It has been four millenniums since the fall of the Dark Lord at the Siege of Barad-dûr during the Second Age. Time and time again the followers of Melkor have disrupted the peace, with incursions such as the Angmar War and Wainrider/Balchoth War, but the West still stands. This, however, can change at any moment. The forces of Mordor and its allies have been preparing for a breakthrough in the Gondorian defenses, one which they are not prepared to face alone. The War of the Ring is upon us, and the fate of Middle Earth rests on your shoulders.