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Bard with black arrow by breathing2004 Bard with black arrow by breathing2004
"Arrow!" said the bowman. "Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true king under the Mountain, go now and speed well!"
― Bard, Fire and Water

Bard was the slayer of Smaug; King of Dale. Bard was descended from Lord Girion of Dale, whose wife and child had escaped to Laketown when Smaug ruined Dale and took the Lonely Mountain (Erebor) in TA 2770. In TA 2941, when Smaug emerged from the Lonely Mountain and attacked Laketown, Bard led the defense of the town. He had the bridges cut and organized a company of archers to fight the Dragon.
Bard himself fired many arrows with his great yew bow. He was down to his last arrow when a thrush came and perched on his shoulder. Because Bard was of the race of Dale, he was able to understand the thrush's words. The bird told him of the weak spot in Smaug's armor that Bilbo Baggins had discovered. Bard fired his Black Arrow and struck the hollow by Smaug's left breast and the Dragon fell from the sky, landing on Laketown and destroying it.
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GlynaDougen Feb 11, 2014   General Artist
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sinus0ida Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Where is black arrow? I can see only purple : P
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Parsaraukka Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't even want to look at these, they're too beautiful ♥
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:iconkaijuguy19:
Simply amazing. :) I like how Smaug fires his flames at the town that way. It's going to be epic to see him in the second film.
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Mareishon Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icongbindis:
I like the flow of the image.
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:icontosheii:
I absolutely love this! My favorite Tolkien hero. :D
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Kazuma27 Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!
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