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Hall of Fire this Saturday: the nature of Hobbit resistance to the Rings of Power

Barliman's Chat Throughout its history, the One Ring comes to different people of many races. It tempts them all, preying on their individual weaknesses and ambitions. Some fall to its lure, some fear even to touch it. Yet two small Hobbits carry the Ring all the way to the heart of Mordor.

Thus, an interesting question arises: were Hobbits in general more resistant to the One Ring? And, if so, why?

More, does this extend to all the rings of power that the Noldor of Eregion forged in the Second Age? (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this Saturday: The Steward and the King

Arwen and Elessar This Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire returns to Minas Tirith as the entire city waits anxiously for news of Aragorn and the army that has marched on the Black Lands.

And no news came. After the host left Morgul Vale and took the northward road beneath the shadow of the mountains no messenger had returned nor any rumour of what was passing in the brooding East. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Come help celebrate TORn Barlichat turning 15 today!

Barliman's Chat Today, September 18, the TORn Barlichat turns 15!

As best we can tell, September 18 way back in 1999 is the day our server admin Corvar first fired up our chat software and Barlichat was born.

So we’re gonna have a little get-together today in the chat to celebrate. If you have ever chatted on our server, feel free to drop by and say hello today! Chatters old and new are most welcome. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire chat this Saturday: The Field of Cormallen

eaglesThis Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire rejoins Aragorn and the armies of the west as they stand before the black gates of Mordor.

Gandalf stirred; and he turned, looking back north where the skies were pale and clear. Then he lifted up his hands and cried in a loud voice ringing above the din: The Eagles are coming!

The Return of the King: Book VI, Chapter IV: The Field of Cormallen (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire chat this Saturday: Mount Doom

Frodo at Mount Doom This Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire climbs Mount Doom with Frodo and Sam and we finally reach the culmination of their long, draining quest.

‘I have come,’ he said. ‘But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine!’ And suddenly, as he set it on his finger, he vanished from Sam’s sight.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire chat this Saturday: The Tower of Cirith Ungol

frodo-cirith-ungol This Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire finally cracks open Book 6 of The Lord of the Rings as we examine the events of The Tower of Cirith Ungol.

Sam roused himself painfully from the ground. For a moment he wondered where he was, and then all the misery and despair returned to him. [...] He wondered what the time was. Somewhere between one day and the next, he supposed; but even of the days he had quite lost the count. He was in a land of darkness where the days of the world seemed forgotten, and where all who entered were forgotten too.

The Return of the King: Book VI, Chapter I: The Tower of Cirith Ungol

Sam awakes by the under-gate to the orc stronghold in Cirith Ungol. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

We’ve got you covered for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies teaser trailer!

Hobbit 3 poster Today is the big day!

The teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be released worldwide at Midday PT/3pm ET.

If you’re not sure when that is in your timezone, go HERE to check. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Trailer

Hall of Fire returns this weekend with Tooks and Brandybucks

lotrmerry-pippin5 After a month-long World Cup break (congrats Germany!) Hall of Fire will return this weekend with a topic that explores two of the great hobbit families of the Shire — Tooks and the Brandybucks. Please note that, for this Saturday, we’ll be starting an hour earlier than normal, at 5pm ET.

“Dear me! We Tooks and Brandybucks, we can’t live long on the heights.”

Tooks and Brandybucks

The Tooks and the Brandybucks were the two most influential families in the Shire. Both families contained a strong Fallohide strain, something that might account for their more adventurous nature. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this weekend: Tooks and Brandybucks

lotrmerry-pippin5 This weekend’s Hall of Fire will explore two of the great hobbit families of the Shire — Tooks and the Brandybucks.

“Dear me! We Tooks and Brandybucks, we can’t live long on the heights.”

Tooks and Brandybucks

The Tooks and the Brandybucks were the two most influential families in the Shire. Both families contained a strong Fallohide strain, something that might account for their more adventurous nature. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire chat topic this Saturday: Trees and Tolkien

Barliman's Chat This Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire will explore the link between J.R.R. Tolkien and one of the things he most loved — trees.

There is no doubt that trees had a special place in Tolkien’s heart. In Middle-earth they whisper, they walk, and before Sun and Moon was made, two trees gave light to the world.

The forces of darkness, like Saruman and his orcs delight in cutting the woods down, but in Middle-earth the trees themselves can go to war, led by those most curious of Tolkiens creations: the shepherds of the trees. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire chat topic this Saturday: The Black Gate Opens

Barliman's Chat This Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire turns again to The Return of the King as we examine the final chapter of Book V — The Black Gate Opens.

Intent on drawing forth Sauron’s hidden strength, the Army of the West marches on Mordor. Seemingly bent on self-destruction, they provocatively cross the Anduin, set the fields of Morgul Vale aflame and proclaim the return of the Lords of Gondor.

Well, well, now at any rate I understand poor Denethor a little better. We might die together, Merry and I, and since die we must, why not? Well, as he is not here, I hope he’ll find an easier end. But now I must do my best.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

15th Anniversary Messages from Friends of TheOneRing.net

final arkenstone clockWhen our friends from within the Tolkien Community heard we’re having a special birthday they sent us these lovely messages as part of our celebrations. So Happy 15th Anniversary TORn!  Here’s to many many more! (more…)

Posted in Barlimans, Events, Fans, Headlines, Lord of the Rings, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien