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About The Dwarrow Scholar

The Dwarrow Scholar first experienced the brilliance of Tolkien when he received a copy of The Hobbit from his uncle as a kid, reading it feverishly again and again. Some years on, when he got his very own walk-man (aye forget about tiny phones, this thing was a brick and played cassette tapes) he made his own little audiotape of The Hobbit, so he could listen to it on his bike on his way to school. Between reenacting the Battle of Five armies with 4 of his school friends (still feel sorry for the kid that had to be the Orc) and before the days of the internet, you would find Roy frequently in libraries trying to find all he could about Tolkien and his beloved dwarves. When Roy isn’t delving into Neo-Khuzdul or searching for lost dwarvish treasures on the net he’s enjoying time with his wife and son, re-reading his tormented Tolkien paperbacks, watching a good movie, learning new languages or playing a game of LoTRO or other dwarf related games.

Translations, Tattoos and Prayers

Hello my friends, It has been quite some time since the last post here. Though it must be said the reason for that is nothing but good news (in my view). As I have been spending this time mainly on … Continue reading

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TBOTFA SPOILER – Love is all you need

Updated 30/12/2014 SPOILER ALERT Before you read on, if you haven’t seen The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies and don’t want to spoil it for yourself, come back when you’ve seen it. If you have seen the film, … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob or Cousin Bofur?

For those unfamiliar with the details of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the dwarves (at first glance) appear to be short, plump, grumpy men with big noses and long beards – much like my uncle Bob come to think of it, but … Continue reading

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We’ve moved… a new Hall

Greetings friends and welcome to the new home of The Dwarrow Scholar, wordpress! It was with tremendous sadness that I had to say goodbye to the super boys and girls at mymiddleearth, where the story of The Dwarrow Scholar started. … Continue reading

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Neo-Khuzdul comes to LoTRO

Well met all! As part of the updated neo-khuzdul material (that has been finished and will be available in the very near future)… lessons will be offered to all you dwarves out there that are a bit rusty on the … Continue reading

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A present for you….. at last.

After a hiatus of a few months, finally a full length post on the Dwarrow Scholar blog. Reason why I shamelessly abandoned the fabulous readers of this blog ? I was utterly consumed by a present. “A present?”, you say. … Continue reading

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Goal! By Thorin Oakenshield

With the FIFA World Cup about to kick off I thought this might be an excellent idea for a bit of Middle Earth trivia about football.   For those of you outraged at the very idea that I dare mention … Continue reading

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Insulting Elves

Update: June 20th: David Salo has since published a detailed explanation of the phrase seen in the films.   Thank you for that David.   All updates in the below article are placed in italic.   As many have requested my … Continue reading

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The Dwarrow Scholar needs you!

Well met! Those that are giving me a somewhat angry look… mercy please! *starts waving a little white flag*.  It has indeed been a tremendous long time since my last post… and I’ve kept everyone waiting for the updated materials… … Continue reading

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Kili’s Runestone

SPOILER ALERT There has been some discussion of late related to Kili’s Runestone featured in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Big question most have is (apart from why doesn’t WETA™ already have this in their shop?)… “what do … Continue reading

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