That kind of looks like the Evendim Colossus and its holding a sword as far as I can see. Argonath are supposed to hold axes.
Edit: Maybe I'm being too cynical, I hope we get a great Argonath.
It's the same thing (the sword is broken), on the other hand it could just be a placeholder which is why they haven't even flown by. I would expect the Gondorian style statues like the ones at Harndirion, not the Arnorian ones.
Re-ni-AN-nen - strayed (ppt. of renia- 'to stray')
Aeled Reniannen, Defender of Middle-earth ~ Nendhiniel, Forge-Warden : Captain and Wardenette from [EN-RP] Laurelin
Fluffrash, Blade of Barashish ~ Nathraen, Conqueror of Towers : Warg Puppy and Spider Tailor from the darker side thereof
Faradwen, Swift-Arrow : Huntress from [EN-RE] Landroval
As if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the North wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last.
Kári was a little Dwarf. / Smaller than you or me. / And wherever Kári went / He took his axe… or three.
I love the amount of detail in this concept art. From the helms to the beards to the folds in their clothing to the white tree, the statues have a lovely amount of detail in this drawing, and they look very realistic; I hope statues have this same level of detail in-game. As cool as the colossus of Evendim is, it's always looked very blocky; it reminds me more of a giant Lego man than what I've always imagined the Argonath looking like. I've always worried the Argonath might be made to look the same. If the Argonath look like this, though, I'll be happy.
I love the scale, too, if the trees are any indication. I know things need to be scaled down for LOTRO, but the Argonath need to be BIG and IMPRESSIVE and IMPOSING... so hopefully they're on a similar scale to what we're seeing in this concept art.
But, with the pinky out, the hands dont have that "guesture of defiance" look that is described.
I think I like this version better. It's like "We don't want you here. Not that we're afraid of you, just save us the trouble of defeating you in battle. See these axes?, they're not just for show". Rather than ''Stop!".
Although I did see a similarity with "These are not the droids you're looking for" .
Last edited by Elenluin-Menelloth; Jun 28 2012 at 10:22 AM.
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