The Astronomer

From Of the Coming of the Elves, in The Silmarillion:

“Then Varda went forth from the council, and she looked out from the height of Taniquetil, and beheld the darkness of Middle-earth beneath the innumerable stars, faint and far.  Then she began a great labour, greatest of all the works of the Valar since their coming into Arda.  She took the silver dews from the vats of Telperion, and therewith she made new stars and brighter against the coming of the Firstborn…”

This Elf is a watcher of the skies, a scholar of those stars made so long ago from Telperion’s immeasurable light and set in their patterns far above.  He wears the rich, dark brown of earth and the cool, dark blue of the night sky.  The Tactical Eastemnet Campaign Robe and the cloak Ceremonial Wig-feld are joined by the Pristine Elven Shoulder Guards, the Ceremonial Spear-shaker’s Gauntlets, and the Fine Elven Circlet.

Even in the day, there is much to contemplate, and records to make of the evening before.

Thank you as always for your patience with my absences; I’m still getting over my OMG LUNG ICK of this past month, and work in high-end retail in November.  Fun times!  But I am continuing to update sporadically, and still care a whole lot about this blog and all of you.

3 thoughts on “The Astronomer

  1. I love this post! I’m sure if I’m sold on the robe, but the cloak is absolutely gorgeous. And as always, all the pictures are lovely – the first one is fantastic!! 🙂

  2. I go back and forth — and back, and forth — on that robe. In some ways I really like it. In other ways, it looks so tight that it’d hobble the walker/runner, and the clipping issues with the shoes annoy me and qwekrqwljjss ANNOYED. But on the other hand, I love how it dyes with the darker colors.

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