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The '''Free Peoples of the World'''<ref name="South">{{HM|FR}}, "[[The Ring Goes South]]"</ref> were those people that opposed [[Sauron]]. It is unclear to when this term dates back; whether it also applies to those that opposed his reign in the [[Second Age]], or only those of the [[Third Age]].
'''Free peoples''' is a term that collectively refers to the peoples of [[Middle-earth]] during the [[Third Age]], that opposed [[Sauron]]. These have been the remaining [[Elves]], the [[House of Durin]], [[Hobbits]]. Of [[Men]], the [[Dúnedain]] along with the [[Middle Men]] (as opposed to the [[Men of Darkness]]) were accounted to the Free peoples.
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==History==
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The members of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] were specifically chosen so that at least one representative of all the free peoples would be there: one for the [[Elves]], one for the [[Dwarves]] and two for [[Man|Men]].<ref name="South">{{HM|FR}}, "[[The Ring Goes South]]"</ref> As they had appeared relatively late in the knowledge of most, [[Hobbits]] were generally not reckoned among them until the [[War of the Ring]].<ref>{{HM|TT}}, "[[Treebeard (chapter)|Treebeard]]"</ref>
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''2001: ''[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:In the prologue, the term "Free Peoples of Middle-earth" is used to describe those that formed the [[Last Alliance of Elves and Men]].<ref>''[[The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended DVD Edition]]'', "[[Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All...]]"</ref>
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'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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:The term "Free Peoples" is generally used to identify the "good" faction in the MonsterPlay levels. It is often abbreviated as "Freeps".<ref>"[http://lotro.wikia.com/wiki/Freeps Freeps]" at ''[http://lotro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page lotro.wikia.com]''</ref>
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Revision as of 10:58, 8 April 2009

"Farewell, and may the blessing of Elves and Men and all Free Folk go with you."
Elrond[1]

The Free Peoples of the World[1] were those people that opposed Sauron. It is unclear to when this term dates back; whether it also applies to those that opposed his reign in the Second Age, or only those of the Third Age.

History

The members of the Fellowship of the Ring were specifically chosen so that at least one representative of all the free peoples would be there: one for the Elves, one for the Dwarves and two for Men.[1] As they had appeared relatively late in the knowledge of most, Hobbits were generally not reckoned among them until the War of the Ring.[2]

Portrayal in Adaptations

2001: Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring:

In the prologue, the term "Free Peoples of Middle-earth" is used to describe those that formed the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.[3]

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

The term "Free Peoples" is generally used to identify the "good" faction in the MonsterPlay levels. It is often abbreviated as "Freeps".[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Special Extended DVD Edition, "Prologue: One Ring to Rule Them All..."
  4. "Freeps" at lotro.wikia.com