Hi, twrich! But there´s nothing against a good and stout beer! I guess that a smoke could be forbidden over here in good old Middle Earth! Theodred has got my vote because he is missing in Mithril range!
Well, althought I am always a fan of more Rohir, I went with the knight of Arnor. Perhaps it's just my Northern soul talking, but I think it will make a great counterpoint to the Angmar wolfrider captain!
Ah yes, the Pony! I miss it so, even though my presence has been uneven as of late....
alas, Hsf62, I thought you would have voted for the other one ... anyway .... but isn't it strange that there by now are only riders to vote for? .... The Pony? I'm a bit busy about that at the moment. We should not haste ... rhuooomm.
Still, I must ask that the members consider Theodred, Prince of Rohan, fallen hero at the First Battle of the Fords of Isen! Although he died early in the Lord of the Rings, his memory was evoked often throughout Tolkien's works.
Even more, I believe that Theodred's death set in motion many of the great events concerning Rohan in the Lord of the Rings--Theoden's depression and vulnerability to Saruman (through Grima); Eomer's (and Hama's) restoration to favor after Gandalf "cured" Theoden; the ride of the Rohirrim to the Pelennor Fields in defense of Gondor; and thus the eventual marriage of Faramir and Eowyn, who met at the Houses of the Healing.
The story of Theodred is one of sadness and great tragedy, promise unfulfilled. And yet, in the style of Tolkien, something good came of his death. Had Theodred lived, Eomer never would have become King of Rohan.
Vote for Theodred because he is an integral part of the "story-line" of Middle-earth!
So do I think, hsf62. And barliman is complaining about that for quite a long time. As for me I have no idea how to explain that difference in numbers. And still I'm a bit sad about it. As it seems to me we will have to cope with those figures unfortunately.