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Fell & Fair Productions  Costume Design • Storytelling Photography Film Production • Live Events ———— Tell stories so beautifully that truth can’t hide and dark can’t stand.

“False hopes are more dangerous than fears.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
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Fear faced is easier to overcome than hopes dashed. The prisoner who thinks his relief is just around the corner will be disappointed. But those that prepare themselves for the long-haul will rejoice when freedom comes unexpectedly. When you encounter trials, live with the motto, “It’s going to get worse before it gets better.” Then buckle down and face that hardship, but don’t be surprised when joy comes from the gloom!

“Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver; but strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings.” ~ Tolkien
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It is no easy thing to embody both beauty and strength. Too often we we let fell nature overcome us and fly towards barbarism. Or, we focus too much on beauty and allow vanity to rot us from the inside, despite a fair visage. To be both and stay humble is a task that only a very few can accomplish.

“It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.” ~ Tolkien
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It takes a brave person to walk into the bloody grind of battle with sword in hand. It takes a braver one to run in with nothing but bandages. Here’s to all those who gave up health, safety and life that others may have it. 🍻Greater love hath no man than this...

“‘Why? Why travel all this way, risk your life a thousand times, all to kill a single man?’
‘He threatened my Brothers and what we stand for.’
‘Ah. Vengeance then.’
‘No, not vengeance. Justice, that there might be peace.’”
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When you enjoy peace, remember that there are those pursuing justice in order that you may rest securely.

“The out-companies with a great cheer turned and smote their pursuers. Hunters became the hunted. The retreat became an onslaught. The field was strewn with stricken orcs and men, and a reek arose of torches cast away, sputtering out in swirling smoke.” ~ Tolkien -
It is sickening to flee, retreat or back away from those who threaten you. It makes you angry, depressed and often takes away that last will to resist. But then, sometimes you get the chance to turn, so don’t throw away your sword quite yet...

“My search would have been in vain, but for the help that I had from a friend: Aragorn, the greatest traveller and huntsman of this age of the world.” ~ Tolkien
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Not idly do we name things at Fell & Fair. So when we decided to design a longbow for you, we wanted to make it one worthy of the great Dúnedain himself. We are happy to announce that the new Huntsman Medieval Longbow is available in our Etsy store! (Link in bio) we teamed up with Ned from @crowbows to design an awesome traditional longbow that is perfect for any ranger, huntsman or forester. No matter if you are a LARPer, cosplayer or an archery enthusiast, this is the bow for you! Go check it out!

“So here's a health to the company and one to my lass
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass
Let's drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again”
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There are plenty of hard times in life. I know because I’ve been through them. There is a time for war, a time for work, a time for pain and a time for sorrow. But there is also a time for rejoicing and a time for laughter. The friends you suffer with are the ones you can also rejoice with the most. So let’s take a moment away from the fight to be thankful for those who have been sent alongside us to lend us their strength and love. (@cartersagainsthumanity here can be thankful for the literal support of strong friends)
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Once again thanks to all the folks that made this happen:
⚔️ @fellandfair 🍻 @wanderingbardmeadery 🧝🏻‍♂️ @fabricsstorecom 🥧 @bossybakerco ☕️ @donovanpottery 💐 @anora86 📸 @taylorcashphotography

“Rosie Cotton dancing. She had ribbons in her hair. If ever I was to marry someone... it would have been her.” ~ Samwise Gamgee -
“Weddings I love weddings drinks all round!” Captain Jack Sparrow -
No matter if you are an emotional wedding-goer or just there for the party (let’s be honest, most of us are both) this is one you can’t miss! We teamed up with @taylorcashphotography to throw an awesome medieval wedding with the help of @fabricsstorecom @donovanpottery and @wanderingbardmeadery (yes, there were drinks all round)! Check out the link to the full article in our bio!

“Wherever he came men's hearts would lift again, and the winged shadows pass from memory. Tirelessly he strode from Citadel to Gate... and with him went the Prince of Dol Amroth in his shining mail. For he and his knights still held themselves like lords in whom the race of Númenor ran true.” ~ Tolkien
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Are men’s (and women’s) hearts lifted wherever you go? Do people look at your life and see you a lordly soldier who brings hope? Or do you bring doubt, shadow and destruction to those around you? Hold yourself like a lord, and work tirelessly to serve those around you. The other is not an option.
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P.S. Here is a first glimpse of the new batch of Weekend Warrior photos coming for our new website!

“I doubt not that the days of Gondor are numbered, and the walls of Minas Tirith are doomed, so great is His strength and malice. But still we will not sit idle and let Him do all as He would.” ~ Tolkien
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The days may be numbered, the die may have already been cast. But that is no excuse to submit to the dark. Strive, fall, rise... hope.

“If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.” ~ Henry V
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Sometimes all the wishing, preparing and training that can be done has been done. At that point, you can turn back, despair or forge ahead and make do with the courage you have. The less you have going in, the greater the more the honor in victory or defeat.

“I would see the glory of Gondor restored. Have you ever seen it, Aragorn? The White Tower of Ecthelion, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, its banners caught high in the morning breeze. Have you ever been called home by the clear ringing of silver trumpets?”
“I have seen the White City, long ago.”
“One day, our paths will lead us there and the tower guard will take up the call: The Lords of Gondor have returned.” -
Where does past glory meet future glory? Usually in the long dark of Moria, the wastes of Eriador, and on the slopes of Amon Hen surrounded by fallen foes and a dying comrade. All this must be endured, and much more before the triumphant Return of the King. Both Aragorn and Boromir returned to Gondor in glory, though in different ways. So cheer up your comrades, tighten your belt, and push on. Study for the test, bathe the kids, clean the house, work the extra hours in the cubicle, because that’s when you are on the road between glories.

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