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LotR: The Hand of Castamir by Thaldir LotR: The Hand of Castamir by Thaldir
Card art for FFG's Lord of the Rings card game.
Castamir the Usurper is the root reason of the enmity between Umbar and Gondor, about 1500 years later it appears that there are groups that still work to further the late Castamir's goals.

Copyright: Fantasy Flight Games

Art Director: Zoe Robinson
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Anga300 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
He is some kind of witness?
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
He's the spider in the shadows for the black Numenoreans
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Fantastic piece...
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
:love:
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narsil0420 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Castamir is really interesting because it seems like a rip off of Castamere from Game of Thrones but it's actually the other way around, Tolkien created the name Castamir first!
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Thaldir Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Indeed, but Martin could be honestly convinced that he invented the name too, many times one reads a small detail and doesn't consciously remember it only to have it pop up later in some form or shape.
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narsil0420 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Good point!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
quite the nice mood to this piece
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Thaldir Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Thank you. :)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
welcome
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Awesome. Funnily it sounds like "Castamere" xd
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Very well done.
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thank you.
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Master-of-Lore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Hooray! Thanks for adding this artwork! Here's a link to my blog article about this character: [link]

You've done an amazing job realizing the spirit of Castamir's lore in this piece.
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I was about to post an answer to your message with the link but you beat me to it. :)

Thank you for letting me know of your blog and for your very appreciative words on my work. If there is something you'll like to know about my process or my choices in painting LotR art feel free to ask. :)
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Master-of-Lore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I didn't notice the map of Gondor on the table in the low-res teaser image on FFG's website. It's a wonderful touch that makes me love this this piece even more. What is the other artifact on the table?
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Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
There are a rolled-up map and, behind it, an inkwell plus pen-holder (quill-holder, I suppose).
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