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The Three Houses of the Edain by 89ravenclaw The Three Houses of the Edain by 89ravenclaw
Designs of the general look of soldiers (a.k.a. the extras) of the three houses of men in Beleriand around the year 455 Y.S. Will serve as cultural reference when designing the armor of the main characters from each house.

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:iconelaini-the-mystic:
I can't really help but to connect House of Hador with the Rohirrim somehow, and both are counted as Edain in either case. The armour style in here is quite similar in a way, too.
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89ravenclaw Sep 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I can't help but do that too sometimes, and that's probably why that similarity is coming through here, even if it isn't really accurate. I think they're actually descended from the Haleth line, but some of that line was interwoven from the Hador lot...
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:iconelaini-the-mystic:
Well, Aragorn has the heritage of mostly Beor and some of Hador, and Túrin and Tuor are also of that descent. So I did wonder at times what happened to House of Haleth. But I think that the nature of the people of Hador goes well with the Rohirrim, but they can also be reserved if need be, and that also points to Haleth. So if they're mixed from Hador and Haleth, then yeah, I think you might be on the right track.
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89ravenclaw Sep 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The only reason I say Haleth is because I think some didn't fully cross over the Blue Mountains and were in Erabor. 
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TenoreRobusto Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There were members of both the Beorians and the Hadorians that stayed behind, never making it to Beleriand. The Halethrim that did so became the Dunlendings and their related peoples.  As for the Eothoed (ancestors of the Rohirrim) and the Northmen from whom they descended, Unfinished Tales has this to say.

"The Northmen appear to have been mostly akin to the third and greatest of the people's of the Elf-friends, ruled by the House of Hador." (Unfinished Tales: Cirion and Eorl, note 4).

Also, the Halethrim did contribute to the parentage of the Peredhil: Hareth, mother of Huron and Huor (father of Tuor, father of Earendil), was the daughter of Halmir, who was the son of Haldan, who was the nephew and heir of Haleth. 
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TenoreRobusto Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries. I've just recently dived into the HoMe myself; sometimes you have to ask, "Now, wait... did Kiryandil make it to the final draft, or Valandil... was Anarion the older or younger brother?" It's a great resource for my fanfic/alternate history, but you start losing track of what actually got published and what didn't :P
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89ravenclaw Oct 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for clearing that up. I've been reading all the drafts in HoME for so long that sometimes I can't remember what's what. I'm starting to write it all down now for reference, and this note of yours will surely be added to said reference
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89ravenclaw Aug 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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:iconelrondperedhel:
I love your design for those and your art in general, truly amazing ! :)
I'm not good enough to make critics on your drawing skills but if I can improve the drawing in terms of "Tolkienology" :

- Before 455 the House of Beor was not (yet) reduced to Barahir and his companions and is tell to be the closest of the Noldor : they should have a more "heavy" equipment, more like the House of Hador.
- Given to their location in Hitlum the House of Hador should be the one with a lot of furs, not the Beorian who are living in Dorthonion, probably cold but not as much (a country of highlands and pines forest).
- Given to their heroes the weapons of the three houses are shared like that :
Hador - Sword (Turin) and Axe (Hurin)
Beor - Sword (Beren) and Bow (Bregor)
Haleth - Bow and Axe (description of the troops at Nirnaeth)
The spears are more an "Eldarin" thing so probably more used by the Houses of Beor and Hador than the house of Haleth.

By the way it's really some details and your drawing is not "wrong" in any part. I like the details such as the pale skin of the Beorian.
And excuse my poor english : I'm french

Hope to see more excellent and lovely drawings
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