Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mysterious gentleman


Jack Lewisdown, Owen Farfield and Carlo Williams have recently had a very pleasant visit. An old friend stopped by and had a lengthy talk about books and who knows what else - these three hobbits are a gossip topic for the whole Michel Delving themselves, not even this honourable hobbit of unrevealed identity. Was it Ronald Dwale himself? And who was his lovely company? One of the patrons heard him referring to her as "his Lúthien", but given his beer apetite that day he might have been just mixing up what he's heard and some elven stories. Or...?

Note: I really recommend this Wiki page to everyone interested in LOTRO's references to life of J.R.R. Tolkien. Jack Lewisdown, Owen Farfield and Carlo Williams refer to real members of The Inklings - literary discussion group and most probably friends of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Today's and yesterday's outfits are my tribute to Professor and his wife. On their gravestone, they are referred as Beren and Lúthien, which we can consider a proof of what the inspiration for the most beautiful love story in the Middle-earth was. Thank you, Mr. Professor, and thank you, Mrs. Edith Mary Tolkien for supporting you husband for 55 years.

19 years old J.R.R. Tolkien and 16 years old Edith Mary Bratt, inspiration for Lúthien Tinúviel and Arwen Evenstar

Chest: Lawgiver's Robe, black dye (store)
Head: Extravagant Festival Hat, black dye (Winter festival)
Shoulders: Rock Climber's Shoulder Guards, grey dye (T6 crafted)
Hands: Extravagant Festival Gloves, black dye (Winter festival)
Back: Ceremonial Defender's Cloak, black dye (store)


  1. That's a really nice idea, bringing Tolkien into the Inklings' group! And a good story build-up, introducing his "Luthien" first. Thanks!

  2. Hey, I posted a comment at last! I've tried several times over the last few days, using both IE and Firefox, on two computers. Now I find that I can post a comment if I click the "Post Comment" button several times after typing. Eventually a captcha test appears.

  3. thanks brrokk, and i'm happy you managed to find a way to post comments - it seems the captcha is causing troubles for some users :(


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