[+] The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power - SPOILERS ALLOWED

AK81

Villager
yeah, I’m with you on that one. It can’t be anything as simple as mithril being extremely useful and they can make fantastically beautiful things with it. Some writer has to up the stakes and make it an existential necessity for the elves.
I don't think the story is true. I have a feeling that Sauron is in the background whispering lies to Gil-galad and Celebrimbor, and he probably need the mithril to create the rings.
 

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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I'm starting to feel the nmber of mystery boxes is getting a little too much. In a story where we purportedly know who all the major players are going to be, we're wondering who the stranger, Adar, and Halbrand are, where/who is Sauron, what's the sword, etc. I'm hoping we get some answers to some of these soon.
 

Hussar

Legend
I'm starting to feel the nmber of mystery boxes is getting a little too much. In a story where we purportedly know who all the major players are going to be, we're wondering who the stranger, Adar, and Halbrand are, where/who is Sauron, what's the sword, etc. I'm hoping we get some answers to some of these soon.
Heh, well, they do have to fill 8 seasons with material. :D
 


MarkB

Legend
I'm beginning to wonder if there isn't actually a dual timeline being run, as some have speculated. Perhaps what's happening in the Southlands was actually what happened in Halbrand's youth and why he's ashamed (because they bent the knee to "Father"). Is he Theo, grown up?

Doubtful, but it would have been an interesting way to go.
The issue there is that these characters all saw the Red Star, same as everyone else. Waldreg even thinks it's an omen of Sauron's return.

And sure, there could have been two separate Red Star events, but at that point the show's gone from simple misdirection to actively trolling the audience.
 



Ryujin

Legend
The issue there is that these characters all saw the Red Star, same as everyone else. Waldreg even thinks it's an omen of Sauron's return.

And sure, there could have been two separate Red Star events, but at that point the show's gone from simple misdirection to actively trolling the audience.
I don't see that as much of an issue. There are 5 Istari, plus Sauron, who could have all fallen.
 



Zaukrie

New Publisher
If Adar is one of the M-named Sons of Feanor that survived that would certainly be a twist. And it might even explain why he reacted to such hostility to the name of Sauron: Sauron was a willing servant of Morgoth, whereas the orcs are merely Morgoth's "creation" .

But in any case I came here to say that this plot line where if the elves do not get mithril they will wither away in less than a year is just every kind of stupid. Like, the shows origin of mithril is interesting, if unnecessary. But this whole, "Wow, good thing we found this this year or we would all be toast," is just bloody insane.
I agree with you on mithral and their souls for sure. I expect it is another lie?
 


Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
So should we read anything into Poppy's song lyrics?

(copy pasted from the internet - any mistakes are not mine!)

The sun is fast fallin'
Beneath trees of stone
The light in the tower
No longer my home
Passed eyes of pale fire
Black sand for my bed
I trade all I've known
For the unknown ahead.

Call to me, call to me
Lands far away
For I must now wander
This wandering day
Away must I wander
This wandering day

Of drink I have little
And food I have less
My strength tells me no
But the path demands yes

My legs are so short
And the way is so long
I've no rest nor comfort
No comfort but song

Sing to me, sing to me
Lands far away
Oh rise up and guide me
This wandering day
Please promise you'll find me
This wandering day

At last comes their answer
Through cold and through frost
That not all who wonder
Or wander are lost
No matter the sorrow
No matter the cost
That not all who wonder
Or wander are lost

 

Ryujin

Legend
So should we read anything into Poppy's song lyrics?

(copy pasted from the internet - any mistakes are not mine!)

The sun is fast fallin'
Beneath trees of stone
The light in the tower
No longer my home
Passed eyes of pale fire
Black sand for my bed
I trade all I've known
For the unknown ahead.

Call to me, call to me
Lands far away
For I must now wander
This wandering day
Away must I wander
This wandering day

Of drink I have little
And food I have less
My strength tells me no
But the path demands yes

My legs are so short
And the way is so long
I've no rest nor comfort
No comfort but song

Sing to me, sing to me
Lands far away
Oh rise up and guide me
This wandering day
Please promise you'll find me
This wandering day

At last comes their answer
Through cold and through frost
That not all who wonder
Or wander are lost
No matter the sorrow
No matter the cost
That not all who wonder
Or wander are lost

Certainly makes it sound like they came out of Mordor, doesn't it? Unless someone else can think of where black sand and eyes of pale fire might be found, other than Mount Doom.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Certainly makes it sound like they came out of Mordor, doesn't it? Unless someone else can think of where black sand and eyes of pale fire might be found, other than Mount Doom.
Mount Doom hasn’t erupted at this point … is it even there?
 


Ryujin

Legend
Mount Doom hasn’t erupted at this point … is it even there?
Not that we know of, anyway. I was thinking that it's what is shown in the Mordor glyph, but Mount Doom is further north. I wonder if it was shown in the map that was in the Numenorian library? Worth going back for a look.
 




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