|All the tales of the Valar and the Elves are so knit together that one may scarce expound any one without needing to set forth the whole of their great history.|
|Reply To Journal Entry|
| Journal Main Read Journal Entry|
Blackbow and the Ithilien Rangers
February, 25 2006
The place to discuss this eternal WIP. Also a good place for Ranger questions. Suggestions upon ways to get Faramir's shirt off in the next chapters are also appreciated.
On cook fires, I thought that the arrangements in Blackbow made a lot of sense. You don't want the smell of fire or cooking anywhere about due to the Orc's strong sense of smell. (I wonder if the Rangers tried to disguise their human scent somehow as well with special soap or herbs - you'd think there would be a pretty strong concentration of it at/around HA after so long occupied. But then cook-fire odors would travel farther, and they had a strong perimeter defense.) But the Ranger's who cooked away from the stronghold could bring back coals for the braziers. I'm not sure how long well-banked coals can last, however.
On the Forbidden Pool: You got my curiosity up, so I looked - but you probably have the same resources I do. No explanations and only one specific reference out of HoME, Letters, Fonstad's atlas and the Tyler & Foster encyclopedias. And you already Googled... I can only offer the unoriginal guess that it was called such because anyone who finds it - accidentally or otherwise - is summarily executed. Sorry!
Because we have been getting a lot of spam, we now have a security number which you have to enter in order to post a journal reply. In the field marked validation number, enter three three two nine as a four place number.
Tolkien Characters, Locations, & Artifacts © Tolkien Estate & Designated Licensees - All Rights Reserved
Stories & Other Content © The Respective Authors - All Rights Reserved
Software & Design © 2003 - 2016 Michael G Kellner All Rights Reserved
Hosted by:Raven Studioz