Thlim Climbol

Penlod perished there in a lane with his back to the wall, and about him many of the men of the Pillar and many of the Tower of the Snow.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of Gondolin53101410Thlim Climbol or the House of the Pillar was one of the twelve noble Houses of Gondolin. They are only briefly mentioned in the Fall of Gondolin as being united with the House of the Tower of Snow under Penlod, and many perished with their lord, trying to defend the walls of the Hidden City. They were supposedly formed entirely by Noldor, and their symbol was a white tower in deep red field1230I decided to change yesterday’s post with this one. This is a “spur of the moment” outfit that came to mind while browsing the skirmish camp in search of better armour for a lowbie alt. I love the design of this winged helmet, and in a few minutes I put up this ensemble around the helm. I don’t usually wear helmets on my male elf as I think it makes his head look like is floating, but I have a soft spot for winged headgear… hehe. I wanted to use crimson to be true to the Pillar’s coat of arms, but the chestpiece was too bright, so burgundy it was. Screenies were taken during a rainy morning in Falathlorn. Such a lovely muted gold 🙂14771375head: Barrow scout helmet, burgundy dye, classic skirmish vendor

shoulders: Shoulders of the Learned Master, burgundy dye, barter in Ost Galadh, loremaster set

chest: Elven Soldier’s Armour, burgundy dye, crafted tier 4 heavy

hands: Gloves of the Wall-Warden, burgundy dye, classic skirmish barter

legs: Elven Soldier’s Leggings, burgundy dye, crafted tier 4 heavy

feet: Ceremonial boots of the Quiet Step, burgundy dye, cosmetic skirmish barter

back: Cloak of the Unshakable Mettle, burgundy dye, Great River quest reward


2 thoughts on “Thlim Climbol

  1. Gloredh, this is a brilliant outfit! Great colour scheme, and I love the sheer “busy-ness” of it (as you know, I like outfits that have a lot going on in them, especially for Elves!). Really fantastic, great work! 😀

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