Post by Michael O'Brien on Jul 2, 2012 15:41:11 GMT
Welcome to another exciting chance to add your ideas and dreams to Mithril's LOTR miniatures. Post your suggestions here. ONE per member.
This month's ideas is for single figures only, so no mounted or Vignettes (more than 2 people or a lot of furniture + two people) please. A mounted figure counts as two figures (horse/camel/warg/etc)
The only other restriction is that the figures MUST conform to our license, so NO Silmarillion based characters are allowed. They have to be in the Hobbit or LOTR books. The final say is ours and no arguement will be allowed. Ask if you are worried about its eligibility.
Please submit ideas in the following format ONLY:
"this is why I think 'Idea Title' is a good idea for this month..."
Make the title stand out (within reason) and separate from any supportive text by a paragragh. This will prevent Chris accidently overlooking it when he compiles the voting list later on. Otherwise it could be mistaken as a comment not a new suggestion.
Please add some quotes about where it is mentioned or give descriptions to promote your suggestion. Even add a picture or submit it to me to add to the gallery page. If you drum up support NOW, the you have a much better chance when it is time to vote.
Voting will begin on the 16th of July (first round). We stop taking suggestions at 16.00 GMT on the 15th.
You may add comments about other members suggestions as well. If you post any suggestions elsewhere it may not be seen or credited. Please post any suggestions in English. (That is all I can respond in, sorry).
why not Alatar, though for licence purpose, I fear that Mithril has to name it "Blue Wizard in the East".... the name Alatar belongs to Unfinished Tales which is not covered by Middle-Earth Enterprise company... BUT the CHARACTER of Alatar belongs to LOTR background so if you name it "blue wizard" it is fine (because Gandalf quotes there are five staves for five wizards during his confrontration with defeated Saruman at Orthanc...)
I don't know what Chris or Michael would say about it but it is true that we don't have any Alatar (nor Pallando) except in the LR range.... and both are in the east... even though Mithril names one of them "LR5 blue wizard of the south"
I'd really like to see it done though but I'd like to have both of them not only one, that seems... odd
how could I submit Pallando as opposed to Alatar then? maybe it would be cool to wait for a "DUO" month and suggest "Ithryn Luin (blue wizards) from Eastern Middle Earth"? so we get both in a same release ... hard to have one without the other
King of the Mountains He was the lord of Daen Coentis, ancestors of the Dunlendings and (indirectly) the Druedain (Woses) of the White Mountains. He pledged allegiance to Isildur at the Stone of Erech. However, these Men later refused to aid Isildur in his war against Sauron, they came to the aid of neither side, but instead hid in the mountains. They had previously worshiped the Dark Lord during the Dark Years. As punishment, Isildur cursed them; saying that they would not have peace or rest till they fulfilled their oath upon his command or that of his heirs. Basically represent MS439 character, in human form, before becoming the King of the Dead.
She embodies in her person the spririt of Minas Ithil. She is a tall and slender Dunadan woman with long, straight balck hair and eyes of the deepest brown. She favors elegant and elaborate robes and wears little jewelry other than a delicate diadem set with a many-hued opal."
Mirien is a character from Minas Ithil ICE module (as Junast is another one). The picture is part of the book and remains copyright to ICE
I suggest the skeleton of Baldor clad in mail lying on the floor in front of the stony door
...away to the left something glittered in the gloom as Aragorn's torch drew near. Then Aragorn halted and went to look what it might be. "Does he feel no fear?" muttered the Dwarf. " In any other cave Gimli Gloin's son whould have been the first to run to the gleam of gold. But not here! Let it lie!" Nonetheless he drew near, and saw Aragorn kneeling, while Elladan held aloft both torches. before him were the bones of a mighty man. He had been clad in mail, and still his harness lay there whole, for the cavern's air was as dry as dust, and his hauberk was gilded. his belt was of gold and garnets, and rich with gold was the helm upon bis bony head face downward on the floor. He had fallen near the far wall of the cave, as now could be seen, and before him stood a stony door closed fast: his finger-bones were still clawing at the cracks- a notched and broken sword lay by him, as if he had hewn at the rock in his last despair. Aragorn did not touch him, but after gazing silently for a while he rose and sighed."Hither shall the flowers of simbelmyne come never unto world's end," he murmured. "Nine mounds and seven there are now green with grass, and through all the long years he has lain at the door that he could not unlock. Wither does it lead? Why would he pass? None shall ever know!
In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, Baldor was the heir of Brego, second king of Rohan. At the feast to celebrate the construction of Meduseld he made an oath to enter the Paths of the Dead and was never seen again. His remains were discovered by Aragorn during the War of the Ring. His mail-clad skeleton was seen lying next to a stone door with a broken sword beside him. There are marks of his fingers on the door, indicating that he died trying to open the door.
Later, Tolkien revealed Baldor's fate in an article in Vinyar Tengwar.
"The special horror of the closed door before which the skeleton of Baldor was found was probably because the door was the entrance to an evil temple hall [of the same Men of Darkness to which the Oathbreakers presumably belonged] to which Baldor had come, probably without opposition up to that point. But the door was shut in his face, and enemies that had followed him silently came up and broke his legs and left him to die in the darkness, unable to find any way out."
The Two Towers, Book Five, Chapter 2, "The Passing of the Grey Company" and Chapter 3, "The Muster of Rohan"
[glow=red,2,300]Sharkey’s Thug [/glow] History: During the final days of Saruman, the diminished wizard, along with some of his thugs, took up residency in the Shire. Some of the locals supported him, though likely out of fear or bribery than anything else. Most of Saruman’s gang were comprised of men; however, at least one character (their leader) was described as being “squint-eyed” and “orc-like“.
Idea: The leader of Saruman’s gang (let’s call him boss man) stands defiantly, wearing iron shod boots spread shoulder width apart. The thumb of his meaty left hand is hooked behind the buckle of a wide leather belt, while his other paw picks away at an unnaturally long tooth. The heavy brow and protruding lower jaw of boss man are more befitting an ape than a human. Oh, but let’s talk more about that nasty tooth. It’s ivory yellow and sharp as a dagger. Also, over time, the terrible tusk has formed an unsightly crease in boss man’s fat, lower lip. Needless to say, boss man is not a particularly handsome-looking fellow. And to make matters worse, emblazoned on the left breast of his jerkin is an unmistakable emblem - the infamous white hand!
"What are you lookin’ at!" boss man growls and spits...and at his own men too!
"Just admiring your form boss! Looking good, uh…real good!" his men nervously chime in, doing their best to ignore their leader's disturbing facial features.
Obviously, boss man is no ordinary supervisor of men. He is your quintessential half-orc.
Well, I was about to make a repeat suggestion too, for Gandalf firing a rocket during Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday party, but since Master Milo has already suggested it I don't need to - and you can guess which figure I shall be voting for!
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."