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What is it?


The RotWK: HD Edition is a model pack featuring both reworked and all-new unit and hero models.

If you like what we do, support the team on Patreon.


How does it work?


RotWK: HD Edition is being developed primarily for use on Revora's T3A:Online multiplayer server.

The most important feature of this model pack is that it's intercompatible, meaning you can

use it online even if your opponent doesn't have it installed.

You will not run into any compatibility or out-of-sync issues while running this pack.


How do I install it?


RotWK: HD Edition is still currently in development.


~ Mathijs and Rider of Rohan



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Erebor

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Erebor, The Lonely Mountain

Dark fills the room, and your fireplace dies down as shadows are lost; still, the Dwarves play on. And suddenly first one and then another begin to sing as they play, deep-throated singing of the Dwarves in the deep places of their ancient homes.

The world was young, the mountains green,

No stain yet on the Moon was seen,

No words were laid on stream or stone

When Durin woke and walked alone.

Full shot of Erebor map

Their story began long ago, deprived of Gundabad, most sacred of the Dwarf Holds and fleeing from Dwarrowdelf, oldest of the Dwarf Holds. Gundabad had been defiled by Orcs in the Second Age; afterwards, an ancient terror filled the halls of Khazad-dûm and during the Third Age, Durin VI was slain, refugees spoke of fire wreathed in shadow.

The world is grey, the mountains old,

The forge's fire is ashen-cold;

No harp is wrung, no hammer falls:

The darkness dwells in Durin's halls;

A people homeless, Durin's Folk became estranged from kin, scattering across Wilderland; seeking new homes in small, distant outposts (1). King Thráin I settled beyond Mirkwood, in an ancient mining colony in a lonely mountain far away, where he sought to build his kingdom. The diaspora had caused his people to become fractured, and soon the throne removed to the rich Grey Mountains.

The wind was on the withered heath,

But in the forest stirred no leaf:

In new mountain holds, the Dwarves believed their excess of wealth was safe, but cold winds blew from the north, a plague of dragons descended. In the Wars of the Dwarves and Dragons (2), mansion after mansion they fell to ruin. King Thror, unable to unite his people, wide and distant were they, removed what little gold remained and reestablished the throne at the Lonely Mountain.

The Dwarves of yore made mighty spells,

While hammers fell like ringing bells

In places deep, where dark things sleep,

In hollow halls beneath the fells

gates of Erebor
gates of Erebor
gates of Erebor

The Lonely Mountain dominates the eastern lands of Rhovanion, its dark head three and a half kilometres tall, rising from valleys of pine forests. Its body, formed like a star, six ridges stretched far into fertile grasslands watered by high mountain springs.

Goblets they carved there for themselves

And harps of gold; where no man delves

There lay they long, and many a song

Was sung unheard by men or elves.

forge of Erebor
armoury of Erebor
library of Erebor

Erebor became the greatest kingdom in Middle-earth. Stronghold of Thror, King under the Mountain, now the mightiest of the Dwarf Lords. The beauty of this fortress city was legendary. Its wealth lay in the great seams of gold quartz running like rivers through jade marble. And may the heart of the mountain, the Arkenstone, unite all Dwarves in defence of this Dwarf Hold.

Her fate unknown, the Arkenstone

What was stolen, must be returned

throne of Erebor
throne of Erebor
mines of Erebor
Dwarves of all houses

With wealth and generosity, Thror traded for elite mannish archers who settled in the merry town of Dale, a booming centre of trade and craft. Thror built high watchtowers on surrounding hills and made a lasting friendship with ravens who would bring him news.

city of Dale
city of Dale, with Erebor in background
Ravenhill watchtower
Ravenhill watchtower
Lumber camp and craftsman on the Eastridge
Rhovanion Estate
Balin looks on the mountains of gold
treasury of Erebor

A sickness of the mind grew on Thror, becoming possessive of his hoarded gold. The tale of vast hoards of treasure undoubtedly reached the Withered Heath, where the greediest and strongest of dragons soon took flight towards Erebor.

The pines were roaring on the height,

The winds were moaning in the night.

eastern ridge
Smaug flies towards the gates of Erebor

Fortress Map Features

Experience Erebor, the Lonely Mountain, a new map for The Age of the Ring.

  • A full Erebor fortress, with BfME1 style build plots, living cities, working gates, upgradable walls, the Arkenstone and more!
  • The City of Dale, with capturable buildings, including the new capturable building the Rhovanion Estate.
  • Ravenhill, offering a large sight power and bonuses for the Erebor player.
  • Terrain based on Thorin's map.
  • Relive the scenes from The Hobbit.
  • Brand new AotR original features and art.
  • Special thanks to the Ridder Clan mod for the great Erebor statues. Go over and follow them, they have a high quality unique and inspired gameplay and art. You can also view my first Erebor map, with NewErr's epic statues and incredible gate as a brilliant trailer put together my NewErr and myself.

Notes on the Text

1. These outposts are to the north and east of Moria in the ranges of the Misty Mountains and the Grey Mountains.

2. In these wars the Dwarves employed the nearby Northmen, kin and ancestors of the Rohirrim to aid in protection.


Thanks for reading!

Map, new Erebor 3d art and article by Matt Alexi. Erebor Gate Statues by NewErr. Dale 3d art by Mathijs. Many thanks to the rest of the AotR team for art, scripts and code.

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AotR Trailer: Assault on Thorin's Halls

AotR Trailer: Assault on Thorin's Halls

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Today, we present the very first Age of the Ring trailer, showcasing Erebor and the Thorin's Halls map!

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Dennisl
Dennisl

Hello

One observation is possible, put a troll HD more consistent
like the hero version with armor

Vignette.wikia.nocookie.net

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oted1489
oted1489

how to download this mod???

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TheKingNazgul
TheKingNazgul

That's an excellent idea...
I always say that Map hazards is necessary for a better way to play.

Thanks!

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Golfimbul
Golfimbul

Since you guys are solely working on age of the ring mod right now i have to ask. Is there any chance you could release what you have made on this mod so far?(unless theres annoying bugs of course). Even if you intend to return and finish this mod later i fear its gonna be in a long long time since age of the ring is such a huge mod.

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

If we did that, we'd see our RotWK HD models get stolen and repurposed by about 5 mods before we could even realize our own final release for them.

So nooo.

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Vanders
Vanders

But seeing as, I assume from your comment, that's going to happen anyway does it really matter? Whether it be now or later others will inevitably use such quality models. Everyone would know that they are from your mod.

Gosh I sound pushy, but it's just that RotWK is the only one without the HD update and it's so noticeable. Most of the models would already be done seeing as BFME II has the HD treatment, right? Age of the Ring is exciting but who knows how long that will take. Meanwhile RoTWK HD Edition would benefit everyone whether they use Age of the Ring or not. Don't you think it would be better to get this unfinished and relatively small project out of the way rather than leaving it incomplete until after you release AotR which is extensive and thus time consuming?

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Golfimbul
Golfimbul

Yeah thats reasonable, guess will have to be patient. Please finish this eventually though.

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miguelangelmorones
miguelangelmorones

I really want to play this game, but I'm waiting for this hd edition to be realeased, any date for the release???

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Guest
Guest

Please finish this project for us "vanilla" players

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Frankring1989
Frankring1989

Just answer me which one will be launched first RotWK: HD Edition or AotR (Erebor)?

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MathijsRevora Creator
MathijsRevora

AotR.

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Vanders
Vanders

That makes me :( and :) at the same time.

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