Thlim Doldrin

“He found a press of the Mole-folk about his door, and these were the grimmest and least good-hearted of folk that Maeglin might get in that city.” The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin1153Thlim Doldrin, or The House of the Mole was one of the twelve noble Houses of Gondolin, lead by Maeglin, son of Aredhel, sister of King Turgon. They wore black armor without any emblem or intricate design, and had round caps of steel covered with moleskin. Most of its folk were composed by miners. In battle they wielded two-handed axes. Prince Maeglin had betrayed Turgon and Gondolin, being lured by Morgoth to aid him in its conquest, with the promise of receiving as prize Idril, the King’s daughter and object of desire for Maeglin. Thus during the Fall of Gondolin they fought on Morgoth’s side, facing those from the House of the Wing, led by Tuor, who fought Maeglin and killed him. Loyal to their lord, those from the House of the Mole turned upon his killer, but though they were numerous, they could not stand against Tuor’s wrath. Most of them were “smitten and driven to fly into what dark holes they might”4630Edit 04-7-2014, outfit remade) This outfit has made me cringe a lot. No decorations, no fancy designs, total black. While I know a lot of players would like to have more down-to-earth, simple clothing to better immerse in Middle Earth, I find myself to not be so attracted by simple designs… even when I try to make an outfit simple, I end up adding something to it (see the previous outfit :p). In the description written in the book, is said that “Sable was their harness, and they bore no sign or emblem, but their round caps of steel were covered with moleskin.” (The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin) I “head-desked” a lot to try and find some clothing resembling the description, so I transformed it into a “personal vision” of their uniform. I avoided any round helmet as it always looked like my elf had an inflated baloon instead of a head. To avoid using the full Helegrod armour, I added the ever useful Ost Dunhoth armour. It is simple looking enough for me. The rear of the leggings has a little wing motif, I decided to not show it as to keep the outfit feel as simple as possible5792
shoulders: Ceremonial shoulders of the Gloom Bane, black dye, cosmetic skirmish barter

chest: Lesser cry of the West breastplate, black dye, barter in Harndirion (enedwaith)

hands: Ceremonial gloves of the Gloom Bane, black dye, cosmetic skirmish barter

legs: Lesser cry of the West leggings, black dye, barter in Harndirion (enedwaith)

feet: Ceremonial boots of the Gloom Bane, black dye, cosmetic skirmish barter

 

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