Bilbo and Gollum

Riddles in the Dark – Part Two

As incredible as it may appear to Bilbo, Gollum’s change of attitude when games are mentioned throw their assailant/victim dynamic completely off. All of a sudden, Gollum’s hunger for Bilbo is non-existent, his thoughts are completely diverted and preoccupied with the mention of games. This wasn’t even Bilbo’s intention but rather a happy coincidence, given what his alternative was. 

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Gollum and Bilbo

Riddles in the Dark – Part One

While the Dwarves fear for their lives on a higher level of this enormous cavernous space, on the ground floor, Bilbo is facing the same. After having been attacked by a stray Goblin and falling into the chasm, he now finds himself amidst unknown vegetation that saved him from fatal injury whilst falling. He, along with his assailant are lying on the ground incapacitated. 

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Mountain cave


As sand falls through the crack in the ground and Thorin alarms everyone to wake up, the time to escape their fate is already gone. They fall through the shaft two or three at a time and continue circling in a downward spiral toward a landing place they couldn’t have foreseen. What waits for them at the end of their journey is a vicious attack of the Goblins.

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Mountain cave

Cave in the Mountain

Facing death hanging by one hand over a ledge of a mountain that had just come to life must have been an experience Bilbo wasn’t ready for. How could he be? Stone giants throwing boulders at each other, headbutting one another…complete mayhem. It was an unbelievable event to witness, a legend coming true. As the Dwarves saw Bilbo holding onto the ledge, they made an effort to return him to safety. 

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dinner table

An (In)Elegant Dinner

The Elven hospitality. Not something Dwarves would have any idea about, given their strenuous relationship with the race. Nevertheless, Lord Elrond, welcomes the Dwarves into his home offering what he can to soothe their weary bones. The Dwarves readily accept the invitation. Lord Elrond will soon find out just how rowdy this company can be. 

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