Post by Michael O'Brien on Nov 7, 2016 16:14:40 GMT
Thanks to all members who submitted their great ideas into this months round of suggestions.
Chris sent me the new list today. Not surprisingly the Watcher in the water does not qualify and has been knocked out of running previously too because it is simply too big a monster for a single figure month. Just to clarify, a single figure is not to be bigger than a Troll or Ent. In fact the Watcher is one of those monsters that would require a box set to make and that is outside the scope of the Fellowship monthly ideas. That is not to say that Mithril cannot address it in the future, as it is an excellent monster. Perhaps a Watcher box set will be made at some point.
This is a short voting period of about a week, so please make sure you add your vote today. It is a blind vote so you will only see the current status of the vote after you cast yours. This helps all new ideas have equal footing.
The traditionalist Berserker-Warriors devoted to preserve the Old Ways were called Ful Hiam (Hi."Fiery Hearts").Have the appearance of a barbarians. Their beards are long and bushy, they're very muscular, and have very savage fighting styles. in the cold seasons the Hillmen wore fur-capes and high-boots.Armour was also made of hardened leather and heavy hide.Common weapons were the Creg, a very heavy throwing Spear.
Post by stephenjcorcoran on Nov 11, 2016 12:52:37 GMT
At the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, the forces of the West encountered for the first time "fierce, bearded men with axes" from the East. These Easterlings are broad and short, with great two-handed axes:
"There is no news of the Rohirrim,' he said. 'Rohan will not come now. Or if they come, it will not avail us. The new host that we had tidings of has come first, from over the River by way of Andros, it is said. They are strong: battalions of Orcs of the Eye, and countless companies of Men of a new sort that we have not met before. Not tall, but broad and grim, bearded like dwarves, wielding great axes. Out of some savage land in the wide East they come, we deem. They hold the northward road; and many have passed on into Anórien. The Rohirrim cannot come." - The Siege of Gondor
Perhaps modeled on the Varangian Guard, these ferocious axe-men wear long mail and have great shields on their backs. Add in some laminated armour and a few furs to complete the picture.
Half-Orc of Isengard climbing a ladder, holding in his left hand his shield over his head for protection. He is wearing chain mail and a helmet. His sword is still in the sheath. There is single handed axe on a rope, hanging off his right wrist.
Farmer Cotton has to wait, but surely I will resuggest him later again. This month I suggest:
"The Tokens of a conspirancy - Messenger at the Black Gate holding the MITHRIL-shirt, Lorien elf-cloak and Sam's sword"
Lord of the Rings The Return of the King, Chapter X The Black Gate opens
Mouth of Sauron: " I have tokens that I was bidden to show to thee – to thee in especial, if thou shouldst dare to come.' He signed to one of his guards, and he came forward bearing a bundle swathed in black cloth. The Messenger put these aside, and there to the wonder and dismay of all the Captains he held up first the short sword that Sam had carried, and next a grey cloak with an elven-brooch, and last the coat of MITHRIL-mail that Frodo had worn wrapped in his tattered garments. A blackness came before their eyes, and it seemed to them in a moment of silence that the world stood still, but their hearts were dead and their last hope gone. ... 'Dwarf-coat, elf-cloak, blade of the downfallen West, and spy from the little rat-land of the Shire – nay! Do not start! We know it well – here are the marks of a conspirancy. ...
I imagine the Messenger (Mouth of Sauron) on foot, holding the sword and the cloak in one hand lowered, and the MITHRIL-shirt held high up. Though there is said in the novel that the Mouth of Sauron comes on Horseback (already in the Mithri-range, see M145 or MC24), there is no line of dismounting, but later the text says, after Gandalf the White has rejected the arrogant terms of Sauron and has taken back the MITHRIL-shirt, cloak and dagger:
He (The Mouth of Sauron) gave a great cry, and turned, leaped upon his steed, and with his company galloped madly back to Cirith Gorgor.
So this whould be definitely a fine special figure on foot, depicting the Mouth of Sauron (Black Numenorean, first servant of the Lord of the Rings after the Nine Ringwraiths) not on horseback, and for the first time since 1988! showing the famous MITHRIL-mail-shirt visible.
Post by luthien4tinuvielle on Nov 20, 2016 21:05:07 GMT
Elven lady cartographer of the Grey havens
She is dressed in strong cloth with a long rain coat. In a pouch some maps are rolled and another one is partially unrolled in a right hand. Her long hair fall off from her hood with the left hand she is scruting the horizon
I hope this one is not mistaken for a double figure suggestion! I think it is meant to be Eowyn in mens clothes in fighting/defending pose with or without helmet, to reveal her secret and most important to be the single counterpart to the Witch-King (MS531 Witch-King at Pelennor Field) that already exists!