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Mirrormere

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'To the east the outflung arm of the mountains marched to a sudden end, and far lands could be descried beyond them, wide and vague. To the south the Misty Mountains receded endlessly as far as sight could reach. Less than a mile away, and a little below them, for they still stood high up on the west side of the dale, there lay a mere. It was long and oval, shaped like a great spear-head thrust deep into the northern glen; but its southern end was beyond the shadows under the sunlit sky. Yet its waters were dark: a deep blue like clear evening sky seen from a lamp-lit room. Its face was still and unruffled. About it lay a smooth sward, shelving down on all sides to its bare unbroken rim.
'There lies the Mirrormere, deep Kheled-zâram!' said Gimli sadly.' 


JRR Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book II, Chapter 6: Lothlórien 

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Painted in watercolour.

This is heavily inspired by Ireland - Lough Tay, and more specifically the photo reference of it which the lovely ArwendeLuhtiene gave me permission to use!

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EmmetEarwax's avatar
Here Balin, one of the company who banded against Smaug, was killed by an orc after becoming the last king of Moria. As Gimli put it, it became a TOMB !