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Hall of Fire chat tomorrow: A Journey in the Dark

June 9, 2018 at 3:18 am by Demosthenes  - 

Barliman's Chat Unable to climb through the violent billzard on Caradhras, the members of the Fellowship are forced to seek an alternative path. The can’t go over the Misty Mountains. They can’t go around. They reluctantly decide that they must go under. They must enter Moria.

This weekend — Saturday June 9 — the Hall of Fire resumes as we take A Journey in the Dark.

‘Then we must go on, if there is a way,’ said Frodo with a sigh. Sam sank back into gloom.

‘There is a way that we may attempt,’ said Gandalf. ‘I thought from the beginning, when first I considered this journey, that we should try it. But it is not a pleasant way…’

Book II, Chapter IV: A Journey In The Dark

Pursued by Wargs, the Fellowship forge their way to Moria’s west gate. Gandalf finds the ancient valley now filled with a dark, still lake, and an enigmatic riddle confounds his best efforts to open the doors. A question from Merry suggests the answer but as the Fellowship prepares to head into Moria’s lofty halls, a tentacled creature attacks Frodo.

Why is the creature first drawn toward Frodo? Was it really Boromir’s fault? Why is everyone so slow to react? And what brought it there in the first place?

What do we learn about Moria and the race of Dwarves? What exactly are Wargs? Why do their bodies disappear after they are slain by the Fellowship? And why is Pippin so drawn by that well?

Join us tomorrow (Saturday, Jine 9) at 6.00pm ET (New York time), when we’ll discuss all this and much more as we continue our Fellowship of the Ring read-through!


The West Gate of Khazad-dum by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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