Were Legolas, Gimli, Merry and Pippin essential to the quest? This is the question we will be posing in the Hall of Fire this weekend.
Gimli, the stought-hearted dwarf of Erebor. What is the sum of his contribution to the quest? Is it any more than being Legolas’s passenger on the back of Hasufel and helping Gandalf thread a path through the dark depths of Moria?
Then there’s Legolas, the fleet-footed archer of Mirkwood. Did he do any more than ease the passage through Lothlorien and bring down a Nazgul at Sarn Gebir? [More]