fellandfair "Who will come when the dark rises? Who will stand against the foe?
Who will fight when all have fallen? Who will take up arms and go?
Who will carry on the struggle? Who will give their dying breath?
Who will swear his sword in war? Who will bring death to death?" ~Campbell
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fellandfair Has battle axe, will travel and enjoys long raids on the beach. #iamavikingwarrior 4d

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fellandfair "From the mouths of the Sea the South Wind flies, from the sandhills and the stones,
The wailing of the gulls it bears, and at the gate it moans. ‘What news from the South, O sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve. ‘Ask not of me where he doth dwell – so many bones there lie,
On the white shores and the dark shores under the stormy sky,
So many have passed down Anduin to find the flowing Sea.
Ask of the North Wind news of them the North Wind sends to me!’ ‘O Boromir! Beyond the gate the seaward roads runs south,
But you came not with the wailing gulls from the grey sea’s mouth’." ~Tolkien
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fellandfair "It was a great battle. Tall Men with long swords, and terrible Elves, and Orcses shrieking. They fought on the plain for days and months at the Black Gates. But the Marshes have grown since then, swallowed up the graves; always creeping, creeping." ~Tolkien 1w

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fellandfair "For morning came, morning and a wind from the sea; and the darkness was removed, and the hosts of Mordor wailed, and terror took them, and they fled, and died..." ~Tolkien 2w

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fellandfair Even Assassins sometimes spend the weekend doing research. The key is a good library and lots of coffee... 2w

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fellandfair Leadership is about doing whatever is necessary to help your team be victorious: helping them cross a river, charging first into combat, baking really good Lembas bread for an after-battle snack... 3w

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fellandfair "`For myself,' said Faramir, 'I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens.'" ~Tolkien 3w

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fellandfair "Upon great pedestals founded in the deep waters stood two great kings of stone: still with blurred eyes and crannied brows they frowned upon the North. The left hand of each was raised palm outwards in gesture of warning; in each right hand there was an axe; upon each head there was a crumbling helm and crown. Great power and majesty they still wore, the silent wardens of a long-vanished kingdom." I am about to launch upon a whole new series of armor and gear, but I took a few days to teach myself how to paint with oils. This is my first foray into Middle Earth with a paintbrush. In the words of G.K. Chesterton, "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly." So I figured, why not lean a new art?
I will also be opening an Etsy store this summer (after the aforementioned outfits are completed) for both armor and oil paintings. More to come on that later.
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fellandfair "Even when I was far away there has never been a day when the Shire has not been guarded by watchful eyes." ~Tolkien 4w
  •   sealybomb Looks cool as hell mind 4w
  •   fellandfair @sealybomb they can, but it is easy to fix. I use an arrow bag inside the quiver. I can tie the drawstring either above or below the fletching. That keeps them from being thrown out or making noise while running. You can also stuff a rag or even a handful of grass down the quiver to prevent movement/rattling. 4w
  •   sealybomb yup makes perfect sense!! And will keep it in mind... Who knows? Maybe someday I have an arrow quiver of my own!!! (And that would be freaking awesome if it happened!) 4w
  •   duniaa_b Larping? @ayyydo 4w
  •   ballsnbullets @fellandfair good points! Do they fall out When you bend over or do you have the shafts secured somehow 4w
  •   jmsnyde I adore this! The good, green and simple places of the world should be guarded by those who are able. 4w
  •   nikomoutopoulos You follow them @pbreil 4w

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fellandfair "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." What a comfort to many a warrior on the eve of a desperate battle. There are few indeed who can claim death as gain. 4w
  •   lha_luke 4w
  •   jamesjackel @thejorkid yeah I agree 4w
  •   juliarantamaula Amen! 4w
  •   paulaasalcido Amazing!!! 😀 4w
  •   giackfre84 Superb! 4w
  •   fellandfair @thejorkid @jamesjackel I concur that is is not the entirely correct setting however I can rationalize it this: given that these words were spoken to the thief on the cross, justly deserving punishment (as are we all) and about to die (none of us know the hour of our death and some risk in constantly) it is a source of great encouragement to those who, like the thief, believe in the Christ. Thus we can face death now, knowing we have forgiveness and death results only in heaven. Thus Easter is the ultimate conquering of death. Those who believe shall indeed be in paradise the moment we die and can go forth and risk life and limb with confidence if not a light heart. 4w
  •   jamesjackel @fellandfair Amen!! 4w

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fellandfair "This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden, demi-paradise, this fortress built by Nature for herself against infection and the hand of war, this happy breed of men, this little world, this precious stone set in the silver sea, which serves it in the office of a wall, or as a moat defensive to a house, against the envy of less happier lands, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England." He is either thinking this, or, "I wonder if we are having venison pasty for dinner?" 1mon

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fellandfair I thought I would take a few minutes to introduce and thank some of the people that make @fellandfair possible then answer questions: @charleslionheart is out resident blacksmith and armorer. @wulm92 and @ian_ed_campbell are two of our best rangers. @carkeyscloset takes care of the ladies outfitting and @theladyofthewood takes care of @charleslionheart. We also have to thank our photographer (and fellow adventurer) @charlesmcbryde and photographers @hughareyou and @karenw95. @wrathandruin is my right hand man and fellow ranger captain (although often to be found leading the other side) and of course @margaret_livingston and @a_davis_sanders augment our team with grace and skill. We make 90% of our own gear and operate all throughout the southeastern portion of the United States. My most frequently asked question is, "what exactly do you do?" My answer is simple. We enjoy the study of history and fantasy and are simply ourselves, self-transposed into another world. We explore, we fight, we create, we forge, we shoot, we hunt, we cook and most of all we have fun. Most of us have been running in the woods with sharp objects since before we could read and we learned to read very young. I know you have a lot more questions so I will be a answering questions for the next few hours (then sporadically afterwards) on Instagram while I wait for a pudding to boil. Please ask whatever you want! 1mon

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fellandfair Here is a bit of a close up of the champron and breast plate. Got to protect your battle buddy! 1mon

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fellandfair "Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known." ~Tolkien
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fellandfair "He no longer had any doubt about his duty: he must rescue his master or perish in the attempt." ~Tolkien 1mon

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fellandfair "Once more lust of battle was on him; and he was still unscathed, and he was young, and he was king: the lord of a fell people. And lo! even as he laughed at despair he looked out again on the black ships, and he lifted up his sword to defy them." ~Tolkien 1mon

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fellandfair Trying to find a place to hang my beautiful birthday present from @charlesmcbryde. He channeled his inner Irish monk and created this beautiful work including six verses from my favorite piece of poetry, The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton (Those of you who follow me have probably figured that out). 2mon
  •   capt_pissoff I've got that axe! 2mon
  •   forwen Wow! 2mon
  •   fellandfair @charlesmcbryde well he is celtic so he is definitely a mystic. I cannot speak for his denomination. 2mon
  •   steellilly87 Wow, incredible! The script and inking is so beautiful- color me impressed! 2mon
  •   ravenofskye Beautiful, wonderful b-day to you 1mon
  •   kylej1220 @oliviatracy @jennnewt - imagine a Bible where every page started out with a big colored letter!!! That would be awesome!!! I'd looooooooove a Bible with color!!! Do you think I should look for one????????? 1mon
  •   oliviatracy I don't think I can make that decision for you... @kylej1220 1mon
  •   lord_dinozzo What would one call things on the side? I'm working on an old fashioned letter in this style and I don't know what to google to learn how to do that thing with the letter in the box with an intricate design. (Clearly I don't even know how to properly refer to it lol) 1w

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fellandfair I am spending my St. Patrick's Day far away with my two favorite fictional Irishmen: Doctor Stephen Maturin of His Majesty's Navy and Sergeant Major Patrick Harper of The Rifles. God Save Ireland! 2mon
  •   fellandfair @rushpettyfan17 I wish. I have been blessed with a job I enjoy, that pays the bills and provides enough to for me to have my adventures. 2mon
  •   eight.nine.tennant Do you play cello? Or is it someone else's? 2mon
  •   fellandfair @eight.nine.tennant yes I do. 2mon
  •   eight.nine.tennant Oh awesome! Not many people play, most go for violin or viola, haha. 2mon
  •   fellandfair @eight.nine.tennant I love the deep sound and the power of a cello that the smaller strings can never match. 2mon
  •   eight.nine.tennant Seriously, they have this certain way of catching your attention. And they have a range that makes them perfect for solo pieces! 2mon
  •   arand3 Where in the sweet world did you find this stuff? 1mon
  •   zachstrickland127 Sweet cello! 4w

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fellandfair I just love the power and the struggle in this picture. Firefoot has fire in his heart too. 2mon
  •   niobesan Really a gorgeous shot! 2mon
  •   diogo_sdeandrade @fernando.pinheiro.902 2mon
  •   harhoward This is amazing. 2mon
  •   saeth_snowbane This photo reminds me so much of Aragorn and Breggo's relationship! Rohan man: "That horse is half mad, my lord. There's nothing you can do. Leave him."
    Aragorn: "Fæste, stille nú, fæste, stille nú. Lac is drefed, gefrægon." (Fast, quiet now, fast, quiet now. A battle is stirred up, they heard.)"Brego? Ðin nama is cynglic." (Brego? Your name is kingly.)Aragorn: "Turn this fellow free. He has seen enough of war." You seem to fit perfectly being either a man of Rohan or Gondor. But I must ask, which do you prefer? @fellandfair 2mon
  •   netty940 I love blue roans their coats give such a powerful look 2mon
  •   fellandfair @netty940 me too! I love how his coat matches the blued steel of the chainmail. 2mon
  •   netty940 And the brass tone at the end oh the horses tail matches the brass tone in the metal armor 2mon
  •   yattagiulia This photo is amazing ** 5d

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