Post by Michael O'Brien on Aug 25, 2009 11:17:08 GMT
Unusually there was no clear winner in the last round. I have included the top 4 finalists. All are good ideas and will make excellent additions to your collection. But ONLY one can win, so decide NOW!
well I can't hide that... being an elf, I don't particulary like orcs... I like ents and I like Tom, but the idea of a king of men from the ancestral line of the kings of old, from Numenor and then Gondor and Arnor would be a great addition... the only king of the north we have in the mithril range is Argeleb, seated on his throne and this was not a majestic one... Arvedui carries a lot of history in his own history...
He has fled North to escape the armies of Angmar with two palantiri to save them... He sought help among the Lossoth hunters but finally died in the bay of Forochel and with him two of the palantiri...
I imagine him, king in exile, about to fled north with regal cloths.. and cape, but meant for hard climate conditions, his head looking behind him.. at his fallen realm, knowing it is lost but may rise again one day...not running, but slowly leaving.. what was once the great realm of Arnor, to find refuge in the Blue Mountains, prior to the bay of Forochel.
Beechbone is it for me now although I supported Tom in the first round. But compared to this he seems to be defeated before the race really has started! So sorry! But I don´t like to throw my vote away . . . A burning ent with addable/ removable flames would be great, if possible! So one can decide if it should be a fierce fighting ent or a deathly wounded one . . . A great idea by Harald, the wolf!
It's Beechbone for me. Like Master Bombadil, I would probably have voted for, er, Master Bombadil if he was showing any signs of standing a hope of winning, but sadly he doesn't. But to be honest, I don't think I shall be unduly concerned whoever wins - they're all fine suggestions, perhaps the best single group of finalists we've seen.
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
for in that case he will first be hunted down by all animals and birdies drowned by River-woman and finally eaten by all the angry trees of the Old Forest, while Master Tom is dancing and singing around all the time!
A tie, I wonder what will be now? Some buddies out there waiting for the last second? The ebay influence?
well as much as the idea of Beechbone is an interesting one, and not taking into consideration that I suggested Arvedui (after all it is not me who first suggested it so I don't claim the idea as mine alone) I think this tie is artificial
Indeed when there is no tie, having a vote carrying on for another day or two is fine but when it comes to a tie, the rules of the vote should apply, if an ultimatum has been fixed, not by us but by Mithril themselves well the vote rules should be enforced
So until said otherwise, I suppose Arvedui is the winner , also as I discussed elsewhere, I really think the palantir of Annuminas should be included with him in addition to the description I already gave.
"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)