“Now marched these folk to a great playing of their flutes, and the crystal and silver of their array was most lovely to see amid the red light of the fires and the blackness of the ruins.“― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, The Fall of GondolinThlim Echtel or the House of the Fountain was one of the 12 noble houses of Gondolin, lead by the elf lord Ecthelion of the Fountain. They were said to find delight in silver and diamonds, and their swords were long and bright and pale. The People of the Fountain of the South, as they were also called, went into battle accompanied by the sweet music of their flutes.
During the Fall of Gondolin in year F.A. 510, they were held in reserve by Turgon, who unleashed them after the Balrogs made a breach in the city walls. They made their entrance from the South part of the city and slew a great number of foes. As Balrogs and Dragons led an army who outnumbered them, the People of the Fountain began retreat towards the Square of the King. It is likely that the survivors of this House soon dissolved it after the death of Ecthelion at the Fountain of the King, since there is no mention of it afterwards.Normally I wouldn’t post an outfit shortly after the previous one, but this is my favourite of the Gondolin houses… and the last installment for the Gondolin series! 12 outfits, whew! I am glad that I made them all, adapting each of the houses into an outfit, keeping lotro’s limitations in mind has been real fun, some outfits turned out like I wanted, others not so much, but overall I like them all. And my male elves got some show time 😄 I link here another outfit that represents Thlim Echtel, made by Starry Mantle, do check it out is really good!head: Circlet of adamant, lotro store
shoulders: Shield-master’s Shoulders, white dye, classic skirmish barter
chest: Battle Leader’s breastplate, White dye, classic skirmish barter
hands: Battle Leader’s gauntlets, White dye, classic skirmish barter
legs: Leggings of the hopeful melody, White dye, classic skirmish barter
feet: Battle Leader’s boots, White dye, classic skirmish barter
back: Wrap of the warden, White dye, barter with Warden of Annuminas, kindred