Post by Michael O'Brien on Jul 1, 2019 11:35:23 GMT
Thanks to all members who have submitted idea this month. Chris has submitted the approved list of ideas now. This is a blind vote so you will not see the current status of the poll until after you have submitted your vote. Please also consider adding comments to enhance the likeihood of swaying other voters to support your favourite idea, even if you did not submit it yourself. The top two or three ideas will go forward to a final vote next Friday July 26th.
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.
And guess what I'm suggesting....? (Well, he nearly got in last time, so why not?)
A TWO-HEADED TROLL
This figure is based on a passing remark by the narrator of "The Hobbit", when, describing the rough manners of the trolls who captured Thorin & Co, he says that "Yes, I am afraid trolls do behave like that, even those with only one head each." So, number of heads not actually stated, but clearly more than one, and two-headed trolls abound in Scandinavian mythology and folklore (they're actually more common than the one-headed variety), so it's safe to assume that two-headed trolls were what Tolkien had in mind. The two-headed variety were often (though not always) specifically referred to as Ettens (as in "Ettenmoors".
Chris could have great fun with this character. One idea would be to have one arm and head eating a horse-leg and the other wielding a club. Or whatever other combination takes his fancy.
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.
If Frodo on a quite large seat is possible, I try this one: the boat whould be as small, that just Gollum and maybe a fish has enough space. Anyway much smaller than the rowing boat of M83 Smeagol and Deagol in Boat.
Gollum paddling in his little boat on the cave lake
The Hobbit Chapter V
Riddles in the Dark
... Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum – a dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face. He had a little boat, and he rowed about quite quietly on the lake, for a lake it was, wide and deep and deadly cold. He paddled with large feet dangling over the side, but never a ripple did he make. Not he. He was looking out of his pale lamp-like eyes for blind fish, which he grabbed with his long fingers as quick as thinking. He liked meat too. Goblin he thought good, when he could get it; but he took care they never found him out. ...
Picture just as example. Of course our Mithril Gollum and the design of the little boat is left to Chris Tubb.
Image of Gollum in his boat on the underground lake: by Frank Frazetta from the Rolozo Tolkien page
Ruffian at Brandywine Bridge Bill Ferny, the Chief's "Big Man" and leader of the gang of ruffians whom enforced Saruman's orders. "... out of the bigger house on the right a large heavy figure appeared against the light in the Doorway. What's all this?, he snarled as he came forward. Gate Breaking? You clear out, or I'll break your filthy little necks!..." I picture Ferny shaking his fist while holding a cudgel and wearing a horn. Maybe a set of keys tied to his belt.
I'm determined to proffer ideas for Scouring the Shire but Gollum is an excellent idea.
If ‘Orc’ doesn’t mind, I would like to resuggest his
This was his comment: The traditionalist Berserker-Warriors devoted to preserve the Old Ways, were called Ful Hiam (Hi. "Fiery Hearts"). They have the appearance of bushy, muscular barbarians with long beards and they have very savage fighting styles. In the cold seasons the Hillmen wore fur-capes and high-boots. Armor was also made of hardened leather and heavy hide. Common weapons were the Creg, a very heavy throwing spear.
Post by Michael O'Brien on Jul 16, 2019 10:12:43 GMT
Ok, I have discussed the current list. Unfortunately the "Flying Deer" suggestion is not going to be accepted due to technical reasons in making it castable. So we are ONE idea short for this month. I will check back later today to see if one is suggested. Lets make sure there is at least one more before 4pm tomorrow.
I meant to re-suggest this so to add it to the other new options......
Beregond as Captain of the White Company of Ithilien
I can't remember if this has been previously suggested, but my submission for this month is Beregond in his role as Captain of the White Company. Having been pardoned by King Ellessar for slaying Denethor's men, he is banished from Minas Tirith.
I imagine the figure garbed in silver mail with white livery and a long white cloak, perhaps wearing a tall helm with some form of feather crest. in terms of pose, maybe a pose that indicates he is sharing a conversation with Faramir (off-screen), possibly handing or receiving a scroll or even a goblet of wine, as Lord and faithful knight share memories in a private moment.