Kingdoms of Arda is bringing the Lord of the Rings Universe to the up and coming Bannerlord from the Mount and Blade series.

Planned Features:

  • Middle Earth Campaign Map
  • Many New Factions
  • Custom Map Icons & Custom Scenes
  • Known Lords and Characters from LoTRs
  • New Races Including: Orcs, Goblins, Uruks, Elves, Dwarves, Wargs, Trolls
  • Many New Troop Trees and Mercenaries
  • New Weapons, Armours and Mounts
  • Banners
  • Companions
  • Quests

As the game is not out yet we have no way to exactly know how moddable the game will be. Therefore this list is subject to change.


For a more detailed look at the map take a look at the Factions article.

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Mod Progress

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Here we have the first of many blog-like updates to share. Of course the frequency of these will be very low until we can get a hold of the game.

To begin, the current map:


This is not final, there is a few more smaller factions that will be included, but represents close to what we want in the future. Of course this would take a lot of time, the main reason we are cutting up Middle Earth and then releasing them in sections. This is so we all can enjoy the mod as soon possible, as we have waited long enough for Bannerlord already! The first release will be of Mordor, Isengard, Rohan and (most of) Gondor.


Town- Red

Castle- Green

Village- Blue

Large thanks to nicrlaitheking who has compiled these maps and factions, as well as many lists of lore accurate names for lords and other characters.

Once these factions have complete armours, weapons, scenes, and lords we will move onto other parts of the map.


A feature that we have been brainstorming is custom campaigns. They will involve a series of events, missions and battles from known LotR history. The main idea is to allow the player to play scenarios they would not be able to on a normal play through of the mod. Here is an example:

The Last Alliance

  1. Siege of Minas Ithil S.A. 3429
  2. Battle of Osgiliath S.A. 3429
  3. Battle of Dagorlad S.A. 3434
  4. Siege of Barad-Dûr S.A. 3434-3440
  5. Slopes Mount Doom S.A. 3441
  6. Disaster at Gladden Fields T.A. 2

Characters: Gil-galad, Elendil, Isildur, Anárion, Elrond, Círdan, Thranduil, Oropher, Estelmo, Ohtar and Amdír and Sauron

We have many of these campaigns that we can do. So if you have any you want to see please comment them down below with details! Do keep in mind that we will be doing things from Middle Earth in the Second and Third Age, nothing from Beleriand.


Gondor is closing in on finishing. Pelargir and Dol Amroth remain the two largest fiefdoms we have to complete. Otherwise, every other fiefdom is either completely finished or very close to it. Here are the current troop trees.


The mainline Gondorian force, recruited from villages is very close to done, their armours will be shown soon.


The rangers of Ithilien are complete, expect to see the variations in the Gondor Update.


Pelargir, concept is currently being made by SimonJW, more of which will be seen in the future!

DolAmroth 1

Nobles from Dol Amroth, this tree was cut down in size from before and has very little done so far.


The tower guards are mostly finished, their equipment previously posted.


Lossarnach, specialized in heavy axe infantry. This tree is practically finished with a few adjustments that might be made.


Nobles of Gondor, available from castles and cities they are complete except for the noble clothing and horse armour.

As always, suggestions are appreciated!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Here is a new article with some questions that have been frequently(and some not so frequently) asked questions.

Elven Troop Trees

Elven Troop Trees

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Here's the fourth troop tree preview. In this article Mirkwood and High Elf troop trees will be showcased.

Orc Troop Trees

Orc Troop Trees

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This is the second troop tree preview. In this article Isengard and Mordor troop trees will be showcased.

Gondor Troop Trees

Gondor Troop Trees

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This is the first troop tree preview. In this article Gondorian troop trees will be showcased.

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Cikeve Online

How long do you work on mod per day?

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I'm working almost all day long right now if it helps you feel good

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Cikeve Online

Yeah it does, because i know that you are putting very hard work into mod to make it better, and i know that you are doing something :D
Thank you for this amazing mod!

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Just a cool thought, are you guys planning on adding a Balrog soldier because that would be the coolest thing.

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TheWarArmoury Creator

The Balrog is planned to be an enemy to fight. No one will be able to control it, as someone already said, that would be op, it also wouldnt make much sense.

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Will different factions have different (looking) siege eqiupment?
Ladders, battering rams, siege towers to have some banners of faction or paintings or something?

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TheWarArmoury Creator

Different siege equipment will depend on cultures. Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Men. There may be broken down more than that(Mordor, Isengard may be unique) but that is the general idea.
I am not sure if they will have banners, definitely a possibility though:)

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So when will new images come for elves or will there be any other faction?

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TheWarArmoury Creator

Things have been a bit slow lately, I'm getting back into it though. I was wanting to post a Imladris armour, but I decided to recreate much of the model(including the now posted High Elves) so that will be delayed. The faction next will be Gondor as they are close to finish. I will be posting some smaller things rather soon that are not faction specific. Also there is that Royal Guard. So plenty coming:)

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