"Now the cries of clear strong voices came ringing over the fields. Suddenly they swept up with a noise like thunder, and the foremost horseman swerved, passing by the foot of the hill... After him they rode: a long line of mail-clad men, swift, shining, fell and fair to look upon." ~Tolkien
The question we are most often asked (after, "How do I do this?") is, "Why Fell and Fair?". Of course it comes from this quote describing the Rohirrim. Tolkien used two words to describe these great warriors and I see them as the verry definition of a hero. For "fell" means to be deadly, fierce and bloody-minded. While "fair" means noble, beautiful and good. These two traits are in constant battle with one another. To be deadly and kind, fierce and noble, a killer and a protector is no easy task. However we see these two traits in some of legend's greatest heroes; the likes of William Wallace, Henry V and King Arthur. It does not mean you are perfect. But it does mean you seek that perfection for the love of beauty, and you have the the willingness to create havoc to protect it.