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[[Image:Ted Nasmith - Goblin Gate.jpg|thumb|300px|''Goblin Gate'' by [[Ted Nasmith]]]]
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'''Goblin-town''' was a [[Goblins|Goblin]] (or [[Orcs|Orc]]) dwelling which lay under the [[High Pass]] in the [[Misty Mountains]], ruled by the [[Great Goblin]].
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| location=Central [[Misty Mountains]] east of [[Rivendell]]
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| description=A series of tunnels and caverns inhabited by Goblins
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'''Goblin-town''' was a [[Orcs|Goblin]] (or [[Orcs|Orc]]) dwelling which lay under the [[High Pass]] in the [[Misty Mountains]], ruled by the [[Great Goblin]].
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[[File:Karen Wynn Fonstad - Goblin-town.png|thumb|left|Diagram of the Goblin-town]]
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In {{TA|2941}}<ref>{{app|TA}}</ref> during the journey to [[Lonely Mountain]], [[Bilbo Baggins]] was captured by the Goblins of Goblin-town together with the [[Dwarves]] of [[Thorin and Company]]. They were brought before the Great Goblin, who accused them of spying, and was enraged when he found that Thorin was carrying [[Orcrist]], a sword the Great Goblin remembered from [[Gondolin]]. With the help of [[Gandalf]], the Great Goblin was slain and Bilbo and the Dwarves escaped, pursued by force of Goblins.<ref>{{H|Hill}}</ref>
  
During the journey to [[Lonely Mountain]], [[Bilbo Baggins]] was captured by the Goblins of Goblin-town together with the [[Dwarves]] of [[Thorin and Company]]. They were brought before the Great Goblin, who accused them of spying, and was enraged when he found out that Thorin was carrying [[Orcrist]], a sword the Great Goblin remembered from [[Gondolin]]. With the help of [[Gandalf]], the Great Goblin was slain and Bilbo and the Dwarves escape, pursued by force of Goblins.
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Goblin-town was a series of tunnels and caverns, which went all the way through the mountains, with a "back door" near the [[Eagles]]' eyrie in [[Wilderland]].<ref>{{H|Pan}}</ref> The cave of [[Gollum]] was deep beneath Goblin-town yet was connected to the Goblins' tunnels, with one passage leading to the "back door".<ref>{{H|Riddles}}</ref>
 
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Goblin-town was a series of tunnels and caverns, which went all the way through the mountains, with a "back door" near the [[Eagles]]' eyrie in [[Wilderland]]. The cave of [[Gollum]] was close to this door.
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
==Portrayal in adaptations==
In both ''[[Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit]]'' and ''[[David T. Wenzel's The Hobbit]]'', Goblin-town is, like in the book, a set of tunnels and caverns. In the [[2003]] [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|video game version]], is was changed to a giant Dwarven mining complex with many lifts, bridges and train carts to spice up the action of the level.  
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In both [[The Hobbit (1977 film)|''The Hobbit'' (1977 film)]] and ''[[David T. Wenzel's The Hobbit]]'', Goblin-town is, like in the book, a set of tunnels and caverns. In the [[2003]] [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|video game version]], is was changed to a giant Dwarven mining complex with many lifts, bridges and train carts to spice up the action of the level.  
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In [[The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey]], Goblin-town is portrayed as a giant system of caverns with sprawling wooden walkways. The Goblins having a central hub of dwellings with the Great Goblin's throne being in the center.
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==See also==
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*[[Clap! Snap! The black crack!]]
  
[[Category:Orc-Dwellings]]
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[[Category:Cities, towns and villages]]
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[[Category:Evil realms]]

Revision as of 01:29, 16 February 2013

Ted Nasmith - Goblin Gate.jpg
Goblin-town
Physical Description
TypeCity
LocationCentral Misty Mountains east of Rivendell
RealmsOrc chiefdoms of the Misty Mountains
InhabitantsOrcs of the Misty Mountains
DescriptionA series of tunnels and caverns inhabited by Goblins
General Information
EventsThorin and Company are captured by the Great Goblin

Goblin-town was a Goblin (or Orc) dwelling which lay under the High Pass in the Misty Mountains, ruled by the Great Goblin.

Diagram of the Goblin-town

In T.A. 2941[1] during the journey to Lonely Mountain, Bilbo Baggins was captured by the Goblins of Goblin-town together with the Dwarves of Thorin and Company. They were brought before the Great Goblin, who accused them of spying, and was enraged when he found that Thorin was carrying Orcrist, a sword the Great Goblin remembered from Gondolin. With the help of Gandalf, the Great Goblin was slain and Bilbo and the Dwarves escaped, pursued by force of Goblins.[2]

Goblin-town was a series of tunnels and caverns, which went all the way through the mountains, with a "back door" near the Eagles' eyrie in Wilderland.[3] The cave of Gollum was deep beneath Goblin-town yet was connected to the Goblins' tunnels, with one passage leading to the "back door".[4]

Portrayal in adaptations

In both The Hobbit (1977 film) and David T. Wenzel's The Hobbit, Goblin-town is, like in the book, a set of tunnels and caverns. In the 2003 video game version, is was changed to a giant Dwarven mining complex with many lifts, bridges and train carts to spice up the action of the level.

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Goblin-town is portrayed as a giant system of caverns with sprawling wooden walkways. The Goblins having a central hub of dwellings with the Great Goblin's throne being in the center.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Over Hill and Under Hill"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Riddles in the Dark"