The Middle Earth Project 0.1.5b patch for those who've got already the 0.1.4b full build. Please read the installation instruction!
MiddleEarthProject is a full conversion Tolkien mod for Crusader Kings 2 which will feature bookmarks throughout the Third Age. This mod is being developed independently from any other LotR or Middle Earth mods out there. The map will cover the main areas of Middle Earth, known in the books and films.
So, Middle-Earth is waiting for you! Will you play as the descendant of one of the noble families of Rohan or Gondor?
Will you try to reforge the ancient kingdoms of Elves in Eriador? Or will you try to destroy all the Free Peoples, and claim Middle Earth for Morgoth?
This mod will give you a unique strategy experience of the Third Age in Middle-Earth. From Forodwaith to Bellakar, from Lindon to Rhûn, lead your dynasty and survive the Dark Times. Become one of the most important Lords of the Age!
IMPORTANT ! The current release is a BETA version, with bugs, and obviously not complete !
New feature highlights:
The Fate of Aragorn
If Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor he will have a number of decisions to make. He can choose whether to change his name, change his dynasty and whether he wants to marry Arwen.
The High Kings often had regnal names differing from their birth names, and if you wish you can change your name from Aragorn to Elessar, Elfstone.
You also have a choice of breaking away from the House of Isildurionath and starting a new royal house, Telcontar, representing a new era for the rulers of Gondor.
Aragorn and Arwen
Both characters start with the trait Vow of Cerin Amroth, which means they cannot marry. They will be allowed to marry each other by a special event once Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor. The player can also break the vow once crowned by the same event if they want to marry someone else, or if Aragorn hasn't been crowned by a certain date (11380).
If the conditions are met and Aragorn marries Arwen, they will have children only by event, despite infertility traits. This means Arwen will give Aragorn four children as in the lore. All four children will get Blood of Numenor and Half-Elf traits, and their first born Eldarion will also have the Heir of Isildur trait.
Departure of Ringbearers to Valinor
Once Sauron is defeated the surviving Ringbearers (Bilbo, Frodo, Elrond, Galadriel and Gandalf) will receive an event, asking them if they want to leave Middle Earth. If they do, they will head to the Grey Havens and leave by ship for Valinor, leaving their holdings to their heirs, never to return. Once this event chain is completed, all rulers in Middle Earth will receive an event informing them of the departure of these characters, and the end of the Third Age.
The Death of Arwen
Once Aragorn dies, Arwen will loose her Elf trait, and with it her immortality. She will die soon after, due to her age.
Legolas and Gimli
Once Sauron is defeated, and providing Gimli and Legolas are alive, they will have a chance to be granted lands in Rohan and Gondor respectively.
Gimli will receive an event chain where he asks the King of Rohan for permission to colonise Aglarond, the Glittering Caves. If he does so, he will become King of Aglarond under Dain II of Durin's Folk.
Legolas will receive a similar event where he asks Aragorn for permission to settle Ithilien with elves, and become titular Lord of the Silvan Elves of Ithilien, under Gondor.
Once Aragorn dies, Legolas will receive an event where he can leave for Valinor, and can ask Gimli to come with him.
Several major bugs such as the empty portrait bug and problems with colonisation have also been fixed, full changelog included in download.