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Stranded- Glorfindel
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Published: August 4, 2009


Dedicated to :iconkiwidoc: because without her help this would not have been possible !

Thanx to :iconsirielle: for pointing out some... inconvenient plot holes regarding the story.


Another Tolkien insired pic.
This one is about the sailing of the Ships of the Elves to the West, at the end of the Third Age.


Not all of the Elf- Lords chose to Sail towards the Blessed Realm on that day; on the contrary, some of them chose to stay behind and help Men. Among them, it was Glorfindel, the former Lord of the House of the Golden Flower in the City of Gondolin.


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A little bit on Glorfindel.

Glorfindel was one of the high captains of Turgon's army, the other being Ecthelion, Lord of the House of the Fountain, with whom he shared a great friendship. He survived the fall of Gondolin, and led the remaining survivors along with Idril and Tuor to the Eagles' Cleft. However, when their company was attacked by a Balrog, he was engaged in a valiant battle that ended with both adversaries falling to their death in the great chasm between the mountains. The eagles recovered his body, and he was buried with honor.
After his death, the Valar decided to sent him back to Middle-Earth in order to help against the forces of the Shadow. He came back stronger, in the form of a Maia, about the same time with the Istari. He eventually came to Imladris, and became one of Elrond's most trusted allies.
He was the main reason the Witch-King of Angmar was defeated, and the one who prophesised that his death would not come by the hand of man. Additionally, he was the Elf who helped Frodo when they were chased by the Nazgul.


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Here, therefore, Glorfindel is gazing at the ships of his kinsmen sailing away in the mist, maybe with a bit of remorse, but knowing all too well that his fate is bound to this of Men.



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I 'd really appreciate some feedback!

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thank you!!!
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Nessa293Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't help me... He looks like Merlin. :aww: :D
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AranictHobbyist Digital Artist
i cant help but agree! lolz he does look like a wizard. Anyway...!
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Yeah! :D :XD:
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If it hadn't been for the club we're in, I never would have seen this and I'd have cried. I adore Glorfindel! Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful homage to a magnificent elf lord. :)
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Thank you.. Oh my, you dont know how much i appreciate it! I love Glorfindel... Really. I read the Silm, and the part about his death send me weeping. And I never cry about these things! Im gonna do more with him, he's turned into my favorite elf lord... :)
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Awesome picture.

He looks just like my friend Iiro, what's weird because i think that you aren't see Iiro.Ever.
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AranictHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm sure I dont know your friend, but what can I say, these are weird things. I'm glad you like it nonetheless. :)
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World is small and things are weird,like my other friend Arttu says.
np :D
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AranictHobbyist Digital Artist
I think Arttu is very much right on this one :) By the way, greetings to Finland :) ( I so love your country :) Your music, your rally races , your lakes... :) )
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:)
greetings to Greece :)
have you visited here?:)
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AranictHobbyist Digital Artist
No, but I'd really like to do so someday! I've always liked the North and I've always been attracted to Finland for some strange reason. :) :)
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There's a little finn inside you :)

Best season to come finland is perhaps july or winter
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AranictHobbyist Digital Artist
Why, thank you! :) July, eh? Well, i 'm sure to do it sometime! Thanx 4 the info :)
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You think so? I'm really, really happy to hear it! Well it took a lot of time, a lot of devotion and a LOT of love for LOTR :) And I think I've become a little bit of a Glorfindel fangirl, lately. Ah, damned Silmarillion. :love:
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hehe, nice :) and it's noticeable that it took a lot of hard work and time 'cause it really honestly looks gorgeous :heart:
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AranictHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh thank you! By the way i checked your profile. Bon Jovi rule :) (I found them when I was about your age and I've been a fan since )
By the way tell me, who do you like from the LOTR? (I'm always asking people who comment on LOTR art :) )
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thanks a lot for the watch, before I forget :XD:
yeah, Bon Jovi's awesome! have you seen them live? I will next tour :eager:
hm, LOTR. I read all the books a couple of years ago and I'm planning to read them again soon 'cause I don't remember all of it :D but I simply adore Legolas, especially in combination with Gimli :XD: and Aragorn, of course, I don't think I have to even mention him :P
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Nope, I havent... But I've seen every live video thats on DVD or the Internet :) I love their performances. Especially those ballads. :) Yeah, like Bed of Roses when he picks up a girl and they dance to the piano. Awww. You're so damn lucky! Please, please send me pictures and keep me updated about the gig!!

About LOTR, well i like Boromir, Aragorn and half the Elven population. :) That includes Legolas too! :) lol
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heh, I'm lucky, but I don't have a ticket or know where I'll see them yet :D since they didn't announce the dates yet... :XD: and I will ;)
yeah, Elves are my fave too :love:
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Ah, you lucky girl! :) Just shout a loud "Jooooooooohn" for me as well when he enters the stage:love:
And yes, elves are :heart:
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