Questions tagged [the-return-of-the-king]

The third and final instalment of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. Also the basis for at least two adaptations. Please use together with the tag [tolkiens-legendarium], and possibly [lord-of-the-rings].

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What did Aragorn do with his sword between the battles of Pelennor Fields and Morannon?

After the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Aragorn draws his sword Andúril and says: "You shall not be sheathed again until the last battle is fought." The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King,...
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Who created the Secret Stairs as a way into Mordor and for what purpose?

Given how there were Orcs guarding the Tower of Círith Ungol at the top of the stairs, we can infer that the existence of these stairways was definitely not a secret. Perhaps the path was meant to ...
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Translation of these Cirth runes

What is the translation of what's written below? I think it may be the poem of the One Ring, but I'm not sure.
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Why didn't Sauron signal the Orcs that Frodo and Sam were at Mount Doom?

Sauron literally put his eye directly on Frodo and I'm sure he knew Frodo had the Ring, and even if he didn't, why didn't he signal the Orcs to go after Frodo and Sam? He literally just let them pass....
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Were Elladan and Elrohir afraid of the dead?

In Rohan, Aragorn was joined by some of his kinsmen, Rangers from the north. With them were the two sons of Elrond Half-Elven: ‘I have thirty with me,’ said Halbrad. ‘That is all of our kindred ...
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How did the destruction of the Ring cause Arwen to change from Evenstar to Morningstar?

Arwen Undómiel , also known as "Evenstar" (or Evening Star), became mortal by choice and her "fate became tied to the outcome of the ring" (words of Elrond in the movie, don't remember how that was ...
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In the end of LOTR, why does the Eye of Sauron burn so vigorously after the Ring gets destroyed?

In The Return of the King, after the Ring got tossed into the fires of Mount Doom, the Eye of Sauron burst into flames, and the tower of Barad-dûr then collapsed. Then then Eye shrank to a small point ...
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Who knew of Aragorn's true lineage prior to his revealing?

In the LotR movies, Aragorn did not make his identity as a descendant of the rulers of Gondor and Arnor known to the general public after the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, when his actions at the ...
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Where does this Return of the King quote come from? [closed]

Is there a page reference for this quote from Return of the King? The Hobbits Frodo and Bilbo (and later Samwise), although of mortal kind, by virtue of having borne the One Ring also bore a ...