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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 108: Baruk Khazâd!

13th March 2014 (13:57)

Canon says that the Elves and Dwarves made peace (of a sort - they still didn't like each other much) after the initial unfortunate incidents, but it doesn't really explain how that happened. The Dwarves asking for weregild is thus my own interpretation. I'm not sure Elves really understand the concept of money at this stage, hence Thingol's confusion at the end.

Also, does the US President know that his first name is Dwarvish for 'Axes'?


Part 108: Baruk Khazâd!



Next time: Part 109: The world was young

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

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Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 13th March 2014 19:14 (UTC)
Dwarves

I do like the dwarves in their battle gear!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th March 2014 19:43 (UTC)

Cute, aren't they?-- AAARGHNONOPLEASEIDIDN'TMEANCUTEIMEANTGRIMANDWARLIKEANDPOWERFULNOPLEASEDONTKILLMEWITHYOURAXES

Edited at 2014-03-13 19:44 (UTC)

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 13th March 2014 23:00 (UTC)

I'm sure they'll limit themselves to making cutting remarks.

Or perhaps that should be chopping remarks...

:-)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 02:50 (UTC)

The dwarves, of course, must talk like Scotsmen.

I'm not sure where the tradition started that all dwarves talk like Scotsmen, but I'm pretty sure it's the law now.

Edited at 2014-03-14 02:50 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 02:55 (UTC)

I wonder if it's because engineers are usually shown as Scotsmen (that's a tradition that's over a century old), and Dwarves are fantasy worlds' equivalent of engineers?

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 14:03 (UTC)

There are probably a few other stereotypes at work as well:

1) Dwarves and Scotsmen both enjoy a swift pint from time to time. To time.

2) Neither dwarves nor Scotsmen require much prompting to engage in a round of fisticuffs;

3) Neither dwarves nor Scotsmen relish the prospect of parting with treasure.

Posted by: MrTeufel (mrteufel)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 06:21 (UTC)
Super Obama

Also, does the US President know that his first name is Dwarvish for 'Axes'? Apparently he's quite the geek; so it's not implausible that he does indeed know this.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2014 09:34 (UTC)

"Mom!!! You could at least have spelled it right!"
- Barack Obama, aged 12
:)

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