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Autor Thema: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback  (Gelesen 2880 mal)

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Re: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback
« Antwort #45 am: 8. Jul 2017, 22:55 »
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''[...]Yes, the Ruling Ring is no more, his destiny having being ended along the shores of the Gladden Fields. The territories you much longed to have under your rule, Elven Queen, but that you then failed to retain. That I would really name a vain attempt.''

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What do you think about the debate getting really heated and personal, at times? I think it's a very smart way to make the reader realise that there is personal resentment between Saruman and Galadriel. It often occurs that cold and frank judgements mix with personal bitterness.

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Re: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback
« Antwort #46 am: 6. Okt 2017, 19:37 »
As it's predictable to imagine, the meeting of the White Council is to come to an end. What I have in mind is to mirror the actual lore, which comprises a very iconic moment: as the general discussion continues, Gandalf senses how all is to bode and gives up trying to reason with Saruman's intransigent stance on issues. He then sits apart from the other guests and starts creating rings of smoke with the pipe-weed gifted by the Hobbits.

Saruman views the gesture as offensive and mocks his fellow Istar for his acquaintance of the Shire. Moreover, the White Wizard feels secretively that he's been deliberately provoked, as Gandalf had afterwards mimicked a person who was striving spasmodically to grab those immaterial rings of ashes. Saruman therefore wonders whether the Grey Pilgrim is aware of his own longing for the One Ring; fact that had been made quite evident by the continuous references to the lost lore of said artefacts. The climate thus worsens, although the assembly is nonetheless destined to get to grips with the growing threat of Sauron.

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Re: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback
« Antwort #47 am: 23. Dez 2017, 01:00 »
As it is very predictable to imagine, the second meeting of the White Council is to end very soon, after the Lady of Light will have talked to Gandalf in a sort of last address. Then, the third meeting is planned to be held a century later (more or less, if I remember), during the quest of the Hobbit.

Caught by surprise by the unexpected outcome of things, and very fast too, the White Wizard retracts his previous statements and requests that an assault be launched against Dol Guldur, as he really wished to prevent Sauron from conducting additional inspections along the shores of the river, where they both know that the One Ring was lost. This meeting is also supposed to build up the whole momentum of the actual strike against the fortress. And it is an event that will surely be explored in the most thorough manner, I can guarantee ;)
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Re: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback
« Antwort #48 am: 5. Feb 2018, 09:57 »
The new chapter of the RPG is to start with the choir of Lothlórien singing the coming of shadows in the world, predicting that a battle will take place between the White Council and this new enemy. Enemy who new is not, really.

The chanting will reflect Galadriel's divination and the awareness that the very conflict will not end the war nor resolve the issue at its root. Sauron has paved his way into the present once again, ready to assemble all the forces at his disposal for the real definitive war, whose verdict is destined to change the fate of anyone dwelling in Middle-earth.

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Re: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback
« Antwort #49 am: 21. Feb 2018, 14:22 »
Before the next meeting of the White Council has beginning, where the Wise arrange and plan to attack Sauron, I will indulge in another digression in which Saruman gets to discover that the mysterious Necromancer of Dol Guldur (whose identity is no longer that mysterious) has started conducting inspections along the river flowing across the Gladden Fields. This is the place where Isildur found a very sad death, betrayed by the One Ring to which he felt so much tied. Sauron is therefore well informed about the king's demise and about what may have happened to his precious Ring: lost in the waters of the river.

This naturally wakes Saruman's doubts and fear, for his rival could have preceded him and regained what he had been deprived of. Needless to say, it is well enough to trigger the most direct of the responses, convincing him that the near presence of the Dark Lord has really become quite menacing for the wizard's own plans.

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Re: The White Council: Discussion and Feedback
« Antwort #50 am: 30. Apr 2018, 11:10 »
The current digression before the start of the next meeting of the council (the last one of our story) has now ended for the good. It means that the mentioned summit of the Wise will commence soon and that is to be the decisive occasion where Saruman orders that an attack against Sauron be immediately launched. Only, a just question might arise: in which aspect will this meeting differ from the interpretation of the Hobbit films?

Well, things have gone differently in our story. As it's clear to see and understand, such difference is to reflect on the next episode too. Contrary to the plot of the Hobbit trilogy, it is Saruman who himself summons his noble fellows and stoutly advocates the assault on the fortress, knowing that he would surely captivate the consensus of the others (who always had doubted the doing of the Dark Lord along those dreary woods). Another stark difference consists of the fact that the very strike is already planned and everyone is well aware of the real identity of the haunting presence in Mirkwood, without the need for Gandalf to adventure inside Dol Guldur. This has already taken place in earlier passages of the story. Furthermore, speaking about Thorin and his enterprise, Saruman is not at all doubtful of the propriety of the Dwarves' quest; he even welcomes the opportunity with open arms, seeking to use the dwarf-fellowship as a decoy to move Sauron's army away from the fortress. The very White Wizard then justifies his choice with the will to prevent the Enemy from assisting Smaug and vice versa, thus opting for a diversion, in order to leave Dol Guldur basically unkept and defenceless. This seemingly reasonable strategy will also serve him well to conceal and disguise his true intent, because he cannot reveal the actual cause of such sudden change of action: to bar the access to the Gladden Fields and forbid Sauron to conduct other inspections about the river course.