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PotbellyHairyfoot
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Post Chapter Quote XI a;
on: December 17, 2007 01:24
The words of Ulmo, sent to Orodreth;

"The evil of the North has defiled the springs of Sirion. and my power withdraws from the fingers of the flowing waters. But a worse thing is yet to come forth. Say therefore to the Lord of Nargothrond: Shut the doors of the fortress, and go not abroad. Cast the stones of your pride into the loud river, the the creeping evil may not find the gate."


What, couched in fancy language, does this warning tell Orodreth to do?
Would obeying the warning, in your opinion, have actually protected Nargothrond, or just delayed the inevitable?



[Edited on 17/12/2007 by PotbellyHairyfoot]
Morwinyoniel
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Post RE: Chapter Quote XI a;
on: December 17, 2007 03:12
Well, at least, destroying the bridge, like Ulmo asked Orodreth to do, would have given the people more time to escape, and the devastation of Nargothrond wouldn't have been quite as total as it was.
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Post RE: Chapter Quote XI a;
on: December 19, 2007 04:23
What, couched in fancy language, does this warning tell Orodreth to do? Ulmo is telling him to stay in Nargothrond and not go into battle and to cast down the bridge so the enemy can't easily get to them.

Would obeying the warning, in your opinion, have actually protected Nargothrond, or just delayed the inevitable?
I think it would have protected them at least for a while. If they would have taken the warning the orcs may not have been able to get across the river and may not have been able to find them. They could have defended Nargothrond better and not have suffered so much loss.



[Edited on 12/19/2007 by Dolwen]
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