Post by Michael O'Brien on Mar 5, 2018 12:25:14 GMT
Well Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow to all members. Chris has sent me the current approved list of suggestions and there was one idea that fell at the first hurdle. Telchar seems to be a Silmarillion character and is not included in our license. Sorry about that. The other eight ideas are now available for you to vote on. You have one week to do so. The 2nd round will start next Friday. As usual you have ONE vote and the poll status is hidden until after you cast your vote, to give all ideas a fair shake.
When Thorin's company managed to cross a running water in their journey across Mirkwood, they were suddenly surprised:
"There was a flying sound of hooves on the path ahead. Out of the gloom came suddenly the shape of a flying deer. It charged into the dwarves and bowled them over, then gathered itself for a leap. High it sprang and cleared the water with a mighty jump."
After that, we all know what happened... In terms of design, I leave it to Master Tubb but it would be wonderful to have a charging mature stag crowned with impressive antlers. Also, having it gathering itself for that leap over the water would be as much as impacting. It must have been a magnificent specimen, managing to survive in Mirkwood, strong enough to send some dwarves up in the air all at once.
OK, getting predictable, but Freca must win some time! (All you have to do to stop me suggesting him, is help him win!)
FRECA Lord of lands either side of the River Adorn
Freca was a fat, arrogant, dark-haired descendant of King Freawine who appears to have had "much Dunlendish blood" in his veins, and probably considered himself more Dunlending than Rohirrim. Certainly he held King Helm Hammerhand in sufficient contempt that he demanded the king's daughter as a bride for his son Wulf (Mithril figure MS280). His main claim to fame in Rohan history is that he was killed by a single blow from Helm's mighty fists.
It's hard to be certain of much else, but when he turned up for Helm's council he brought many men with him, so it seems likely he intended to start trouble, and would therefore have been dressed ready for battle, albeit probably over his finest clothes. His hair, arms and clothes are likely to have been an exotic mix of Dunlendish and Rohirrim styles.
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
I.C.E: MERP creation E M P I R E OF THE WITCH-KING
The Angûlion Dúnadan Black Númenórean Mage/sorcerer also 'Mouth of the Witch-king' of Angmar
The Angûlion is the most powerful mortal in the service of the Necromancer. He gave his fealty to Sauron during the second age, at much the same time as his cousin Akhôrahil, who later became one of the Ringwraiths. The Angûlion is a sorcerer, utterly evil and completely loyal to Sauron and the Witch-king. His great power confers on him a high degree of immunity to the spell of dread which the Úlair (Ringwraiths) cast over mortal men, and his long association with them has artificially lengthened his life span.
He has served Sauron in many capacities over the centuries. The Angûlion is a master of persuasion, and his silver tongue has won the Dark Lord many friends and allies. At times, he works as Sauron’s assassin, using his magic to murder the Necromancer’s enemies. Capable of greater independent thought than eight of the Nazgûl, the Angûlion’s intelligence, experience, and deviousness have been the source of many evil plots on Sauron’s behalf. The Angûlion played a mayor role in the corruption and downfall of Rhudaur.
Home: Carn Dûm, Angmar He wears black non-encumbering robes, a black pectoral (breastplate?) with a glowing silver gem which amplifys his voice and he wields a staff.
The pupil of Gamil Zirak and one of the greatest Dwarven Smiths of all times.
"Slowly Aragorn unbuckled his belt and himself set his sword upright against the wall. 'Here I set it,' he said; 'but I command you not to touch it, nor to permit any other to lay hand on it. In this elvish sheath dwells the Blade that was Broken and has been made again. Telchar first wrought it in the deeps of time. Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil's sword save Elendil's heir.'" The Two Towers, The King of the Golden Hall.
I imagine for this month a rather unusual miniature: Beorn's animals (but which could also be associated with Radagast or even Tom Bombadil). I propose a deer with a squirrel on his back, a little bird on his head and a rabbit at his feet.
Nothing heroic or historical (no reference to a character named in a book) but a subject that seems to me perfectly in the spirit of Tolkien.