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A subterranean watercourse flows under the hill where the wine cellars of the palace are located, along with the deep dungeons reserved for those who must be kept prisoner at the orders of the King. Today his subjects dwell in wooded valleys of ancient oaks and beeches, along the river that runs out of the Grey Mountains to the north and flows into the Long Marshes to the east.
Here, they live in houses and huts built upon the surface of the forest and high up on the branches of the trees. Western Mirkwood The wide portion of the forest that extends to the west of the Mountains of Mirkwood is as dark and dreary as most of the wild wood.
At the time of the journey of Bilbo, the road was said to be used by Goblins and overgrown by the vegetation.
Five years later, the situation might have improved as the Orcs have been severely diminished at the Battle of Five Armies, and the road might soon be opened again. Beyond them lie the frozen wastes, enshrouded in cold mists and dark legends. To the east lay endless plains where wild folk dwell and multiply, until the day a new king or chieftain will once again harness their hatred and bring them to war against the west. The West To the west extend the Misty Mountains, a range of forbidding peaks riddled by Goblin tunnels and mines, running for almost miles from the far north to the 20 Setting and the Tale of Years south.
Beyond is the haunted land of Eriador, where once great kingdoms reigned, but now the lands are mostly empty. And if Gondor falls, the forces of evil will march across all of Wilderland… The Tale of Years Near the Havens lie the Blue Mountains, another dwarfhold where Thorin Oakenshield and his companions once dwelt. Now, dwarves hurry east along the road, eager to return to their ancestral halls Under The Mountain.
Bilbo Baggins, esq. Three timelines have been included in this section: the first Old Lore presents facts mainly concerning the ancient history of relevant areas of Middle-earth and the folks inhabiting it; the second Recent Past offers information that is considered common knowledge to most starting adventurers; the third chronology Gathering Shadows outlines current and possible future developments that can be witnessed or affected by the heroes themselves.
It is the Dwarves who bring news west, and so their tales shape the impressions the Hobbits and Bree-folk have of Wilderland. When the Dragon ruled in Erebor, the dwarves described Wilderland as being full of perils and sorrow. Now, they speak of a new King Under The Mountain and new hope in the north.
The South The River Anduin flows through Wilderland, and on past the Falls of Rauros to the southlands: the rolling fields of Rohan, and the land of Gondor, the last remnant of vanished Numenor. Gondor is much diminished from its days of glory: the city of Osgiliath has been abandoned, and there is no king in Minas Tirith any more, only a line of stewards. Still, even the faded glory of Gondor outshines every other free realm in Middleearth, and the alliance of Gondor and Rohan makes the southlands a formidable force in this age of the world.
Year About this time, a shadow takes shape in Greenwood the Great. The forest is darkened and Orcs and Spiders begin to spread from the Naked Hill in the south. The Silvan Elves confine themselves to the northernmost regions of the forest, and Men begin to call it Mirkwood. The earliest tales of the Hobbits relating to their Wandering Days seem to indicate that they once came from these areas.
Year The Dwarves of the line of Durin delve too deep under the Misty Mountains and awaken an ancient evil. Gondor historically paid little heed to Wilderland — the attention of the Tower of Guard looked ever to the east. Still, the fall of the Dragon and the rise of Dale has brought cheer even to the distant south. There, the Dwarves discover their most prized treasure, the Arkenstone, known also as the Heart of the Mountain.
He carries the Arkenstone with him, as part of the royal treasure. His strength is increased, and his dark thoughts are felt by all malevolent creatures. The Ring heeds the call. In the past centuries, the increase in power of the Necromancer of Dol Guldur has been responsible for the slow but steady diminishing of the inhabitants of the vales of the Great River. In the year , the Wizard Gandalf finally enters the fortress to investigate the matter songs and legends of the Woodmen have him led through Mirkwood by the young son of a hunter.
Year Mirkwood darkens once again as evil things are called back and creep into the forest. In the following decades, many people choose to leave the region and go south.
The Wizard returns from the pits of the fortress carrying a treasure, and gives it to the Woodmen for safekeeping see Woodmen-town on page It begins the period known to the Wise as the Watchful Peace, a truce that will last for four hundred years. Year The shadow over Mirkwood weakens and many folks that were forced to leave return to their lands: the Woodmen multiply and prosper in the following years, establishing settlements both east and west of the Great River.
Saruman the White, who has long studied the Enemy and his servants, is chosen to lead it. The Elvenking of Northern Mirkwood is invited to join, but refuses. Year of Dale prospers, and the following hundred years see it become the capital of a strong kingdom extending far and wide to the East and South. Answering commands issued from their master in Dol Guldur, the Orcs begin to spread in the dark places beneath the Misty Mountains. From Mount Gundabad in the north to Moria in the south they secretly strengthen every stronghold, barring all the passes into the lands west of the mountains.
Year To respond to the increasing threat from the mountains, the Woodmen of the western river vales raise their burg at Mountain Hall, building upon the foundations of an older fortification. Year Year Following a great battle, Eorl the Young, lord of the Horsefolk of the north, leads his people from the upper vales of the river Anduin to live as free Men in the plains of Calenardhon, far in the distant south.
He becomes the first King of the Mark of the Riders. About this time, the wild folks of the East move against their enemies. In the North, the armies of Dale muster under the banner of King Bladorthin, but between the end of and the first months of , stiff, relentless winds hit the North, covering the lands with snow and ice. The Long Winter has come, and King Bladorthin dies before he sees the end of it. He is succeeded by his young son Girion, who drives his enemies back to the eastern frontiers of the realm.
The Dwarves face a long and terrible war. Year The Dragons of the northern waste spread south to prey on the Dwarves. They mine and tunnel the roots of the Mountain, enlarging the subterranean kingdom building huge halls and greater workshops. About this time, several clans of Northmen living along the River Running move north to be closer to the Lonely Mountain.
They befriend the Dwarven colony of Erebor, attracted by the opportunities offered by the prospering trade with the Iron Hills. The city 23 Dismayed by the increasing forces of both Dwarves and Men of the North, many Orcs resort to raiding the regions west of the Misty Mountains. This threat comes mainly from their stronghold of Mount Gram. Year In five months, the Long Winter causes great suffering and inflicts grievous losses on many peoples.
Gandalf the Grey himself intervenes, coming to the aid of the Shirefolk. The Dwarves are caught by surprise and Erebor is sacked, its inhabitants slain.
Warriors from Dale are destroyed too, and Girion their lord is killed. The Dragon claims the underground halls of Erebor as his lair, and its treasure becomes his hoard. From the Mountain, Smaug starts preying upon the neighbouring lands, killing people and livestock and reducing the surrounding area to a wasteland.
Some time later, Dale becomes deserted and slowly crumbles to ruins. Year a move against the dark lord, proposing an attack on his fortress. But victory has a bitter taste: the war has greatly reduced the number of Orcs still dwelling in the mountains, but at the cost of a frightful number of lives.
He resolves to return to Erebor and convinces Balin and Dwalin and a few others to leave the Blue Mountains with him. Year After almost eight hundred years, Gandalf the Grey once again enters Dol Guldur in secrecy.
Inside the evil fortress, he finds his darkest fears to be true: the dreaded Necromancer is indeed the dark lord Sauron. He urges Year Despite the danger of these lands, many bold men and women make their way back into the vales of the Great River from the South. Year An extremely fierce and long cold season begins in November. Rivers and lakes are frozen over, and white wolves descend from the frozen wastes of the far North. When the frigid winds finally relent in March of the following year, rivers overflow with the melting of the snow and many lands are flooded as a result.
It is about this time that the Long Marshes spread extensively, extending from the Old Forest road to the Forest River. Year Aragorn, son of Arathorn, is born on March 1st. Two years later, his father is killed while riding against the Orcs of Mount Gram with the sons of Elrond Halfelven.
His mother Gilraen takes Aragorn to Rivendell, where he is received by Elrond as foster-son. He is given the name Estel Hope and his lineage concealed. Entries not in italics are 24 Setting and the Tale of Years to be considered common knowledge for any character coming from the North, as this great news has spread far and wide in Wilderland. Even for characters coming from the South, they have likely heard distorted rumours of what has transpired.
Gandalf temporarily abandons the expedition to persuade the White Council to strike decisively against Dol Guldur: this time, Saruman approves and the council sets upon the difficult task. But Sauron yet again anticipates the moves of his enemies and retreats from his fastness: the Dark Power leaves Mirkwood. A series of unlikely events lead to the death of Smaug and to the destruction of Lake-town. Year Bilbo returns to his peaceful life in the Shire.
He carries the One Ring with him, not suspecting its true nature. News of the great events that have come to pass spread across the land as he travels home. The Dark Lord returns to Mordor. He is received by his most powerful servants, the nine Ringwraiths, who prepared for his return in their stronghold of Minas Morgul.
Year The Master of Lake-town falls victim of the Dragon-sickness and leaves, carrying with him most of the gold given to him by Bard for the help of the Lake-people. Initially helped by some companions, he is then abandoned and dies of starvation in the Waste. Year The creature Gollum leaves his lair under the Mountains and begins his search for the thief of the Ring. Some time later, he enters Mirkwood, to eventually reach Esgaroth 25 and even the streets of Dale. For a while he is watched closely by the Wood-elves.
Years Bard completes the reconstruction of Dale and is crowned King. Beorn establishes his rule as a great chief at the head of his new followers, soon to be known as the Beornings.
Gathering Shadows One autumn evening some years afterwards, Bilbo was sitting in his study writing his memoirs The following entries describe events concerning Wilderland from year to Here no entries are given in italics, as all featured events are available for the Loremaster to use in any ways desired.
There are no major events recorded in the sources for the first four years, and so a handful of simple ones have been devised for the game mainly to facilitate the introduction of a new group of heroes. Without earth-shattering occurrences, new characters have plenty of room to develop their adventuring careers before more important occurrences start affecting their lives: in year , the first seeds of the War of the Ring are planted, and a new era for Middle-earth begins.
Year The Gathering of Five Armies In the last days of November, on the fifth anniversary of the eponymous battle, a great feast celebrating the victory at the Battle of Five Armies is held in Dale for the first time. People from all neighbouring lands are expected to participate in the revels, as the feast has been arranged to coincide with local celebrations held for the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the colder months of the year.
Adventures in Middle-earth The celebrations are a great occasion to put together a group of new heroes, so the default assumption of Adventures in Middle-earth is that the game starts here and now. Bilbo is reluctant, and in the end declines the invitation. The player-heroes may be present as representatives of their own folk, and maybe even meet each other at the Gathering. If a hero hails from the Shire, he might actually witness the episode.
He hides in Mirkwood, slowly making his way to the South. His presence fills the forest with dreadful rumours, and among the Woodmen a tale starts to spread, telling of a blood-drinking ghost preying upon the unwary. Heroes journeying through Mirkwood or spending a Fellowship phase in proximity to the forest might see a glimpse of Gollum. He is considering the possibility of inviting one of their rulers to become a member of the White Council.
Gandalf will consider his choices, and then present his candidate to the head of the council, the Wizard Saruman. If the heroes are in a position to be considered as counsellors, Gandalf listens to their advice. They arrive at Bag End on one autumn evening.
They spend some time together, talking of their adventuring Year Sauron Declares in Mordor After nine years of preparations, Sauron unveils his presence in the black land of Mordor. He is ready to spread his power far and wide, and begins to rebuild his Dark Tower.
His will is bent on gathering a vast army in the black land, and his summons are answered by all sorts of wicked creatures. Gollum is among them, and his path slowly turns in the direction of Mordor. At this time, characters with at least a permanent Shadow point or a Shadow rating of 3 or more may experience nightmares, mostly visions of the black land, the raising of the Dark Tower, or the Flaming Eye. Their arrival triggers once again the Darkening of Mirkwood.
Rumours of a new Shadow in the South start to be whispered by many folks in the North. Orcs and Goblins are found bearing the symbol of a lidless Eye. The Departure of Aragorn On the day of his coming of age March 1st Aragorn learns about his true name and heritage from Elrond, his foster-father. From his hands he receives two heirlooms of his House: the shards of the sword Narsil and the ring of Barahir. The next day, Aragorn encounters Arwen for the first time and falls in love with her.
Upon learning of her true nature and heritage, Aragorn leaves Rivendell to go into the wild. Many Rangers set out around the same time, spreading out east of the mountains. Lake-town is the perfect place for your company to meet and to find work as adventurers. In the default setting of Adventures in Middle-earth it is considered the first sanctuary available to a new company. This section details Lake-town, also known as Esgaroth, five years after the death of Smaug.
Rivalled in the North only by the city of Dale, Esgaroth is a unique sight. In a region where most populated settlements are no larger than a group of farmsteads surrounded by hedges, Lake-town is an island made of timber rising from the waters of the Long Lake, and crowded with roofs, streets and towers.
It achieved its independence when the Lord of Dale allowed its citizens to appoint a Master, chosen from the old and wise. For centuries, Lake-town has endured thanks to its position, set strategically between the Woodland Realm, the Kingdom under the Mountain, and the city of Dale. Today Esgaroth is a thriving port, measuring almost thrice the size of the town that Smaug destroyed.
From there and beyond, travellers arrive in Lake-town aboard trading ships and rafts, bringing wares and goods for sale at the markets of the city. The map of Esgaroth at the front of this guide shows the home of the river-faring Men of the Lake as it appears in the year , when its population has grown to over one thousand people.
Gatehouse and Bridge Defenses The great bridge that connects Esgaroth to the shores of the Long Lake ends in a tall Gatehouse 5 on the map. It serves the purpose of guarding the access to the city, should enemies succeed in taking the defenders unawares so that they are unable to throw down and destroy the 28 Setting and the Tale of Years bridge. The gatehouse lets archers attack assailants from a protected vantage point, and murder-holes allow other defenders to rain down rocks on attackers trying to smash the gates.
The palisade to the left and right of the Gatehouse allows more archers to target foes on the bridge, catching them in a deadly crossfire. Should the enemy penetrate the Gatehouse, they would find themselves in a killing zone, bordered by the Tollhouse 15 and an encircling palisade.
From the top of the palisade, rows of archers would rain arrows down on the attackers. The large Tollhouse 15 is defended by stout wooden gates. Here, those who enter the city are inspected and merchants must pay a tax to town officials for the right to enter and sell their wares in the town markets. A suspended bridge connects the courtyard behind the Guard barracks to a detached building, serving as the town gaol. Here are led those who break the laws upheld by the town council.
Gatehouse and Bridge Defences Adventure Seeds Town Guards A number of armed guards are assigned every day and night to guard the great bridge, to man the various city gates, and to protect the Town-hall and its main occupants - the Master of Esgaroth and his councillors.
The Town guard is an armed force under the direct command of the council of Esgaroth, and its main duty is to keep watch on specific assigned places, leaving the job of dealing with any other types of trouble to the Town watchmen. Guards are trained and equipped at the Guard barracks 8. The Town guard is ocassionally known to call on hired hands should they need eyes and ears, or perhaps a sword arm, beyond the Town itself.
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