The Edain Mod aims to take you deeper into Middle-Earth than ever before and create a game worthy of Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's movies. In our quest for lore accuracy, visual quality and deeper gameplay, we overhauled every aspect of the original game to craft a new, immersive Lord of the Rings experience. Discover the new factions of Lothlorien and Rohan, field new units and heroes for each of the existing factions, enjoy a visual style closer to the movies and unleash the power of the One Ring with individual Ring heroes for every factions. Light or Shadow, Defender or Conqueror... the choice is yours.

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New images of the mod available, explanation of the new dwarf-system and much more!

Posted by Simbyte on Mar 13th, 2009

All hail, fellows of Edain! This update is concerning dwarves and orcs. These two races will play an important role in the upcoming hobbit film, which is our reason for choosing this title ('There and Back Again').

The dwarves will now be split into three sub-factions, one of which you have to choose at the start of the game.

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The factions are Erebor (Lonely Mountain), Ered Luin (Blue Mountains) and the Iron Hills. Each faction has its own advantages, so you must choose wisely.

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Thorin Oakenshield, one of the most important charakters in 'The Hobbit', has also been completely reworked. He evolves from his state as a king in exile, until he is King under the Mountain in the end. At this point, he will be able to use the famed Arkenstone.

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A complete new and very strong dwarven unit is the Guard of the Prime Fathers.

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Another important new feature is the different dragons.  One of them are the Cold Dragons. They are able to fly, but unable to spit fire.  Fire Dragons are mainly on the ground, but there are also upgrades which make it possible for them to fly into the air. By then, they're very dangerous and must be treated with extreme care. The last and maybe most interesting species of normal dragons is the Breed dragons. Starting as a fire dragon, they only fight on the ground. With new levels, they develope abilities such as flying.Hero Dragons are the most powerful species, personifying a mix of all important abilties. Two famous characters you might know are Smaug and Drogoth.

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Two goblins now play an more important role: Gorkil leads the spiders into battle, while Bolg is the leader of the Wargs.

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The goblin buildings, which looked rather "trashy" in our opinion, got a skin-update: See a few of them with before / after pictures: 1, 2, 3

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The trolls who decided too long about how to eat Bilbo Baggins and his companions and turned into stone at dawn have also found their way into the game: Bert, Bill and Tom.

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Though he doesn't really fit into this theme, we felt he really needed some reworking. Who I'm talking about is Glorfindel, the elf from Rivendell. His standard clothes is now a silk garment. If he rides on his horse, he gets a special armour, fitting this purpose. If he is even given the ring, he wears his princely silver armour and is now able to enter into the Halls of Mandos.

A few more screens of reworked units which I haven't presented here can be viewed in the gallery. I hope you enjoyed our update. Farewell, until our next meeting!

Your Edain Mod Team

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Mar 13 2009, 12:43pm says:

Excellent models and textures... looking forward to Edain...

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 13 2009, 1:16pm says:

Great skins! I love the personality in the Bert, Bill and Tom picture! Overall a really nice update. I'll be watching this one!

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Neutron4ever
Neutron4ever Mar 13 2009, 5:31pm says:

These are really nice!
I hope the english version comes out soon

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