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Caranthir offered to Men his lands to live in protected, but Haleth refused, for now she was chosen a Chieftain, being of great heart and no less in valour than her kinsmen. Next year she led her people to Estolad; and after a time again urged them to move further westward.
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Ermerlyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
AWESOME!!!
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ladylatex555 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
In Celtic lore females fought alongside male warriors.
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steamey Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Those who had a strong spirit - deserve it, I suppose.
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5ilvara Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015
More likely: those who had a strong spirit and physical abilities were too useful in times of war to be shooed away, but wouldn't have been allowed if the men of these times really had the choice.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
 "For though I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, I have the heart and stomach of a King, as well as a far bigger brain between my ears than some I could name."

 <Everybody laughs>

 "Now pack up and MOVE IT boys and girls; we're getting out of this meat-grinder if we have to SWIM out!"


 Most excellent work, Steamey and please forgive me for placing my delusions of Humour under it.I am a dummy! 
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lilyoftheval5 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
One of my favourites, nice to see her depicted so well.
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steamey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Pleasure to hear it).
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Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Great artwork. :blackrose:
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TheARBL Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
She really looks the part of chieftain (chieftan-ess?) in this picture. Nicely done.
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TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've always thought of the three houses of the edain (the first men to come into the west); Beor, Haleth, and Marach/Hador, as corresponding in their physical and societal descriptions to the three major "types" of western european peoples (as reckoned by the academic community of tolkien's time) respectively the "mediterrenian, alpine(celtic), and nordic/teutonic types" which would make the woodsmen of brethil (and certainly their descendants in dunland, who share a very british/english history of conflict with the very anglo-saxon-like, hador-descended rohirrim) a kind of celtic people, with a tough matriarch like Haleth fulfilling a Boudicca-type role. You've caught that perfectly here.

really superb piece of work.
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steamey Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Wow.Sometimes i forget how detailed and historical the world of Middle-earth.
Above all i like strong female characters.Stieg Larsson says about it in epigraphs to his books,that the importance of women in the real history greatly underestimated.They went into battle on a par with any man.Long before the Middle Ages.
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TheDalesShallRise Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
She was one tough cookie, it could not have been easy convincing them to follow her or denying an Elf-lord. Go Haleth!
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Natallie-Alcantara Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Another brave woman created by Tolkien. That is exactly why I love his books.
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steamey Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I agree!:handshake:
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SvalaW Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! The colours are so bright and lively. I love how you did the expressions and poses.
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theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phenomenal.
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noleme Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Awesome!
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OnMyWind Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful scene and the feelings between the group and Haleth!
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This is an amazing scene! And one that I love especially xD She's like the epitome of Tolkien's badass girls. And how you've drawn the scene is just beautiful! ^^
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steamey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thanks)
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