Today's Date in the Shire
Rohirrim surround and slay orcs. Merry and Pippin escape. Sam and Frodo continue through the Emyn Muil.
Fun and Games
Walk to Rivendell
Malbeth the Seer
Frequently asked questions and common misconceptions
This Tolkien "FAQ's" intent is to address some questions and misconceptions about Middle-Earth which are often encountered. We have decided to base it to some extent on the immense amount of knowledge and facts in our Forum. More installments will be added over time. The installments so far are:
NEW: How many Wizards were there? by SharkŻ
The question how many istari, wizards, there were is often asked and often answered slightly wrongly. SharkŻ tries to dissect the source material for all it's got.
CŪrdan the Shipwright's beard by Legolas
All about the mystery that is Elven facial hair.
Beorn by Legolas
Beorn, the skin-changer in The Hobbit, brings up questions about his nature and origins. Here are some answers.
Also, you might want to take a look at the comprehensive and in-depth article All about Orcs by HerenIstarion.
Glorfindel by SharkŻ
Glorfindel of Gondolin (First Age) and Glorfindel of Rivendell (Third Age) -- are they the same?
Half-Elven Mortality by Legolas
What are the intricacies of the special nature of the Half-Elves Elrond, Elros, and Arwen?
Mortals in Valinor -- The Passing West of the Ringbearers by Legolas
Or, Just what did it mean to sail from the Grey Havens?
Sauron: Physical Form by Legolas
Sauron never leaves his fortress for us to see in the Ring War. Was he just an eyeball, incapable of taking a proper form, having been defeated time and again? (Hint: no.)
The other Wizards by Legolas
Of Gandalf and Saruman we know much, but there were other wizards sent to Middle-Earth. What do we know about them?