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These are the battle models preview of Isildur and A´nárion, from DCI: Last Alliance, a work in progress Third Age: Total War submod.

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The DCI team is happy to present the kings of Gondor, sons of Elendil, crafted by Luis Lux:

Isildur and Anárion

The sons of Elendil were born on Númenor, Isildur in 3209 and Anárion in 3219 of the Second Age.
They heeded their grandfather Amandil, Lord of Andúnië and leader of the "Faithful", the minority among the Dúnedain, who upheld friendship with the Elves and reverence for the Valar; opposed by the decadent and vicious majority, known as the "King's Men", who by this time passionately envied immortality and hardened their hearts against the Valar.
In 3261 the king Ar-Pharazôn sailed to Middle-earth to challenge Sauron, and took the Dark Lord captive. This was part of a cunning scheme however, and Sauron, in his fair and deceptive form, soon became closest to the secret counsels of the King, and he lied about the Valar and promoted Melkor (Morgoth) as God. Then Ar-Pharazôn turned back to the worship of the Dark, at first in secret, but ere long openly and in the face of his people; and they for the most part followed him.

When Sauron argued to have the White Tree of Númenor destroyed, Isildur in disguise entered the forbidden courts of the King in the cover of night. But the guard was aroused, and he was assailed, and fought his way out, receiving many wounds; but he brought with him a single fruit, the sire of all later White Trees.
Before the end Sauron turned the King's Men into worship of himself and set Númenor on the path of war against the Valar. Amandil advised his heirs to take no part in it, ere he was succeded by his son Elendil. The persecuted Faithful, who had not already emigrated or been killed, then in secret made ready to flee to Middle-earth.
Among them were Isildur's son Elendur, and Anárion's infant son Meneldil, who was the last born on Númenor.

In 3319 of the Second Age, Ar-Pharazon invaded Valinor in an attempt to gain immortality, and the divine punishment was the drowning of island of Númenor.
The Faithful escaped the Downfall in nine ships; for Isildur three, and for Anárion two. Elendil eneded up in the north and founded Arnor, while his sons landed in the south and founded Gondor. There, to Pelargir, for a long period only the Faithful of Númenor had come, and many therefore of the folk of the coastlands in that region were in whole or in part akin to the Faithful and the people of Elendil, and they welcomed his sons.
Osgiliath the brothers founded; and eastward Minas Ithil, the Tower of the Rising Moon, as a threat to Mordor; and westward Minas Anor, the Tower of the Setting Sun, as a shield against the wild men of the dales.

In Minas Ithil was the house of Isildur, and in Minas Anor the house of Anárion, but the brothers shared the realm between them and their thrones were set side by side in the Great Hall of Osgiliath.
These were the chief dwellings of the Númenóreans in Gondor, but other works marvellous and strong they built in the land in the days of their power, at the Argonath, and at Aglarond, and at Erech; and in the circle of Angrenost, which Men called Isengard, they made the Pinnacle of Orthanc of unbreakable stone.
In time it became apperent that Sauron had not been destroyed when Númenor sank, but the accursed spirit had returned to Mordor where he wrought himself a new, terrible shape and meditated war.

When therefore Sauron saw his time, in this year of 3429, he came with great force against Gondor, and he took Minas Ithil, and he destroyed the White Tree of Isildur that grew there. But Isildur escaped, and taking with him a seedling of the Tree he went seeking Elendil for aid.
Meanwhile Anárion holds Osgiliath against the Enemy, and he knows that unless help will come the kingdom will not long stand... but this is the time for the Last Alliance.

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Isildur means "Devoted to the Moon" and to reflect his relationship to the moon [Ithilien, Minas Ithil], his harness goes in a colder tone reminiscent of the night shine.
Anárion on the other hand means "Sun-scion" and to reflect his relationship to the sun [Anorien, Minas Anor], his outfit goes in a warmer tone reminiscent of the day glow.

Click on the images for better resolution. Enjoy!

Isildur













Anárion













For Elendil, see here: Moddb.com

Credits
Textures by Louis Lux
Model by King Kong; edited by Louis Lux

Screenshots by xHolyCrusader

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!!Nova!!
!!Nova!!

Nice

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Argeomer
Argeomer

OMG!!! they look astonishing/perfect, marvellous! :D Long may live the Numenórean royal blood
Love this age so much!

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

As Elendil said when he came to Middle-earth: "Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn’ Ambar-metta!"
Translted from Sindarin is means "Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come. In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world!" :)

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Argeomer
Argeomer

so cool man! so cool :D do you speak elvish or another Middle-Earth language?

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

No, language is no talent of mine I'm afraid, hehe.
Through lore studies and alike I've aquired some rudimentary knowledge, that I can translate or decipher some words and meanings, especially in Sindarin (like reading up on the word lond [haven] and edhel [Elf], and suddenly knowing that the name Edhellond means 'Elf-haven' next time encountered), but no more than so ^^

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Argeomer
Argeomer

ow! the region in Southern Gondor, near Dol-Amroth :) Where the lord drowned after a shipwreck right? I've heard 2 versions or i am confusing myself about that story (but i read the book where this story is told)

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

Edhellond was an ancient Elven settlement (established long before the Dúnedain came to the region in the late centuries of the Second Age).
In the Third Age many Elves left Lothlorien to sail West; and in 1981 (ca 2000 years after the Last Alliance) came Amroth, the king of Lothlorien, to sail with the last ship going from Edhellond. He sadly however drowned in the sea, after the ship had sailed out.
After that no Elves lived in Edhellond any longer; and presumably it was after king Amroth had died that the Dúnedain princes of Belfalas in the area renamed their coastal settlement into Dol Amroth [Amroth's Hill], to honour him might be guessed.

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Argeomer
Argeomer

yes :) but there are some with elven blood from their ancients relatives. Like the Princes of Dol-Amroth

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Guest
Guest

You're thinking of the King of Lorien, Amroth. He was going to travel west with his love Nimrodel but she was lost crossing a river. When his boat got blown out to sea before she arrived, he jumped overboard to try and reach the shore and drowned.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

I would loved to ask, when will the first part of the mod be release. But I also know that people do not like to be asked about such things, they will tell them self when it will come. But this mod is very high on my list, so I hope you've come a long way with this mod and are very close to give out a release very soon. Keep up the good work!

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

I'm not very concerned about that when it comes from our [sensible] long time followers, hehe; you deserve to ask as we teased your guys for such a long time ;)
I can't give a date, but I say as much as this: my hope is that we shall not colldie with Warhammer 2.

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EddieKro
EddieKro

Great job! Just one inaccuracy in the text: Isildur`s middle sons, Aratan and Ciryon were born in Middle-Earth (in Gondor), after the Downfall of Numenor in 3319 S.A.(according to the Tolkien Gateway). Elendur was the only child of Isildur fleeing with him on the Nine ships

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

Thanks! And you're perfectly correct, a slip of mine; double chked the dates yesterday but none the less managed to not count ^^ Updated

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BraveSirSen
BraveSirSen

are all the numenorian generals on foot?

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

With rare exceptions, yes. Dúnedian at this time did not use horses in warfare, the consensus is that the Middle-earth horses were to small and frail, and they never got over their own big horses to our shores, least in significant numbers.
Unfinished Tales; Part Three; I; Notes:

"7 The Númenóreans in their own land possessed horses, which they esteemed [see the "Description of Númenor," p.177]. But they did not use them in war; for all their wars were overseas. Also they were of great stature and strength, and their fully-equipped soldiers were accustomed to bear heavy armour and weapons. In their settlements on the shores of Middle-earth they acquired and bred horses, but used them little for riding, except in sport and pleasure. In war they were used only by couriers, and by bodies of light-armed archers (often not of Númenórean race). ..."

Ingame the prince of Belfalas [the same as, but not yet known as, Dol Amroth] is mounted, as we propose the many Númenórean settlers over the centuries in this region means they got time to establish a small population of a Númenor horses. Ergo they can provide Belfalas knights.
Isildur's son Ciryon who starts on the border to Harad also get a small mounted bodyguard.

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BraveSirSen
BraveSirSen

huzzah looking forward for the next update!

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rvb_222
rvb_222

Looking good

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Isildur
Isildur

Wow very good. Isildur and Anarion have grey eyes yes?

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

Will make Luis happy to hear :)
Isildur's goes in grey, see for yourself by clicking on the first image; if Anárion actually has a defined eye colour I'm not sure about.
Eyecolour is anyhow a leap beyond what directions I gave for them, haha, since it's not seen ingame, under any expected circiumstances.

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Isildur
Isildur

Ya well if i remember right Isildur and Elendil had grey eyes. And in the movie Isildur has grey eyes and Elendil even blue eyes. So i guess Anarion should have grey eyes also. But anyhow the models and textures look awesome.

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

The western Dúnedian often had grey eyes, as they mostly desended from Bëor's house, yes, in difference to the rest of the remnants [BNs] who mainly descended from the often blue eyed Hador's house. Though, Númenor's royal line was directly descendantw from Hador's house, so Elendil's family has the possibility in them too.
Aragorn's were grey, but that was three millenia later, and if any source refers to Elendil's or Isildur's eyes is beyond me.
Not that I care to be completly frank, hehe, neither nitpicking about whether the films gave the actors lenses to what's in essense a 2 min cameo, nor would I ask any of our contributors to spend time on something no one ever sees. x)
Thanks :)

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Tino1148
Tino1148

How did you guys get the graphics to look so good for MTW2?

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xholycrusader_eb
xholycrusader_eb

Nothing special really. Settings on highest and used the cinematic editor to get close up shots. Also used reshade for the depth of field effect.

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Guest
Guest

would it be prudent, or balanced to split the Numenorean Realms into their respective realms, like: Realm of Ithilien, Isildur's kingdom, Realm of Anorien, Anarion's kingdom, and Arnor, Elendil's kingdom, as well as splitting Umbar from Harad and making Umbar the Realm of the King's Men. I just think it would be cool to see all of their realms independent but allied together, minus Umbar of course, because they followed Sauron of course. But i would also love to see a Black Numenorean faction. I'm a fan of having lots of factions to chose from haha

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Ngugi Author
Ngugi

Hi visitor :)
Sorry for missing this. ModDB isn't to smooth with notifications.

We could, but long ago chose not to.
It would just be Gondor and Eriador/Arnor á la TATW and other mods all over again.
We want a brand new experience, showing the might of the Númenorean realms in exile, and offering the player a great challenge when the game begins with least six fronts to defend fiercly.
Also Elendil and Isildur were the High Kings of both kingdoms in their time; there's after all a reson why we talk about a RE-united Kingdom under Aragorn.

The King's Men is the same thing as the Black Númenóreans, and we are happy with our set up with them as rulers over Harad. Haradrim are the subjects and makes up the main army while the BNs make up the Faction's elite units (as seen in the preview).
Some lore references:

"The King's Folk establish lordships in Umbar and Harad and in many other places on the coasts of the Great Lands."
- HoME 12; The Tale of Years of the Second Age

"[Umbar] was a stronghold of the King's Men, who were afterwards called the Black Númenóreans, corrupted by Sauron, and who hated above all the followers of Elendil. "
- RotK; Appendix A

[Two Black Númenóreans] there were, Herumor and Fuinur, who rose to power among the Haradrim, a great and cruel people that dwelt in the wide lands south of Mordor beyond the mouths of Anduin.
- Silmarillion; Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

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DeadDingoMax
DeadDingoMax

It's really cool how answer each questions super comprehensively with quotes and extra goodies, keep up what you're doing my dudes, this mod deserves way more coverage than it's getting at the moment.

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