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knightandknights:蝴蝶夫人(魔女化) by 白 熊 Melkor hated the Sea, for he…

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蝴蝶夫人(魔女化) by 白 熊

Melkor hated the Sea, for he could not subdue it. It is said that in the making of Arda he endeavoured to draw Ossë to his allegiance, promising to him all the realm and power of Ulmo, if he would serve him. So it was that long ago there arose great tumults in the sea that wrought ruin to the lands. But Uinen, at the prayer of Aulë, restrained Ossë and brought him before Ulmo; and he was pardoned and returned to his allegiance, to which he has remained faithful. For the most part; for the delight in violence has never wholly departed from him, and at times he will rage in his wilfulness without any command from Ulmo his lord. Therefore those who dwell by the sea or go up in ships may love him, but they do not trust him.
-The Silmarillion, Valaquenta 

Imagine that. Uinen subdued Ossë at Aulë’s behest before they became spouses. I suspect she could curb Ossë’s violent tendencies and bring him to heel because her own greater capacity for violence (which she utilised to great effect subduing him) gave him pause. It’s just that she keeps it under control that much better than him. But he knows if ever she rose in wrath, there is nowhere to hide, because even Ulmo knew to give her due respect. Best not to give her any reason to get riled up in the first place!

knightandknights:蝴蝶夫人(魔女化) by 白 熊
Melkor hated the Sea, for he…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Byzwa Dher‘… I can ride and wield…

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by Byzwa Dher

‘… I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.’

‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.

‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 2: The Passing Of The Grey Company

Bear with the incongruity of Éowyn quotes and this image evoking a bedecked daughter of Woodmen.

Gollum’s adventures after the Battle of Five Armies may just be a side-effect in the moment, but coupled with the fading of good-will euphoria from the Battle, and the gradual return to darkness, I imagine the Woodmen of Mirkwood would start stepping up on militarising. Perhaps they even retained the Wood-elves as consultants during the initial setup. And as a result, being a woman of the dark dangerous times, a daughter of the Woodmen could hold her own, just like Éowyn would. Equality ftw.

If some Hunt for Gollum movie happens, and it involves a daughter of the Woodmen, you saw it here first.

Maybe it’s the recent overdose on those things, but without taking anything away from this beautiful art that inspired the musing, I’ll leave it at this, having little interest and entirely too much of movie-makers’ uninspiring tropes that tend to characterise their OCs and the canon warping in their stead.

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Byzwa Dher‘… I can ride and wield…

shinmakoss: Black Queen by ARTVORTEX For of the Maiar many were…

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Black Queen by ARTVORTEX

For of the Maiar many were drawn to his splendour in the days of his greatness, and remained in that allegiance down into his darkness; and others he corrupted afterwards to his service with lies and treacherous gifts.
– The Silmarillion, Valaquenta

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Black Queen by ARTVORTEX

For of the Maiar many were…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by NS SATHISH But Sauron caused to be…

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by NS SATHISH


But Sauron caused to be built upon the hill in the midst of the city of the Númenóreans, Armenelos the Golden, a mighty temple; and it was in the form of a circle at the base, and there the walls were fifty feet in thickness, and the width of the base was five hundred feet across the centre, and the walls rose from the ground five hundred feet, and they were crowned with a mighty dome. And that dome was roofed all with silver, and rose glittering in the sun, so that the light of it could be seen afar off; but soon the light was darkened, and the silver became black. For there was an altar of fire in the midst of the temple, and in the topmost of the dome there was a louver, whence there issued a great smoke….
– The Silmarillion, Akallabêth

scifi-fantasy-horror:by NS SATHISH

But Sauron caused to be…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by KLAUS WITTMANN Swiftly the wolf grew,…

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by KLAUS WITTMANN

Swiftly the wolf grew, until he could creep into no den, but lay huge and hungry before the feet of Morgoth. There the fire and anguish of hell entered into him, and he became filled with a devouring spirit, tormented, terrible, and strong. Carcharoth, the Red Maw, he is named in the tales of those days, and Anfauglir, the Jaws of Thirst. And Morgoth set him to lie unsleeping before the doors of Angband, lest Huan come.
-The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XIX Of Beren and Lúthien 

scifi-fantasy-horror:by KLAUS WITTMANN

Swiftly the wolf grew,…

scifi-fantasy-horror:darkknight by black abuThe Lieutenant of…

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darkknight by black abu

The Lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dûr he was, and his name is remembered in no tale; for he himself had forgotten it, and he said: ‘I am the Mouth of Sauron.’ But it is told that he was a renegade, who came of the race of those that are named the Black Númenóreans; for they established their dwellings in Middle-earth during the years of Sauron’s domination, and they worshipped him, being enamoured of evil knowledge.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 10: The Black Gate Opens

scifi-fantasy-horror:darkknight by black abuThe Lieutenant of…

knightandknights: by jaron Zheng Yet many of the Quendi were…

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by jaron Zheng

Yet many of the Quendi were filled with dread at his coming; and this was the doing of Melkor. For by after-knowledge the wise declare that Melkor, ever watchful, was first aware of the awakening of the Quendi, and sent shadows and evil spirits to spy upon them and waylay them. So it came to pass, some years ere the coming of Oromë, that if any of the Elves strayed far abroad, alone or few together, they would often vanish, and never return; and the Quendi said that the Hunter had caught them, and they were afraid. And indeed the most ancient songs of the Elves, of which echoes are remembered still in the West, tell of the shadow-shapes that walked in the hills above Cuiviénen, or would pass suddenly over the stars; and of the dark Rider upon his wild horse that pursued those that wandered to take them and devour them.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter III Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor 

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by jaron Zheng

Yet many of the Quendi were…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by D SL Morwen, who was described via…

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by D SL

Morwen, who was described via proxy:

… and he was in truth the son of Morwen Eledhwen to look upon: dark-haired and pale-skinned, with grey eyes, and his face more beautiful than any other among mortal Men, in the Elder Days.
– The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion Chapter XXI Of Túrin Turambar

scifi-fantasy-horror:by D SL

Morwen, who was described via…