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Chief Maiar
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Date: Apr 15, 2006
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I have a quest for you all, it is not a perilous quest though if you get eaten by the dragon or burnt by the Balrog then don't blame me they told me they'd leave you all alone this time. There is to be a tribute statue to Professor Tolkien built in England:
First; Who is the statue of?
Second; Where is it to be built?
Third; What worries are there about what might happen when it is built?

Any other information will be smiled upon, those who give good answer shall gain my favour (and maybe more). Comical Answers will be laughed upon and may also gain favour (but BE WARNED if you just mess around you need not fear Sauron for MY wrath shall be terrible and my retribution swift.)
Other than that you have two days till my return, good luck.

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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Well I wanted to say something stupid and funny but I think I'm gonna be serious on thi one.
First; Who is the statue of? Sam Gamgee, considering that he is the character that best resembles Tolkien in his won life.
Second; Where is it to be built? of course in Oxford as that is the place where he lived and where Tolkien is burried.
Third; What worries are there about what might happen when it is built? Well, maybe that...ummm...hard question...
Probably many would like to see Mr Tolkien himself represented there, maybe Sam wouldn't look very nice (considering the hobbit-look and the hairy feet), or maybe some lotr fanatics would come during the night, steal the statue and put it in their backgarden.

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Hobbits of The Shire - Rank 1
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First; Who is the statue of?
Second; Where is it to be built?
Third; What worries are there about what might happen when it is built?

1. Of Treebeard
2. Birmingham
3. Distracting drivers

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Rohan peasant - Rank 2
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Date: Apr 19, 2006

1) If it doesn't have to be a person, than I would say the two trees in Valinor. (I only read Sil. once and that was a borrowed copy so sorry If I can't remember the names). If it has to be a person, than probably...Bilbo!


2)Oxford


3) At the moment I cannot think of anything that should hender the building of a monument to one of Oxford's greatest proffessors and one of the most acclaimed fantasy writers of the twentieth century.



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Orc captain of Thangorodrim - Rank 3
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Date: Apr 19, 2006
As Earnur said, it's a 20 ft tall statue of Treebeard being proposed for construction in Birmingham.  In order to lessen the statue's impact on drivers, it has been proposed that the statue be moved back from the road into the trees, where it can still be viewed by pedestrians, but not be seen by vehicles.

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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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Well, I never knew that statue really existed...lol
Anyway, I still find Sam as better to represent Tolkien.

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Chief Maiar
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Date: Apr 21, 2006
Indeed, correct Eanur and Elendil the Tall. You both have won the favour of a maia (not that I know exactally what that means yet) but keep it up. Congrats!!!!

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Black Numenorean - Rank 3
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Date: Sep 9, 2006

I see a statue of Beren, and Luthien, but (if possible) in the likeness of Tolkien and his wife (whose name escapes me at this time), as I believe his wife was the image and embodiment of Luthien to Tolkien (hence the names on each of their grave stones).


It should be located in Oxford.


And, I don't believe anything would happen to it, if suitably located.



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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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of course such a statue could be done...but considering the fact there already is a statue in the memory of Tolkien, I am not sure if the government, or the locl authorities would finance it...but I think if other fans financed it, they would allow the statue to be built

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