It has been four millenniums since the fall of the Dark Lord at the Siege of Barad-dûr during the Second Age. Time and time again the followers of Melkor have disrupted the peace, with incursions such as the Angmar War and Wainrider/Balchoth War, but the West still stands. This, however, can change at any moment. The forces of Mordor and its allies have been preparing for a breakthrough in the Gondorian defenses, one which they are not prepared to face alone. The War of the Ring is upon us, and the fate of Middle-earth rests on your shoulders.