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by Elleth
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 427
Views: 202459

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Oh very fun!

.. I just adore your troll. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: General Forum Stuff
Topic: Forum business cards?
Replies: 29
Views: 36828

Re: Forum business cards?

absolutely lovely work!
by Elleth
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: Paging our resident plant lore folks...
Replies: 35
Views: 14708

Re: Paging our resident plant lore folks...

Got another one! ... buckthorn, I think? It's ~14 feet tall at a guess, lots of blue-black berries. berry-tree.jpg And here's another funny thing, these little splats make a groundcover I haven't been able to figure out yet. They're ~2-4" across, and love love love the packed earth and gravel o...
by Elleth
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?

Oh... that is a nice concept. ... I'd dial down the Saami/ Athabascan look on the second drawing by quite a bit, but I much prefer it to what we ended up with - the first one especially. link for those that haven't found it - https://atanderson.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug-bar...
by Elleth
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?

Those are the pictures I remembered! Carolingian you say? Thank you for the correction! About what time then? 600s?
by Elleth
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Staining paper
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: Staining paper

The weathering on that leather is just divine.
by Elleth
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Grommets Leathercraft strider duster
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Grommets Leathercraft strider duster

That looks so nice, it's almost a shame to get it all dirty and trail worn... but I'm sure you're up to it. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?

I had forgotten that drawing - perfect! As it happens, we actually hear those shields and spears on the back wall mentioned in the text - From that the talk turned to the horde itself and to the things that Thorin and Balin remembered. They wondered if they were still lying there unharmed in the hal...
by Elleth
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?

I think you're right about the heater, it does seem rather late for Middle-earth. Hrmm... we do get this about Dain's dwarves (similar part of the world, and Dalemen traded for dwarvish arms if memory serves) - In battle they wielded heavy two-handed mat¬ tocks; but each of them had also i short bro...
by Elleth
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Medallion of Thrór
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Medallion of Thrór

Oh that is gorgeous.

Hrm... does he take other commissions then? If so, I might have to think about some possibilities. I love his style. :)
by Elleth
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard drinks in Middle Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Hard drinks in Middle Earth

While that may be de facto true for those who never "attract the eye of Sauron" as it were - I'm afraid that is not the opinion of the United States government: While individuals of legal drinking age may produce wine or beer at home for personal or family use, Federal law strictly prohibi...
by Elleth
Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: War knife of the Wægmundings
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: War knife of the Wægmundings

?!!?!??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!

THAT WAS FOR YOU!?!?!??!

That is simply gorgeous!!!!! Gosh what a master he is.
by Elleth
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 92
Views: 7360

Re: What's everyone working on?

OMG, that is just lovely!!
by Elleth
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Boats

...omg. and just caught my typed-too-fast Gollum grammar. Fitting for a talk on boats I guess. :(

:mrgreen:
by Elleth
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard drinks in Middle Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Hard drinks in Middle Earth

Coincidentally, Tudor Monastic Farm popped up on youTube's recommendations for me this morning, and there's a neat little piece on the distillation of brandy from wine in the Tudor era - https://youtu.be/3iGhuzXbdJM?t=3004 ... Also, I assume we all know this, but just in case - for those of us in th...