golden hall of rohan

Something I never noticed in Return of the King and now I will never unsee:

People: Drinking along, happy as can be

Mom: ANGRY GASP

Mom:  WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING??? IS THAT ALE?? 

Lad: But Mom…..it’s a party! Everyone’s drinking ale!

Mom: DON’T YOU GIVE ME THAT SASS LAD

Mom: DON’T YOU DRINK ANY MORE OR YOU’LL FEEL YOUR FATHER’S HORSEWHIP, YOU WILL

Lad: …Almost got away with it, too

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middle-earth meme: five locations [4/5] edoras

“…I see a white stream that comes down from the snows,” he (Legolas) said. “Where it issues from the shadow of the vale a green hill rises upon the east. A dike and mighty wall and thorny fence encircle it. Within there rise the roofs of houses; and in the midst, set upon a green terrace, there stands aloft a great hall of Men. And it seems to my eyes that it is thatched with gold. The ligh of it shines far over the land. Golden, too, are the posts of its doors. There men in bright mail stand; but all else within the courts are yet asleep.“

“Edoras these courts are called,” said Gandalf, “and Meduseld is that golden hall. There dwells Théoden son of Thengel, King of the Mark of Rohan.” (The Two Towers, p. 661)

Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the dead wood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?
—  An old hymn about Eorl The Young, founder of the House of Eorl and ancestor of Rohan’s royal family. Sung by Aragorn in Rohirric to his companions on the way to Edoras. Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers, The King Of The Golden Hall.
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Even tho the lining is still just pinned, I’m presenting it as finished, cause I’m not sure when I’ll get around to getting more thread for this project.

I’m very happy with the effect! I am throwing away my cloak pattern though, I get uneven hems, and I need a better one. But it worked well enough for what I wanted on this.

Hopefully whenever I do a shoot with this, it will be on a windy day, and you’ll be able to see the gorgeous lining color.
And @myrddin-emrys I’ll need you for this!!

Anyway, quick piece finished. Onto other things. Not sure what will be next.

Theoden’s Funeral Cloak side-by-side…

Theoden only has four looks in LotR: Everyday, Bespelled, Armour and Mourning.
I had two done, and I figured an easy, quick cloak would be a fun project and give me the funeral cloak Theoden wears.
Even tho my trim was store bought and not painstakingly hand sewn, I’m still very pleased. It’s such a good piece for more moody Theoden photos, or to even wear with other things!