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The Curse of Mandos by Belegilgalad The Curse of Mandos by Belegilgalad
Illustration from the Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien


At the northern border, a dark figure stood high upon a rock on the shore, and they heard a great voice. All fell silent to hear, and it is believed the figure was Mandos himself. And the great one said:
"Tears unnumbered ye shall shed; and the Valar will fence Valinor against you, and shut you out, so that not even the echo of your lamentation shall pass over the mountains. On the House of Fëanor the wrath of the Valar lieth from the West unto the uttermost East, and upon all that will follow them it shall be laid also. Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures that they have sworn to pursue. To evil end shall all things turn that they begin well; and by treason of kin unto kin, and the fear of treason, shall this come to pass. The Dispossessed shall they be for ever. ..." [...]




Cuando los Noldor Exiliados, liderados por Fëanor, llegan a los bordes del desierto de Araman, vieron a una figura oscura que erguida desde una roca contemplaba las costas. Esta figura era la de Mandos, según se cuenta, y con una voz alta, solemne y terrible que les obligó a escuchar, pronunció las siguientes palabras:

—Lágrimas innumerables derramaréis; y los Valar cercaran Valinor contra vosotros, y os dejarán fuera, de modo que ni siquiera el eco de vuestro lamento pasará por sobre las montañas. Sobre la Casa de Fëanor la cólera de los Valar cae desde el Occidente hasta el extremo Oriente, y sobre todos los que los sigan caerá del mismo modo. El juramento los impulsará, pero también los traicionará, y aún llegará a arrebatarles los mismos tesoros que han jurado perseguir. A mal fin llegará todo lo que empiecen bien; y esto acontecerá por la traición del hermano al hermano, y por el temor a la traición. Serán para siempre los Desposeídos. [...]


I used day illumination instead night (as it is written in books)
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Whoa this is cool.
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Belegilgalad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks
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Frank8888888 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
It's like if we were there ! Awesome !!!!
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Belegilgalad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Gwailome Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Breathtaking...
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Belegilgalad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Puppetinfaith Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
There is only one word for this... Impeccable!

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Belegilgalad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good portrayal of that scene! Mandos looks haunting. The fog and the grim atmosphere add so much to his curse. Bravo!:)
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marisoly Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Like the feeling of this one...
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