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Tolkienology Chapter 6: Middle Earth Could've Beens Part 1: Bag End to Buckland


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#21 Mattr0polis

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

These are so good, richsabre. Thanks again. I hope you haven''t stopped doing them, as I saw some comments in chapter 5 and now its been almost a month without a new one.

This was the only one I had missed reading, as it showed up on a day I was really busy with work. But I finally read through it and liked this "could''ve beens" just as much as your other ones.

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#22 DurinIII

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

Very interesting indeed Rich; thanks for writing this up. :) 



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

thanks for your comments :D

in answer to your question no i have not stopped- just put it to one side as i have a big study load at the moment so do not have as much time

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#24 cordeirooo

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

Very good to see that you're still standing strong, Rich. 

 

Answer me this, please. I would like to know how Necromancy and 'Undeath' works in Tolkien's world.
I have an AP almost done (just need to work on the names) that is based on Undeads and the Dark Arts of Necromancy.

 

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#25 richsabre

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

cordeirooo said:

 

Very good to see that you're still standing strong, Rich. 

 

Answer me this, please. I would like to know how Necromancy and 'Undeath' works in Tolkien's world.
I have an AP almost done (just need to work on the names) that is based on Undeads and the Dark Arts of Necromancy.

 

Thanks. :)

 

 

an interesting question, well lets look at what tolkien creates in the 'undead' section: (lets stick to the 3rd age for simplicity's sake)

-the army of the dead- dunharrow - reason = cursed men

-barrow wights - reason = sorcery of witch knig

-ringwraiths (this is up for debate as they are in an inbetween state- however given the knowledge that nazgul were at first going to be mounted barrow wights (a discarded idea) then we could argue that nazgul are a form of undead) reason = power of the rings

-sauron is known as the necromancer- we need to be careful about this one- i may be wrong here- but there is no evidence of sauron actually raising the dead other than the wights through the witch kings power

so to conclude- the undead doesnt play a huge part in tolkien mythology as compared to other fantasy worlds- warhammer for instance, which does the whole skeleton/vampire/zombie army thing

however there is cases as above, though as you can see they are mostly related to saurons magic (and the witch king through sauron)

if you are going to create an AP based on undead, then i dont see any real themeatic problems, perhaps as long as they relate back to sauron in some way

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