This is a full conversion Tolkien mod for Crusader Kings 2 which will feature bookmarks throughout the Third Age. This mod is being developed independently from any other LotR or Middle Earth mods out there. The map will cover the main areas of Middle Earth, known in the books and films. So, Middle-Earth is waiting for you! Will you play as the descendant of one of the noble families of Rohan or Gondor? Will you try to reforge the ancient kingdoms of Elves in Eriador? Or will you try to destroy all the Free Peoples, and claim Middle Earth for Morgoth? This mod will give you a unique strategy experience of the Third Age in Middle-Earth. From Forodwaith to Bellakar, from Lindon to Rhûn, lead your dynasty and survive the Dark Times. Become one of the most important Lords of the Age!

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Hello everybody. It's been a while since the latest diary, and update of course, and I know you're all waiting for it! So, the work is going good, and i can show you two new starting date for the next update. Both are taking place during the main periods of the Kingdoms of the Dunedains : The Last Alliance, at the end of Second Age, and the New Shadow, at the beginning of Fourth Age.

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The first one is about the Last Alliance. Taking place in the latest years of the Second Age, after the submersion of Numenor, it'll allw you to play as some legendary characters of the LotR universe : Gil-Galad, the last High-King of the Noldor, Elendil and his sons Isildur and Anarion in the Kingdoms of the Dunedain, Durin IV in Khazad-Dum, or Oropher and Amdir in the forests of Eryn Galen and Lothlorien. And of course, the main vilain of this starting date is no one but Sauron the Great. Even if it's mostly a sandbox mod, with no major events for now, it'll be a great fun to play as these characters.

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As you can see, the realms are quite different from what you know in Third Age. The Dunedain have landed some territories, but Arnor and Gondor are not all conquered. In Gondor, the Eredrim, peoples of the mountains, are strong again, and in Andrast, some fisher-folks lives their lives. In Arnor, the Rhudaur is in the hands of the hillmen, as well as northern arthedain.
The Kingdoms of the Dunedain are unificate under the rule of Elendil the Tall, but you can choose, when playing with him, to split the kingdom to your sons at your death. Then, Arnor and Gondor, along with the lines of Anarion and Isildur, will be created!
This mechanic will exist for each ruler of the great Reunited Kingdom/Kingdoms of the Dunedain. So even after Elessar, you'll be able to have some splits of the kingdoms!

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The other new starting date will take place several centuries later, at the beginning of Fourth Age. After the defeat of Sauron, the Dunedain conquered back most of their former kingdoms, under the rule of Elessar Telcontar, the king's name of Aragorn. This kingdom is a big blob, but you'll have to manage to keep it unite. With the Dwarves, try to unificate all the mountains, or as Elladan, the son f Elrond, try to restor the glory of the elves during the Age of Men. Another interesting realms to play will be eastern/southern lands. You should try to resist the power of the Reunited Kingdom, and try to be enough powerful to become a threat for it.
This time, the main threat won't be an Evil Lord or Semi-God, but the Men themselves.

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These two bookmarks are without major events for now, and we'll give you two "sandbox" maps, where you can do what you want without the limits of Historical events.
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More informations will be given by us during the next days, about what we did on gameplay for exemple. Keep in touch!

Thanks for your supports, suggestions. The screenshots don't show the finale look of the map, as some little changes will happen again.

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Sir_Romulust
Sir_Romulust

I LOVE YOU!!!

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erawolf
erawolf

all images are invalid

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Lonhaldar Author
Lonhaldar

Hmpf. I'll fix that tomorrow. Thanks )

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Dark1Isaac
Dark1Isaac

good job!!

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Saubrate
Saubrate

i really really love everythings which touches the world of the Middle Earth but sadly, I don't appreciate the game CK2 itself. I tried and the game was too weird for me. But anyway, i took a look on your mod and it was really good made. Tanks a lot and keep working :)

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Sombrage57
Sombrage57

Je suis vraiment heureux que ce mod existe encore ! Il n'y avait aucune nouvelle pendant longtemps sur Mundus Bellicus j'ai cru qu'il avait été annulé à un moment :(
Je ne m'attendais pas au 4e Âge pour la dernière date, vous êtes sur que ce sera vraiment équilibré ? Parce qu'un personnage comme Eldarion pourra faire tenir le Royaume de manière stable si les traits vont avec, puis c'est aussi en rapport avec les nations Elfes, je vois mal Elladan et Elrohir coloniser Ost In Edhil alors qu'il doit rester 800-1000 Elfes dans la Terre du Milieu à ce moment, peut-être que Cirdan est parti... ce serai une bonne idée d'inventer des personnages justement pour cette occasion non ?

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Jonte89
Jonte89

I was wondering, perhaps i missed a post about it but colonisation does not work for me. Do i need to disable a DLC or has this feature been removed.

Love the mod and do keep up the good work!

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