Post by Michael O'Brien on Dec 6, 2016 12:44:22 GMT
Happy New Year everyone. Well we start this year off right by being on time. This vote will last until the 19th and we will start the 2nd round on that day. There are some important points to remember for this special combo of months:
You have TWO votes instead of one. Remember that.
You CANNOT vote twice for the same figure.
PLEASE use BOTH votes before saving your choices or you risk losing your 2nd vote.
Vote for ONE idea in EACH of the DEC and JAN lists. Look at the brackets after the name for clues.
Please vote BEFORE midnight on Jan 18th GMT. The vote ENDS on Jan 19th, not after it.
If you have any comments, please include them as well. You can sway others to support your favourite idea (even if you did not suggest it) and as you should know by now, EVERY vote counts.
The top 2 or 3 from EACH month will go through to the final round of voting on the 19th.
“ No one lives in this land. Men once dwelt here, ages ago; but none remain now. They became an evil people, as legends tell, for they fell under the shadow of Angmar. But all were destroyed in the war that brought the North Kingdom to its end. ”
–Aragon in The Fellowship of the Ring, Flight to the Ford
I rather like the idea of Frodo and Galadriel's mirror - it's surprising that no one has suggested it before! (At least, I don't remember anyone suggesting it - but then, my memory isn't what it was - if it ever was.) The Rhudaur hillman is rather nice too.
I shall have to rack my brains for a bit longer before I make any suggestions.
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
Dress in Noble robe. Inglorion appears only in travel gears in Mithril range.
Son of InglaurÎ, the daughter of Finrod and Amarie, and her Telerin husband Elphin; born in Aman. He came with Glorfindel to Endor in the Dark Year. His wife is Falvereth, a Falathren noble.
"Gildor's ancestry appears to be a loose thread that Tolkien never properly tied up. Gildor calls himself "Gildor Inglorion of the House of Finrod". At the time Tolkien was writing this, the name Finrod referred to the third son of Finwë, and this Finrod had a son, Inglor Felagund. Since Inglorion means "son of Inglor", the straightforward reading is that "Gildor Inglorion" was the son of Inglor, son of Finrod, son of Finwë king of the Noldor – an elf of very high lineage, cousin to Elrond and Galadriel."
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. DEC
Bilbo kneeling on a tresure pile his left hand on the ground and in his right hand he is holding up the Arkenstone he just found, gazing at it!
Inspired by the very last words of the novel: 'Well, I'm back, ' he said. – always liked that touching-the-heart-scene
A Hobbit in an armchair with a tiny tiny hobbit baby girl (six months old) on his lap should count as a single figure, shouldn't it? see MS459 Gilraen with infant Aragorn (two years old), that one is much bigger!
Samwise Gamgee seated with baby Elanor on his lap
LotR The Return of the King Chapter IX The Grey Havens
At last they rode over the downs and took the East Road, and then Merry and Pippin rode on to Buckland, and already were singing again as they went. But Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up the Hill, as the day was ending once more. And he went on, and there was yellow light, and a fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was expected. And Rose drew him in, and set him in his chair, and put little Elanor upon his lap. He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back, ' he said.
Lossoth female animist/healer
Lossoth (Snow-people) Men dwelling in Forochel in the Third Age. Primitive and poor, they were the descendants of the Forodwaith of the first Age. In TA 1974 the Lossoth sheltered King Arvedui (MS540) and his men after the fall of Arthedain. Called in Westron the snowmen.
We have MS469 Lossoth hunter. A female figure of the Lossoth is missing and whould be a great winter theme suggestion, I think. She is wrapped in thick fur clothing with some pouches at her girdle and maybe holding or wielding a carved rod or staff made of wood or bone, or even of a walrus tooth, used as a cult object.
As Tolkien mentioned Weathertop in the Hobbit and LOTR, I am suggesting this character as a generic version of a captain from the time when Weathertop was still a functional outpost. His armor would be either studded leather or chainmail appropriate to the era and location. I envision him with sword sheathed at his side and shield slung across his back. His arms would be folded across his chest as if he were listening to a report, or looking out over the Weathertop battlements. He would not be wearing a helm.
WEATHERTOP SPY (JAN)
As above, this is intended as a generic figure representative of the time when Weathertop was occupied by the Dunedain. There certainly would have been spies from Angmar in the community, or even within the service people who supplied the guards. I envision this Spy as a Courier who delivered messages from Weathertop to places such as Tharbad and Fornost, and he would have had access to official correspondence. He would be attired in riding gear such as a leather cloak with hood, boots, and a long knife tucked in his belt. He would also has a shoulder slung poach for his deliveries. I envision his posture as standing with an arm outstretched, delivering a parchment which he has secretly opened, read, and expertly resealed.
Dec: Pippin, armed, leading the forces of the Shire at the Battle of Bywater
No comment needed.
Jan: Haradrim Mumakil officer
The leader of a Mumakil unit, as standing in the war council and debating (or taking orders) on how to use his Mumakil in the coming battles. As the Mumakil are likely not desert animals, he probably comes from the fertile areas of Far-Harad, and does not wear desert garb. He wears the armour and trappings of both an officer and Mumakil rider (though he is most likely not the rider himself, but commands a platform). He could be depicted in a relaxed position, with his helm in hand or lazily on his weapon grip, in the other hand his staff of command or pointing out some aspect...