
27/Mar/2016, 04:59 PM
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Drill
Practice Match


Update


One threw axes whilst others caste about through scrolls and parchment; and one had failed to meet the deadline but, such was the life of drill and Drifa had small cakes made with golden flaky pastry, crisp bacon, sweet ham and bubbling cheese. It was a beautiful morning! Making her way back to her table, with a pastry in hand, she saw that it was time for the first update and 2nd rounds of questions.

Round 1

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - Unfortunately, the deadline as gone by.

The Knights of Scorched Heath - That is not the answer I was looking for. The answer I was looking for was:
Haymaking, picnics, harvesting and blackberrying?
'The summer is getting on down below,' thought Bilbo,
and haymaking is going on and picnics. They will be har-
vesting and blackberring before we even begin to go down
the other side at this rate.' The Hobbit, Over Hill and Under Hill

Hlaevang and Drawl - That is the correct answer.

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - That is not the answer I was looking for but it is acceptable. Also, you did not have a supporting quote. Please make sure you have a supporting quote if you wish to receive 2 points.
The answer I was looking for was:
Dwarves?
The dwarves were exceedingly
strong for their height, ....Their caps were of iron and they were shod with iron, and their faces
were grim. The Hobbit, The Clouds Burst

Please remember:
5. Answers must include a specific answer, supporting quote(s) and a source in order to receive two points. In order to receive one point, the team/player must give the exact answer the officiant was looking for but does not post a quote.


Score:


Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - 0
The Knights of Scorched Heath - 0
Hlaevang and Drawl - 2
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - 1


Round 2

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All)
Q2: Who led the people of the Langstrand to the Battle of Pelennor Fields?

The Knights of Scorched Heath
Q2: Who was said to eat men if he could find no other food?

Hlaevang and Drawl
Q2: What island has never been walked upon?

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)
Q2: Where can Iron-develings be found?


Deadline is 36 hours from this post. Good luck!

Bandar
27/Mar/2016, 08:02 PM
Kingo

This time he knew the answer. Kingo danced around and did a little jig. He danced so much, that when he went to write it down he forgot it. Then he thought. Ah yes!

Helm Hammerhand, the Dunlendings said this of him. Here was the quote:

"The Dunlendings said that if he <Helm> could find no food he ate men," LOTR Appendix A: The House of Eorl.

Nolewen
28/Mar/2016, 01:00 AM
Nólewen and Elsilner
The One Team to Rule Them All

Nólewen placed a gentle hand on Elsilner's shoulder. "We missed the first round."

Elsilner bit back his anger. His hand moved very swiftly, sliding out a Mithril knife and throwing it at the painted board with precise aim. Nólewen reacted differently. She pulled out a scroll and began scanning it with her sharp grey eyes, seeking the answer to their question. "There's no need for that," Elsilner pulled out his knife from the exact middle of the target. "The answer is clear."

Golasgil. "From the Anfalas, the Langstrand far away, a long line of men of many sorts, hunters and herdsmen and men of little villages, scantily equipped save for the house of Golasgil their lord." The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Minas Tirith.

Ta'leus Shieldsong
28/Mar/2016, 05:49 PM
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)


"My apologies Arnyn," Ta'leus said. "I was so sure I had that answer completely correct. I'll do better this time." This time Ta'leus felt more confident than before. The question was an odd one, that was for certain, and more than slightly vague. The wording of the question could be interpreted a few ways, but he was sure he knew the answer. He wanted to answer immediately, but Arnyn tapped his shoulder and reminded him he must have a source, and she wanted to ensure his answer was correct too. Nodding his head in agreement they began to search through their notes on Dwarves and their realms, thinking that to be the most likely place to find the answer. They searched for a short time, but he quickly found what he had been looking for.

Stepping forward he said, "Our answer is this. Iron-Delvings can be found in the Iron Hills. Here is our source for this."

"...for the Longbeards had spread southward down the Vales of Anduin and had made their chief 'mansion' and stronghold at Moria; and also eastward to the Iron Hills, where the mines were their chief source of iron-ore." (History of Middle Earth, The Peoples of Middle Earth,Ch. 10 Of Dwarves and Men, Pg. 305)

Hlaevang
28/Mar/2016, 07:10 PM
Hlaevang and Drawl (The Blue Team)
Round 2

Hlaevangnodded his thanks to Drifa glad that they had answered correctly. He listened intently as they next question was given to them. "What Island has never been walked upon?". This question was a little more obscure than some he had come across, and he descended into deep thought to figure out the answer. After about half an hour had passed, Drawl got an excited look on his face. He began pointing furiously at the source material in front of him and making wild gestures to gain the attention of his partner. Hlaevang looked at the mute Dwarf beside him and nodded his head agreeing that this was the correct answer. Looking up he cleared his throat and answered, "We are prepared to give our answer. It is Tol Brandir. Here is the quote:

- 'Behold Tol Brandir!' said Aragorn, pointing south to the tall peak. 'Upon the left stands Amon Lhaw, and upon the
right is Amon Hen, the Hills of Hearing and of Sight. In the days of the great kings there were high seats upon
them, and watch was kept there. But it is said that no foot of man or beast has ever been set upon Tol Brandir.'
- The Fellowship of the Ring. Chapter 9: 'The Great River' page 517.

Drifa
29/Mar/2016, 04:07 AM
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Drill
Practice Match


Update


Drifa soaked her feet in a pail of soapy warm water. She preferred to throw axes in her bare feet but alas, the floor in the drill hall was not the cleanest. It felt good to wiggle her toes in the warm water, so she did not complain much. Taking a slate board in hand she wrote down an example of the easiest (she thought) way to give a drill answer so that all the requirements were met.

Q: Who was cast up by the waves and befriended?
A: Elendil?
Elendil was cast up by the waves in the land of Lindon,
and he was befriended by Gil-galad. The Silmarillion, Of The Rings Of Power

Placing the slate board against the wall for all to see, she decided it was time to sharpen her axe. She honed the blade with the rough side of a two-sided whetstone. After a while, she had the blade good and sharp. She ran her finger along the edge of it and grinned; it was keen indeed. Gazing out at the drillers, she grinned again and said: 'Oi! Anyone need a shave?'

Round 2

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - That is the correct answer.

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - That is the correct answer.

Hlaevang and Drawl - That is the correct answer.

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - That is not the answer I was looking for. The answer I was looking for was:
The Encircling Mountains about the plain of Gondolin?
Anghabar 'Iron-delvings', a mine in the Encircling Mountains about the plain of Gondolin. 160, The Silmarillion, Index

Please remember:
11. Sources used will be The Hobbit, TLoTR and The Silmarillion.


Score:


Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - 2
Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - 2
Hlaevang and Drawl - 4
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - 1



Round 3

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All)
Q3: Which smaller group preferred hunting to tilling?

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat
Q3: What father predicted that his son will die the same way as he died?

Hlaevang and Drawl
Q3: Who's dwelling was surronded by flame?

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)
Q3: What three things was the Thain a master and captain of?


Deadline is 36 hours from this post. Good luck!

Hlaevang
29/Mar/2016, 06:23 PM
Hlaevang and Drawl (The Blue Team)
Round 3

Q3: Who's dwelling was surrounded by flame?

Hlaevang and his partner conferred for quite a while on this question. There were a couple of oblique references they could use but nothing exact. With a nod to his partner, Hlaevang rose to his feet and cleared his throat. "Drifa, I believe we are ready to give our answer. Our answer is Smaug. Here is the reference:"

"For two centuries, Smaug ruled the Lonely Mountain uncontested, lying within the treasure and ensuring that no one entered the mountain in an attempt to steal from him. The surrounding area became a scarred wasteland known to Dwarves and Men as the Desolation of Smaug." The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), The Third Age.

Bandar
29/Mar/2016, 10:21 PM
Kingo


KIngo this time knew the answer like the back of his hand. He knew the back of his hand pretty well. He gave the answer as such:

Eol, the Dark Elf the quote was as follows:
"And Maeglin stood by and said nothing; but at the last Eöl cried out: 'So you forsake your father and his kin, ill-gotten son! Here shall you fail of all your hopes, and here may you yet die the same death as I."' The Silmarillion , Chapter 16, of Maeglin:

Nolewen
30/Mar/2016, 03:00 AM
Nólewen and Elsilner
The One Team to Rule Them All

Elsilner laughed in relief when he heard the question. "Did you hear that?" he wondered in the Elven Tounge. Nólewen rolled her eyes to show her displeasure from using a language that only they understood for what he called "security reasons".

"What was I supposed to hear?" she questioned him, using the Common Speech on purpose.

"They're trying to ask Rivendell elves questions about hobbits!" He chuckled, stubbornly using the Elven Tounge.

"Judging from your reaction, you know the answer," Nólewen smiled.

"Perhaps," he mused. "But can't you guess it?"

"I would say," she said slowly. "I would say that the Fallohides hobbits are the answer."

"Very well!" he switched over to the Common Speech so Drifa could understand his answer. "The Fallohides, the least numerous, were a northerly branch. They were more friendly with he Elves than the other Hobbits were, and had more skill in language and song than in handicrafts; and of old they preferred hunting to tilling. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Prologue: I. Concerning Hobbits."

Arnyn Dealedwen
30/Mar/2016, 03:29 PM
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)
Round 3

As the next question was posed, Arnyn frowned. She knew this. She'd discussed this with someone just the other day - it was about Hobbits. Peculiar beings, those Halflings, but interesting enough if you cared to read some about them. They were so different from the people of Gondor, but Arnyn had been drawn to the information about this Thain business in particular - it was militia related after all. She patted Ta'leus on the shoulder, about to tell him she could provide the answer, when he pointed the quote they needed out to her in the book in front of him. "Well well," she told him with a lopsided smile, and then she rose to provide the answer and the supporting proof that it was true.

"The three things a Thain is master and captain of are as follows," she spoke. "The Shire-moot, the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in arms. I believe that the quote you are looking for is this:
The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity. This is from The Lord of The Rings, The Fellowship of The Ring, Prologue: 3 - Of the Ordering of the Shire."

Drifa
30/Mar/2016, 05:57 PM
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Drill
Practice Match


Update

Leaning her wood chopping axe on the wall near the moderators' table, Drifa brushed wood chips from her beard and clothes, settled into her chair and readied herself for the update. She had been out cutting wood in the early morn while the ground was still hard from the low overnight temperatures. It was the best time of day, at this time of year, to preform such a task; for later on the sun would warm the ground and turn it all into a wet muddy mess.

She sipped at a hot cup of coffe and watched The Hopeless Riddlers hunt and puzzle out their answer. The One Team to Rule Them All, seemingly enjoying themselves, banter back and forth in the Elven-tongue and Common Speech; Kingo was spending time with the back of his hand whilst The Blue Team appeared uncertain but remained team players. It was a good match.

Good drilling all of you. Here is the update.

Round 3

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - That is the correct answer.

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - That is the correct answer.

Hlaevang and Drawl - That is not the answer I was looking for. The answer I was looking for was:
Sauron?
To them Sauron was both king and god; and they feared him exceedingly, for he surrounded
his abode with fire. The Silmarillion, Of The Rings Of Power

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - That is the correct answer.

A reminder:
As moderator of this match, I would prefer, for the remainder of it, no editing at all. Please use a clarification post, before the deadline, to correct any errors be they, spelling, color, font, etc.. No answer maybe changed. After this match we can look at the rules and see if adjustments need to be made. Thanks guys!

3. The answer to the question being asked must be given by one team member/player only - multiple answers will not be considered. If multiple answers are given, the first answer submitted will be accepted. The changing of answers by editing posts is strictly forbidden, and the changed answer will not be accepted.
4. Teams/players may make a clarification post before the deadline for the answers to correct a mistake that may have been made in their team’s/players answer. This can be done in order to correct a citation but can never be used to change a quote. For the answer itself, the judge must make a decision on whether to allow the clarified answer. Answers can only be clarified if the team/player is going for 2 points, never when going for only 1 point.


Score:


Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - 4
Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - 4
Hlaevang and Drawl - 4
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - 3



Round 4

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All)
Q4: Who despised the sound of the sea and feared to look upon it?

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat
Q4: In what craft alone where the Dwarves never outmatched?

Hlaevang and Drawl
Q4: By whom was this taken east and passed on to many peoples?

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)
Q4: Who, in ancient times, loved iron and copper rather than silver and gold?


Deadline is 36 hours from this post. Good luck!

Ta'leus Shieldsong
30/Mar/2016, 07:44 PM
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)

Ta'leus was glad that he hadn't answered their question during the last round. He had been so confident about round two, and yet got the answer completely wrong. His confidence was shaken and he wasn't sure he was of any value to their team anymore. He wasn't much good at trivia as it were, but it was he who convinced Arnyn to play in the first place. He wasn't about to give up yet, nor would he let himself be embarrassed again, though it was likely to happen anyways. As their question was given by Drifa, he once again felt a rush of confidence. He was sure he knew this, but a bead of sweat dripped from his brow as he pulled out his notes once again. He had read this recently, he knew it. "Aha!" he exclaimed, eagerly pushing the papers into his partners hands. He pointed to one quote in particular and watched as she read it, nodding her head in agreement. They had the right quote, and even if they ended up wrong at least they were wrong together.

Stepping forward a third time he said, "We have our answer. Our answer is this: The Naugrim (Dwarves) of Belegost and Nogrod. Here is our source."

"From Nogrod and Belegost the Naugrim came forth into Beleriand...In the darkness of Arda already the Dwarves wrought great works, for even from the first days of their Fathers they had marvelous skill with metals and with stone; but in ancient time iron and copper they loved to work, rather than silver or gold." (The Silmarillion, Chapter 10, Of the Sindar, Pg. 84, 2004 Edition)

Bandar
30/Mar/2016, 08:59 PM
Kingo

Kingo studied the question carefully. He searched through the Red Book of Westmarch copy that he had. He looked until he came to a chapter that stated such:

"...yet in the tempering of steel alone of all crafts the Dwarves were never outmatched even by the Noldor..." The Silmarillion, Of the Sindar

The tempering of steel


- - - Updated - - -

sorry Drifa I think this what you are supposed to do, I clicked it, but then realized I had to site my source is that ok?

Drifa
30/Mar/2016, 11:37 PM
Drifa looked at Kingo and was about to give him the evil eye but decided life was to short for evil looks. Instead, she slapped him on the back and gave him a mug of ale. 'Enjoy!'

A reminder:
As moderator of this match, I would prefer that for the remainder of it, no editing is allowed at all. Please make another post, a clarification post, before the deadline to correct any errors such as: spelling, color, font, missing sources, etc.. After this match we can look at the rules and see if adjustments need to be made. Thanks guys!

Hlaevang
30/Mar/2016, 11:59 PM
Hlaevang and Drawl ~ the Blue Team
Round 4

Hlaevang was worried. The newest question was completely stumping both him and his partner. He figured it would become really obvious after the answer was revealed. But at this point he was unsure how to answer. The only reference he could find was in an obscure first edition. He decided to just take a guess and hope for the best. "We are prepared to offer our answer. We believe it is the plant Athelas brought East to Mirkwood by Proper in the days of Beleriand." synopsis from an early first draft of the Lay of Leithian.

Drifa
02/Apr/2016, 12:35 AM
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Drill
Practice Match


Update

It was the last round. To long a time had passed since a drill game had taken place in the Mountain.Drifa hoped that there would be future matches because, it was fun! It had been a blast moderating the match. She had gotten some axe throwing practice in and some wood cutting done. She also had become acquainted with a few new drillers, which was always a bonus; making new friends. She hoped that they had fun too.

Good drilling! Here is the update.

Round 4

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - Unfortunately, the deadline has gone by.

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - That is the correct answer.

Hlaevang and Drawl - That is not the answer I was looking for. The answer I was looking for was:
The Cirith by the Naugrim?
By the Naugrim the Cirith were taken east over the
mountains and passed into the knowledge of many peoples;...The Silmarillion, Of The Sindar

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - That is the correct answer.



Score:


Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - 4
Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - 6
Hlaevang and Drawl - 4
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - 5



Round 5

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All)
Q5: In what direction would one look to see broad pastures and a black spike?

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat
Q5: Who's red eyes were wild with hatred?

Hlaevang and Drawl
Q5: Who's knuckles whitened as they gripped their weapons?

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers)
Q5: What was blue and purple, black and white, flushed with the rose of morning?


Deadline is 36 hours from this post. Good luck!

Arnyn Dealedwen
02/Apr/2016, 12:55 PM
The Hopeless Riddlers
Round 5

She looked on with quiet approval when Ta'leus gave the correct answer to the last riddle. "Well done, friend!" she complimented him with the necessary enthusiasm - after all, she did want to encourage this kind of behaviour! The two Hopeless Riddlers were in the midst of high fiving and celebrating, when the next conundrum was presented to them. Strangely, all the two of them did was stare into the air for a while. They had evolved beyond paper. They searched their minds, they did - and then Ta'leus suddenly snapped out of it. He grabbed The Two Towers, and in a matter of a few minutes, found a page which he then promptly showed Arnyn.

The latter whistled, impressed. "You know, you're not that hopeless of a riddler?"

Then she stood to call the judge's attention. "The answer to our riddle is The White Mountains." She read aloud from the book:
"Before them in the West, the world lay still, formless and grey; but even as they looked, the shadows of night melted, the colours of the waking earth returned: green flowed over the wide meads of Rohan; the white mists shimmered in the water-vales; and far off to the left, thirty leagues or more, blue and purple stood the White Mountains, rising into peaks of jet, tipped with glimmering snows, flushed with the rose of morning. That'd be from The Lord of The Rings, The Two Towers, The Riders of Rohan, p549 of our Harper Collins edition."

Bandar
02/Apr/2016, 04:55 PM
Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heath

Kingo had to think about this one for a second. He searched the Simarillion, and all the other LOTR books. This was not something he could look up in the index. Finally, after much searching, he thought he found it!

Wormtongue

A look of wild hatred came into Wormtongue's red eyes." Return of the King, The scouring of the Shire!

Hlaevang
02/Apr/2016, 05:00 PM
The Blue Team

Hlaevang was of two minds with this last question. He and his partner were relatively sure they knew the answer, but they decided to double check their sources just to be safe. After some time deliberating, Hlaevang pushed his papers forward and rose to his feet. Clearing his throat with an audible "hrmph!!" he began to speak: "Drifa, I believe we are ready to give our answer to this question. We believe you are referring to Guards of the Tower in Gondor. Here is the quote:

'Even as Pippin gazed in wonder the walls passed from looming grey to white, .... Already it seemed that word of their coming had gone before them: and at once they ...... palm outward, in token of peace; but the king's men gripped their weapons. ...... him to pass; but their knuckles whitened as they gripped on their weapons.'
~The Return of the King,"Minas Tirith"

Drifa
03/Apr/2016, 04:56 PM
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Drill
Practice Match

Good drilling! Here is the update.

Round 4

Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - Unfortunately, the deadline has gone by.

Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - That is the correct answer.

Hlaevang and Drawl - That is the correct answer.

Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - That is the correct answer.


Final Score:


Elsilner and Nólewen (The One Team to Rule Them All) - 4
Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat - 8
Hlaevang and Drawl - 6
Ta'leus and Arnyn (The Hopeless Riddlers) - 7


Congratulations Kingo and the Knights of Scorched Heat! You are the practice match winner.

It was a close match. You all played wonderfully. Thank you for playing!

Hlaevang
03/Apr/2016, 05:50 PM
That was a lot of fun Drifa! Now that the match is completed, we should discuss how we wish to proceed from here. Are there any changed we wish to make?

Bandar
03/Apr/2016, 06:46 PM
*dabs incessantly!* Wow I won! Anyways, Why not just like this except for real!

Nolewen
03/Apr/2016, 06:51 PM
Great job, TKWH! I think it's a great game, but I don't think I'll join the next round. As you can see, I failed to meet most of the deadlines, and I don't think I'll manage to keep up with the next deadlines. Thanks, Drifa, for a great game! :cheeky:

Ta'leus Shieldsong
04/Apr/2016, 06:02 PM
I've got absolutely no changes to suggest at all. It was quite enjoyable Drifa, I look forward to the real game!

Drifa
06/Apr/2016, 12:15 AM
Thanks guys! If you are interested in drill, here is a where you can discuss it.~>Lonely Mountain OOC- For All Mountain Activities (http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?78510-Lonely-Mountain-OOC-For-All-Mountain-Activities)

And now back to trivia!

Here's the next Ravenhill Trivia question by Nolewen:
Name all people who are mentioned in LotR and are known to have met Tom Bombadil.

Hlaevang
10/Apr/2016, 12:47 AM
Update: So I have renamed the thread. This so that we as a group can focus our efforts on Drilling and so that we avoid confusion with the other Trivia thread in the Newbies/Lore fora.

Nolewen
10/Apr/2016, 03:15 AM
Looks good, Hlaevang. How did you rename the thread?

Drifa
12/Apr/2016, 02:29 AM
If you do have questions, post them in this thread~>Wilderland OOC- For All Mountain Activities (http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?78510-Durin-s-Rock-N-Boot-Pub-Planning) - Thanks!


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If anyone is interested in playing a match, please sing-up here and submit 3 questions to me (Drifa) via pm. Your questions must include a specific answer, supporting quote(s) and a source. Once we have enough players (and questions) we shall begin.
Thanks!