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Take yourself back to before the Rings of Power, and the fall of Numenor, to the beginning, when evil's first seeds began to stir. In this modification for BFME2, your entire world will be taken back to the First Age of Arda, where the Dark Lord Morgoth waged a war on the other Valar of Middle-earth, and the whole land was shaken and torn asunder. Play as the evil fallen one's army's commander, or fight to defend your civilisation as Elves, Dwarves or Men, and end this war of wrath and destruction! Be sure to check our new website for in-depth news and updates!

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Morgoth (Greyscale)
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Also_known_as_Peter
Also_known_as_Peter Apr 25 2012, 4:17pm says:

I see you're taking a new approach towards how the Dark Lord looks.

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Seregruth
Seregruth Apr 25 2012, 4:27pm says:

it´s really nice, although a bit too much beasty IMO... are you going to make a more human version clad in armour?

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maddnesscats Online
maddnesscats Apr 25 2012, 5:07pm replied:

Was Morgoth an elf until he turned evil?

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future4
future4 Apr 25 2012, 6:07pm replied:

He is a valar spirit (angel) , he used to look good once but when he turned evil (representing satan's fall from grace) he started to turn ugly and his rather embarrassing fight with fingolfin didn't help either.

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne Apr 26 2012, 1:58am replied:

I'm going to thin out the neck, chest and limbs to give him a more intelligent and agile look; IMO Morgoth wasn't such a fat git running across the Helcaraxe!

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon Apr 25 2012, 4:32pm says:

I must admit its a a tad-too Balrogee for my tastes. But whatever your happy with so am I :P

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Lord_Oden1234
Lord_Oden1234 Apr 25 2012, 7:04pm says:

I like the beastly face, and the wing like things are a nice addition, so if you could use those and attach them to a body looking something like this: Lotr.wikia.com

he'd be perfect.

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne Apr 26 2012, 1:59am replied:

Armour will come soon, like your proposed image, but we'll be keeping the animalistic style, to differentiate him from the other Valar (given that the model here is his evil form).

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Lord_Oden1234
Lord_Oden1234 Apr 27 2012, 9:31am replied:

At least straighten his back then, he looks to primal when bent over, not a great look for the most powerful valar...

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zsozso
zsozso Apr 26 2012, 3:56am says:

WOW!Very nice work!
Just some suggestion:give him:~a hammer and a shield.
~an Iron crown(Because When he get the sillmarils, he put it them the crown)

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne Apr 28 2012, 12:31am replied:

That'll come with armour.

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ReallyFat Creator
ReallyFat Apr 26 2012, 4:07am says:

try not to make him so bent, IMO he'd be much straighter to fit with human armor. i'd also say remov the tail and the wings, so he could do with the black cape. 'part from that, looks epic.

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne Apr 28 2012, 12:32am replied:

OK. Straight back, then.

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MarcusCamillus
MarcusCamillus Apr 26 2012, 12:53pm says:

I may not be so competemt in these kind of things, but in my opinion all Tolkiens books show, that Melkor is the character that is the closest to the human nature, for of all the non twisted creatues of Tolkien´s world, Men were the most simmilar to Melkor in their ambition and faliture (Numenor, Isildur, Boromir etc.) I thus bellieve, that Morgoth (or however you spell it) Must, From the very phylosophical persceptive look of all the superhuman characters, most human, twisted and evil man, but man still. Althow the silmarilion only hints the apearance of Morgoth, the little elements suggested that he in fact was looking human, and my uneducated guess would be, that as he "spends" more and more of his power, he looses his godly (superhuman) essence and turns into humanlike. But you really should get rid of the tail... Can you imagine how would he sit on his throne with this?

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MarcusCamillus
MarcusCamillus Apr 26 2012, 1:12pm replied:

Tolkien writes about the morgoth´s body parts as if they were human (eg: hand not paw etc.)

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne Apr 28 2012, 12:36am replied:

Thank you for your... long comment. In the case of this and so many others, you have disagreed with this design. I'm very glad you did! You've shown me Tolkien's Morgoth, which I was too blind to see, past PJ's movie series. I will remodel this now, to suit our goal. Again, thanks.

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MarcusCamillus
MarcusCamillus Apr 28 2012, 5:53am replied:

PJ was smart to cover Sauron in the armor so much that none of his body part was to be seen. This allowed for imagination, sometimes neither the film nor the game should be to explicit, Hidden Horror may be worse than that which is exposed.

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valisnahrX
valisnahrX Apr 26 2012, 5:13pm says:

Yeaahhh, that's not and shall never represent Morgoth... that's a Balrog or Valaraukar, which is a maiar spirit, a corrupted and evil form of the Ainur kin or servants of the Valar. Morgoth would more than likely resemble an old twisted sorcerer, much like Saruman, but bald and have pitch black eyes and veiled in a cloak of shadow, for he was the lord of evil and darkness.

You should experiment more... the custom characters for the wizards is by far the best route to creating a Melkor character or a modified barrow-wight.

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future4
future4 May 9 2012, 9:50pm says:

Well, fellbeast 3 is changing morgoth up a bit (getting rid of the tail and wings) so y'all don't have to rustle your jimmies anymore.

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MarcusCamillus
MarcusCamillus May 10 2012, 11:45am replied:

I´d rather see that first, then I will decide whenever I like it or not, in my opinion just removing tail and wings would not do. This is silmarillion, not some f****** WoW!

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne May 14 2012, 12:20pm replied:

I don't mean to be rude, but however fanatic you are, whether you like it or not is your opinion. Keep it. And if you hate it that much, make your own. We aren't making a Hollywood Silmarillion, where's the point? But where's the point in making everything as everybody else imagined it?
Tolkien drew it in words, and many artists drew it as what they thought it would look like. We are making it how we thought it would look like. Now, if you make one I'd be very happy to see it. But until then, keep inappropriate comments to yourself.

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MarcusCamillus
MarcusCamillus May 14 2012, 1:44pm replied:

My aplologies if I made my critique sound rude, I was however stressing in each of my comments, that it is just my opinion. Reason for my rudeness was the love for the Tolkien´s silmarillion and the fear that the image of Morgoth will be to cheap, (which I bellieve it so far is). I don´t know anything about programming and thus I will never be able to produce anything near as good as would be what you produce, however I bellieve that what you has produced is insufficient to fully grasp the extend of the Morgoth´s character, I do not bellieve that it is due to your lack of ability, which I have never doubt, But rather because enormeous complexity of what you are trying to do. When Christopher Tolkien rejects to give rights for the silmarilion to even the most profesional big producers, it is obvious that he does that, because he does not trust in their ability to express Melkor. I hate this inhumane form of morgoth because I do not understand why should Melkor look this way, I would love to see some philosophical reasons for giving him this form, and unless I will have them, I, like many other people will concider this form very shallow and cheap representation of much more complex character.

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IreneHawnetyne Author
IreneHawnetyne May 15 2012, 1:11am replied:

... ok. Fair enough, then. I'll think about it.

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lordmorgoth-.
lordmorgoth-. Dec 18 2012, 10:10pm replied:

agree with marcus but this model is great as far as i remember morgoth took many shapes how about a power to make him look like this or may this be the model of Gothmog (durin's bane) take a look to these pictures to see a great looking of morgoth Img-fan.theonering.net Media.desura.com Th03.deviantart.net Images3.wikia.nocookie.net

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rebelscum
rebelscum May 20 2012, 1:40pm says:

I like the idea of this mod. I suggest to keep this model for another character, like one of the Balrogs. And for Melkor/Morgoth, maybe you can find some inspiration in this:

Nuclearblast.de

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future4
future4 May 20 2012, 9:36pm replied:

I love that album!

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lordmorgoth-.
lordmorgoth-. Dec 20 2012, 4:58pm replied:

nightfall of middle earth!! amazing album

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-Mithrandir-
-Mithrandir- Sep 13 2012, 5:01pm says:

Honestly, I think it would be better if Morgoth was kept like he was in the books. Like a man in Dark armour only you can't see his face and stuff.

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-Mithrandir-
-Mithrandir- Sep 13 2012, 5:10pm says:

The MOD is looking good though. A very big job well done to you guys.

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-Mithrandir-
-Mithrandir- Sep 13 2012, 10:48pm says:

Because I don't want to just be a critic and I would like to try to help you guys, here is a pic of Morgoth that I found that I think would be good to base Morgoth in the game off of. It also has Fingolfin in it too. I hope you guys like it!
Tolkiengateway.net

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Berem
Berem Feb 28 2013, 2:12am says:

...Would like to suggest that the armor - of most units - should not be plate armor, rather it would be mail armor, or chain armor, or lamellar armor as in the books it was described... Some units could have partial plate armor, or maybe one unit, as heroes of factions... Saying this because most the warfare technology that Tolkien imagined was similar with the early centuries of European middle-age and Anglo-Saxon armor...

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Berem
Berem Feb 28 2013, 2:18am says:

...The exception, of course, they would have - following the description of the books - have helms, but this doesn't count as armor for the limbs and chest... Most men and elven armies would have tall helms, as the Saxons...

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The Dark Lord Morgoth will rise from the shadows, to conquer the world of Arda, but in the struggle against him all of Ea will be shaken, the very foundations of the earth cracking and sinking as if reeling away in fear from the monstrosities that burn and pillage the free peoples of Arda.

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