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Wrath of the Valar by mattleese87 Wrath of the Valar by mattleese87
While a captive of King Ar-Pharazôn of Númenor, Sauron shows himself to the Men there as a fair and wise councilor and is eventually freed to roam the island. Not long after, he begins to plant seeds of corruption in their hearts and deceives them into worshiping his master Morgoth as well as cursing the Valar for denying them immortality like the Elves. Eventually, Sauron builds up a mighty domed temple on which he makes burned human sacrifices to Morgoth. As a warning, the Valar send violent storms to Númenor with clouds shaped as eagles, striking the evil temple with lightning and shattering its dome. In that hour Sauron was struck but remained unharmed, and the Men saw him as a god.

This one took forever and only turned out decent in my opinion.

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Cyrusma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
good job, very beautiful
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STUDLROW-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Well done!)
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Well done, awesome!!!
Alas, the Valar and their aloofness towards other races and events in Middle-Earth often prove their undoing.
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Wow, that's great! (and hence the moral for the Valar - strike better!:P)
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theselect1nat0r Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I'd agree that this is awesome but I'm too busy giggling at the guy with the shocked face. :lmao: :rofl:
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PoPanda Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
this is great!
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jemms2012 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great ART ;)
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Theophenes Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Beautiful action image, man.
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melime6 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is sooo awesome. I hope Tolkien artists will ever get the recognition they deserve.

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bardiasandeep Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
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