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Riddles in the Dark 2.14: Fringe Festival 1

Kamikaze Thrush, Bald Raven, Radish Hat, Galion the Butler, and That Girl Elf on Riddles in the Dark!


Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert embark on the first of three “fringe festivals,” considering characters that have either not received a lot of press attention relative to the Peter Jackson trilogy or who don’t exist in the Tolkien version of The Hobbit.

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Riddle: What role will Tauriel play in the escape of Thorin & Company from the Elven dungeons?

A. She plays no role in the escape (book answer)

B. She tries to prevent or thwart the escape

C. She turns a blind eye to the Company’s escape but doesn’t take any action

D. She takes an active part in their escape


Many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band for allowing our use of their wonderful music to accompany the episodes. Season 2 sees excerpts from their new album “Songs of the Dwarves.” Intro: Battle of Azanulbizar; Outro: The Sevenfold Meeting