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

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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.

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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.

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Episode 49: The Longest Meeting of All Time

This week we discuss Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2 Chapter 2, The Council of Elrond.

Characters

  • Frodo – son of Drogo, the Ring Bearer
  • Samwise – a hobbit who sneaks into secret meetings
  • Bilbo – the Ring Finder
  • Gandalf – a wizard
  • Elrond – an elf who has lived through much of Middle Earth’s history
  • Aragorn – the heir isildur
  • Boromir – son of Denethor, the steward of Gondor
  • Legolas – son of Thranduil.
  • Gimli – son of Gloin
  • Gloin – a dwarf from Erebor
  • Dain – King under the mountain
  • Glorfindel – an elf who once leant Frodo his horse.

Other People We Get Brief Mention of But Don’t Really Matter:

  • Galdor – an elf from the Grey Havens
  • Erestor – an elf from Rivendell, advisor to Elrond.
  • Thranduil – the elf king in Mirkwood. I only mention him here because I believe this is the first time we hear his name.
  • Balin, Ori, Oin – dwarves from the Hobbit.
  • Gwaihir – lord of eagles
  • Shadowfax – HORSE LORD FROM THE DAWN OF TIME OR WHATEVER

 

No travel in this chapter! The party is at Rivendell.

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Episode 48: Magical Girl Glorfindel

This week we discuss Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 1, Many Meetings

Characters

  • Frodo – our main hobbit
  • Sam, Merry, and Pippin – friends of main hobbit
  • Surprise Bilbo! – The main hobbit from the previous book…the Hobbit.
  • Gandalf – a return of our missing wizard. Still cagey about where’s he been.
  • Aragorn/Strider/Dunadan – Strider collects more names
  • Gloin – a dwarf that we, and Frodo, recognize from Bilbo’s adventures
  • Elrond – A very powerful elf
  • Arwen – Elrond’s daughter
  • Glorfindel – a literal magical girl.

No travel in this chapter! The party is at Rivendell.

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Episode 47: Anyways, They Continue Walking

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy prove, once again, that we are not qualified to do this podcast.

Characters

  • Frodo – a hobbit, has recently been stabbed.
  • Sam/Merry/Pippin – Frodo’s friend hobbits, have not been stabbed.
  • Strider – Human Ranger, also not stabbed
  • Glorfindel – an Elf from Rivendell, and also died fighting a Balrog in the Silmarillion.
  • Black Riders – All Nine!

This chapters has the group (still not a Fellowship) walking from Weathertop , crossing the Hoarwell River, through the Trollshaws (pit stop to see Bilbo’s trolls), and then across the Bruinen towards Rivendell.

Here’s a good map showing the journey so far.

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Episode 46: They’re Multiplying

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss chapter 11 of Fellowship of the Ring, A Knife in the Dark.

Characters

  • Frodo – Our main, ring bearing hobbit.
  • Sam/Merry/Pippin – Frodo’s friends
  • Fatty Bolger – the Hobbit left behind.
  • Strider – Our mysterious Ranger friend, who knows things
  • Bill Ferny – A suspicious man.
  • Butterbur – The owner of the Prancing Pony.
  • Black Riders Return!

Characters from Legend

  • Gil-Galad – A Noldor King, now deceased
  • Elendil – and Numenorean King, now deceased
  • Beren – a human who fell in love with elf Princess Luthian, now deceased
  • Luthian – an Elf Princess, now deceased

This chapters has the group (not yet a Fellowship) journeying from Bree to Weathertop through the Midgewater Marshes and the Weatherhills.

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Episode 45: These Are My Sons

Episode 45: These Are My Sons

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss chapter 11 of Fellowship of the Ring, A Knife in the Dark.

Characters

  • Frodo – Our main, ring bearing hobbit.
  • Sam/Merry/Pippin – Frodo’s friends
  • Strider – Our mysterious Ranger friend, who knows things
  • Bill Ferny – A suspicious man.
  • Butterbur – The owner of the Prancing Pony.
  • Bob/Nob – Employees of the Prancing Pony.

This chapter all takes place within one room in the Prancing Pony. Very easy.

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Episode 44: KnoBob

This week we discuss Chapter 9, At the Sign of the Prancing Pony.

Characters

  • Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin – our four hobbits of the Shire.
  • Harry, a (the?) gatekeeper
  • Barliman Butterbut – a Bree man, the proprietor of the Prancing Pony
  • Nob – a hobbit, works for Barliman
  • Strider – a ranger – is called Strider because of his very long (attractive) legs.

Places

This chapter takes place entirely within the town of Bree, the main village of the Bree-land.

 

 

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Episode 43: Tom Bombadil’s Yelp

Join Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy as they read Chapter 8 of the Fellowship of the Ring, Fog on the Barrow Downs.

Characters

  • Frodo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Merry Brandybuck
  • Pippin Took
  • Tom Bombadil
  • Goldberry
  • THE HAND

Locations

This chapters takes place within the Barrow Downs on the border of the Shire and the Old Forest. In the Eriador region of Middle Earth.

Learn more about Barrow Wights here.

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