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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 fear...so 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.
See my other Tolkien deviations -->>[link]
-peace-
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mindscapebd Dec 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic illustration to one of the most epic moment in the book! :)
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:iconcyrusma:
great picture !
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:iconlegionofhope:
Wow i can feel the fear of the Dark Lord
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:iconlskyrocker:
wickkkkeed. This is my favourite battle in all literature and movies. Awesomely, awesomely done.
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:iconritiakaramne:
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.
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The-Tinidril Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
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:iconajatuslapsi:
very beautiful :)
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Listens2Tunes Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
utterly love the scope.
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rinthcog Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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Anarloth Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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