So I mentioned some in the last post about my favourite outfit. The elves' war-fit in Helm's Deep is stunning, so pretty yet so protective. And the light armor of Legolas with the leathery shoulder things is very pretty and pleasing as well.
But my favourite is Eomer's armor. The leather chestplate cover thing (or whatever it is, I don't have the best words) is what does it for me. It's so pretty. And he looks very capable and strong and all things attractive wearing it all so. What's a girl gonna do 🤷🏼♀️
Théodwyn | Women of Arda - Ladies of Rohan | Part 5 of 5
Théodwyn was the daughter of Thengel King, the sixteenth king of Rohan, and Morwen Steelsheen. She was the last of five children, born in T.A 2963, and the younger sister of Théoden King. She was described as the fairest of her siblings and her brother loved her dearly.
In T.A 2989, Théodwyn married Éomund of Eastfold, the Lord of Alburg and a distant descendant of Eofor, the third grandson of Eorl the Young. He was a renowned warrior, but would often ride out to battle orcs in hot anger and with few men. In T.A 2991, they had a son, Éomer, and four years later their daughter Éowyn was born.
Éomund was killed in T.A 3002, when he pursued a band of orcs to the Emyn Muil and was surprised by a strong force lying in wait there. Théodwyn grew ill not long after and died at the young age of 39. Her children were taken into the care of her elder brother, Théoden, and raised in his household.
Éowyn would go on to slay the Witch-King of Angmar in defence of her uncle and marry Faramir of Gondor, becoming the first princess of Ithilien. Éomer would inherit the kingship after their uncle’s death and was called Éadig, “the blessed”.
Elfhild | Women of Arda - Ladies of Rohan | Part 4 of 5
Elfhild was the wife of Théoden King, the seventeenth king of Rohan and last of the second line of kings. They married when her husband’s father, Thengel King, still ruled and had a child, Théodred, in T.A 2798.
Elfhild died giving birth to their son and Théoden never remarried. Théodred grew up to be Second Marshall of the Mark and a known warrior. He was, with his cousin Éomer, the chief opponent of Gríma Wormtongue when the advisor grew more powerful within Meduseld. In 3019 T.A, he died in the first battle of the Fords of Isen.
We heard of the horns in the hills ringing,
the swords shining in the South-kingdom,
Steeds went striding to the Stoningland
as wind in the morning. War was kindled.
There Théoden fell, Thengling mighty,
to his golden halls and green pastures
in the Northern fields never returning,
high lord of the host. Harding and Guthláf,
Dúnhere and Déorwine, doughty Grimbold,
Herefara and Herubrand, Horn and Fastred,
fought and fell there in a far country:
in the Mounds of Mundburg under mould they lie
with their league-fellows, lords of Gondor.
Neither Hirluin the Fair to the hills by the sea,
nor Forlong the old to the flowering vales
ever, to Arnach, to his own country
returned in triumph; nor the tall bowmen,
Derufin and Duilin, to their dark waters,
meres of Morthond under mountain-shadows.
Death in the morning and at day’s ending
lords took and lowly. Long now they sleep
under grass in Gondor by the Great River.
Grey now as tears, gleaming silver,
red then it rolled, roaring water:
foam dyed with blood flamed at sunset;
as beacons mountains burned at evening;
red fell the dew in Rammas Echor.