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by Darnokthemage
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean Crossbows!
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Numenorean Crossbows!

"They made bows of many kinds: long bows, and smaller bows, especially those used for shooting from horse-back; and they also devised cross-bows, at first used mainly against predatory birds. Shooting with bows was one of the great sports and pastimes of men; and one in which young women also t...
by Darnokthemage
Sun May 09, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Summer 2020 available now!
Replies: 17
Views: 16542

Re: Summer 2020 available now!

I can't seem to post the picture i was meant to post, but on the topic of the "light boats" traveling down the Anduin. We know Ottar (who was an 9th century northern norwegian man traveling eastwards) had very light boats that could be carried for some distances with him on his eastwards e...
by Darnokthemage
Tue May 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: Elven spinning
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: Elven spinning

I wonder how Elven disstaffs would look, or even if they would use them? Because i think it is quite likely they spun in the same way as in Europe, with a disstaff holding and wool and two hands on the string. I quite like this depiction of a woman using her head as a distaff, and i find it quite fi...
by Darnokthemage
Mon May 03, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Here's one for the Beornings out there.
Replies: 6
Views: 2756

Re: Here's one for the Beornings out there.

I think copper and bronze probably fits very well for a dunlending persona, tho with some iron (mostly knives, and axes). Same could be said for what i think is a pre-haladin population in the Edenwaith, the barbaric fisherfolk wandering the coast. They would probably mostly be limited to flint and ...
by Darnokthemage
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: The Ceresilk tarp
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

Re: The Ceresilk tarp

I know the ancient greeks sometimes made silk from wild silk worms, so i suppose it could fit. Tho, i still think it feels too "Oriental" to fit in the shire.
by Darnokthemage
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: The Ceresilk tarp
Replies: 22
Views: 7306

Re: The Ceresilk tarp

My money is that it's actually sea silk, which is a textile made from the hair of the Byssys oister. They traditionally appear around greece, but i think it is likely they could have adapted for the colder water of Lindon. So basically the shire gets it silk from dwarves trading with the elves of Li...
by Darnokthemage
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Autumn 2020 available now!
Replies: 9
Views: 7860

Re: Autumn 2020 available now!

Yum! Lots of great stuff in here, on the topic of cloaks (as i posted on facebook) the Roman paenula cloak and hood gives us a perfect garment to base the Ithilien Ranger cloaks on. Likely developing from a pan-Dunnic (breeman dunlander etc) version of it, the cloak would have been adapted in both N...
by Darnokthemage
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dunedain Marriage Prospects
Replies: 7
Views: 7575

Re: Dunedain Marriage Prospects

We know that the men of Dol Amroth have elven blood in them, and i don't remember, but i do think tolkien tells us that they did not marry each other before producing heirs. One might also guess the same of some dunedain, but i do not think there were marriages similar to the "big names", ...
by Darnokthemage
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: How to dress an Elf?
Replies: 10
Views: 5008

Re: How to dress an Elf?

I disagree, no buttons and piped standing collars is probably the way i'd go! It feels very much too "high medieval, and takes away from the "timelessness" of the elves.
by Darnokthemage
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: How to dress an Elf?
Replies: 10
Views: 5008

Re: How to dress an Elf?

I think Second and First age Elves would have more "fae" clothes, while the third age elves would wear more "Beowulfian" clothes.
by Darnokthemage
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!
Replies: 33
Views: 26315

Re: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!

To be honest, my current thoughts is that i'm not good enough of an artist to depict them. Perhaps the mirkwood elves are decent, i was always the most satisfied with them. But for example my Rivendell suff is awful. But enough of that, i can line out my general thoughs of how Elves would have dress...
by Darnokthemage
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 62
Views: 78991

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Really like it, the pill hat might be something inherited from the Dunedain.
by Darnokthemage
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!
Replies: 33
Views: 26315

Re: The Elves! The elves! What are we going to do with the Elves!

Note that i do not agree with my thoughts on elves from before, i can do better nowadays.
by Darnokthemage
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Elvish Culture
Topic: How to dress an Elf?
Replies: 10
Views: 5008

Re: How to dress an Elf?

Really depends on what type of Elf, is it from Mirkwood, Lothlorien, Lindon or Rivendell? I really think one should look at a mix of ancient and early medieval clothes if one wants to do the Elves justice. One should also look at the natural world, and at the animals around us. https://images-wixmp-...
by Darnokthemage
Fri May 22, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay Listing - LOTR Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Limited Museum Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 7683

Re: Ebay Listing - LOTR Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Limited Museum Collection

Yeah, same. The movies fit very well in their own "astethics" but do not fit my personal view of "Middle Earth".