A great map by SilverBane`, ported by me to the Edain Mod.
Hi to all.
In my quest for new challenging maps, I stumbled upon a great one, set in Nargothrond. The map has been modelled by the user SilverBane` (I found it on "The Battle for Middle Earth 2 Heaven"). Sadly, it was not fitting for our beloved Edain Mod, so I had to struggle a little to port it (probably more than a little ).
Finally, I managed to end the job: I added some little perks (like troll lairs, settlements and Gollum) and tried to make it as fair as I could.
I'm gonna release it as a (more than) beta version, so feel free to report me any problem and improvements you'd like to see.
Once again I thank SilverBane` for the amazing job he made with this jewel.
V.1.0: initial release.
V.1.1: now the AIs is fully working and you can put an AI player inside the fortress. Become the attacker!
V.1.2: fix for some AI missing (Rohan, Angmar, Imladris, EvilMen).
V.1.3: small outpost fix.
V.1.4: small signal-fire fix.
V.1.5: fortress-player spawn point fix.
V.1.6: map.ini file cleaning.
V.1.7: maximum height of the map has been increased. Now you can zoom out a lot more. :)
A short description about the history of this fortress, as written by SilverBane`.
Nargothrond was the Elven stronghold built by Finrod Felagund, delved into the banks of the river Narog in Beleriand during the First Age.
Inspired by Menegroth in Doriath, and seeking a hidden place from which to be safe from the forces of Morgoth, Finrod established it in the early years following the return of the Noldor to Middle-earth, in the Caverns of Narog beneath the forested hills of Taur-en-Faroth on the western bank of Narog. He was aided by the Dwarves of Nogrod who also made for him the Nauglamir, the Necklace of the Dwarves.
Originally, a narrow path along the banks of the river could only reach it, but later a bridge was built across Narog. Turin persuaded Orodreth to build the Bridge of Nargothrond to allow speedy passage of forces into the field. Orodreth built the bridge from his doors across the Narog, and went to open war with Morgoth.
In centuries of searching, Morgoth had been unable to find the fortress of Nargothrond, but now not only was its location revealed, but the new bridge removed the defence of the River Narog. Glaurung the dragon was sent out from Angband with an army of Orcs to capture the city. After the defeat of the army of Nargothrond at the field of Tumhalad in FA 495, Glaurung and his army of Orcs came south, crossed the bridge, and sacked the city killing or selling the survivors into slavery.