History Literature / UnfinishedTalesofNumenorAndMiddleEarth

10th May '17 9:14:46 AM TempestKnight
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: HeroicFantasy-style adventures, epic tales of the struggle between the Free Peoples and the forces of Morgoth and Sauron, histories of the ancient land of Westernesse, explanations of how palantir worked and who the Druedain were...and in the midst of it all, an incredibly mundane tale of [[BoyMeetsGirl how a man and woman fell in love]], got married, [[AwfulWeddedLife came to blows]], and split up.
18th Nov '16 12:49:07 AM drac0blade
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* WorthyOpponent: In "Cirion and Eorl" an ancient campaign between Gondor and its allies against the [[TheHorde Wainriders]] is opened by Gondorian agents enginnering a slave revolt in the Wainriders' country while the men were away at war. The Wainrider [[ActionGirl women]] defend their homes against the rebels and are praised for their valor. Interestingly this is one of the few times Tolkien uses this trope in detail, although it is implied elsewhere that Easterlings and Haradrim have {{Worthy Opponent}}s among them.

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* WorthyOpponent: In "Cirion and Eorl" an ancient campaign between Gondor and its allies against the [[TheHorde Wainriders]] is opened by Gondorian agents enginnering engineering a slave revolt in the Wainriders' country while the men were away at war. The Wainrider [[ActionGirl women]] defend their homes against the rebels and are praised for their valor. Interestingly this is one of the few times Tolkien uses this trope in detail, although it is implied elsewhere that Easterlings and Haradrim have {{Worthy Opponent}}s among them.
4th Nov '15 1:25:21 PM HighCrate
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* PermaShave: Elves look almost identical to white humans, aside from brighter eyes and an inability to grow facial hair. Yet when Tuor comes to Gondolin, they recognize he's mortal ''only'' by his eyes. When, during his harrowing journey across Beleriand on foot during the harshest winter in centuries, did he find the time or desire to shave his face perfectly smooth?
** Well he was about to enter the last great Noldor kingdom in Beleriand as the messanger of Ulmo. [[WildMassGuessing Surely he'd want to clean himself up beforehand?]]
** Not all men get beards. Maybe the beardless Numenoreans reflect this, rather than elven ancestory.
2nd Nov '15 7:09:31 AM FF32
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** There's an {{Unfortunate Implication}} that the existing small population doesn't matter. The survivors (who aren't killed, enslaved or assimilated) are the ancestors of the Dunlendings, and the two peoples are still doing nasty things to each other five hundred years later, but no-one ever seems to join the dots between this and Cirion's mismanagement.

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** There's an {{Unfortunate Implication}} the UnfortunateImplications that the existing small population doesn't don't matter. The survivors (who aren't killed, enslaved or assimilated) are the ancestors of the Dunlendings, and the two peoples are still doing nasty things to each other five hundred years later, but no-one ever seems to join the dots between this and Cirion's mismanagement.
13th Aug '15 12:20:55 PM stripey_cat
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** There's an {{Unfortunate Implication}} that the existing small population doesn't matter. The survivors (who aren't killed, enslaved or assimilated) are the ancestors of the Dunlendings, and the two peoples are still doing nasty things to each other five hundred years later, but no-one ever seems to join the dots between this and Cirion's mismanagement.


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** Not all men get beards. Maybe the beardless Numenoreans reflect this, rather than elven ancestory.
31st Dec '14 12:42:06 AM fusilcontrafusil
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''Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth'', or ''Unfinished Tales'' for short, was the first publication of unfinished and fragmentary material by Creator/JRRTolkien that forms part of the {{backstory}} of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Middle-earth. The stories take various formats: Some are pseudo-history written in a scholarly manner while others are actual narratives. They can be entertaining in their own right and give interesting details like the political organization of Gondor and Rohan, details about the ancient realm of Númenor, and a rough draft of ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', among other things. A gift for any true Tolkien-geek. Much more material of the same type would later be collected and published, more systematically, in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth''.

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''Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth'', Middle-earth'' by Creator/JRRTolkien, or ''Unfinished Tales'' for short, was the first posthumous publication of unfinished and fragmentary material by Creator/JRRTolkien that forms part of the {{backstory}} of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Middle-earth. [[TheVerse Middle-earth]]. It was compiled and edited by the author's son Christopher Tolkien, who had also assembled ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' from such material (with the help of Creator/GuyGavrielKay). It was first published in 1980.

The stories take various formats: Some are pseudo-history written in a scholarly manner while others are actual narratives. They can be entertaining in their own right and give interesting details like the political organization of Gondor and Rohan, details about the ancient realm of Númenor, and a rough draft of ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', among other things. A gift for any true Tolkien-geek. Much more material of the same type would later be collected and published, more systematically, in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth''.
31st Dec '14 12:38:35 AM fusilcontrafusil
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''Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth'', or ''Unfinished Tales'' for short, was the first publication of unfinished and fragmentary material that formed part of the {{backstory}} of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Middle-earth. The stories take various formats: Some are pseudo-history written in a scholarly manner while others are actual narratives. They can be entertaining in their own right and give interesting details like the political organization of Gondor and Rohan, details about the ancient realm of Númenor, and a rough draft of ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', among other things. A gift for any true Tolkien-geek. Much more material of the same type would later be collected and published, more systematically, in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth''.

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''Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth'', or ''Unfinished Tales'' for short, was the first publication of unfinished and fragmentary material by Creator/JRRTolkien that formed forms part of the {{backstory}} of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Middle-earth. The stories take various formats: Some are pseudo-history written in a scholarly manner while others are actual narratives. They can be entertaining in their own right and give interesting details like the political organization of Gondor and Rohan, details about the ancient realm of Númenor, and a rough draft of ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', among other things. A gift for any true Tolkien-geek. Much more material of the same type would later be collected and published, more systematically, in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth''.
17th Aug '14 5:52:24 PM eowynjedi
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* TheHandler: In "The Hunt for the Ring" The Witch-King captures an agent of Saruman's and intimidates him into serving Sauron

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* GondorCallsForAid: Not the TropeNamer, yet the original, which resulted in the creation of Rohan. While losing badly in a war with Easterlings, Gondor made a last-ditch hopeless call for help to the northern horse-lords (known then as the Éothéod), with whom they were friendly but had no formal relations. Eorl didn't send an answer back, which made the Gondorians even more despairing, but that was because Eorl was coming himself with ''all'' of his warriors. The ruling Steward of the time granted Eorl the mostly-uninhabited lands to the north, turning the Éothéod to the Rohirrim.
* TheHandler: In "The Hunt for the Ring" The Witch-King captures an agent of Saruman's and intimidates him into serving SauronSauron.
29th May '14 2:02:51 PM Raistlin82
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Turns out all those years Aldarion was missing from home (time his own wife spent instructing their daugther to hate him, and men in general), he was helping the elves and men of Middle Earth prepare against the upcoming threat of Morgoth's former servant: Sauron.
7th Aug '13 10:10:57 PM karategal
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* AntiTrueSight: There is a brief reference to 'shrouding' objects from the vision of a palantir.

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* AntiTrueSight: There is a brief reference to 'shrouding' objects from the vision of a palantir.palantír.



* {{Curse}}: Túrin

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* {{Curse}}: TúrinTúrin.



* HiddenDepths: The Quest of Erebor reveals that Thorin was far more conflicted and doubtful than his proud and egotistcal behaviour in the Hobbit let on, to the point where he almost called the whole thing off in Bag End.
* LastStand : "Disaster of the Gladden Fields"

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* HiddenDepths: The Quest of Erebor reveals that Thorin was far more conflicted and doubtful than his proud and egotistcal behaviour in the Hobbit ''The Hobbit'' let on, to the point where he almost called the whole thing off in Bag End.
* LastStand : "Disaster of the Gladden Fields"Fields".



* YouAllMeetInAnInn: "The Quest of Erebor"

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* YouAllMeetInAnInn: "The Quest of Erebor"
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