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Seek for the Sword that was broken

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{{quote|In that dream I thought the eastern sky grew dark and there was a growing thunder, but in the West a pale light lingered, and out of it I heard a voice, remote but clear, crying:
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'''Seek for the Sword that was broken''' is a rhyme that appeared in dreams to [[Faramir (son of Denethor II)|Faramir]] and later his brother [[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]].
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==Rhyme==
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{{quote|''In that dream I thought the eastern sky grew dark and there was a growing thunder, but in the West a pale light lingered, and out of it I heard a voice, remote but clear, crying:
 
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  Seek for the Sword that was broken:
 
  Seek for the Sword that was broken:
  In [[Imladris]] it dwells;
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  In [[Rivendell|Imladris]] it dwells;
 
  There shall be counsels taken
 
  There shall be counsels taken
 
  Stronger than Morgul-spells.
 
  Stronger than Morgul-spells.
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  That Doom is near at hand,
 
  That Doom is near at hand,
 
  For [[Isildur's Bane]] shall waken,
 
  For [[Isildur's Bane]] shall waken,
  And the [[Hobbit|Halfling]] forth shall stand.</poem>|Boromir; [[The Fellowship of the Ring]], [[The Council of Elrond]]}}
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  And the [[Hobbits|Halfling]] forth shall stand.</poem>|Boromir; ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', [[The Council of Elrond]]}}
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==Appearance==
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When Faramir had the dream, he did not speak of it. He had the dream twice again, and his brother had it once. Neither knew what exactly the "Doom" and "Isildur's Bane" referred to, nor where "Imladris" was. Their [[Denethor II|father]] told Boromir that Imladris was where Lord [[Elrond]] dwelt, and the road being too dangerous, Boromir took it upon himself to follow this lead.
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==Deus ex machina==
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This dream is a moment when intervention from the [[Valar]] can be seen - the dream would be a construction of [[Irmo Lórien]], who has the power to create dreams. It is often discussed but rarely agreed upon what would have happened when the Valar got their way - what would have happened if the Faramir went to Imladris, and Boromir guarded [[Ithilien]]. 
  
The same dream came to both [[Faramir]] and [[Boromir]], and the road being too dangerous, Boromir took it upon himself to follow the lead his [[Denethor II|father]] had given him: that Imladris was where Lord [[Elrond]] dwelled in the north. There he met and attended the [[Council of Elrond]], which provided the answer to the riddle. For also attending was a [[hobbit]], who bore the [[One Ring]], and also a [[Ranger]], who carried [[Anduril]], the sword used to cut the ring off [[Sauron]]'s hand. Boromir went on to be a member of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]]
 
 
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Revision as of 19:34, 20 April 2008

Seek for the Sword that was broken is a rhyme that appeared in dreams to Faramir and later his brother Boromir.

Rhyme

"'In that dream I thought the eastern sky grew dark and there was a growing thunder, but in the West a pale light lingered, and out of it I heard a voice, remote but clear, crying:

 Seek for the Sword that was broken:
 In Imladris it dwells;
 There shall be counsels taken
 Stronger than Morgul-spells.
 There shall be shown a token
 That Doom is near at hand,
 For Isildur's Bane shall waken,
 And the Halfling forth shall stand.

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― Boromir; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Council of Elrond

Appearance

When Faramir had the dream, he did not speak of it. He had the dream twice again, and his brother had it once. Neither knew what exactly the "Doom" and "Isildur's Bane" referred to, nor where "Imladris" was. Their father told Boromir that Imladris was where Lord Elrond dwelt, and the road being too dangerous, Boromir took it upon himself to follow this lead.

Deus ex machina

This dream is a moment when intervention from the Valar can be seen - the dream would be a construction of Irmo Lórien, who has the power to create dreams. It is often discussed but rarely agreed upon what would have happened when the Valar got their way - what would have happened if the Faramir went to Imladris, and Boromir guarded Ithilien.