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Fingolfin challenges Morgoth by peet Fingolfin challenges Morgoth by peet
'Now news came to Hithlum that Dorthonion was lost and the sons of Finarfin overthrown, and that the sons of FŽanor were driven from their lands. Then Fingolfin beheld (as it seemed to him) the utter ruin of the Noldor, and the defeat beyond redress of all their houses; and filled with wrath and despair he mounted upon Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him. He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking that OromŽ himself was come: for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar.
Thus he came alone to Angband's gates, and he sounded his horn, and smote once more upon the brazen doors, and challenged Morgoth to come forth to single combat. And Morgoth came. That was the last time in those wars that he passed the doors of his stronghold, and it is said that he took not the challenge willingly; for though his might was greatest of all things in this world, alone of the Valar he knew fear. But he could not now deny the challenge before the face of his captains; for the rocks rang with the shrill music of Fingolfins horn, and his voice came keen and clear down into the depths of Angband; and Fingolfin named Morgoth craven, and lord of slaves.'

J.R.R Tolkien: The Silmarillion: Chapter 18: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Hey...how much would an image like this cost? How long would it take to complete?
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jullianamarques Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg! This is perfect! Congrats!! It's really perfect!
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Celestialhost Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looks good
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Glorielfwings Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! This is amazing!! :D You make the Silmarilion come to life through this gorgeously detailed illustration! :)
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janetctran Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is as I imagined it. Lovely!
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Armeuj Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Very nice! Based on this?: [link]
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peet Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, 'The Proud One of the Clearing'.
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Brisingr-Arget Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"His hopeless challenge, dauntless cried
Fingolfin there, 'Come! Open wide,
dark king thy ghastly brazen doors!
Come forth whom earth and heaven abhors!
Come forth oh monstrous craven lord,
and fight with thine own hand and sword!
Thou wielder of hosts and banded thralls,
thou tyrant leaguered with strong walls,
Thou foe of gods and elvish race,
I wait thee here. Come! Show thy face!"

Gotta love Fingolfin.
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
epicness! wonderful color and detail! the battle between Morgoth and Fingolfin is my favorite stroy from the Silmarillion
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