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The mirror shows many things... things that are, things that were, and some things that have not yet come to pass...

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Though Lothlórien heals its units by upgrading its Mallorn Trees with waters of restoration, we have found a new use for the Mirror of Galadriel that used to be BFME2's Elves' faction healing well.


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‘I am afraid that’s only too true, Sam,’ said Frodo. `Yet I hope very much that before we leave we shall see the Lady of the Elves again.’

Even as he spoke, they saw, as if she came in answer to their words, the Lady Galadriel approaching. Tall and white and fair she walked beneath the trees. She spoke no word, but beckoned to them.

Turning aside, she led them toward the southern slopes of the hill of Caras Galadhon, and passing through a high green hedge they came into an enclosed garden. No trees grew there, and it lay open to the sky. The evening star had risen and was shining with white fire above the western woods. Down a long flight of steps the Lady went into a deep green hollow, through which ran murmuring the silver stream that issued from the fountain on the hill. At the bottom, upon a low pedestal carved like a branching tree, stood a basin of silver, wide and shallow, and beside it stood a silver ewer.

With water from the stream Galadriel filled the basin to the brim, and breathed on it, and when the water was still again she spoke. `Here is the Mirror of Galadriel,’ she said. ‘I have brought you here so that you may look in it, if you will.’


The Mirror of Galadriel was a device through which one could see the events from past, present, and future, including various results of choices that lay before the one looking into it. It was one of the ways in which Galadriel practiced her telepathic Elven magic.

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In Age of the Ring, the Mirror of Galadriel is a late game structure, costing 2500 resources and being limited to 1 only. Once purchased, the player can use the mirror to research three upgrades that will greatly benefit Lothlórien's economy and unit production.

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Comments
Guest
Guest

Great work! Can't wait for Lothlorien! I thought that this Mod could become better than Edain Mod :O :O :O :O :O ! ! ! ! ! Now I'm understanding this could really happen, with some changes... be proud!

An idea: you could put the real english name (I don't know which is) of the horse of Gandalf (now there's Mount / Dismount), Italian name is "Ombromanto", that horse is a "Mearas", the best breed of horses of Middle Earth!

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YeshuaEnthusiast
YeshuaEnthusiast

Love this

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kingsjewel
kingsjewel

Really good idea.

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officialNecro
officialNecro

Great building and concept, but the names of the abilities don't make much sense and it really feels like they're here just to be a wink to the original scene.

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MathijsRevora Author
MathijsRevora

Well... Things That Are: relevant to units from Lórien's current era, Things That Were: relevant to units based on Lórien's past, That That Will Be: relevant to harvesting more resources, which take time to grow.

Besides the above, yes, it is indeed a wink to the original scene. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

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aidenpons
aidenpons

Is that a problem?

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Getfuzzy
Getfuzzy

Lovely work, as always.

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Orcrist87
Orcrist87

About custom maps: I have noticed there are many of them for Gondor (Osgiliath, Cair Andros, Dol Amroth), this is because the faction Gondor is already came out, and so you have curated it more than the others, or it's only a coincidence? If instead it's a question of care I can hope about Edoras when Rohan will come out.

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MathijsRevora Author
MathijsRevora

We try to include a couple of maps relevant to factions of each release, yes.

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Orcrist87
Orcrist87

Perfect, you guys are on the right way! At this point "Age Of The Ring" will soon surpass "Edain Mod" ;-). Only Isengard would have need of more distinction (Sauron, Balrog), but also so it's great and you have time if you want... the rest is essentially perfect.

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MathijsRevora Author
MathijsRevora

You know, I'm kind of sick of these comparisons. There's no need to make them.

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