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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by Drassil » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:34 pm

This is rather impressive, and I bet you enjoyed compiling it too. Perhaps you'd consider turning it into a Lexicon entry. :)

Tim Child is on record as having been 'a bit of a Tolkien and Hobbit freak' so there's no reason to doubt any of your suggestions, although...
Canadanne wrote:~ Captain Nemanor's name is surely a corruption of "Númenor"
In the absence of detailed LOTR knowledge, it always struck me as a reference to Captain Nemo.
Canadanne wrote:~ Was the green gem previously called an "Elfstone" at some point?
"Elvenstone" on one or two occasions, I think.

I'm still desperate to know what a dooley is, and the only theory I have left is that it's something from Tolkien. Am I engaging in straw clutching?

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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by Canadanne » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:49 pm

I wouldn't know how to turn it into a Lexicon entry, but feel free to do it yourself, or talk me through it!
Drassil wrote:In the absence of detailed LOTR knowledge, it always struck me as a reference to Captain Nemo.
Oh yes, hadn't thought of that... perhaps it's a cross between the two!

Can't think of anything dooley-esque from Tolkien! That's a strange one.

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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by JamesA » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:07 am

Drassil wrote:This is rather impressive, and I bet you enjoyed compiling it too. Perhaps you'd consider turning it into a Lexicon entry. :)
Canadanne wrote:I wouldn't know how to turn it into a Lexicon entry, but feel free to do it yourself, or talk me through it!
http://interactive.knightmare.org.uk

Click on Lexicon - if you haven't made an entry on the Lexicon before, then you'll need to set up an account there first. In which case, click "Login" (it can be found in the Options box) and in "Create Account" fill in the necessary details. Upon hitting "Create", you should eventually be taken back in the Lexicon main page, where in the Options box you should now be able to see a link entitled "Add Entry".

You can now write and contribute an entry to the Knightmare Lexicon - before you do however, I strongly recommend you experiment and have a look at some of the other entries beforehand. This forum topic may also prove to be very useful:
http://www.knightmare.com/forum/viewtop ... =27&t=1712
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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by Canadanne » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:17 pm

Cheers! Maybe I'll give it a try. (I think the Lexicon is brilliant btw, I haven't read it all but I look up random entries all the time.)

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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by Canadanne » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:11 pm

Drassil wrote:Perhaps you'd consider turning it into a Lexicon entry. :)
Done!

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Re: Treguard

Post by Mashibinbin » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:26 pm

Nice debut well done! :)

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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by Canadanne » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:11 pm

I'm wondering if there's a bit of a LOTR reference in Leo's quest, when Hordriss appears on the bridge and says "You really cannot pass, you know ... You'll just have to go back, or perhaps go down". Reminds me of Gandalf telling the Balrog "Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass" on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm. :D
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Treguard: Aragorn
Merlin: Gandalf
Mogdred: Morgoth
Hordris: Saruman
Lord Fear: Sauron
Grenaldine: Radagast
Ariadne: Shelob or Ungolliant
Sylvester hands: Golem (Smeagol)
Pickle: Legolas
Aowen: Velda
Bomptous: Gimli
Arwen: Gundrada
Olaf: Boronir in the animated version
Cavern Wights: Barrowites
Glaurung: Red dragon
Smaug: Owen
Ha, I'd forgotten seeing this post before, but I had come to many of the same conclusions (Merlin = Gandalf, Hordriss = Saruman, Grimaldine = Radagast, Fear = Sauron, Ariadne = Shelob etc). I also had Oakley = Treebeard, and I thought the Gruagach would be Morgoth. Red Death seems to be based on Ancalagon the Black, considering what happened to him in the end.

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Re: Knightmare vs Tolkien

Post by Canadanne » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:07 pm

Mogdred's name is obviously an allusion to Mordred of Arthurian legend, but I wonder if there's a Tolkien influence in there too. A couple of his evil characters were named Gothmog in the Elvish language, where the Mog part is an adjective meaning 'tyrannous, cruel, oppressive', and the Goth part is a noun meaning 'dread'. So a partial translation gives you 'Dread Mog', as in "Dread Mog who causes all disruption/confusion". Stick the adjective before the noun as we do in English, adjust the spelling for your Camelot reference, and you end up with 'Mogdred'.

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Re: Treguard

Post by Picklemyfav » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:44 pm

I thought Legolas was related to Pickle cause they look quite similar to each other. ;D
I'd heard of Lord Of The Rings when i was younger and had no idea of all the mentions of Lord Of The Rings in Knightmare until i found this forum by chance. :D
I think elves are quite nice.

Read somewhere once that elves can play tricks on humans. So can fairies.

One little question...... You're walking along in your local town... Where you live... On a windy day.... When what looks like a folded ten pound note catches your eye..... A brown ten pound note...... You run away after it and find it has gone under a motor..... You look under the motor to see where the money went..... After bending down and looking underneath you find...... A brown leaf. :P :) ;D
The question is...... Have you not been playing attention and chased a simple folded up leaf.... Or is there an elf nearby? ;)
Can elves make their own money out of leaves?

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"You're not witless. You're just nice. Too nice really for your own good. That's your main problem."

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