During the reign of King Elessar, Gondor and Arnor spent years to rebuild the former glory of the Northern Realm.
The bloodlines of Edoras mingled with those of Gondor, and an even stronger bond between the two kingdoms of Men existed. Good relations were kept with Dale and the remaining Silvan Elves, and with the last of Erebor's citizens. Rhûn and Harad, the lands of the Dark men were kept under control by Elessar's might and truce, and trade flourished.

After the death of King Elessar, his son, King Eldarion took the throne. The reign of peace was kept, but there was a
darkness stirring in the east. Rumours of a new Dark Lord started to spread across the land. The forces of Gondor that were stationed in Rhûn were reïnforced, and no further sign of evil was seen for a long time, but then the sudden death of King Eldarion shocked the Kingdoms of Men. His son, a sixteen year old boy, inherited the Throne of Gondor and Arnor. King Eldaravir did what he could to maintain the truces and trade, but his reign failed. Rhûn demanded the forces of Gondor to be taken out of their lands, and Eldaravir, scared of a war, did what he was told.

This was a terrible mistake, and a few years after the Rhûnic Demand, Dale was laid under a mighty siege. A vast army of Easterlings and Variags overran the once proud city of Laketown, and took Erebor by storm. Word reached the young king Eldaravir, and fear struck into his heart. His grandfather had maintained these bonds and truces for such a long time, and now he had failed. The Easterlings were unstoppable, and they quickly swept through Northern Gondor, onto Minas Tirith, City of Kings. The Rhûn army set up camp in Northern Ithilien, and received aid from forces of Near Harad. Tirgil, son of Borogil, son of Aidunir, son of Faramir informed the White City of these advances, and then rode out to Rohan to ask for aid. The old Beacons had been dismantled long ago, and the Rangers of Ithilien rode with great haste. King Eldaravir gathered his forces and managed to put up a valiant defence, but the Easterlings numbers were too great. Nothing was heard from Rohan, and Eldaravir was forced to retreat over the White Mountains, towards Dol Amroth.

Tirgil made it to Edoras before the siege of Minas Tirith had began, but he found the capital of Rohan under siege from Haradric forces, who had gotten there by sailing to Anfalas, from there marching around the Ered Nimrais, over the River Isen. They had defeated the Gondor forces at Isengard, and now laid waste to Edoras.

The situation was terrible, Gondor was besieged at Dol Amroth, Rohan at Edoras and no word had reached Arnor yet.
Dale was defeated and the Dwarves were murdered in their mountains. The evil men had prepared this attack since the reign of Eldarion, lead by a Dark Lord by the name of Khôragan. This Black Numenorean once served under Sauron, but had escaped the onslaught at the Black Gate in the 3rd Age. After a long and exhausting battle, Rohan managed to beat back the Corsairs and Haradrim, and abandoned their ravaged capital to seek aid in Arnor. At the same time, Gondor had managed to hold the Rhûnic forces at Dol Amroth, and a large army now travelled through Anfalas and into the Enedwaith. There they headed East, through the river Isen, to Rohan. Their purpose was to strengthen and warn the Rohirrim, and to seek a shared stronghold in this sudden war. They found no refuge however, and met the forces of Rohan at the Fords of Isen. There they were ambushed by remaining Harad forces, and arrived through Anfalas every day. The battle of the Fords lasted for three weeks, before word had finally reached Fornost. The mighty army of Arnor crushed the Harad armies, and marched upon Minas Tirith in order to retake what is their.

However, the bulk of the Rhûn army has now gathered at the White City, and Khôragan, the Dark Lord himself, is with them. What will be the outcome of the final confrontation between Good and Evil? That is up to you to decide.

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Good evening everyone!

This news is not directly related to BFME modding, but it is related to our T3A:Online server, the best way to play BFME online!

Starting today, I'll be hosting a daily game of standard BFME1 (patch 1.05) in the T3A:Online lobby.

I'll be hosting at 22:00 Paris time (click here to see what time that is for you) every day (unless something gets in the way, in which case I'll post about it on Revora).

Come join me!

NOTE: Please make sure you have refreshed your NAT before joining or hosting a game (unless you have followed THORONGIL's instructions regarding port forwarding and options.ini changes, which can be found here: Forums.revora.net)

In case you haven't set up T3A:Online already (shame on you!), read all about restoring BFME multiplayer right here on our website:


I hope to see you online. Remember, if my game is full, just start one of your own!

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T3A:Online Is Here!

T3A:Online Is Here!

2 years ago News 5 comments

Presenting the return of BFME online multiplayer! Enjoy playing on an integrated server once again!

The Southrons

The Southrons

4 years ago News 1 comment

Haradrim building update, including most of the new buildings for Harad that will be in the mod in the next release.

Merry Post-Christmas Update!

Merry Post-Christmas Update!

4 years ago News 0 comments

Hey all, and a late Meriadoc Brandybuck to you all! I hope you all enjoyed the last few days and spent them with loved ones. I've got a small update for...

T4A Housecolour Poll

T4A Housecolour Poll

5 years ago News 0 comments

Hey all I'm having an internal debate on the issue of Housecolour. I have from the start removed any housecolour from the mod, but always wanted to have...

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T4A Beta 0.7

T4A Beta 0.7

7 years ago Full Version 8 comments

Beta 0.7 of The 4th Age. Gondor and Rhun are considered done, with exception of a few bugs. Rohan has been worked on alot since last release, and contain...

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NightMare1221 Mar 9 2015 says:

It runs the game but when i try a skirmish, it crashes with an Exeption_Access_Violation. IDK if its something with my computer or what. can anyone help me?


thought the other post was deleted

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NightMare1221 Mar 9 2015 says:

It runs the game but when i try a skirmish, it crashes with an Exeption_Access_Violation. IDK if its something with my computer or what. can anyone help me?


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Nik768 Feb 22 2015 says:

Need to hope for a mod update in the future?

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Kooskia Mar 28 2014 says:

An interesting mod, with some original concepts both for heroes and Rhun faction (have yet to play Harad). You've made a good work x3

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LordDainOfIronHills Jan 19 2014 says:

And I wanted to ask why not add Arnor faction or make the current Gondor "Reunaited Kingdom" which has features from bith Arnor and Gondor! :)

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LordDainOfIronHills Jan 19 2014 says:

Great mod I like its design very much keep the good work!There is only one thing I do not like and thats that the Dwarves are gone I do not see as very realistic the idea of them being crushed like nothing and more so in Erebor like there were 20 Dwarves who got murdered in there sleep! But that aside awesome mod!

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creatr Apr 5 2013 says:

Can u post new version... it's been 5 years.

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Lauri Creator
Lauri Apr 18 2013 replied:

5 years, yes, but 5 years where I've been working on and off on the mod. It is not in a way I would deem good, so I cannot release it as it currently is. Maybe in the summer I'll get some time to work on it, but I can't promise anything.

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Guest Oct 14 2013 replied:

thnx for all your work but take your time you got a life to you know

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Dindraug1 Jul 10 2013 replied:

Does that mean possibly soon?

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Lauri Creator
Lauri Jul 18 2013 replied:

No, I haven't been able to work on it as much as I thought I would. No promises.

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