“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 Gondolin Thlim 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 Slayer This will probably be the last outfit I will completely remake and make a new post about it, as I like how the rest of them are and they just need new screens. The original 2014 post featured a full set as well, one of the 65 heavy ones from the classic skirmish vendor. Barad Guldur it was. This ensemble may seem a bit “dark” for a House of Golden radiance, but I like it. Considering Glorfindel’s fate in his battle against the Balrog, I can see him wearing something that looks more intimidating than radiant
head: Heronthol, steel blue dye, world drop
shoulders: Invader’s Rivetted Camail, gold dye, drop from Gorgoroth lootboxes
chest: Invader’s Heavy Hauberk, gold dye, Mordor quest reward
hands: Invader’s Gages, gold dye, Mordor quest reward
feet: Expeditionary Boots, gold dye, Mordor quest reward
back: Cloak of the Rescuer, gold dye, Great River quest reward