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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 110: Many-pillared halls

20th March 2014 (13:02)

Apologies for the slightly silly tone to today's cartoon. :) The majority of the references, as before, are to Gimli's song about Durin in LotR.

It is actually canon (from HoME) that Khazad-dum was founded by volunteers from the other six Dwarf-clans, since Durin 'woke and walked alone'. :)

Part 110: Many-pillared halls

Next time: Part 111: The thousand caves

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: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 20th March 2014 17:35 (UTC)

I do love the rather snotty pair of Mablung and Beleg.

Um - whilst I'm here.... you wouldn't like to come to WriterConUK at Coventry - and do a talk for us about your wonderful chibi HoME, would you?

Obviously you'd be very welcome without the talk, too; but I would love to know more about how you make it!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th March 2014 18:13 (UTC)

That's Daeron and Beleg! Mablung carries an axe, Daeron carries a set of pan-pipes, and Beleg carries a bow. Otherwise yes, they're pretty much identical, I admit...

I'm trying to characterise Beleg as more happy-go-lucky and perhaps a bit reckless, shooting his mouth off without thinking, while Daeron is the snotty and slightly racist one (though not actually malicious about it; he just takes Elven superiority for granted). Mablung is much more serious and businesslike.

Thanks for the invitation; I'll have to think about it. The idea of giving a talk about HoME-cv is quite embarrassing/intimidating given that there isn't a huge lot of technical skill involved; almost all the pictures are simply cut-and-pasted off the internet. I don't draw the chibis myself!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 20th March 2014 18:48 (UTC)

That's Daeron and Beleg!

Oops! That's why I have problems with the Silmarillion...

Of course you'd be very welcome even if you weren't talking - but I do find your chibi fascinating, even though you do cut and paste.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 21st March 2014 19:03 (UTC)

DWARF: "Gonna call ye on that one, laddie... Khazad-dûm is a totally bad-ass name, and Hadhodrond is... well, not."

DAERON: "Whadda you mean... it is too bad-ass. It's the worst-ass name I ever came up with. Uh, but since we named the last one Belegost I think we should name this one... Daeron-gost."

BELEG: "Let's quit while we're ahead, mate."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd March 2014 14:21 (UTC)

Mablung is feeling left out!

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