DCI: Last Alliance is the independent sequel to Dúnedain Counter Invasions: Tôl Acharn and is a Third Age: Total War submod.
Take the role as Gil-galad, last High-king of the Noldor, or Elendil, High-king of the Númenóreans in exile, as they rally Elves and honourable Men into the League which is called the Last Alliance.
The counter-invasion Tôl Acharn, 'Vengeance Comes', allow you to move mighty hosts against the Dark Lord.
Strenghten the cause of the League if you wish to, as the indomitable Durin IV of Khazad-dûm or as the brave riders of Rhovanion (using DCI mechanic).
Unless you instead fulfill the will of Sauron? Unleash the hunger of Orcs and wolves, be the warlord over the Easterlings, command the savage natives of Eriador to recapture their homelands or reign as a Black Númenórean lord at the head of the grim Haradrim, in the Invasion of the West.
Will the Men of the Mountain be loyal to the Númenóreans or become the Oathbreakers? The choice is yours.
For a longer commitment we are looking for a modder to handle our ancillaries and traits, still an untouched area in DCI:LA. If interested, please send me a PM with a description of your experience, preferably with links to earlier works, some short presentation of yourself and why you're interested, knowledge of Tolkien's works is a plus; might sound mighty serious but just to get to know you :)
Tôl Acharn and DCI mechanics in short
The "Tôl Acharn" is a 'counter invasion', the M2 Jihad-feature renamed; just as TATW have "Invasion" for the evil factions, which in turn is the Crusade-feature renamed .
Factions with the culture 'Hosts of the West' [religion islam] can join the Tôl Acharns at will. The uniqe DCI mechanics allow factions of other cultures [religions] to temporary join the Tôl Acharn, if allied to the calling faction of the 'counter invasion'.
League members that can call and join the Tôl Acharn
League members that can join the Tôl Acharn (always; can call if player)
Non-League members (can join the Tôl Acharn if player)
Sauron's followers (can call Invasions)
Invasion or Tôl Acharn depending on player choice (Oathbreaker or Oathkeeper)
Sneak peak: Galadriel [Kingdom of Lórien]
Galadriel, or Artanis as she was named by her father Finarfin, kinswoman to Gil-galad, is the last remaining of the leaders who lead the Noldor into Exile and to Middle-earth, where they fought the long defeat against Morgoth and his servants. Likewise she was as she was the only woman of her people to stand tall and valiant among the contending princes when the rebellion started, eager to be gone. No oaths she swore, but the words of Fëanor concerning Middle-earth had kindled in her heart, for she yearned to see the wide unguarded lands and to rule there a realm at her own will.
In Middle-earth she met and wedded Celeborn, kinsman of high king Thingol of Doriath, and learned much from his queen Melian the Maia, while she was close to her brother Finrod Felagund of Nargothrond, who fought Sauron valiantly in a duel of magic, but was killed in his dungeons.
In the Second Age she and Celeborn settled in Eriador as lords, south of Lake Evendim. First not known in name, when Sauron returned she made it her quest to oppose the surviving evil, but she could not affect the affairs of Eregion where Celebrimbor and his smiths created the Rings of Power and were decived by Sauron in his then fair-looking hue. Still Celebrimbor entrusted her with one of the Three Rings, Nenya, ere Eregion fell in 1697, but the Ring of Adamant may not be used as long as Sauron has the One, and he desire it greatly.
Few individuals the Dark Lord fear, but this the perhaps greatest of all Noldor is one of them, yes perhaps could she even wield the One Ring if it came into her possession...?
She and her husband has been concerned about Lórien's situation troughout the Age, where Sindar rule over Silvan Elves and surviving Noldor from Eregion were brough by Galadriel.
The ever designing couple recently returned, after time spent in Lindon, Edhellond and Imladris, when Mount Doom once agin erupt. Offering her services as councellor to king Amdír, as Celeborn his aid, she is a wise overseer, able to divine what occurs in the world trough her mirror, and, if the people is assulted, Galadriel is perhaps the one Elven lady known to stand up in the defence.
Clad by surviving smiths of Eregion in their best armour, fitting a, and in tradition of, Noldor royalty. Armed with a sword from Beleriand she encourage her forces, and put terror in the hearts of the enemy.
Notes: in sneak peaks she's leading a smiths-unit, that will not be the case ingame.
Except under player control she'll not be able to leave Caras Galadhon.
Controversies towards lore, or lack thereof, concerning our choice of faction affinity are known and considered already.
Credits: created by Kahvipannu
Source material is the Eregion Smiths; Lu bu and Yarrum made the most 3D model contributions and Louis Lux most of the textures.
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