The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Story Foreseen from Moria

The Nazgul by Ted Nasmith

This chapter contains a detailed outline of musings as to how Tolkien thought the story would proceed. Some ideas are the same as what the Professor later discovered really happened, as in Boromir’s fall and Merry and Pippin finding Treebeard. … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria (1): The Lord of Moria

Password Into Moria, by Ted Nasmith

This marks the first mention of the rivers Isen and Silverlodem as well as Sauron’s fortresses of Dol-Dugol (later Dol Guldur) and Barad-dûr. There is a curious mention by Boromir of “the country of Seven Streams” and the Black Mountains … Continue reading