Shire Reckoning: January 3, 3019 (Afteryule 3, 1420)
– boromir, by s-u-w-i. Evocative drawing of Boromir with the banner of Gondor.
– The Horn of Gondor, by Donato Arts. Gorgeous and detailed painting of the Horn of Gondor. Boromir’s possession of this heirloom was highlighted during the departure from Rivendell.
– For Gondor!, an article by Master Of Lore. This blog is actually quite interesting: it’s an exploration through Middle Earth through the lens of the Lord of the Rings card game. They write a ton of really interesting, in-depth articles, often about less well-known topics. For today, the link is to a summary of the kingdom of Gondor, specifically the White Tree and its heritage. There are a lot of spoilers, but it’s good background on an important kingdom that will play a big part in the story yet to come.
Notes: I have actually played the card game mentioned above a few times recently with my brother: I would recommend checking it out, but it is quite difficult. Also, there probably won’t be another update until next Tuesday, when the story picks back up. ~Tom