Six hundred years before Frodo’s adventures, a battle broke out in the Refuge of Edhelion, a refuge upon the slopes of Ered Luin, where wood for the White Ships was gathered and elven wine was made, an ancient Elf haven near Thorin’s Gate (north of the Shire and the Gray Havens). Skorgrím Dourhand, and evil dwarf, led an army of dwarves, goblins, and trolls to take the haven. Why, you may ask? Because he lusted for immortality, such that he sought to steal the relics of the Elves of the refuge of Edhelion with the help of his people, the Dourhand clan. His mad bid for power was stopped only by the sacrifice of Talagan Silvertongue (the Master of Edhelion, a master warrior of the Elves), who brought the library of Edhelion down upon them both, thus ending the battle. "Edhelion is ruined now...Talagan was not the only Elf to die today. Skorgrím will trouble us no more, and the relics are safely buried, but it was such a needless battle! 'Edhelion will fade...." - Lord Elrond Halfelven of Rivendell. This is the story of the Battle for Edhelion.
About this creation
Hello, awesome people!!! This is my second biggest MOC yet! It is based of off an introduction quest in the Lord of the Rings Online Game (which is literally both one of the best online games currently out there and an awesome game for Middle Earth fans, I HIGHLY recommend it!).
Now let me walk you through this AWESOME creation!
In this pic, you can see a different view of the model than the one above.
In this pic, you can see a custom Elvish gazebo (which is, of course, on fire).
In this pic, you can see a hidden Elvish ring.
In this pic, you can see a breastplate of Gondor resting on a throne.
In this pic, you can see that one of the supports of the building (which also happens to be a tree) is on fire (and I just had to us the Eye). 😉
In this pic, you can Elrond and a custom Edhelion guard fighting my custom Skorgrím Dourhand.
In this pic, you can see another view of Elrond and the Edhelion guard fighting Skorgrím Dourhand.
In this pic, you can see Elrond and the Edhelion guard.
In this pic, you can see a wounded elf hunter (why do the elves always have to die 😭) and his trainer.
In this pic, you can see my younger version of my custom minifigure Eruisto (also my MEW character) standing on the roof looking down at the battle.
In this pic, you can see the cast of characters.
In this pic, you can see my custom Edhelion guard.
In this pic, you can my custom elf hunter trainer.
In this pic, you can see my custom elf hunter.
In this pic, you can see my younger Eruisto 😉.
In this pic, you can see my custom Skorgrím Dourhand.
These following pictures show the older Edhelion guard, elf hunter trainer, and Eruisto exploring the ruins a few hundred years after the battle.
In this pic you can see Eruisto riding on an eagle (probable away from the ruins). 😉
In this pic you can see the official map from the Lord of the Rings Online Game of Thorin’s Gate, north of Ered Luin, (in the north-east corner you can see the Refuge of Edhelion).
In addition, last but not least, here is some more info on Eruisto for ya’ll! He was born about a thousand years before Bilbo was to his father who was a special cross-breed between a hobbit and a Dunedain and his mother who was a special crossbreed between an elf and a Dunedain. This mix gave him far-looks (from the elf genes, except for the hair, which is from the hobbit genes, and everything else, which is from the Dunedain genes), extremely long life (from both the elf genes and the Dunedain genes), the ability to go unnoticed (from the hobbit genes), exceptional wisdom (from both the elf genes and the Dunedain genes), the ability to communicate with and understand nature (from the elf genes), and many other things (mostly from the Dunedain genes). He has done many heroic deeds for the Elves, the Rohirrim, and Gondor; earning him many weapons, clothing, armor, and other like things. His occupation is dragon, orc, and/or spider hunting.
Well, I hope you dudes liked The Battle for Edhelion for the Middle-earth Wars! How did I do? Please let me know in the comments section below!