Just curious, bombadil1963: it seems that you do know quite well Barcelona, how is it? Happy to know your oppinion on our language. However, it seems that other Romance languages speakers use to feel uncomfortable when hearing our language, for it seems to sound sharp and lachonic in comparison to their own. Time ago, I read somewhere (likely in a History or Phillology book) that Catalan language derived directly from the Latin simple and straight "argot" spoken by ex-legionaries being settled in Hispania Citerior, so it was to the author a possible explanation for most of our language features. If more than a simple hypothesis I couldn't say, but at least it's a beautiful story, nice to be told to your children!
Hi too estel. It's hard to define what does one like most of Middle Earth universe, everything is suggesting enough. About Chris Tubb's productions, I firmly believe that no one else in the hobby has better reflected the ethereal look of Middle Earth elves. But I also must admit that Tubb's orc designs do match perfectly with my personal tastes too... So, don't worry about my preferences. There's a lot of work to do, to populate Middle Earth with characters!
Bon jorn, Gildor (or bon-jour in felibrige!). I'm still a bit uncertain about the profile and aims of Faerylands website. Is it an unofficial Mithril-only website, or does it intend to discuss more general Middle Earth topics?
Ah, I've finally thought of someone to suggest that doesn't need to be on a horse -
DENETHOR with sword in hand and madness in his eyes, standing before the door of his family tomb determined to slay the 'renegade' Beregond.
I have no idea if someone has suggested him before, and don't have time to look at the moment - that's because, unlike anyone and everyone I've tried to get hold of today, I'm still working! Oh, and Merry Christmas to everyone from the staff of the Prancing Pony while I think of it. But I should warn you all to avoid Nob if he's holding any mistletoe.
Hi lluis, well the MMP-website indeed is an inofficial Mithril-related site. Yes, and one of the intentions is to talk about Mithril productions and other matter that have to do with it. So just join, you're welcome. Best it is to contact the tabroom of the "Prancing Pony", I think. C U
I know Barcelona only from a one-week-trip. But for me and my wife it´s one of the most exciting cities in Europe, perhaps the most exciting . . . We were only walking and looking. All those Gaudi-Buildings, the churches, the Barrí Gotic, El Born. A great flair! There are some very interesting hidden places.
And, yes, I learned some about old european languages in historical books, too . "Catalan" is very similar to "NewLatin" or "People´s Latin" and even more to the "Langue d`Oc", which was nearly extinguished by the french-catholic crusade against the Kartharians. Later on it was forbidden to use this very lovely language like the Catalan in Spain. It is the language of the . . . d**n it!. I don´t know the english word! In German we call them "Minnesänger". They sung songs of love, desire and endless truth to princesses, duchesses and other unreachable women in the Middle Ages. This kind of songs was created in Occitania first. And there were a lot of connections between Occitània and Catalunya in former times. So it´s like a middle-age-language survived until today. So, you can really be proud! Keep it alive!
Suggestion 1. Chapter - Minas Tirith: From the Anfalas & Langstrand far away, a long line of men of many sorts, hunters and herdsmen and men of little villages, scantily equipped save for the household of Golasgil their Lord.....
I don't know if Golasgil is mentioned elsewhere in Tolkien's writings, he gets one mention in LotR, but he is a named character nonetheless, and this might make an unusual figure of a Lord marching (on foot ) to war.
I would guess from the brief passage that he might not be heavily armed, but I see him as wearing a helm of some sort, mail hauberk with cloak swirling about his arms as he marches with his men. weapon? Spear, bow, axe?
"Over the land there lies a long shadow, westward reaching wings of darkness. The Tower trembles; to the tombs of kings doom approaches. The Dead awaken; for the hour is come for the oathbreakers: at the Stone of Erech they shall stand again and hear there a horn in the hills ringing. Whose shall the horn be? Who shall call them from the grey twilight, the forgotten people? The heir of him to whom the oath they swore. From the North shall he come, need shall drive him: he shall pass the Door to the Paths of the Dead."
..."Then Elrohir gave to Aragorn a silver horn and he blew upon it;"....
1] Aragorn summoning the oathbreakers; either blowing the silver horn or holding it , and maybe the "Flame of the West" in the other, if not in hand deffinetly showing on the model
2]A random ranger of the Grey Company , since Halbarad has already been done [ sorry I missed out on that one] . Dressed in cloak over armuor with star on left shoulder, hood up , armed with spear or bow.
I would like to resubmit my earlier suggestion of Aragorn fighting at Amon Hen. I am including two images of Sideshow's Premium Format Figure of Aragorn to illustrate what I was looking for in a Mithril mini.
I think this would make a great Fellowship figure once Chris does his magic. Happy New Year to everyone!
savage727, I suggest you swap that to Aragon fighting at Amon Sul. Add a torch and he could accompany the Witchking. In the book there was no fighting at Amon Hen (at least not for Aragorn).
craftinfool, great suggestion. I can just imagine him, standing at the center of a small diorama, with Halbarad in the background (and an odd spare horse). Perhaps some day we can add Elrohir and Elradan and some other generic rangers on or with horse later on. If he is modelled with the horn just after the blowing we could even use the undead minis :-)
I agree with Axel on that one... fighting at Amon Hen is not canon.. New Line invention (as well as this "oddity" knife given to Aragorn by Celeborn in Lorien... Though the pose is great the elements of the character are not at all for Mithril if Mithril wants to remain straight to the novels... An Aragorn at Amon SUL though would be great...
"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill."(Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)