Dwarven Bounder?

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Re: Dwarven Bounder?

Postby Greg » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:23 am

BrianGrubbs wrote:I know I'm really late to the game on this one, but I'm really surprised that no one brought up the dwarves song from the Unexpected Party, which says (I believe in verse two and I think I have these words correct I'm typing from memory) "The dwarves of yore made mighty spells, while hammers fell like ringing bells, in places deep where dark things sleep, in hollow halls beneath the fells."

So yeah, Fells-Ward is perfect!

Brian


Great catch, Brian. Quite the concrete reference there.

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Re: Dwarven Bounder?

Postby Iodo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:50 am

Nice! I've already decided to use the word, but now I have evidence, thank you :P
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Re: Dwarven Bounder?

Postby Ringulf » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:39 pm

I too am late to the party and congratulate you on your choice. For my input I would only say that perhaps I look at things different;y but it seems to me that what a ward or warden gets their name from could very well be what they guard, but it also can be from what they guard against, which puts me in mind of the FellWarden as one who guards against anything fell, keeping the fell influences out of Dwarven lands. Funny thing about bounders though, I do consider it a Hobbit contrivance myself, however When Ringulf left Erebor and his position as a Scout of Ravenhill, he ended up during the scouring along with all the bounders not under the thumbs of Sharky and his men. For all intents and purposes he was lumped in with the Bounders. He may not have had the cap and feather of a one, but he had the heart of a Bounder! :mrgreen:
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Re: Dwarven Bounder?

Postby Bumr Blackbrand » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:23 am

Fell-Warden is the best name, and according to the Neo-Khuzdul reference I’m using (Dwarrow Scholar) it translates pretty literally to Khazr-Shumruzrak. Not exactly as catchy.
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Re: Dwarven Bounder?

Postby Iodo » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:52 am

Thanks guys, yet more evidence :P

Ringulf wrote:I too am late to the party and congratulate you on your choice. For my input I would only say that perhaps I look at things different;y but it seems to me that what a ward or warden gets their name from could very well be what they guard, but it also can be from what they guard against, which puts me in mind of the FellWarden as one who guards against anything fell, keeping the fell influences out of Dwarven lands. Funny thing about bounders though, I do consider it a Hobbit contrivance myself, however When Ringulf left Erebor and his position as a Scout of Ravenhill, he ended up during the scouring along with all the bounders not under the thumbs of Sharky and his men. For all intents and purposes he was lumped in with the Bounders. He may not have had the cap and feather of a one, but he had the heart of a Bounder! :mrgreen:

Some great backstory there, something about the idea of bounders always appealed to me as well, problem is I like mountains - there are few of them in the shire
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