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The Bridge of Khazad-dûm


“The Balrog reached the bridge. Gandalf stood in the middle of the span, leaning on the staff in his left hand, but in his other hand Glamdring gleamed, cold and white. His enemy halted again, facing him, and the shadow about it reached out like two vast wings. It raised the whip, and the thongs whined and cracked. Fire came from its nostrils. But Gandalf stood firm.

'You cannot pass,' he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. 'I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.'

The Balrog made no answer. The fire in it seemed to die, but the darkness grew. It stepped forward slowly onto the bridge, and suddenly it drew itself up to a great height, and its wings were spread from wall to wall; but still Gandalf could be seen, glimmering in the gloom; he seemed small, and altogether alone: grey and bent, like a wizened tree before the onset of a storm.

From out of the shadow a red sword leaped flaming.

Glamdring glittered white in answer.

There was a ringing clash and a stab of white fire. The Balrog fell back and its sword flew up in molten fragments. The wizard swayed on the bridge, stepped back a pace, and then again stood still.

'You cannot pass!' he said.







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Unholy Summoning- by Fencig


A cemetery Is normally a place of peace and quiet where the Dead could rest for Millenia, ............. but not tonight.  As nightfalls, the ground buckles and heaves when Thanis the bonecaller invokes her wicked power.   A murder of Crows scatter from their roost as the Earth vomits up it's rotting and putrid contents. Unholy beings claw, scratch, and clamber up out of the ground, lifting her up on their shoulders as they answer their new masters call.


03100 Thanis the Bonecaller by Bob Ridolfi. 03479 Murder of Crows and Bog skeletons by Julie Guthrie






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Heavily modified stone giant champion, with a flock of non reaper dragonettes, as a beach scene of Menolly and her nine fire lizards from Anne McCaffery's book Dragonsong.  There are also a lot of sculpy crabs under the resin water, you might see some red in the pools. 







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Dragoth promised Sophie a good time. However, while she enjoying moonbathing in the Graveyard of Despair, Dragoth has failed to produce some warm blooded food for her to devour. Instead, his portal has only produced an undead dwarf fighter and a few ghasts. At least, the Graveyard Golem stands ready to bring Sophie her food, if Dragoth can succeed. 


Miniature used:

03537 - Bone Pack

03984 - Reclining Sophie  on 74042 - Graveyard Display Base

77017 - Skeletal Swordsman (3)

77201 - Dragoth, on the base of 77640, Graveyard Entry, Steps are Green Stuff

77534 - Tombstones

77731 - Graveyard Finials: Gargoyles

77640 -Graveyard Entryway - Portal is toilet paper, Reaper Clear Red, Reaper Breast Cancer Pink and Woodland Scenics Realistic Water 

77159 - Ghast 

77007 - Ghost

77526 - Graveyard Golem (40mm + mini)

77531 - Graveyard posts

77532 - Graveyard Fence

77538  - Gravestone of Sorrow

77539 - Gravestone of Protection

77561 - Undead Dwarf Fighter


An assortment of reaper paints were used to complete the diorama, as well as various scenic accessories. 


Diorama size is 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"



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