An Edain Submod is an addition for Edain Mod which will add more that 20 factions, new maps, new game types and a lot of other things.

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Hi everybody! Today I want to introduce the first skirmish map (no fortress) of An Edain Submod "Zadan Sûzha Ríj". I stat so a new map making article...

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Zadan Sûzha Ríj is a river which flows through the forest of Anbalukkhôr, in the Far Harad.
The forest of Anbalukkhôr, is an area where live the Mahud tribes and the Mumakils hordes.

For this map I want to make something like a big jungle, thing which will be possible thanks to the help of "Tiamat EA" which allow me to use some of is textures and model like vegetations elements. As I said the forest of Anbalukkhôr is home to the Mumakils, I imagine so a forest with big trees able to hide the greatest beasts of the Middle Earth.


It will be a map for 4 players, it will own 4 outpost and 17 settlements and will be crossed by two rivers which will intersect in the middle of the map (look the picture below to better understand).

Map Shapes bmp

Brown = River/Mud
Grey = Basic Ground
Dark Grey = Slope


Concerning the vegetation representation, I want something like a mix between a jungle and a tropical forest, something which cut with the desertic image bring by the other places of Harad.

The river will be decorated with elements such as tropical plants such as water lilies, bamboo, or even mud.

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To give the impression of a really wet place, I also added some small ponds.

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To avoid to have to make new rocks models and, to reduce the objects number present on the map I decided to make my own rocks thank to the worldbuilder mountains editor mountain.

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I also used the same way to add some rock on the water.

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More to come...

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Evo_Neomia
Evo_Neomia

Just wow! The effort you put into your maps is respect worthy. Great work man. If I may ask, is this a Harad faction map? Which we can choose when we select Mordor?

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Glorfindel23 Author
Glorfindel23

Exactly, Mordor will be changed in Harad at the start of the game ;)

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Mateusz707
Mateusz707

Wow! I love the way you describe your work on the mod

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Mateusz707
Mateusz707

I also think you should add old goblin king scorpion as the one of the creeps of the map

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Glorfindel23 Author
Glorfindel23

Thanks for your suggestion but I planned to make something based on the mahud's ans mumakils concerning the creeps :)

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Dendrotheos
Dendrotheos

I have to ask, as I can't find any mention of this location in my copy of the Atlas of Middle Earth, is "Zadan Sûzha Ríj" a fictitious location that you're including?

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Glorfindel23 Author
Glorfindel23

Yes, it's an invention, I found the name on a non-canonical harad map. The forest of Anbalukkhôr is also a name chose at random from a map.

We have very little information about evilsmen, so I decided to invent most of the charachters and places that will be present in An Edain Submod, most are inspired by the emblematic character of the story such as Genghis Khan/Ubesesh or Xerxes I/The Golden King.

These factions will be a mixt between History of great faction (persian, mongol, chinese, and other great empire) and Tolkien Books.

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Dendrotheos
Dendrotheos

I see. Thank you for the prompt reply. I really do like that you're taking inspiration from the same place that inspired Tolkien; many are quick to forget that much of Tolkien's mythology was inspired by history itself. keep up the great work :)

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kingsjewel
kingsjewel

Very nice map

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jedi7000nathan
jedi7000nathan

will there be Mumuks running around the map?

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Glorfindel23 Author
Glorfindel23

Of course, a limited number but there will be.

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