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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T3A:Online Is Here!

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THE RETURN OF BFME ONLINE MULTIPLAYER IS NOW!

Hello everyone! Today is a big day for the BFME community.
It's been almost three years since EA shut down BFME's servers,
forcing the community to start using third party software to get their BFME multiplayer experience.
It was no longer possible to simply log into the game's online server and play.

Today, all of this will change.

We at The 3rd Age BFME community have been hard at work developing T3A:Online, a custom BFME online server, and a launcher (client) that will allow you to once again log into the game's online mode and play.
All you need to do is download and install the client, create an online account over at our forums, and you'll be all set to log into the servers.


To read more about T3A:Online, read our official announcement topic:
Forums.revora.net

To download the client and view instructions, visit our website:
Online.the3rdage.net

Happy playing!

The Southrons

The Southrons

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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!

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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

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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...

Haradrim update

Haradrim update

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A small update to keep you updated, so to speak...

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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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guilleporzella4
guilleporzella4

Hi it would be a great mod if ever released a stable version of the mod with all the units and buildings.

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TheLastNoldor
TheLastNoldor

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?

thanks

thought the other post was deleted

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Lauri Creator
Lauri

Very late reply, but it sound like you have the wrong patch. It's compatible with 1.03 at the very least, while any community patches might not work with it. It has been fixed internally, but due to modding retirement, it's unlikely to ever be released. Too many bugs ruin the gameplay, and I lack the will to work on it.

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TheLastNoldor
TheLastNoldor

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?

Thanks

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Nik768
Nik768

Need to hope for a mod update in the future?

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Kooskia
Kooskia

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
LordDainOfIronHills

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
LordDainOfIronHills

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
creatr

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

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Lauri Creator
Lauri

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
Guest

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

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Dindraug1
Dindraug1

Does that mean possibly soon?

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Lauri Creator
Lauri

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

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