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An Unexpected Party

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party


Greetings, Companions of Edain!

Have you ever asked yourself why all the dwarves arrived on their own or in small groups at Bag End? Why didn't they all arrive together? Well, the first mission of the campaign will deal with that exact question and offer you a possible solution.


An Unexpected Party

What could possibly go wrong when Gandalf planned to meet all 13 dwarves in the Shire? Or to be more specific... He had planned to meet them where the Bywater Road enters Hobbiton. The plan sounded foolproof. But now, Gandalf is the only one standing at the rendezvous point and the dwarves are nowhere to be seen. So Gandalf begins his search through Hobbiton, Bywater and around the shores of Bywater Pool, hoping that he will find the dwarves on his way. During that journey, he receives help by the Hobbits of the Shire, which are more than happy to talk with the strange Wizard. Even more, they will even notify him of any nearby dwarves if he bribes them with a bit of Pipeweed. And of course some Hobbits may have some special wishes and requests which might get Gandalf their favour, too.


In accordance with that, this mission isn't about slaying any foes. Instead, the goal of the mission is to find the dwarves, all of whom are lost and walking through the area around Bywater and Hobbiton.


Persons of interest

What makes this mission special is that it introduces a completly new system. This system allows the player to interact with characters on the map in a special way.
Those interactable characters can be recognized by the large Question Mark above their heads. Right clicking on those question marks starts a conversation with the character and allows some special interactions with those. On this particular map there are 3 special interaction options:

  • Chatter:Gandalfs chats with the Hobbit. This way, he might get some new or useful information or even a quest from the Hobbit.
  • Ask about Dwarves: Gandalf asks the Hobbit if he has seen any dwarves recently. Any nearby dwarf will be marked.
  • Give Pipeweed away: Gandalf gives the Hobbit some pipeweed as a present. The Hobbit will inform Gandalf immediately whenever there is a dwarf near the Hobbit.


Therefore, the strategy of the mission includes the usage of questions and pipeweed presents to find out where which dwarf is at the moment. And after locating them, to meet them and make them join Gandalf. Even though pipeweed might be extremly useful, there is only a limited amount of it, meaning the player has to use it well and not be careful about spending it. Nonetheless, there is some extra pipeweed hidden at different places all over the map. Additionally, if you have fullfilled the request of a Hobbit, you have gained their favour and won't need any pipeweed for them to report nearby dwarves. Fullfilling all the smaller and bigger requests of the Hobbits might be quite useful after all! And to avoid wasting any pipeweed, it might be advisable to have a nice chat with them before giving them any pipeweed. You might find that they have a request for Gandalf.


After finding all dwarves and bringing them to Bag End, the secondary part of the mission starts, which is much smaller and takes place at night.


And due to the darkness, the player doesn't have any access to the normal tools such as the minimap and has to find his way through Hobbiton just from his memory and the available roads.

We also want to thank kingfudgington, who offered us the map, which was used as the base for the creation of the mission.

We are looking forward to your feedback and hope that you will enjoy this slightly different mission map.

Your Edain Team

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Primer_Sartoris
Primer_Sartoris

OMG in bet it's dear FG the one behind this gorgeous idea of RPG.

Also -if the community doesn't know- he is working in a RPG map about the blue wizards:

Moddb.com

Moddb.com

Enjoy!

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Lintas
Lintas

So it is been 3 years since the last update. And after that Edain 4.3 version there were only teasers. Well, mkay.

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

You are free to make your own mod

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Kmogon
Kmogon

It's amazing how fast is time going, isn't it ? It's funny mainly because the time flow isn't equal for everyone due to fenomena called time dilation. In simple words it means that time can be affected by velocity of an observer or him being placed in strong gravitational field.
But returning to rest of your statement, I'm very pleased that you are okey with actual state of the mod and you are eager to share this content to others. There are so much ungratefull haters which behave like they have payed bunch of money to Edain Team and they "cAnT wAiT aNyMoRe". However it's nice to see people who understand how free modificationa works and try to bright a day with possitive comments.
Thank you for your participation, have a good day.

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siebenei5
siebenei5

Do not give what he wants, attention.
ignore those retarded

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officialNecro
officialNecro

The latest version is 4.4.1 and can be obtained by updating the launcher.

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Jacktaylorr
Jacktaylorr

Hi there every time I play Edain and build my Army. My Pop Cap disappears and I cant build anymore units. Is there an update for this??

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imatt7
imatt7

Hi there fellows of the ring!
What do you use to mount the image in order to play Edain?
I used Daemon tools and Alcohol 120% but with Win10 they don't work anymore.

Thanks for help!

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

you dont need to mount a image, just extract all files from the "Edain 4.3 demo" it has the 2 images u need and the installer. Have all 3 present in the same folder, click installer and let it install the game for you

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imatt7
imatt7

You mean thesmokingman.mds?
When I star the game it says that I have to insert the correct CD.

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sebi.costa
sebi.costa

Did you use the CD key from the key generator ?
Is your game patch 2.01 ?
Is it special version ?
Did you use the fast image ?

Follow this is you have more issues:
Youtube.com

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