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The Mines of Moria - The Watcher in the Water

MoriaStairFalls(2)

It looked to Frodo like the remains of an ancient road, that had once been broad
and well planned, from Hollin to the mountain-pass.
The Moon, now at the full, rose over the mountains,
and cast a pale light in which the shadows of stones were black.
Many of them looked to have been worked by hands,
though now they lay tumbled and ruinous in a bleak, barren land.

Rounding the corner they saw before them a low cliff,
some five fathoms high, with a broken and jagged top.
Over it a trickling water dripped, through a wide cleft that seemed
to have been carved out by a fall that had once been strong and full.
"Indeed things have changed!" said Gandalf. "But there is no mistaking the place.
There is all that remains of the Stair Falls."
(from: The Fellowship of the Ring, pages 373, 392)

WatcherInTheWater(1)

Gimli: "The walls of Moria!"

WatcherInTheWater(2)

Gimli: "Dwarf doors are invisible when closed."

Gandalf: "Yes Gimli, their own masters cannot find them if their secrets are forgotten."

Legolas: "Why doesn't that surprise me?"

Gimli: "Hmm..."

WatcherInTheWater(3)

Gandalf: "Well. Let's see... Ithildin!
It mirrors only starlight... and moonlight.
It reads: 'The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria.
Speak, friend, and enter'."


Annon edhellen, edro hi ammen!
Fennas nogothrim, lasto beth lammen!"


Pippin: "Nothing's happening..."

WatcherInTheWater(4)

Aragorn: "Do not disturb the water!"

WatcherInTheWater(5)

Frodo: "It's a riddle.
Speak 'friend' and enter...
What's the Elvish word for 'friend'?"


Gandalf: "Mellon!"

WatcherInTheWater(6)

Gimli: "Soon, Master Elf, you will enjoy
the fabled hospitality of the Dwarves!"
Roaring fires!
Malt beer!
Ripe meat off the bone!"


WatcherInTheWater(7)

Frodo: "HELP!"

Sam: "Get off him! - Strider!"

WatcherInTheWater(8)

Gandalf: "Into the mines!"

Boromir: "Legolas!"

WatcherInTheWater(9)

Aragorn: "Into the cave!"