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Post Chapter XI; The Fall of Nargothrond.
on: December 10, 2007 12:50
1) Would their discussions have faired any better had Arminas and Gelmir taken a more direct route to Nagothrond?

2) What is a runagate and why did Turon use the word in describing Arminas?

3) What mistakes led to the sack of Nargothrond?

4) What were the choices Glaurung suggested to Turin? What did he decide to do?
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Post RE: Chapter XI; The Fall of Nargothrond.
on: December 12, 2007 06:43
1) Would their discussions have faired any better had Arminas and Gelmir taken a more direct route to Nagothrond?
Not likely. Turin already had his mind made up about how he wanted the people of Nargothrond to fight. There would have been no reasoning with him if they had gotten there quicker or not.

2) What is a runagate and why did Turon use the word in describing Arminas?
A runagate is someone who flees or wanders around. Turin used this word to describe Arminas because he fled after Nirnaeath.

3) What mistakes led to the sack of Nargothrond?
The bridge was the biggest mistake. If the bridge had never been built then the enemy would have no way to get across the river. Also Turin's pride, the fact that Ulmo's warning was unheeded, the people of Nargothrond fighting openly instead of in secret like they used to do and Orodreth giving Turin so much freedom in warfare.

4) What were the choices Glaurung suggested to Turin? What did he decide to do?
Glaurung gave Turin the choice to return to Dor-lomin and seek his sister and mother or to go after Finduilas but never see his family again. Turin decided to go to Morwen and Nienor.


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