The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-Earth: Return of Shadow. Return of Shadow takes BFME to new heights with 17 factions being released gradually that cover the many armies and cultures of Middle-Earth. So far there are 6 factions Lorien, Dunland, Rohan, Gondor, Mordor and Isengard with the rest to follow over time. Return of Shadow allows you the unique opportunity to fight with many of the armies of Middle-Earth in strategically enhanced combat fighting on a scale not seen before in BFME. The inclusion of many, many new maps brings you to places in Middle-Earth not just the famous locations but the secluded ones as well. The fate of Middle-Earth is in your hands

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Mirkwood the 16th faction was decided in a poll on the forums called F.M.G, the letters represent the first letter in new factions that are going to be added in the future. As you may have noticed with the FAMG poll from the past, in which the letter A got the most votes, thus Arnor was added.

Posted by micom1318 on Nov 7th, 2009

Mirkwood was decided in a poll on the forums called F.M.G, the letters represent the first letter in new factions that are going to be added in the future. As you may have noticed with the FAMG poll from the past, in which the letter A got the most votes, thus Arnor was added.

Mirkwood, besieged by the dark forces of Dol Guldur. These elves remain strong and vigilant against the forces, corruption and the foul magic of Dol Guldur. They have lived here for ages predating even Saurons rise to power, in the old days it was called Greenwood the Great. When the journey to the undying lands started, many elves chose to remain in the woods along the Anduin river, they are called Silvan elves or simply Wood elves. They live near the mountains of Mirkwood, some live in tunnels, others live in the cities and some live in the trees.

This is also the home of prince Legolas, one of the heroes of the War of the ring and also part of the Fellowship of the Ring. Currently the elves are led by their nobel King Thranduil, the father of Legolas.

The elves of Mirkwood, unlike most elves are used to many of the perils, being skilled hunters and woodsmen. With the rise of Sauron and his fortress outpost Dol Guldur, they silently take out orcs, trolls, spiders, goblins and other evil being lurking in the woods.

Since Mirkwood has fought Dol Guldur the most in lore and such. It's only logical to make them a counter faction of Dol Guldur in the "Glorious" scheme of Lone Wolf. Their primary attribute is Agility with Intelligence as a secondary. They are one of the masters of stealth, capable of melee combat with extrodinary skills in spears.

They seem similar to Lorien, what's the difference REALLY?!?

Lorien is the ultimate archer faction with great range and stealth and being fast on their feet.

Mirkwood are also skilled in stealth and archery,however the Mirkwood Elves tend to be more cautious and take their time.
Their archers will have greater damage but slower rate of fire they will great stealth but move slower in order to step lighter.
Mirkwood's long history of war against Dol Guldur means they have become specialists at taking down the various beasts that come from the Southern forests.
Mirkwood's units do greater damage than normal against Monsters like Trolls,Spiders and Wargs.

All Mirkwood units that were previously in Lorien are being transfered into Mirkwood, at the moment there are no plans on replacing them in Lorien due to that they are ofter superfluous units.

Lorien will loose the following:
Units:
Avari Longbows

Mirkwood Hall
Thranduil
Legolas
Mirkwood Hunters
Mirkwood Spears
Mirkwood Sentry
Mirkwood Shadow

Mirkwood's Econ building will be the Mirkwood Vinyard and Mirkwood Hunter's Lodging
Their Camp will have 6 plots,sentry tower plots and vegetation

Their Castle will have Treehouse plots,vegetation and other defence plots.


For more details, check out the original post at the forums!
For more general Information, check out the forums!

Here is some concept art:

-For now the concept art has been removed until the website is all up and running again.
Concept art by Erkenbrandthecut.

Until next time/ Micom1318 / Fishbone

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