Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

Over on the Main Discussion Board, poster Erriadair found some fascinating information on how Professor Tolkien may have come up with the Dwarves’ names.  Come see what that may be right here.

We just can’t stay away from the speculation of what may be in store for us when it comes to Tauriel.  Join us in The Hobbit Discussion Board and let us know what you think here.

There’s one more reason for posters to look forward to the Blu-ray release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  Could Peter Jackson be giving us a peek at Smaug?  Check out the tease here.

We’ll share more topics next week and hope you can join in on the conversation!  Don’t forget, TheOneRing.net’s Message Boards have over 9,200 registered Tolkien fans, just like you.  Let your voice be heard!