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This weekend in The Hall of Fire: Homeward Bound

Barliman's Chat This Saturday at 6pm ET, we’ll be turning our attention back to The Return of the King in The Hall of Fire as the hobbits embark on the final leg of their journey back to The Shire.

‘There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?’

The Return of the King: Book VI, Chapter VII: Homeward Bound

Gandalf and the Hobbits finally reach Bree after a long but uneventful journey. There they find Butterbur largely unchanged… but the news is that things just aren’t quite right in this part of Middle-earth. The companions don’t stay long; they’re anxious to return to The Shire and get to the bottom of things. Frodo also realises that, regardless, The Shire will never again be the same for him. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Finnish ticket sales for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies open Nov 22

Gandalf queue Barliman’s chat op Miriel writes to tell us that tickets for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will begin in Finland on November 22.

Ready your elven cloaks and dig out your dwarven armour — it is time to lay siege of the Lonely Mountain! Or in other words, we have the date for the Finnish ticket sales to the Battle of Five Armies. (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Hall of Fire this weekend: your favourite Middle-earth hero

Barliman's Chat In Tolkien’s Middle-earth, heroism appears in all shapes and sizes. But who is your favourite? And why?

Those are the questions we’ll be asking today at 6pm ET in The Hall of Fire.

‘But if you take it freely, I will say that your choice is right; and though all the mighty elf-friends of old, Hador, and Húrin, and Túrin, and Beren himself were assembled together your seat should be among them.’
Elrond half-elven to Frodo Baggins.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this Saturday: Many Partings

Barliman's Chat This Saturday at 6pm ET, Hall of Fire rejoins our four heroic Hobbits as they begin the long journey home to the Shire.

‘I know what you have come to say, Frodo: you wish to return to your own home. Well, dearest friend, the tree grows best in the land of its sires; but for you in all the lands of the West there will ever be a welcome. And though your people have had little fame in the legends of the great, they will now have more renown than any wide realms that are no more.’ (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

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