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Palace of  King Theoden by breathing2004 Palace of  King Theoden by breathing2004
As the King of Rohan.Théoden was growing weak with age, and was largely controlled by his chief advisor Gríma, who was secretly in the employ of the corrupt wizard Saruman. In Unfinished Tales, it is implied that Gríma was accelerating the king's decline with "subtle poisons". As Théoden sat powerless, Rohan was troubled by Orcs and Dunlendings, who operated under the will of Saruman, ruling from Isengard.

When his son Théodred was mortally wounded at a battle at the Fords of Isen, Théoden's nephew Éomer became his heir. However, Éomer was out of favour with Wormtongue, who eventually had him arrested.

When Gandalf the White and Aragorn appeared before him , Théoden initially rebuffed the wizard's advice to ride out against Saruman. When Gandalf revealed Wormtongue for what he was, however, Théoden returned to his senses. He restored his nephew, took up his sword Herugrim, and in spite of his age, led the Riders of Rohan into the Battle of the Hornburg. After this he became known as Théoden Ednew, the Renewed.
I think my next work will be in Hornburg.haha

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flamesofanor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
What is Shadowfax trampling?
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FellitoRockero Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Cool!
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Tojunior Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Gandalf just looks like he is saying "LOOK AT ME I AM FABULOUS!"
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Lady-Nessima Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am completely in love with this, and all your frabjous Tolkien work.  Absolutely brilliant.
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veldor60 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is particularly great :)
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Theamat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Your LOTR series is some of the most beautifully rendered artwork I've seen on the DA in a long time. I wish I had a million dollars just so that I could have the real stained glass up in my home. Brilliant.
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StudioGruhnj Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
HOLLY COW! these are all fabulous and mind blowing! :la:
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STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
It reminds me of "The Secret of Kells" Film. ;) I soooo love this historic style.
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emeraldedragon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
If I could afford to buy a print of each of your Tolkien art I would have them in nice frames around my apartment. Someday...
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vmackay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
If someone, some day, decided to build a cathedral in honor to Tolkien's work, your art should definitely adorn it, as amazing stained glass! :D Haha!
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