Ah! This would be perfect for Bel! Can’t wait to put it together for her 🙂

The Starry Mantle

The Elves of Middle-earth are often associated with bows, and several notable Elvish archers are prominent in the tales that have come down to us from those times, including Beleg Cúthalion and Legolas of Mirkwood. Bows are an excellent weapon for a stealthy woodland warrior, but heavier bows are also powerful battlefield weapons.

This elven battle-archer is wields a long war-bow, beautifully carved from yew and painted silver and gold. She must have great strength to manage the bow’s heavy pull; indeed the bow is so mighty that she needs no other weapon, for she can wield it as a deadly club or stave should her foes approach too closely. For this reason she need not remain in the rear ranks and wears heavier armour than many other archers — a shirt of leaf-shaped iron scales. Her pauldrons and boots, too, are decorated with the likeness of leaves. Her hooded cloak is a soft grey, allowing…

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