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The high king and dark lord by rinthcog The high king and dark lord by rinthcog
Here's the high king of the Noldor Fingolfin, on his loyal horse Rochallor, pointing his famous sword Ringil at the notorious dark lord Morgoth.
"...filled with wrath and despair he (Fingolfin) mounted upon Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him...Thus he came alone to Angband's gates, and he sounded his horn, and smote once more upon the brazen doors and Fingolfin named Morgoth craven, and lord of slaves and challenged Morgoth to come forth to single combat... and it is said that he (Morgoth) took not the challenge willingly; for though his might was greatest of all things in this world, alone of the Valar he knew he could not now deny the challenge before the face of his captains; Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the King like a tower, iron crowned, and his vast shield, sable on-blazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud. But Fingolfin gleamed
beneath it as a star; for his mail was overlaid with silver, and his blue shield was set with crystals; and he drew his
sword Ringil, that glittered like ice..." chapter 18, The Silmarillion. J.R.R Tolkien.
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Xabeo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, really cool artwork! I really like the main details as well as the small hard to notice details. For example, those dead corpses hanging on the wall. That is cool and lore-friendly.
mindscapebd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic illustration to one of the most epic moment in the book! :)
Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
great picture !
legionofhope Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Wow i can feel the fear of the Dark Lord
lskyrocker Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
wickkkkeed. This is my favourite battle in all literature and movies. Awesomely, awesomely done.
Ritiakaramne Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Great picture! I just love it.
I always wondered why he walked out there alone, there must have been idiot written somewhere on his forehead - and this picture makes me tell, that I in his place would have brought a very large army or that I wouldn't have asked him out, ere my master-smiths had invented far range missiles...

Well, I know, he's a hero, that's why he needs to be stoopidly fair - and dead.
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
ajatuslapsi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
very beautiful :)
Listens2Tunes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
utterly love the scope.
rinthcog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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