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Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend
Frode @ 5:52 pm EST

The Hobbit Chapter 8 - Flies and spiders

The Company march single file into the gloom of Mirkwood. They find that a myriad of animals make sleeping hard and their provisions diminish so that they eventually make the move off the road in search of food. Bombur falls into poisoned water and goes into an unnatural stupor, and a mystical mirage appears causing the companions to get separated from eachother. Lost in the dark Bilbo is attacked by a giant spider.

What kind of place is Mirkwood? Who causes the mirage to appear and why? And what happens to Thorin? Moreover Bilbo finds both his sword and his newfound Ring more than useful. Is he developing into a true hero now, leaving the anti-here more and more behind the further east they get?

upcoming topics:

weekend 150504-160504: Mythological Creatures in Tolkien.
weekend 220504-230504: The Hobbit - Chapter 9
weekend 290504-300504: The Hobbit - Chapter 10

Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 9:30am Sunday (09:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 5:00am (05:00) Monday morning AET]

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

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