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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 61: Battle plans

2nd September 2013 (16:07)

You have to imagine that the legions of Orcs are actually stretching away far into the distance, and this cartoon only shows a few of them. :)

I did wonder what to put on the flags the Orcs are carrying, but then I remembered this scene from the Silmarillion when Fingolfin challenges Melkor to a duel:

"Therefore Morgoth came, climbing slowly from his subterranean throne, and the rumour of his feet was like thunder underground. And he issued forth clad in black armour; and he stood before the king like a tower, iron-crowned, and his vast shield, sable unblazoned, cast a shadow over him like a stormcloud."

So there you go. The arms of Morgoth are sable, with no charges or ordinaries. So a plain black flag it is. :)


Part 61: Battle plans

Next time: Part 62: The War of the Valar

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th September 2013 07:46 (UTC)

I think it really sucks to be an Orc in any time and place, actually. :(

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