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ShadowMInd 28/Jun/2006 at 07:13 AM
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What is yours best and worst place i middle earth?
Celebrimbor 28/Jun/2006 at 08:58 AM
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ShadowMlnd. I shall assume that by ’best’ and ’worst’ you mean favourite and least favourite. In that case I would have to say that Gondolin has always stood out as my favourite realm due to its surpassing might and beauty, and its sheer uniqueness. The realms of Doriath and Eregion also appeal to me. As far as my least favourite is concerned I would have to site Dorthonian due to its hostile geography and terrain. 
Andune10 28/Jun/2006 at 09:50 AM
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Shadowmind. My favourite place in MiddleEarth is Lothlorien. I love the elves and Lothlorien personifies all that I love about them. It is mysterious, beautiful and calm. My least favourite place has to be  The Mines Of Moria.The reason being that I don’t like deep dark enclosed places.

Arieda Rushlight 28/Jun/2006 at 01:05 PM
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My favorite place is the Grey Havens. I imagine it being beautiful, and peaceful. I like the ocean. Also, I like the idea of it, knowing that there’s a place that, from there, you can leave to go somewhere else. The worst is probably Mordor. It sounds obvious, but it’s true. Dust, dryness, fire...not a happy place. Oh, and it’s evil and stuff.
RaistlinMajere 28/Jun/2006 at 01:32 PM
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My favorite place would have to be Rohan. I love horses  and i love how it was portrayed in the movie, which is how I imagine it to be like. The worst place would definitely have to be Mordor. Who would want to leave in a place that is filled with fire and death? i sure don’.
Eglaernil 28/Jun/2006 at 02:47 PM
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My favorite place is Mithlond, because my favorite people (Gil-galad, Cirdan, Celebrimbor, Gandalf, Elrond, Elendil) came to it and my favorite people also leave from it. It is as close to Heaven as you can get in Middle Earth. But anyway,  the worse place to me would be the Plains of Nurnen. I mean as bad as Mordor is, Nurnen has all this plus a bitter lake and everyone there are slaves that toil in the fields. That would totally suck. Like alot.
Hockeylife6 28/Jun/2006 at 03:26 PM
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My favorite place in Middle Earth would be Rohan. Just being able to get up every morning, grab my horse and just ride all day! Check out the mountian, rivers and forest. Ride as fast as I could through the plains. Rohan would be just beautiful. My least favoriet place would have to be living in Minas Tirith. Being stuck inside those walls all day watching Mordor would be extremley depressing.
Eorl Boarhelm 28/Jun/2006 at 10:13 PM
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Hockeylife6- Watching Mordor? You are getting this idea from the movies. You couldn’t see Mordor from Minas Tirith. PJ has completely ignored space, time, and distance while making the trilogy. Just like at the Black gate scene where he has shown Barad-dur and Mt. Doom so close you would think they’re across the street from each other. A simple glance at the map would show the idea of seeing Mount Doom from MT to be absurd.

Endril 29/Jun/2006 at 02:21 AM
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The best plqace to live will probably be a choose between Lorien, Imladris and the Shire. I still think that Imladris was the best. A peacefull valley inhabited by elves that welcomed any visitor to there valley. Lorien is nice too. The Shire is like a place of endless party and beauty of the landscape.

The worst place to live would be Mordor, the most desolate and evil part of Middle Earth.
Treebeard19 29/Jun/2006 at 10:22 AM
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Best place?  Why that’d have ter be Khazad-Dum of course!  I know, I know, the balrog might be a bit of a problem, but he won’t do nuthin’ to yer as long as ya just stay out of his way.  The worst place would have ter be in Mordor.  The freakin’ place is just crawlin’ with orcs. 
Erchamion76 01/Jul/2006 at 08:22 AM
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My favourite place to live would be in the sceninc beauty of Fangorn. Just being amoung the huge trees and at the power of the ents. As for my least favourite place to live it would be Mordor. Somehow I just don’t find volcanoes, lava, and burning hot gases a very comfortable place to find residence.

Curubethion 01/Jul/2006 at 10:15 AM
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Hmm...for current Middle-Earth, I’ll have to say Gondor! Yeah! Gondor ROCKS! Just ’cause we lost to a few stinkin’ dwarves in the Lore Competition doesn’t mean we’re not the best!
Seriously, though, it is one of my favorite places in Middle-Earth. Of all the kingdoms, it has the richest history and culture. Minas Tirith is also one of the coolest-looking cities on the face of Middle-Earth. No, make that the coolest. Plus, it’s the home of Aragorn! Who can complain about that?

And for worst place, I’ll say Mordor. "The very air you breath is a poison", to quote from PJ. Second to that would be Moria. Goblins upon goblins, plus a balrog thrown in? Not exactly my cup of tea...

Catiri 04/Jul/2006 at 12:58 PM
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for me it would have to be Fangorn (obvious maybe?!) but it really has everything i feel. It has the rivers and streams and the variety of trees change the atmosphere of the place depending on where in the forest you are so you get the peace and quiet but also something that can be slightly darker at times
worst place: going to have to agree with a lot of others and say Mordor. Dank, smelly, fire, rocks and nasty brambles. Not really my cup of tea
Chamillion 04/Jul/2006 at 03:59 PM
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Definatly the best place is Moria!!! Just the looks, and shear size of all the pillars in the halls were insane such a breath taker to imagine the dwarves carving those smooth pillars out would have taken such time and dedication.

Worst place I would have to agree with Catiri; and say Mordor  Just a place of pure evil and disgusting creatures; surrounded by death and damp settings  EW no thank you!

Lord_Vidύm 04/Jul/2006 at 04:31 PM
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The best place in MIDDLE EARTH, would probably be Minas Tirith. It’s whole strupture is the best to be seen. It’s walls, and it’s might as a city of the greatest kings.... Pssss it was the BEST.

The worst place could be Barad Dur. So close to Him, nothing would be more terrifying..or nothing could be colder,dusty and deadly as the air of Mordor...yuk

CirthErebor 05/Jul/2006 at 02:54 PM
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My favorite place is Lothlorien. It’s teeming with beauty and life, and you have to wonder how they created this city without destroying so many of the natural features. Well, they’re elves, I guess. Minas Tirith rates a really, really close second. And my least favorite: Cirith Ungol. Ugh. I think you can figure out why I don’t like this place. I’m not happy when it comes to spiders. Besides, the thought of climbing all the way up the steps of Cirith Ungol right above Minas Morgul? *Shudders*

Tinuwen 05/Jul/2006 at 04:08 PM
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        My favorite places are:  Rivendel( I dont know.. it happened to catch my heart !!..), and Rohan ( for it s open spaces, you just feel free!!)... 
         My least favorite: mines of moria, and mordor..
Turien Silverleaf 05/Jul/2006 at 08:59 PM
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 I love these kind of questions!X(

 My favorite place would definitly have to be the Shire. It’s just so lovely and welcoming. I also like Rohan, cause they have lots of horses
 My least favortie place would have to be Moria, its too dark and underground. It also has Balrogs, scary holes in the ground(I’m terrified of heights) and there are little spider orcs crawling on the ceiling.

Illuvtar 06/Jul/2006 at 04:37 AM
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I’d say Nargothrond because I like the location of a hidden city on a river.

My least favorite place would be Dorthonion because of all the foul things there. I wouldn’t want to journey across there.

Uzakul 06/Jul/2006 at 08:38 AM
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Mordor all the way! everyone loves ash, smoke and fire dont they?  heheh, (well i have to say that!!) Actually i wud say that Lothlorien wud be my fav as its description in the book is beautiful and unique. My least favourite place, hmm anywhere a giant spider or spiderlings dwell!!!!
Lady Leafra Elatani 06/Jul/2006 at 06:20 PM
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My two favorite places is Imlardis because it is one of the saftest places in ME and Lorien because it is the another safe place to be.

My least favorite would be Moria because of the Cave trolls and goblins that are in there not to mention a Balrog.

Murduk 06/Jul/2006 at 10:14 PM
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BEST: The Shire

Think of Gandalf’s take on it ... he has been everywhere, but he seems happiest in The Shire.

WORST: Barad-dur (or anywhere in Mordor)

Unless you’re an orc or, of course, the Dark Lord.
Radagast Rasta 07/Jul/2006 at 09:18 AM
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ShadowMind: My favorite/best place on Middle-Earth woud have to be the Shire. Its peaceful and the life style there is perfect for the way I want to live. However the worst/ least favorite place on Middle-earth (besides Mordor because that would be the obvious choice for most people, no offence ot the Minons of Mordor) would have to be Gondor. Not to say I dont admire the great tower of Minas Tirth but ME is full of interesting peoples and Men seems to be the least interesting because we know so much about them.
Nieriel Eleniel 09/Jul/2006 at 07:56 PM
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My favourite place would be Lothlorien  - From the moment I read about it, I loved it. A city in mallorn trees, what colud be better? I would also love any of the elven dwellings, they are beautiful, filled with song.

My least favourite place would be Mordor. Orcs everywhere, Mount doom, and worst of all Barad-Dur and Minas Morgul, inhabited by Sauron and the Nazgul respectively. Hardly a place for a holiday! I don’t like Moria either, I’m rather claustrophobic, and when you add to the dark caves orcs all over the place and a balrog, it definitely sounds dreadful to me.

Lt. Gothmog 09/Jul/2006 at 09:11 PM
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I would have to say my favorite place to visit in Middle Earth would have to be Minas Tirith. I couldn’t even imagine the grandure and magnificence that one would feel as they walked the stone streets of a city over 3000 years old and filled with the heritage as Minas Tirith has.

My place that I would hate to visit is the Forests of Mirkwood. They just seem so dreary and depressing. Plus you would probably get lost.

Nennia Hlothram 10/Jul/2006 at 01:55 AM
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I really like the Shire. The place is one of the reasons I chose to become a hobbit. Tolkien describes it as a really beautiful place. Like, it’s peaceful but then with all the festivities etc etc, it’s quite noisy- but in a good way.
I really do not like Moria. It just sounds so....er...dangerous, I guess. Though I usually like that sort of place, Tolkien described it in such a way that it sort of scared me.

Calie 12/Jul/2006 at 10:10 PM
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Favorite place. . . Doriath and Menegroth... well, all the old elven-cities of Beleriand. But in LotR Middle-earth? Annuminas on Lake Evendim.

Mirkwood is at the same time my favorite and least favorite/ most scary place. I love the forest, and the last outpost of the silvan elves, but I also know the Wood is contaminated and unnatural, and great evil lurks in its depths.

Arieda Rushlight 13/Jul/2006 at 11:09 AM
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I was looking at some different pictures of Rivendell, and I may have to switch my best place. I still love the Grey Havens because I love the Sea, but Rivendell is wonderful in a very different way. The whole idea of the place reminds me of autumn, my favorite season. I imagine it with lots of golds and reds and deep purples. Trees and mountains and streams and the beautiful flowing architecture of the Elves...it just seems to combine into a simple lovely idea.
Vebrithien 14/Jul/2006 at 04:31 AM
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My favourite place in Middle-Earth is: Hobbiton, and Rivendell because their beautiful places, in their own different ways. Because Hobbiton is lively, with gorgeous landscapes, and fun loveing people. For me Rivendell is the opposite, it’s very serene, peaceful, and realaxed.

My least favourite plae in Middle-Earth is: Mirkwood. Because it’s such a dreary, depressing, scary place.
14/Jul/2006 at 09:07 AM
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The best place is whereever you find the most peace of mind; for some it might be sitting beneath a tree surrounded by nothing but nature. For others, it would be in the centre of a large city-structure surrounded by people akin to you. I’d imagine even a place like Mordor would have people attracted to it’s dark and mystifying beauty, as they might be attracted to Mirkwood. There are a large number of beautiful places (many of which don’t have to be populated by anything but animals, like the fields outside the general population centers of Gondor or Rohan, or even the peaks of the many mountains), although I don’t believe that any place could ever be considered the "best" (less it be Paradise, the closest being Aman) or even the "worst" (save something absolutely inhospitable to everyone [Orodruin?]).
lotrfan51 17/Jul/2006 at 04:21 PM
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my favourite place in middle-earth would have to be gondolin becuase of the fact that nobody knew about it and because of its extreme beauty...my least favourite place would be mordor because it’s all barren and ashy and dark...and i like bright and happy stuff...
Ash. 18/Jul/2006 at 07:55 AM
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The best place in ME would have to the the Shire, You just cant beat it with its happiness and relaxation to the people who live there and the countryside and the forests that lay there.
The worst place to live in would be well it’s quite obvious..Mordor, Dark and nothing good happens there, Torture and other evil thing’s are the only thing going on.
Arwen Lirimaer 18/Jul/2006 at 08:25 AM
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The best place would probably be Lothlorien or the Shire and the worst place Moria. I hate places underground. Can I ask something that isn’t related to the topic?

Lintesiriel 18/Jul/2006 at 07:40 PM
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I believe that the best place would be Rohan, the beauty of the plains and the simple lives led, along with the mountains.  It paints a beautiful picture in my mind, and just seems so peaceful.  For me, the worst place would be any of the dwarven mines.  The biggest reason is becuase it is out of the light of the sun and moon and sheltered from the ouside world.
Nifoleagen Uluithiad 19/Jul/2006 at 08:15 AM
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My favorite place in Middle-Earth would have to be Rohan. Just thinking about the wide open spaces and scenic mountains makes me happy.
My least favorite place in Middle-Earth would have to be Moria. For some reason I hate underground places. Maybe because I’m claustrophobic?
LithonielBanks 19/Jul/2006 at 09:04 AM
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My favorite place in ME would have to be The Shire. It is a beautiful place with rolling hills and many farms. It is a simple and peaceful life there, in the Shire. My second favorite would probably have to be Rohan because I simply love horses and I love to imagine just riding your horse on the plains of Rohan. My least favorite places would be Mordor and Moria. Mordor because it is dark and depressing. Moria because it is dark and it has orcs in it *shutters*
earendils_star 19/Jul/2006 at 12:51 PM
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My favourite place... either Rivendell, because it is so awesome and I love the depiction of it in the films, or the Green Dragon Inn in the Shire. Don’t ask why because I don’t really know. And my least favourite place would be the Ice Plains in the North (Silmarillion). Because that bit in the Silmarillion made me sad for all the Elves who died there.
Novhiliel 21/Jul/2006 at 01:15 PM
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best place in middle earth: the shire because everyone there is so peaceful and carefree, no worries. everything is simple and how things should be. lothlorien is a beautiful place because the mystery the surrounds it to those who haven’t been there.

worst place in middle earth: the mines of moria because it’s underground, old, and ancient. it’s dark and scary and who knows what’s hiding in there, it’s a  lost underground city with bones and skulls all over! it’s  A sad place also, because you  think about how it used to the a great dwarf city and now it’s not first choice to even enter. it has  much forgotten  history. mordor, also, of course. it’s just full of pain and evil and torture!

tobeybey 21/Jul/2006 at 03:24 PM
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beorn’s house would be one of the best for me.

dead marshes would suck, big time
Ehtelë Vírië 03/Aug/2006 at 02:34 PM
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I would have to say that the Void would be the worse place for me; I’d rather be in Mordor than locked in the Void forever. I think I’d go insane. My absolute favorite place to be in Middle Earth would be in the oceans, because I would be free to roam around anywhere without any rules! I’d also like to be in Minas Tirith because I like order and the military.
Fairelindë 03/Aug/2006 at 05:30 PM
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Being a prisoner in the tower of Barad-dur would be pretty bad... or even worse a slave. That was what Gandalf almost condemned Frodo to at the Morannon. That was an ugly dilemma.
As for my favourite place in Middle-Earth, I think Gondolin would have been good before it fell. Very pleasant and very safe.

Ecthelion Anor 04/Aug/2006 at 10:45 AM
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I think my favoite place would be Lothlorien and Caras Galadhron because it is so beautiful and the Queen of the Elves lives there. I would say that my least favoite place would be Barad-dur or Dol Guldor. I dislike those places those were places where Sauron dwelt and you had almost no hope of escaping.
Bard_the_Bowman 04/Aug/2006 at 12:51 PM
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My favrorite place is obivously Rohan because its a beutifal wide open land...u could ride for days and not meet anyone. My least fav is the mines of Moria because i hate being underground and their might be the odd balrog around to keep you company I also never took to the Brown lands as they sound so boring.

Lintehir 05/Aug/2006 at 07:20 PM
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My favorite place is either Rivendell or the shire. Rivendell is peaceful, and beautiful. The Shire is peaceful, and everyone is relaxed. There are basically no major fights in those places. My least favorite place is either the Mines of Moria or the Barrow Downs. Mines of Moria is dark and cold. Also it has goblins, orcs, and a balrog. The Barrow Downs are full of weird things, like spirits.
Lintehir 05/Aug/2006 at 07:20 PM
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My favorite place is either Rivendell or the shire. Rivendell is peaceful, and beautiful. The Shire is peaceful, and everyone is relaxed. There are basically no major fights in those places. My least favorite place is either the Mines of Moria or the Barrow Downs. Mines of Moria is dark and cold. Also it has goblins, orcs, and a balrog. The Barrow Downs are full of weird things, like spirits.
Dagorn Brewhard 09/Aug/2006 at 01:43 PM
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I think my favorite place on middle earth would be Khazad-dûm. I’ve always loved picturing that place and I love the way Peter Jackson dispays it in his movies. Oh and guys (not ment to offend) Moria is not dark and cold any more and it was not created like that. When the dwarves lived there (and they do live there now) it was a bright blace with no trolles,goblins or balrogs, and you dont have to worry about those creatures any more any ways. If u remember Gandolf destroyed the last balrog in ME and the dwarves killed most of the goblins and trolls and drove the rest out. in a short sentence: There are NO more goblins or trolls or balrogs living in or around Moria any more. The dwarves now live in  Khazad-dûm as they will for the rest of eternity.

 " Durin VII became King of Durin’s Folk, and led a further return to the citadel. It seems he was successful, so that long after the War of the Ring, the Dwarves of Durin’s line reclaimed their inheritance, and the hammers rang again in their great halls beneath the Misty Mountains." ( The Encyclopedia of Arda: Khazad-dûm)

And Moria is and was beautiful in itself. I mean you dont seriously think that the dwarves would be so lazy as to make there greatest kingdom just a hole in a mountain. It was the most beautiful thing the dwarves had ever contructed.

As for my least favorite place I would have to say Shelobs lair, I never liked that place. Its covered in spider webs and orc bones, nasty filthy orc bones!

Eomer Windu 09/Aug/2006 at 06:31 PM
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The best place of Middle Earth would definately be Rivendell. It just seems like it would be a great place to learn and live. It was also really safe from evil. It was like a place to rest and recuperate on your journey. That would be my favorite place.

My least favorite place in Middle Earth would be Barad-dur. Just looking at it creeps me out. Come to think of it my least favorite place in MIddle Earth would be all of MOrdor. Even when you hear Boromir describe at the COuncil of Elrond you admiediately hate it. All the nasty orcses. Sorry just went into Gollum mode there. ANy way the land of mordor is just a disgusting place to live. NO doubt about it. Who would want to live there. Other than orcs, trolls, and the Dark Lord Sauron himself.

Amaira 10/Aug/2006 at 05:25 AM
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My favorite places would be either Rivendell or Lothlorien. Rivendell because it’s just so...beautiful, and enchanting. It seems like a place where every heart will heal. The waterfalls, rivers and the sunlight streaming in...what more could you want? And Lothlorien is timeless. It seems like something from another world, and I love the way Tolkein describes it. It’s sad and haunting, but amazing. Gotta love it.

Hmm, least favorite place. I’m going to say Mordor like so many other people, for obvious reasons. While I think Tolkein did a fantastic job painting a picture of it, and it certainly is fascinating, I wouldn’t live there if you paid me. Even before you actually reach Mordor, the very description of the last before it paints a scary picture. This bit, from The Passage of the Marshes chapter in The Two Towers will give you an idea why...
"Here nothing lived, not even the leprous growths that feed on rottenness. The gasping pools were choked with ash and crawling muds, sickly white and grey, as if the mountains had vomited the filth of their entrails upon the lands about. High mounds of crushed and powdered rock, great cones of earth fire-blasted and poison-stained, stood like an obscene graveyard in endless rows, slowly revealed in the reluctant light."
Feden the Brown 13/Aug/2006 at 02:08 AM
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My favorite place is a tie between Rohan and Gondor.  Rohan because of the freedom and space, it’s the perfect place for a creative spirit to fly.  While I like Gondor because of the fact that it’s always numerous, so that you’d never have to have a monsterous hunt for something all people need (orcs don’t count, because well they’re orcs), and those are friends.

While my least favorite place goes to Cirith Ungol, if just because I don’t like spiders of any and all kinds.

Carandol Eredion 13/Aug/2006 at 11:13 AM
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Probably Andúnië early in the Second Age. Somehow the balance between civilisation (ie the town), the wildness of the woods, the high cliffs and rocky heights of the Andustar, the peace of Númenor in the days of its height, with no rumour of a shadow in the east yet, and there’s always the possibility of the odd visitor from Tol Eressëa! In the third age, probably Rivendell, for similar reasons.

Least favourite? The list is endless: Angband, Mordor, Cirith Ungol, in fact anywhere with too many orcs!
Quickbeam345 13/Aug/2006 at 02:55 PM
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My favourite place in Middle Earth would have to be Rohan because it is the place I would most like to visit.  I am drawn to the image of a culture based around horses.  Aside from the obviously horrible, Mordor etc., my least favourite place is Gondor because of the corruption and the way it symbolizes the weakness of men.
Aeariel 14/Aug/2006 at 02:33 AM
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My favourie place would have to be Rivendell of course
And Rohan, I like horses,and the people there seem nice.
And the worst,Mordor of course.
Everything else I like
Snaggle 15/Aug/2006 at 05:07 AM
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Hmm my favourite place in Middle Earth...well its a tie, I can tell you that much. Its a tie between Minas Tirith, just because of the spectacle of the whole city. And its a tie with Fangorn. The twisted woods and ancient Ents of the forest really are awesome. Oh did I mention that it would be a threeway tie? Ha! WEll it is! muahaha! OK the third favourite is...*drum roll* Cirith Ungol!! Lol!! Im a minion..dur...

Least favourite is the Paths of the Dead...even for minions...that place is scary...
Cameilla Brandy 22/Aug/2006 at 10:21 AM
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Best or worst? Favorite or least favorite?

Well, my favorite place in Middle Earth is the Shire. It’s so beautiful and peaceful and homely. If I could be anywhere for the rest of my life it would be the shire. My least favorite plac eis Mordor. It’s so dark and dirty, not to mention the fact that Sauron lives there and there are tons of filthy Orcs. (I know all of this is cliche, and probably everyone will list Mordor as their least favorite, but oh well.)

asadkhan 23/Aug/2006 at 05:34 AM
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My favourite place in the whole of Middle - Earth is the city of Minas Tirith and the Golden Wood of Lothlorien. This is because whenever you read about Minas Tirith, it gives you a feeling of Kingliness and of Brave and Courageous Deeds. The wood of Lothlorien gives you a feeling of homeliness and kindness of the elves.

 

The Worst place would have to be mordor. i know that it is repition but, whatever !!!

aliandir 23/Aug/2006 at 05:51 PM
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The best place or my favourite place on middle eart is hobbiton just beacuse its soo peacefull and beautifull and the worst is moria cuz like its dark and crowded and enclosed.
Adindrius 25/Aug/2006 at 03:05 PM
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i would say the best place to live would be the shire. theyre so simple and unrefined and they live their lives in peace and prosperity, being protected unknowingly by the rangers. the evils of the rest of middle earth do not bother them and until they were attacked in the war of the ring they had lived their lives peacefully without interruption.

it would definitely suck if you had to live in the dead marshes... after a while i doubt anybody could resist going for a little.... swim

Redhawk 26/Aug/2006 at 02:00 AM
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My pick for best place is Rivendell - it’s not too Elvish-ly strict and ordered like Lorien; for worst place - the Harad. Mordor I can stand but nothing but fickle sand and sandstorms for as far as the eye can see? I’ll pass
Ambarvänye 26/Aug/2006 at 09:21 PM
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My favourite place would have to be the shire it’s just so beautiful and calm, i love the hobbit society, they’re really simple and isolated from the problems of the world. I love the green and the little hills it just seems like a perfect place to settle down.

The place i would like to stay the least would be Moria... not because its boring or because I don’t find it absolutely fascinating but I just can’t stand the darkness even when I’m reading about it I just want to get out of there! Of course I’m talking about when the fellowship go through, when it is inhabited with orcs and Balrogs not when the dwarves live there because I presume it would be much nicer then!

Adindrius 26/Aug/2006 at 10:00 PM
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yeah but eventually your senses could get used to it like the orcs that live down there... and then it could b a little fun if you could be all stealthy and ambush the orcs and confuse the hell out of them...
Elfgurl13 28/Aug/2006 at 07:07 PM
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The Best Place in Middle-earth is Lothlorien because it is safe and protected from evil and elves live there and it is a very nice environment.
Túrin 28/Aug/2006 at 07:28 PM
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Attention!

I’m seeing an awful lot of posting-and-running in this thread. I do NOT want it to be (remain, rather) a spam-fest.

I’ll leave the thread open for the moment, but from this point on I would like to see people giving a bit more rationale as to why they would chose one place vs another place, rather than just post a name with the minimal commentary needed to garner two points.

Should the thread continue in a spammish nature, I will be forced, unfortunatly, to close it down.
Olme 28/Aug/2006 at 09:06 PM
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Bag End is definitely my favorite place in all of ME, after all there’s no place like home, and no place says home like Bag End.  As far as just being an overall great place in middle earth, I would definitely pick Moria prior to its ruin, when Durin could’ve given me a "royal welcome"!  No other place really stirs up the sense of adventure like Moria does, it’s still one of my favorite chapters, my favorite being "The Riders of Rohan", I think there should be an historical marker where Aragorn talked to Eomer for the first time.
Aragonia Dunami 29/Aug/2006 at 12:02 AM
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I loved the dipiction of the Shire, a place that seems pescefully protected and away from the cares of the rest of Middle Earth. Described as a pastoral and beautifully green place, it seems like a haven. Even though the hobbits who live there later find that they are not immune from the evil in Middle Earth, it would be a lovely place to live. 

I recall the Mines Of Moria as my least favorite place, because it is dark, scarey, and reeks of evil. I loved Tolkein’s description, and it is one that probably stayed with me the longest, but it filled me with dread. To think of residing there or even going there is not something I would ever want to experience.  

crazylexisa 06/Sep/2006 at 09:56 PM
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Hm.... The best place in my mind would be Rivendell... The worst place of coarse would be none other than Mordor. Mordor is the wrost because it is just so darn scary, you dont know whats going to happen to you. In Rivendell it is so beautiful and peaceful. it is the best.
Master Curunir 07/Sep/2006 at 02:57 AM
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my favourite place in middle earth is insengard beafore it was dismantled by saruman lovly green area protected by on outer layer of wall and a gate. with fresh water running through the river isen isengard is a buetiful and peacfull place one that i would trully like to visit. my other option would be the mines of moria and erigion i would love to walk in the mines and eat with the dwarves in there great halls of stone. 
Master Curunir 07/Sep/2006 at 03:00 AM
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o and the worst place would have to be mordor dirty raocky filthy place not enought light the place proberly smells and as  crazylexisa said you dont no wats going to happen to you with fell beast flying around and stray meat eating trolls and spiders roming about the land and you never no when that valcona might just explode.
KingODuckingham 08/Sep/2006 at 10:11 AM
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I think I would have to agree with Sam, when he tells Frodo that his favorite place he has seen on his travels is Rivendell. It has a bit of everything, he says, of (and I paraphrase) Gondor, the Shire, Lothlorien, Bree...everything except the sea. But since I am not particularly a water person, what do I care about the sea? Also Bilbo says it is the perfect place for food, sleep, singing, and elves. What more could you want?

The worst place...would be those mountains of sl*g out in front of the black gate. That is the place of blackest despair for the characters of ME. Nothing, not even the slimy algae and bacteria that fester in some disgusting places can live there. It is a monument to death and destruction. Horrific.
Endril 15/Sep/2006 at 08:16 AM
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Indeed Imladris was the best place. As athe worst place in Middle Earth could also be remembered Isengard, the Orthanc tower were Saruman lived. Surrounded by loads of orcs that fabricated weapons and other distructive things, this place could not be worst tha Mordor but it was very similar to it.
dancing Gandalf 15/Sep/2006 at 11:49 PM
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My favorite place in middle earth is Minas Morgul. I would love to have lots of blue lighning coming out of my roof. My least favorite (and I know this will annoy people) is the Shire. Too plain and ordinary, nothing happening but eating and smoking.
Hakatri 16/Sep/2006 at 03:12 AM
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My favourite place in middle-earth is of course Lothlorien. Beautiful and mysterious elven realm yet separated from the rest of the world which suits me just fine, plus I’m great lover of nature and forests. Worst place would be Mordor. Bad air to breath, bad water to drink, orcs trolls, and awful political leadership.

Annabel~~ 16/Sep/2006 at 05:26 AM
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I don’t know which is a better place, Rivendell or Lothlorien. From the movies, I think Rivendell is a little bit better. (I chose to be a Lorien elf because of Talan and woods. lol *g* ) Shelob’s Lair is the worest place. It is dark and there is a spider. I don’t like Mordor, but Shelob’s Lair scared me much more than Mordor if I was the ring bearer, kaka

Angmar Warlock 16/Sep/2006 at 12:21 PM
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I fully agree that if you want a nice easy life with simple pleasures - wine women song - although women a bit short for my liking - then it would have to be the shire.  However to answer the wine women and song elements -

wine - dwarven locations are probably the best for a party, more beer than you can shake a stick at and a desire to drink as much as possible.

women - any eleven location is bound to have the most attractive women in it, so therefore is a must for all social climbers.

Song - not to sure on this, the house of tom bombadil, everything he does is a song, he would be a good laugh at a knees up - but prolonged exposure would drive you insane

nEUroTIc 16/Sep/2006 at 08:58 PM
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i would say that the best place where i would like to be would be the valley of rivendell..well thats why i joined the knigdom.because it is the best place to be..relax under the sun the moon or the stars in the graceful company of other elves.
i wouldnt say worst but i wouldnt have liked to be in moria while the balrog was still alive
Arvellas 19/Sep/2006 at 08:27 PM
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My best place in Middle-earth would have to be Rivendell...probably why I joined that Kingdom on the Plaza.  In general, I am drawn to nature, and so there are several places I would like to visit, including the other Elven strongholds as well as Rohan, Fangorn, Isengard(either before Saruman corrupted it or after the Ents gained control of it) and maybe the Shire.  My worst places would be Isengard during Saruman’s control and Mordor.  I also wouldn’t like to get caught by the spiders in Mirkwood...
likuku 05/Oct/2006 at 04:50 AM
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The best place for me would be Ithilien because there are a lot of trees and there are very beautiful nature and I love places like Ithilien. In Ithilien are very beautiful animals and there can rest as well and Ithilien can compare to Lothlorien because in Lothlorien  you can feel safety too, but in Lothlorien is Galadrials magic that makes Lothlorien unloved to me, but Ithilien is different there are now magics, but you feel good...
Beregond Abell 05/Oct/2006 at 06:21 PM
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My best place in Middle Earth to go to would be Gondor. Its so beautiful. The White City. But I think that Ithilien would be where I would live. The forest, with the river right there. Be a Ranger and defend it. I live in the forest right now and I love it. At wwork we had to cut trees down for fire wood and I hated it. They were killing trees. I would only cut down dead ones. My boss said to cut down the maple trees because they produse to much shade. I reminded me of how the Ents felt when they saw that Saruman cut there forest down.
lalla 06/Oct/2006 at 03:25 AM
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The best place for me? Obviously Lothlorien. Safe, beautiful and full of magic. And the idea of spending my time singing, making up stories and dancing is perfect for me (I’m not the fighting type). As for the worst place, in my opinion it’s Moria: I’m claustrophobic and I cannot think of being far from open air!!!
likuku 06/Oct/2006 at 04:21 AM
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For me the most beautifulist place is the Shire because there are no wars of battles and all live peacefull and days are full of fun and meals

About worst place I would definetly said Mordor I think that Mordor then Sauron rules there because if you come in front of the black tower then...I just say that it would be  worster than your worst nightmer and there you would suffer like you  have suffered enywere.

great earendil 06/Oct/2006 at 07:28 AM
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MY favourite place would definitely be lothlorien coz it’s so beautiful.
and my least favourite place would be the void to which melkor was destined.

yeah i know, i have picked the idea from someone who posted above but that really was a good post.
bukkworm 08/Oct/2006 at 07:51 AM
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My best place in Middle Earth has got to be Moria before the comaing of Durins Bane(the Balrog). This is not solely because I am a dwarf.

My wors place on Middle Earth would probably be Mordor for obvious reasons.

May your swords stay sharp and your arrows fly swiftly.

Arvellas 08/Oct/2006 at 05:56 PM
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Redhawk-I must agree with your comments on Rivendell; it’s bit of a crossroads and a good place for travellers to stop, so you would have a fair chance at meeting a variety of people there and hearing all kinds of news.

I wonder, though, about the in-between places between the "settlements"...just wilderness.  I wouldn’t want to live out there all the time, but it would be nice to see the untamed beauty of nature in a place like Middle-earth.  Or maybe, if one was there at a time when the location of the Entwives was still known, it might be nice to see their gardens.

Panethor 11/Oct/2006 at 03:04 AM
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For me the best place in Middle Earth is:  

Minas Tirith. I like Minas Tirith because of the City Halls and because of the City. 

The worst place in Middle Earth for me is Minas morgul.

Lobelia Brindleway 11/Oct/2006 at 06:26 AM
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My best place in Middle-Earth would have to be The Shire because it’s so friendly and cheerful looking and (i can’t pick just one lol) Lothlorien it’s like a musical land, where you can feel safe.

My least fave place would have to be: Mordor. It’s dark, scary, full of orcs and Nazguls.
Kalidor the elf 11/Oct/2006 at 10:21 AM
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The best place would be ether Rivendell or mirkwood. The Worst would definitely be mordor or moria.
Arvellas 11/Oct/2006 at 05:59 PM
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Kalidor the elf: "The best place would be ether Rivendell or mirkwood."

There is one problem I find in your statement.  Mirkwood is not exactly what one would call paradise, at least not when Bilbo was there.  There were giant spiders who attempted to devour Thorin and Co., as well as the fact that Sauron, then under the guise of "the Necromancer" was rather closeby.

As for Moria, it was definitely a bad place to be after the coming of the Orcs, the Balrog, and the Watcher in the Water, but I wonder what it was like before then, when Durin’s folk were still living there comfortably?  No doubt it would have been a great place to visit and to see the spledor of what the Dwarves had to offer.

Halfred 12/Oct/2006 at 02:26 AM
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Difficult question. I think I would really like to spend some tom ein the house of Bombadil, far away from everything just enjoying piece and quiet. The place I feel attracted to most is probably Rivendell and the Grey Havens. It is hard to decide, though, because I also like Gondor a lot, but I think I’ll prefer the countryside to such a big city. Anyway, agreeing with most posts in this forum, my least favourite place is, of course, Mordor. I don’t think I would fancy Khazad-Dum, either.
Isilquendi-Moon Elf 12/Oct/2006 at 08:09 PM
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I really like how Caras Galadhon is depicted in the LOTR movies, but in the books there’s not as much detail as I’d like, I also really like Fangorn, but Lothlorien’s my favourite. I really don’t like Edoras, the whole setting of plains and grasslands just doesn’t appeal to me.
Lindalar 12/Oct/2006 at 08:49 PM
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My best would definitely have to be Lothlorien. In the trees with nature and in the air with the wind, as well as beautiful buildings? What more could you want? And the worst would have to be Emyn Muil, I just really don’t like the feel of it, natureless hills...
Jargoth 13/Oct/2006 at 05:32 PM
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My favorite place in middle earth would probebly be Minas Tirith. Just the Design and the size of it is amazing but i hate Shelobs lair. I hate small spiders i couldn’t handle big Spiders and all the webs and dead people i couldn’t even step into that place.
Fyrion 14/Oct/2006 at 06:08 AM
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my favourite place in middle earth would,by far,  be imladris though lorein and minas tirith attract me as well . Rivendell is the centre of learning and culture.with elronds wise counsel at your had.

my least favvourite place would be mordor angband and any other place with too many orcs

Mallow 15/Oct/2006 at 09:42 AM
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Hmm.... my favourite place would be Rivendell, because of it´s inhabitants. The elves are sure very kind and I would like to here a song or something like that, maybe a story about Elendil. Yeah, it would be great.X(

And my least favourite places in ME are the dephts of Moria. You know, where Gandalf and the Balrog fought. These places are sure very scary, because of the darkness there. It´s an endless labirynth(I´m not sure if I spelled it right) and you can´t see the end of it and you don´t know, what creatures live there.X(

Arvellas 15/Oct/2006 at 06:06 PM
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Mallow-Welcome to the Plaza and to the Lore Fora!  I too like Rivendell; it would be great to spend an evening in the house of Elrond, listening to songs and stories.  I would imagine that hearing an Elf sing would be wonderful.

Moria would have to be exceptionally bad for anyone who was either claustrophobic or afraid of the dark.

Mallow 16/Oct/2006 at 12:35 PM
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Thank you for the greeting Arvellas X( !
lalla 18/Oct/2006 at 09:26 AM
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I agree. In fact I don’t like Moria because I’m claustrophobic (I hate having to take the metro!). And I don’t like darkness... I need sunshine, open air, and wind. So, also in its period of splendour, Moria wouldn’t  be the place for me! On the other hand, I would have loved Rivendell and especially Lothlorien.
Iestolthenin 20/Oct/2006 at 03:56 PM
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My most favorite place is Lothlorien.  It was actually the section about Lothlorien in the books that won me over.  It is especially beautiful in the movie with all the lights and the trees-so peaceful and secluded.  It  takes a little thought for me to come up with my least favorite place, but I guess I would have to say Shelob’s lair because of the stench and the dark heavy air that is described in the book. It’s suffocating just to read about it.
Arvellas 21/Oct/2006 at 08:11 PM
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Mallow-You’re very welcome!

Ialla-Yes, and although I’m not claustrophobic, I don’t think I’d like to spend a lot of time in dark passages.  I would constantly be thinking "Aren’t there any windows in this place?!"  Like the Elves, I would rather be under Varda’s stars, amidst Yavanna’s flora.

lalla 22/Oct/2006 at 10:36 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Arvellas on Saturday, October 21, 2006

although I’m not claustrophobic, I don’t think I’d like to spend a lot of time in dark passages.  I would constantly be thinking "Aren’t there any windows in this place?!"  Like the Elves, I would rather be under Varda’s stars, amidst Yavanna’s flora.


Exactly what I meant. And the Shire is another place I’m sure I would love. Open air, green fields, lots of trees and flowers... and little hobbits having fun. It won’t be so bad to spend time drinking, eating cakes and singing. Unfortunately, I don’t smoke, but I’m sure I would enjoy the colorful parties...
Aran Lepenque Sedai 23/Oct/2006 at 10:43 PM
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The best place there could ever be would be Beleriand. Pity it sunk after the War of Wrath. After that, would be Valinor.
The worst place. Hmmm, could be Angband, Mordor definately
eldarommen 24/Oct/2006 at 03:42 AM
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Well, friends... actually it is enough to look at the icon near ones name to say what place he/she likes, and what hates with all his soul! For instance i should like Rivendell and hate Mordor. But it’s not that simple, right?
As an elf of Noldor and servant of Elrond, what can indeed be better for me than Imladris? It’s my home after all... That’s why i am here, in these noble kingdom of Plaza. But cannot A Noldor dream about the precious woods of Valinor that he once left? Cannot he walk amidst breathing, whispering trees and enjoy calm elven grace? So, my favourite place in ME is, perhaps Lothlorien.
What about worst... Moria, i believe. Mordor is evil and filled with foes, yes. But Moria is a Tomb... Who wants to walk into a tomb?
Endril 24/Oct/2006 at 09:26 AM
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eldarommen: I just think that Mordor is worst than Moria. And Moria is not a tomb. Moria consists of the halls build by the dwarves that are now in ruin because of the balrog, that caused the moving of the dwarves. There are tombs in Moria but Moria is not a tumb. You can’t say about a city that has a cementery that all the town is a cementery.
eldarommen 24/Oct/2006 at 09:40 AM
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Ermm... You know, i think we just speak about different things, fireblade Of course i do not call Moria a "tomb" only because it has some real tombs inside. Actually i consider Moria to be one of the most amazing places of the ME. BUT - before it was destroyed and abandoned by dwarves! How else can i call a place filled with dead all over - but not a tomb? Everything in Moria breathes with death and grief... And it is doomed not to be inhabited by the great nation of Durin again... Isn’t it like a tomb? So - of course i will not call a town a "tomb" because it has a cemetery, but i WILL call a "tomb" dead city - such like Pompeia, for instance... And, perhaps i agree with you - Mordor is still worse. I am from Imladris, after all! What can be worse than the land of ashes!
Deagol77 27/Nov/2006 at 06:05 PM
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Moria is definitely the best place in ME. Of course, I mean Moria before the Balrog came. That might be my dwarvish nature coming out, but Moria would probably be pretty high up there with most people. In my opinion, the worst place in ME is the lands of the east. You would be puppet governments set up by Sauron, slaves to his will and the cannon fodder of his army.
Captaìn Faramír 28/Nov/2006 at 11:58 AM
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Minas Tirith or Nùmenor are definately the best plase in midle earph, are there even a greater fortress then Minas Tirith????? It has (or at lest had
the greatest army in the entire midle earph, and seven layers of wall, Ecthelions wite tower the towerguards, its perfekt stategic location, it`s just great! The Worst place most be Angband, ruled by Morgoth it must have been terible. But if the worst is`nt Angband, it must have been Isengard, a former Gondorian fortress, given to a wissard, that became corupted, and turned into such a dark place, as a Gondorian fortification it dos’nt deserve such a destiny
Lifur 02/Dec/2006 at 01:17 PM
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Best place, Moria in the days of Durin III, cos by the time his son died, Sauron had invaded Eriador, and destroyed Eregion, so the Western Gate was shut.  Other candidate for best place must be the glittering caves of Aglarond, as Gimli, freed by Galadriel from the corruption the dwarves had sufferred due to the seven rings, took it upon himself to make the place a thing of beauty.  Worst place, the mines below Angband or the mountains of terror.

 

Tenharien Calmcacil 05/Dec/2006 at 07:47 PM
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I think the worst place in middle earth would have to be Shelob’s lair. Ugh, can yo believe how many spiders are down there. Not to mention that huge giant shelob. Makes me shutter. How can that thing be tat big. Geez lol, anyway I think Moria is a great place too but I think Minas Tirith is a beautiful place so id say for me its the best.
Gorynhk 07/Dec/2006 at 05:56 PM
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Minas Tirith is nice, but I like the Riddemark. (SP?) I like it because I have always enjoyed mountains, highlands. As far as the worst, I’d say the dead marshes... seemingly impossible to cross.
elvenboy20 09/Dec/2006 at 08:54 AM
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I think gondor and mordor were the best places of middle earth and though i like forest fangorn forest was one of the worst places the reason for my favorites are for gondor it was an awesome looking city and mordor was just neat looking and i liked the black gate the best about mordor and i thought fangorn fores was just weird  thars why i didnt like that place it just creeped me out

Novgwath 09/Dec/2006 at 06:37 PM
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The best place on middle earth is a hard choice. If you wanted me to be specific i would probly say The Citadel at Minas Tirith, in the days after the fall of mordor. The view from there must have been stunning. One cannot forget Rivendell however. A safe haven from the troubles outside vitually. Set in a pristine river valley. In touch with nature, great architechture, fabulous views and glorious weather.

The worst place is also difficult as well. It would be obvious to say Mordor. I hardly fancy being surrounded by Orcs, Ash & Sulphur! However it must have been grim in Rohan when Theoden was under the influence of Wormtongue and Saruman.

elendil88 11/Dec/2006 at 02:37 AM
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i think the best place is the Dimholt Dale, it is eerie and spooky, yet it is full of history, i love history and it is so interesting.
elendil88 11/Dec/2006 at 02:39 AM
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the worst place has to be Cirith Ungol, it is so ugly and unwelcoming. it certainly tells people to get the hell out of there. if there is a hell where we all go to then that is where it is. i can just imagine the stench of all the orcs and urak’s. makes me shiver just to think about it - something which i dont want to. it is such a place of evil - ugh!
elendil88 11/Dec/2006 at 02:43 AM
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It just came to me - and i know its weird - but i think that Minas Morgul (Minas Ithil) is so beuatiful as it is shown in the film. the green just radiates and reminds me of the beuty that used to occupy the building. it eminated heavenly feelings though i know it is full of evil - i think the elves should go and live there once again. the impact is so great when the light goes into the sky and Gandalf can see it - overwhelming!

broadbeam 16/Dec/2006 at 04:43 AM
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My favourite place is probably either Dol Guldur (as it appears in battle for middle earth 2 haha) or Minas Ithil, they are both wonderful works of art.

My least favourite place is probably Mordor, its just basically a desert and its not really interesting (its cool though) and i just had a thought. Where do orcs sleep, and if they do, where do the Nazgul sleep?

elendil88 17/Dec/2006 at 08:35 AM
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My least favourtie place is probably Isenguard, since nothing much happens there and it just sits there and looks evil. It is sn immense work of art, yet I feel that there is no heart in it and even when Saruman wasnt corrupt, there was something in the air of what was going to succeed it.
Isilmírë 17/Dec/2006 at 06:48 PM
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I am sure everyone would agree that almost all of Middle-Earth is beautiful. To narrow it down however I would say that Midgewater and the Dead Marshes would be the worst places, all those irritable flies. The best places in my opinion would be Lorien, Gondolin, and I am sure Taniquetil would be an awesome site to see.
Eloymen 17/Dec/2006 at 08:17 PM
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Lorien, Gondor, Rivendell,Valinor, and Numenor would be my choices for the best place in Middle-Earth. The worst would have to be Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, Barad-dur, and Angmar while the Witch King was ruling it. The Barrow Downs are probably not too great either.
Kaulargorn 18/Dec/2006 at 01:32 AM
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The worst place I think was the under-earth caves under the bridge of Durin where Gandalf fought Balrog. There were such nasty things there that Gandalf later didn’t want talking about them. As for the most beautiful,there were many of them but if I was an inhabitant of middle Earth I would like to live in Minas Tirith and definitely live some time in Rivendell and Meduseld and after my retirement I would like to realax in the Shire smoking pipeweed and drinking cold beer
merrypip03 18/Dec/2006 at 08:02 AM
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My vote goes to Rohan as the most beautiful. The horse lords, and wide open spaces and mountains and valleys...very beautiful. I would also vote the Shire up there as well because it is also very beautiful and peaceful, and a wonderful spot to get away from it all.

As for worst...I would say any of the locations that were once beautiful and are now desecrated, like Minus Morgul, Isengard, Moria, the dead marshes....places like that.
Turien Silverleaf 18/Dec/2006 at 12:26 PM
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  Most Beautiful- I would have to say... *consults maps*  Hyrrostar, a forest in Numenor that contained trees that were descendants of Laurerlin. Old Kings used it as havens and plantations for sihp building. I love forests, and this one sounds specially pretty.

 Worst place- Orodruin (Mount Doom) and I’m pretty sure we all know why nobody except our friendly orc likes this place...X(

Dor-lómin 20/Dec/2006 at 04:29 PM
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I the place in ME has gotta be Rivendell and Lothlorien, they are just beautiful and full of history, not to mention ELVES!! The worst palce would hav to be Rhun, it just reminds me of Africa or som poor country lol
Miriath 21/Dec/2006 at 02:05 PM
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The best place in Middle Earth is a hard decision; there are places in Middle Earth that Tolkien describes as having such beauty. I would have to say that any Elven terriority would have to be the most beatufiul; since the Elves are so fair and their cities so wonderful. I would have to say the worst to be Harad - it’s just a desert and inhabited by nomads, kind of reminds me of the Sahara.
ArcherOfGondor 22/Dec/2006 at 09:38 PM
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The real question is where would you want to live and who would be your enemy.  I would certainly choose Minas Tirith or The Shire over any elven territory.  Goblin infested caves have to be the worst.  Harad seems pretty interesting especialy because of its varying climates and limited knowledge.  The elven places are overrated, (but thats just me).

Lólindir Ciryatan 23/Dec/2006 at 07:34 AM
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My choice of the best place on Middle Earth would have to be Rivendell. It’s in a beautiful location, in a deep valley and in the foothills of the Misty Mountains. It is also a refuge, hidden from all it’s enemies.

The worst place in Middle earth for me would have to be Moria after its desertion of the Dwarves. I would hate to be confined inside that mountain, especially after it became such a dark and evil place.

Beregond Abell 23/Dec/2006 at 07:52 AM
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I agree with Faramir, Minas Tirith is the best place on Middle Earth, With its shining walls, the wind on the banners bearing the White tree of Gondor. I love Minas Tirith. If it had not been for the nazagul, then the city never would have been breached, but what can mortal man do agianst wraiths?

As for the worst place, i think that moria or a goblin stronge hold. Because you would be traped in there with them, at least if it was in mordor or somthing, you could run. But in a tunnel with thousands of goblins, you cant run very far

Tin the wizard 23/Dec/2006 at 08:54 AM
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The best place in Middle earth for me is Isengard and the tower of Orthanc,and the worst place would be Dagorland.But the second best and most beautiful place numer two is Rivendell

Skauril 23/Dec/2006 at 01:37 PM
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During the War of the Ring, Minas Tirith wouldn’t have been such a nice place to reside at.   Unless you were way up in the white tower overlooking the action, safe in the knowledge that Sauron’s forces would be repelled before they got all the way up there. Of course, if you were there at that precise time in Middle-earth’s history as one if its inhabitants, you’d have no way of knowing what would be the outcome, and you’d therefore be s***tting yourself with fear.  Unless you actually wouldn’t mind joining the fray and dying for Gondor, in which case you couldn’t have picked a better spot to do just that.

Numenor was undoubtedly the most magnificent and beautiful of the realms of men ever to have existed, but I wouldn’t want to "grow roots" there and learn to love it as my home, seeing as it would inevitably sink beneath the waves. Even if I were placed in early Numenor, and thus had the chance to live out my life there before the downfall, the knowledge that someday my children or grandchildren would die drowning and nothing would remain of my beloved home, would keep me from choosing Numenor. Of course, again assuming I didn’t know what was coming and could thus live in ignorant bliss, it would be a beautiful place to reside at.

During the War of the Ring, some place in Western Gondor might be nice. Maybe in the peninsula of Andrast. There seems to have been no strife or conflict there (except perhaps a bit further east in Gondor, where the Corsairs raided the coastline). Lindon would undoubtedly be another pleasant place, not touched in any direct way by Sauron during the war.

As far as the least pleasant place is concerned, I agree with Deagol on the eastern lands. It would be a bleak, harsh environment (at least the plains of Rhun), and you’d have little choice but to side with Sauron, and quite possibly be forcefully recruited into his armies. Though maybe far in the East you could find a secluded realm of the Avari that remained unspoilt by Sauron’s corrupting influence, or perhaps even a tribe or nation of men rebelling against Sauron (perhaps because of the influence of Alatar or Pallando)? One can only speculate.

Mordor would obviously be a terrible place to dwell in. I don’t really think you could live in Gorgoroth for any length of time.. the conditions would simply be unbearable. Nurn might be passable.. just barely, but undoubtedly bleak and forbidding, a depressing land, at least during Sauron’s reign.

Arthur Weasley 23/Dec/2006 at 02:46 PM
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My favorite place in all of Middle Earth would have to be Annuminas by the shores of Lake Evendim.  This area has always seized my imagination with rolling hills, Shirelike climates, and a beautiful lake nearby.  The Tower of the Sunset (Annuminas) sounds enchanting!

The worst place in Middle Earth to me would be the Dead marshes.  All those thousands of bloated dead bodies in a smelly swamp does not sound like a vacation spot to me.

Oin 23/Dec/2006 at 10:42 PM
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Skauril: During the War of the Ring, some place in Western Gondor might be nice. Maybe in the peninsula of Andrast.

Yes, it would be nice, especially if you were a Druedain. The peninsula of Andrast and the area slightly to the north of it, Druwaith Iaur (roughly translated into Old Pukel-land), was one of the last bastions of the Druedain, known in RotK as the Woses of the Druadan Forest. And I get the impression from Ghan-buri-Ghan that they didn’t much care for intruders.

Morgil 23/Dec/2006 at 11:26 PM
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While there are a number of places I find particularly interesting to visualize, such as Imladris, lake Nevendim, and other locations in the north of Middle-earth, I would have to pick Doriath as best. I’ve always loved spending time in woodlands, and a forest in the youth of ME would have to be heartbreakingly beautiful. As far as the worst place, Cirith Ungol leaps to mind. The combination of a giant spider and a lot of Orcs would not make for pleasant scenery or atmosphere.
likuku 25/Dec/2006 at 10:26 AM
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Oh questions like this I have see at least i think so.

Ok now about the best place of middle earth - Then I look at this question in my mind come two foughts - Rivendell and Lothlorien. But if I think better then I realaized that thes are not only places in ME abou we could say "the best place". And now I will say that the best place is Grey Havens. I have choosed this because this is really best place. What would you wish else if you have - sea(with all birds and fresh air) and beautiful nature. At least I, can’t wish anything else.

And now about the worst place of Middle earth - I don’t think, but I now that everyone, alright almost everyone, thinks that the most worst place is Mordor, but I don’t think so. I thik that the worst place is Norgathrond. I now that many will ask why and I will answer gladly. In ME everyone fears Mordor and try not to go toward it, but what about Norgathrond it is in Mirkwood and elves of Mirkwood can’t don’t go even close to that place. Mordor is very big place, but Norgathrond just a stronghold and I think that it’s make it dangerest that Mordor because if there is some huge teritory full of enemy then it have to be some region in  whome it rules, but with Norgothrond is different. You can’t now when will come the attack and all other things.

Qtpie 25/Dec/2006 at 12:21 PM
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likuku: I think you have it wrong. Nargothrond was the fortress and kingdom of Finrod. Nargothrond was on the western borders of Doriath, so it couldn’t have been in Mirkwood. Do you mean Dol Guldur? It is the only fortress in Mirkwood that was held by the Enemy.
likuku 26/Dec/2006 at 07:58 AM
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OH yes it is terrible mistake  I think Dol Guldur in NOrgothrons place. Please for give me everybody
Arandorion 26/Dec/2006 at 02:06 PM
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I think the best place must have being Minas Thirith. The white walls and the great citadel rising up above it! The whole place most have felt soo Royal .. soo Proud! I think that in this matter the way they made Minas Thirith in the film does it justice. Only the sight of it must have made a foe of Gondor crumble.
Narmaethor 29/Dec/2006 at 09:59 AM
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The best place in Middle Earth is definitley without a doubt the Shire or maybe Rivendell. Oh I don’t know one of those two.  But it is extremeley obvious that the worst place in middle Earth is of course mordor The black lands are described as a teribble placeThere is definitley no contest there.
Aragonia Dunami 29/Dec/2006 at 08:13 PM
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I vote for Rivendell and Minas Tirith as the best places in middle Earth. Rivendell because of it’s beauty and elven history. Artistically created and a haven for its people, it is one of the safe and seemingly peaceful places in Middle Earth. Minas Tirith is best because it is the greatest seat of men, a city of great beauty and history, a citadel for the courageous men of Gondor. The worst place in Middle Earth has to be Mordor. A kingdom of evil and hate, a wasteland of fire and rock and steam. Not a place a good man would want to call home.
Anscemion 30/Dec/2006 at 01:47 PM
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The best place ever would be Lothlorien, The Golden Wood. Why, just its name sound like paradise anyway.

I would have to say that Minas Morgol or rather when it was Minas Ithil, is one of the the best places. I love how they set up the walls. Plus the location would give you a huge advantage, you could just keep shooting the enemy while they were having to enter the narrow path of the Morgol Vale.

The worst place would definately be Mordor, its a completely uninhabitable land except by the creatures that you would find there, no man could make a life out of that place. (A Maia, hmmm. maybe, lol)

Anscemion 30/Dec/2006 at 01:54 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by likuku on Monday, December 25, 2006

Oh questions like this I have see at least i think so.

Ok now about the best place of middle earth - Then I look at this question in my mind come two foughts - Rivendell and Lothlorien. But if I think better then I realaized that thes are not only places in ME abou we could say "the best place". And now I will say that the best place is Grey Havens. I have choosed this because this is really best place. What would you wish else if you have - sea(with all birds and fresh air) and beautiful nature. At least I, can’t wish anything else.

And now about the worst place of Middle earth - I don’t think, but I now that everyone, alright almost everyone, thinks that the most worst place is Mordor, but I don’t think so. I thik that the worst place is Dul-Golder. I now that many will ask why and I will answer gladly. In ME everyone fears Mordor and try not to go toward it, but what about Norgathrond it is in Mirkwood and elves of Mirkwood can’t don’t go even close to that place. Mordor is very big place, but Dul-Golder just a stronghold and I think that it’s make it dangerest that Mordor because if there is some huge teritory full of enemy then it have to be some region in  whome it rules, but with Dul-Golder is different. You can’t now when will come the attack and all other things.


Interesting point, your absolutely right. Dul-Golger doesn’t rule Mirkwood. So you never know when the elves could be recieveing a visit from something worse than their mother-in-law.
Uzakul 30/Dec/2006 at 02:40 PM
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MInas Morgul is for me the best place in middle earth, a place of darkness and black magic and presided over by the mighty witch king! The descriptions of the dead city are brilliant and the surounding morgal vale. Dead creepy brilliant imaganitive wrting
Galadriel0204 31/Dec/2006 at 07:08 PM
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Middle earth is the best place in middle earth! Well, I don’t think that counts. Anyway, I think the best place in Middle Earth is Lothlorien. The mallorn trees are so tall and there flowers and bark are so lovely. I also love how the elves made their city around the trees and didn’t cut any down. I think the worst place in Middle Earth is Mordor. There are no trees.
Turambar_77 01/Jan/2007 at 04:38 AM
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I think Minas Tirith is the best place- it is a really beautiful and great city, in a nice countryside...
The worst place is, in my opinion, Cirith Ungol... I think it’s really eerie, and I hate spiders...
Poppy Burrows 01/Jan/2007 at 09:13 AM
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In my opinion, the shire is by far the best place in middle earth. I just love every thing about it, and i know that it was a very spesial place for tolkien aswell. And mordor is proberly the worst place, along with shelob’s lair.

- poppy burrows -

Wilibald Bumble 01/Jan/2007 at 10:07 AM
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The Shire of course! Tolkien designed it as a peaceful area where no evil comes and people live in peace. So the Shire would be the best place to live in Middle Earth and I say MIDDLE EARTH, not Numenor or Aman which are seperate continents.

The worst place in Middle Earth to live would be Morgul Vale or Cirith Ungol and we can only hope that coming the ere of the Fourth Age that place was cleansed of evil!
Lady Rowena 01/Jan/2007 at 03:31 PM
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i would say the best places are The Shire and Lothlorien. Everything seems peacfull there,  they give me the feeling that no evil can get into them. The worst places,  the Dead Marshes and Shelob’s  Lair.