When did Gollum leave his lake and go looking for Baggins?

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Re: When did Gollum leave his lake and go looking for Baggins?

Post by Otaku-sempai » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:27 pm

feld wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:26 pm
That's why I said "you should consider" not "you should". I don't feel any better equipped than Sempai, Hammond, or Scull to resolve the matter or I would have changed it back myself. Just wanted to ensure that you were aware why the site changed it because it took me a lot of meandering around the Gateway to find it.
I do thank you for the heads-up. I think I'll leave my own edits 'as is' and leave it up to the folks at Tolkien Gateway to change them back if they deem it necessary. I consider Tolkien's "Tale of Years" accurate in regards to the events surrounding Aragorn's twentieth year.
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Re: When did Gollum leave his lake and go looking for Baggins?

Post by feld » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:12 pm

You did get me curious though...because there are a couple of times in the History of Middle Earth series where Christopher Tolkien notes his father changing a thing in only one place but forgetting to change it in another. It seems to me that this could have happened either way here (making either your position or the Hammond/Scull position plausible to me).

But I did check HoME Book XII today and the original version of the Appendices' Tale of Years had Aragorn meeting Arwen in 2953. Heh.

+1 for Glorelendil's idea of a seperate forum for system-agnositic Tolkien lore discussion.

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