LotR: Realms in Exile is a mod for Crusader Kings III, featuring the world of Middle-earth in Paradox's great grand strategy game.
Crusader Kings in Middle-earth. Total overhaul mod that adds Rohan, Isengard and Dunland to Crusader Kings III.
G’day and welcome to Realms in Exile for Crusader Kings III, Paradox’s great grand strategy game. I am part of an incredible team that includes modders from previous Paradox titles in Imperator: Rome, Europa Universalis IV and CK2. Together we are building a map of Middle-earth, full of the diverse characters and cultures seen in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
The map of Middle-earth that we have created is one of the most detailed of any LotR video game, there are thousands of provinces thanks the lead cartographer BoneLorde. Rewinged “Owlcoholic” is working on Rohirrim portraits and units. Arsonium is making magic happen through scripts and events. Tsf4 and GoDream are working on the rich tapestry of Tolkien’s legendarium. There are more artists, writers and coders that have joined too.
The first release will showcase The Riders of Rohan as they are beset on three fronts by the wizard Saruman, Dunlendings and Leofring bandits. The starting year is 3000 of The Third Age. Time enough to set in motion The War of the Ring!
- from Matt Alexi
Realms in Exile refers to the three kingdoms that formed after the destruction of Númenor. These are Gondor, Arnor and Umbar. Gondor features in the third book of The Lord of the Rings. It is ruled by the stewards of Minas Tirith, as their king was lost in battle with the Witch King of Minas Morgul. Arnor is the lost realm of the north, Aragorn is chieftain of its few survivors. Umbar was once a city of the Númenóreans at the height of their power in Middle-earth, now it is a mighty haven of corsairs.
The mod is available on the Steam Workshop. We are uploading full releases to ModDB.
Realms will release The Riders of Rohan first, followed by updates including the rest of Middle-earth.
Play as Théoden King of Rohan
Play as Saruman the White of Isengard
Play as Wulfgar Brynjarsson of Dunland
For a guide on all of the new features included in LotR: Realms in Exile please consult our read me booklet.
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