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Gondolin · XII Houses · Defenders
Defenders of Gondolin
The Fall of Gondolin / The Silmarillion: Tuor, Ecthelion & Glorfindel (Photoshop, 2022)
Illustration with 2 ideas for Glorfindel's armor "damascened with cunning gold": plate cuirass and scales:
Glorfindel, Tuor & Ecthelion armor color test.
Glorfindel of the Golden Flower
Glorfindel wore a green mantle embroidered in threads of gold and armor damascened with gold.
Ecthelion of the Fountain
Ecthelion was clad in armor overlaid with silver and had a shining helmet adorned with a spike of steel pointed with a diamond and a shield shimmering with a studs of crystal.
Tuor of the Wing
Tuor wore armor overlaid with silver and had helmet adorned with two swan-wings built of metal and jewels. A white swan’s wing on blue field, his houses device, was wrought on his shield. Instead of a sword he prefered to wield a great battle axe named Dramborleg.
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