“Yellow flowers have fared thither and blow ever now about that mound in those unkindly places; but the folk of the Golden Flower wept at its building and might not dry their tears.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of GondolinThlim Losglóriol or The House of the Golden Flower was one of the 12 noble Houses of Gondolin. Glorfindel was its Lord, and its symbol was that of a rayed sun, and a golden flower was emblazoned upon the shields of the house members.
When the forces of Angband attacked Gondolin, the hostof the Golden Flower was holding off the enemies in the Great Market area, on the east part of the city, but they got ambushed by a host of Orcs led by Balrogs. They held the Market Place, until the arrival of a fire drake forced them to retreat, their number greatly reduced.
Eventually Balrogs and Dragons who were the strong part of Morgoth’s army breached the walls of Gondolin, and the Golden Flower along with the remaining houses moved towards the Square of the King. Further on their retreat, many lost their lives holding the rear guard for those who fled towards Gondolin’s Secret Way. The few remaining members of the Flower assisted helpless to their Lord’s death during his fight with a Balrog, pulling the beast with him in the depths of a chasm. Thus Glorfindel of the Flower became known as the Balrog SlayerI am happy to have found a sort of “flower theme” to put together this outfit, the skirmish vendor even had a light shield with a Golden flower on it 😀
head: Stone reader’s hat, gold dye, barter with medallions of Moria, light armour
shoulders: Ceremonial Whirlwind pauldrons, gold dye, cosmetic skirmish barter
chest: Shield master’s breastplate, gold dye, classic skirmish barter
hands: Battle leader gauntlets, gold dye, classic skirmish barter
legs: Shield master’s leggings, gold dye, classic skirmish barter
feet: Battle leader boots, gold dye, classic skirmish barter
back: Cloak of the mallorn, gold dye, lotro store