Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Hyamentiri (Final Version) New Shaders! New UI
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Back From The Dead.

6 comments by IreneHawnetyne on Feb 17th, 2015

It's been a while since I last posted news, but now that I have some it seems only appropriate to say so. Indeed, both the Black Numenoreans' and the good factions' buildings are finished, bar animations and putting in game. You can see a demo of them below:


I have also recently rewritten and remastered the previous "Westernesse" theme, which can be found here.

However, at this point, I have a problem. What do you guys think the good and faithful Numenorean faction should be called? At the moment my choices are either Dunedain or Elendili, so I'd love to hear what your preferences and/or own suggestions are for a name.

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 239)
King-Thranduil Jul 3 2015, 10:52am says:

Irene here is the idea for the Elves and Rohan:

Rohan should be named North-Men and it should have Eorl as a main Hero,and it should have something like Archers Of Dale,because men of Dale And Esgaroth are connected with Rohan.

Then for the Elves you should call them somehthing like the Firstborn or The Eldar or Children Of Eru

Gondor And Arnor-Descendants Of Numenor or Edain or Dunedain or Elendili or Faithful Numenoreans.

Mordor And Goblins(Wild)-Durchin or Evil Forces or something else,that's all for now i could think of. :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
IreneHawnetyne Creator
IreneHawnetyne 23hours 42mins ago replied:

Bear in mind that 'Rohan' is a part of the Elendili faction, as are what becomes Arnor and Gondor - they are not separate factions, and the Éothéod we see are more mercenary units than loyal ones, so if we are to have Eorl as a Hero, he would be recruited from the Inn rather than the fortress, as with the Éothéod. However, good idea about Dale, they would too be a good addition. Hence, Elendili will stay named as Elendili.

Annûndili, however, literally means 'the Fair Northwestern People', thus referring directly to the Elves without breaking the tradition of Quenya naming.

However, I'm considering giving the Black Númenórean faction a new name to follow suit, because that seems to be a name by which their enemies would describe them, rather than what they call themselves. I'll give that a little thought. Any suggestions in the meantime?

+1 vote   reply to comment
King-Thranduil 21hours 19mins ago replied:

Let's see:
Corrupted Men
King's Men
Fallen Ones
Worshipers Of Darkness\Shadow
Followers Of Sauron
....I will post more names soon :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
IreneHawnetyne Creator
IreneHawnetyne 20hours 57mins ago replied:

Er... meant in Quenya or a native language. And to the point, what self-respecting person calls themselves corrupted? :p

+1 vote   reply to comment
IreneHawnetyne Creator
IreneHawnetyne 20hours 46mins ago replied:

In answer to this, I've ended up with Adûnaim. This literally means "Númenóreans", which might seem like a copout of a name, but I think the Black Númenóreans themselves would consider themselves not some sort of evil variation of the Elendili, but as the true heirs of Númenor, the stronger ones for rising against the Valarian curse of mortality - hence they would likely differentiate the Elendili as not Númenórean, but as a different faction, and see themselves as the 'real' Númenóreans.

+2 votes   reply to comment
King-Thranduil 20hours 3mins ago replied:

Oh in Quenya,give me 10 minutes

+1 vote     reply to comment
King-Thranduil 19hours 54mins ago replied:

Nope,i can't find nothing :P

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Jul 2 2015, 10:54am says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

IreneHawnetyne Creator
IreneHawnetyne Jul 2 2015, 5:01pm replied:

In terms of lairs and neutrally aligned units, there are a few ideas floating around. For one, there are the Hyamentiri, who will dwell in extremely large nests spanning around the size of four fortresses. Dunlending hunting parties and camps will also be scattered about the maps in Western Middle-earth, twinned with Rhun scouting parties and Orc troupes roaming the East. In a few largely forested areas, there will of course be Ents, which will be friendly to Elven units unless they come too close. Goblins lairs, of course, will still be present, as with a revised version of the Troll cave. Corsair ships, sharks and Sea-Wyrms will also be a hazard in coastal and maritime conflicts.

As such, the Elven multifaction is probably the least planned out, so I will take your ideas into account, thank you :)

+1 vote   reply to comment
MenHeroWarriorsKing Jul 1 2015, 9:29pm says:

im very interested in this mod the images gave me a hope for this game again...but i want to know more about what are u planning about the old factions men elvis etc... and what are the changes basically?

+1 vote     reply to comment
IreneHawnetyne Creator
IreneHawnetyne Jul 2 2015, 10:13am replied:

Elves and the Men of the West (ie Rohan and settlers in early Gondor) have been combined to make the Annûndili, and Wild and Mordor with elements of Isengard have become the Orc faction, the Dûrchîn.

+2 votes   reply to comment
King-Thranduil Jul 2 2015, 11:42am replied:

That sounds AWESOME

+2 votes     reply to comment
IreneHawnetyne Creator
IreneHawnetyne Jul 2 2015, 4:51pm replied:

Okay, just realized I've screwed up a little. Elendili is the faction based on the faithful Numenoreans, but also merges Gondor settlers, early Rohirrim tribes and part of the Elven faction, whereas the Annûndili is the Northwestern Elven people, of Rivendell, the Grey Havens, and the Undying Lands. Apologies for the confusion.

+3 votes   reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King Icon
Developed By
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Real Time Strategy
Single & Multiplayer
Embed Buttons

Promote Westernesse on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Last Update
3 days ago
156 members