Thursday, November 29, 2001
Barlimans News

Hall of Fire Chats for December 1st & 2nd
Strider @ 15:04 PST

With less than three weeks to go until the Fellowship of the Ring hits movie theatres all over the world, the Hall of Fire crew invite you to join us as we discusses the penultimate chapter of the Fellowship of the Ring:

Book II, Chapter IX - The Great River

With the river bearing them towards to Rauros and with nothing but the birds as their company, the Fellowship approach the northern border of Rohan as they pursue their journey do destroy the ring. However, both Sam and Frodo believe that they are being trailed by Gollum, searching for his precious after escaping from the Elves who held him captive.

However, Sam and Frodo are not the only ones aware of their tracker: Aragorn has known of his presence ever since their departure from Moria from which point Gollum began tracking them. Watching their rear vigilantly, the travellers continue their voyage, noticing an eagle flying high in the air as they go.

Before long they are assailed from both sides by shadows in the trees, and watch a dark winged shadow pass them overhead. Piercing the shape with one of Legolas's bows, their enemy disappears and the Fellowship finally arrive at the Pillars of the Kings, the breathtaking statues of Isildur and Anárion, men of old. Finally the Fellowship stop short of the great falls of Rauros, the last stage of the Quest before them.

If you're looking for something to get you in the mood for December 19th (as if you needed any help) come visit us this weekend as we discuss the what will undoubtedly be one of the most breathtaking sequences in the Fellowship of the Ring movie.

Upcoming Discussions:
Dec 08 & 09: FotR Chapter Discussion - Breaking of the Fellowship
Dec 15 & 16: Overview of Fellowship of the Ring
Dec 22 & 23: Fellowship of the Ring Discussion 1
Dec 29 & 30: Fellowship of the Ring Movie Discussion 2

#thehalloffire on server; come to’s chat room Barliman's and then type /join #thehalloffire .

Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm ET (19:00) [also 12:00 am Sunday (01:00) CET and 10:00 am Sunday (10:00) AET]

Sunday Chat: 5:00 pm (17:00) AET [also 07:00 am (08:00) CET and 2:00 am (02:00) ET]

Sunday Chat: 7:00 pm (19:00) CET [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 4:00 am (04:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA’s East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian Eastern Time, Australia’s East Coast

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