Episode 52: Stab a Hobbit

This week we are discussing Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2 Chapter Five, The Bridge of Kazad-Dûm

Characters:

  • The Fellowship!
    • Frodo
    • Sam
    • Merry
    • Pippin
    • Gandalf
    • Gimli
    • Legolas
    • Boromir
    • Aragorn
  • Durin’s Bane
  • Balin, Oin, Ori

The Journey

The Fellowship make it to the far side of Moria and the Misty Mountains, and exit out into the Dimrill Dale. You can get a good look of the area here

Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 51: No One Likes Pit Pats

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2 Chapter 4, Journey in the Dark.

The Fellowship:

  • Gandalf – Has been to Moria before, wants to take the road through Moria
  • Aragorn – Has also been to Moria before, wanted to avoid it if at all possible
  • Gimli – Wants to go to Moria because Dwarf home!
  • Legolas – Really does not want to go to Moria, because he’s a woodland elf
  • Boromir – Thinks they should just go south on this side of the mountains
  • Sam, Merry, Pippin – Way too excited by the idea of going back to Rivendell
  • Frodo – Reluctantly agrees they must go to Moria, because they cannot turn back yet
  • Bill – The best pony, just along for the ride

Creatures:

  • Some super creepy wolves
  • A weird tentacle monster
  • And the sound of faint footsteps following behind our party…

 

Figures of legend:

  • Durin – father of the dwarves, founder of Khazad-dûm
  • Celebrimbor – grandson of Feanor, last in his line. He made a lot of cool things back in the day, including the three elvish rings, but… Sauron happened

The Journey

The Fellowship in full heads into Moria to make their way directly through the Misty Mountains, instead of taking a pass through the range. .

Follow the red line on this map.

Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 50: Don’t Blow Your Horn Early

This week we talk about Fellowship of the Ring Book 2, Chapter 3 The Ring Goes South. AND we do it in less than two months.

Characters

The Fellowship:

  • Frodo – The bearer of the ring, the only person obligated to go all the way to Mordor
  • Sam – Can’t leave his master behind, so of course he’s going
  • Merry – Yeah, they’d rather not go, but if Frodo has to, they they do too. Aw, friendship!
  • Pippin – “There must be someone with intelligence in the party”
  • Gandalf – The actual intelligent person who’s going along.
  • Legolas – The representative of elves, selected by Elrond
  • Gimli – The representative of dwarves, selected by Elrond
  • Aragorn – Representative of men, bearer of the reforged sword Anduril, going with.
  • Boromir – going along with the party until he and Aragorn will split off for Gondor
  • And Bill the pony! Who finally gets named…….. For the evil dude in Bree

Other characters:

  • Elrond – Lord of Rivendell, helps put together the party
  • Bilbo – Left to finish his book in Rivendell and hope he gets to see Frodo again
  • Brief appearance by Elladan and Elrohir, Elrond’s sons, who go out scouting the land
  • Caradhras – a mountain

The Journey

The Fellowship in full heads south from Rivendell, along the Misty Mountains, and tries to pass over them, but is turned back by the angry Caradhras.

Follow the red line on this map.

Intro/outro music: The Forest and the Trees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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