"In this elvish sheath dwells the Blade that was Broken and has been made again. Telchar first wrought it in the deeps of time. Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil's sword save Elendil's heir."
Or theme for June is Weapons. Swords, spears, axes, bows, knives... they are not just pieces of deadly metal in Tolkien's world. Not all of them, at least. Some have names almost as famous as the names of their bearers, and history going centuries back, to the skilled elven or dwarven smiths of old, who first gave shape to the hot metal.
Some of the famous examples are Aragorn's sword Anduril, reforged from the shards of Narsil, Eomer's sword Guthwine, Gil-Galad's spear Aeglos, Beleg's bow Belthronding , Beren's knife Angrist that cut the silmaril from Morgoth's crown, Morgoth's own hammer Grond and the sadly known black sword Gurthang that killed its owner Turin and even spoke before that, or Glamdring and Orkrist, blades from the lost Gondolin that ended in the hands of Gandalf and Thorin. Bilbo's and Frodo's blade Sting also can't miss in this collection.
You don't have to write about or draw just famous weapons. You can weave the threads of your story around a regular one as well, a weapon without any name or history. You can write about their making, about fights, the important moments when a weapon decides about the outcome by breaking or lasting, about weapons visible and concealed, even poisoned ones, about learning to wield a weapon. It can be a weapon of the hero of the story, or of the enemy, dark and enchanted like the Morgul knife.
You can also explore the bond between the weapon and its wielder. Why did a sword break with the death of its owner? They say that pen is mightier than a sword. You can prove this statement by writing a story or drawing a picture about swords!
Our thanks for the suggestion belong to AmazingWriter123.
And the winners are:
A Scion of Eärendil’s House by MP Brennan 1st place
Flame of the West by Snowy the Sane Fangirl 2nd place
Living Flame by Linda Hoyland
The Greatest and Most Powerful Weapon by Harlindon
The Song of the Sword by Tanis 3rd place
Waking Dreams by TimeDetonated
StarLight and Mirach