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Last Moments by Tulikoura Last Moments by Tulikoura
In the Chamber of Mazarbul survivors of the colony spent their last moments. After four dwarves returned from the West-gate both doors in the Chamber were closed and barricaded. Only a few dwarf had survived during these long days; not enough to defend both of the doors.

The history of the Balin's expedition was written down to a book, and so was its fate. Ori added the last pages. He wrote both well and quickly in large, bold hand using an Elvish script, and his beautiful handwriting was used to write down sad things. To the last page he wrote;

"We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the bridge and Second Hall. Frár and Lóni and Náli fell there bravely while the rest retreated to the Chamber of Mazarbul. Óin’s party went five days ago but today only four returned. The pool is up to the wall at West-gate. The Watcher in the Water took Óin ---

We cannot get out. The end comes soon. We hear drums, drums in the deep."

A moment before it was all over, he wrote a trailing scrawl of elf-letters;

"They are coming."

Drawing ink + graphite pencil work, made in 3 hours.

Eleventh illustration to my "Balin, Lord of Moria" -serie.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
 As close to being perfect as humanly possible.
Leggy1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Death itself doesn`t frighten me if its sudden and unexpected but waiting for it alone in a place like that at the hands of those creatures... It really must have been horrifying. Orcs and Goblins seldom give quik and easy deaths after all. Great illistration btw. Hmmm little Ori has grown quite a bit sence Thorin set out to reclaim Erebor.
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's true. Death after being hunted and trapped isn't a pleasant one... and members of the fellowship were terrified after reading his last log for a good reason. Moria chapters are the best LotR book can offer in my opinion.

Thank you for the comment, I love to read people's views and opinions about lotr :)
Naivara Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful and sad ;u;
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely a sad story, this Balin's one.
Oikeus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Todella upeaa viivatyöskentelyä, itse en ole koskaan oikein oppinut tekemään musteella ja lyijykynillä mitään, joten en voi kuin ihmetellä kuinka upeaa jälkeä olet saanut aikaiseksi. Ja mistä todella pidän tässä ovat nuo varjot jotka heijastuvat tuonne seinälle.
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitoksia kommentista! Tässä työssä harmittaa vain vinot riimut - sen siitä saa kun tekee työn osissa eikä seuraa miten äskettäin piirretty osio linkittyy uuteen. Tämän "sarjan" piirtämisessä oli muuten ihan hyvä draivi päällä ja Tolkienin tarinoista tämä on yksi hienoimpia, vaikka pienessä osassa onkin.
Oikeus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Voin todeta etteivät omiin silmiini nuo riimut niin vinoilta näytä, että ne yhtään häiritsisivät. Mutta eikös se niin olekin, että tekijä itse ei ole koskaan aivan tyytyväinen lopputulokseen.

Itsellä käy kanssa noita mokia, yleensä vaan niin päin että teen hirveällä kiireellä, enkä jaa miettimään miltä lopputulos tulee näyttämään.
julius1880 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are Coming...Drums...Drums...Drums...
Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably one of the greatest moments in fantasy literature.
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