Thlim Echtel

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 Gondolin07714715Thlim 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.0765Normally 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 XD I link here another outfit that represents Thlim Echtel, made by Starry Mantle, do check it out is really good!1284head: 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


4 thoughts on “Thlim Echtel

  1. I’m lazy with comments but I’ve really enjoyed your Gondolin outfits:) I really should read those other books too, not just the trilogy and the Hobbit, there are so many stories, and I love the old lore of the elves:)

    • Thanks Adventurer! I definitely recommend to give the Silmarillion and the Book of Lost Tales a read, as the happenings of the First Age are all listed there! And a good insight on elven culture. Also, the History of Middle Earth series of books

  2. And so you readily assume I went and copied the outfit of this player on Landy from 5 months ago? It surely happens that outfits end up looking similar since the pieces available and dyes are not unlimited and combinations can inadvertedly get used over and over, more so when over the years the cosmetic collection saw only few new additions. Just look at how many people use and reuse the dunland quest rewards and many ensembles end up looking similar to each other.

  3. Marcus, I too am one of the cosmetic bloggers for LOTRO and I’ve seen many outfits that look similar to each other. On the rare occasion, two outfits somewhere along the line will look identical. It happens and it shouldn’t be a big deal. There are only so many combinations of outfits that exist with a limited number of pieces and dyes. I’ve even nearly duplicated someone else’s outfit on my blog. There were never any complaints. But there was a comment stating that a one piece difference, or a slightly different color for that matter, adds a sense of individual style to said outfit. Please don’t assume that Gloredh deliberately copied another player.

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