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    Banner of morgoth

    Anyone know what should be on a banner for Morgoths troops?

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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    I'm not sure of any specific device that was mentioned, but I would think there are probably a few icons that you could reasonably go with:

    - An iron crown with a Silmaril
    - A spider, after his (brief) alleigance with Ungoliant
    - A wolf or bat, particularly if in the service of Sauron
    - Icy grey mountains, representing Thangorodrim
    - A mace or hammer, for Grond
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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    Of those i think the mace and Thangorodrim are best, i dont like the idea of anything to do with the silmarils as all of his servants hate light (infact in the book it said he desired light but then rejected and hated it when he couldn`t have sole command of it-so it would follow that if he could not destroy the silmarils then he would hide them from anyones sight rather than wear them on his head like a miners lamp(?!)).

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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    Morgoth wore three silmarils in his crown after he stole them from Faenor, though their light and heat caused him great discomfort.
    Beren pried one silmaril loose and stole it, but the others remained with Morgoth until he was defeated by the other Valar.
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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    Quote Originally Posted by Arnizipal View Post
    Morgoth wore three silmarils in his crown after he stole them from Faenor, though their light and heat caused him great discomfort.
    Beren pried one silmaril loose and stole it, but the others remained with Morgoth until he was defeated by the other Valar.
    Yes i know but it doesn`t make sence once it is established he hates (and fears) light, destroy the lamps,then destroy the trees Try to destroy the sun but preserve the silmarils?

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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    If it bothers you, you could retain the iron crown as a device, but leave off the Silmarils.
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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitwort Stormbringer View Post
    If it bothers you, you could retain the iron crown as a device, but leave off the Silmarils.
    That would be better i think, if you include the silmarils would you need a banner with only 2 on for later on?

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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    Quote Originally Posted by jprp View Post
    Yes i know but it doesn`t make sence once it is established he hates (and fears) light, destroy the lamps,then destroy the trees Try to destroy the sun but preserve the silmarils?
    The silmarils were also the most beautiful gems ever created.
    It's entirely possible Morgoth hated and loved them at the same time, much like Gollem hated and loved the One Ring.
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    Re: Banner of morgoth

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitwort Stormbringer View Post
    I'm not sure of any specific device that was mentioned, but I would think there are probably a few icons that you could reasonably go with:

    - An iron crown with a Silmaril
    - A spider, after his (brief) alleigance with Ungoliant
    - A wolf or bat, particularly if in the service of Sauron
    - Icy grey mountains, representing Thangorodrim
    - A mace or hammer, for Grond
    Or a slammed door in the face of a Dark Lord for that encounter with Fanor. Or a bleeding foot, for that duel with Fingolfin.

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