But here in this kingdom, w e w i l l e n d u r e .
Thranduil’s armor appreciation
“Do not talk to me of dragon fire! I know its wrath and ruin. I have faced the great serpents of the north!”
Favorite Male Characters (1/5): Thranduil, The Hobbit
In time, all foul things come forth.
“In a great hall with pillars hewn out of the living stone sat the Elvenking on a chair of carven wood. On his head was a crown of berries and red leaves, for the autumn was come again. In the spring he wore a crown of woodland flowers. In his hand he held a carven staff of oak.”
Long will I tarry, ere I begin this war for gold. Let us hope still for something that will bring reconciliation.
Thranduil lived in attunement with nature, wearing a crown of flowers, or autumn berries, according to the season, and his banner was, naturally enough, green in colour. He loved the forest though it was dark and dangerous in many parts and enjoyed hunting and feasting among the trees with his people. He was also distrustful of strangers, being mostly unconcerned with affairs of the world beyond Mirkwood unless a common enemy was shared. Thranduil had his halls underground, partly in memory (it was said) of the mighty but long-lost Menegroth of Doriath. They lay near the Forest River behind great gates.