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Raellos
05-06-2009, 11:56
Who were the besiegers? Nasty buggers, obviously, but was it orcs from Moria or Mordor, or just a whole heap of 'em from everywhere getting in on the deforestation action?

Cheers in advance.

Chainaxe07
05-06-2009, 12:20
Dont know about the involvement of Moria in the war of the ring, i suppose most forces involved in the siege were from the mordor faction anyway.

herald of kairos
05-06-2009, 22:11
mainly orcs from dul guldur led by its commander khamul the easterling until he went back to the black gate of course.
yes moria did participate but only to the extent of raiding and burning and generally p*****g the elves off

VeriNasti
06-06-2009, 12:05
mainly orcs from dul guldur led by its commander khamul the easterling until he went back to the black gate of course.
yes moria did participate but only to the extent of raiding and burning and generally p*****g the elves off

And they were lead by the necromancer

Raellos
06-06-2009, 12:52
Dol Guldur? I need to update my Middle Earth mind map. I thought that was much farther away.

But yeah, so I can see a bit of a campaign developing around this, looks like a cool concept to use.

herald of kairos
08-06-2009, 21:18
no the necromancer was around at the hobbits timeline who was also sauron so i suppose that was sarcasm.

Raellos
02-07-2009, 20:04
Anyone else?

Valkyrie114
03-07-2009, 02:56
"Mordor's war effort was focused in the south against Gondor, but using his outstretched right arm Sauron attempted to flank the lands of the Free Peoples through the north, using Orcs and allied barbarian nations of Men. In this northern theatre of the war (which had spread far across Middle-earth) Sauron's primary objective was to use the forces at his primary base of operations in the areas, Dol Guldur in southern Mirkwood, to defeat Lothlórien, then pass the Misty Mountains (attacking Rivendell), and wheel around to take Rohan and Gondor from the rear. However, Dol Guldur had to deal with the threat of the Woodland Realm of Thranduil, and thus split their forces between the attack on Lothlórien and the one on the Woodland Realm. Sauron wanted to use his barbarian Easterling allies in a joint attack with the Orcs from Dol Guldur on the Woodland Realm, and then have this victorious army link up with the other ones attacking Lothlórien and defeat it. However, unfortunately for Sauron a strong Dwarf nation now existed at the Lonely Mountain thanks to the efforts of Gandalf, as well as the Dwarves of the Iron Hills and allied Men of Dale. Mordor's Easterling allies were tied up fighting the Dwarves of Erebor and Men of Dale, and never linked up with the Mordor forces assaulting the Woodland Realm, which in turn could not link up with those attacking Lothlórien, and the line held.

Bridging the gap between the northern and southern theatres of the war was the line of the River Anduin between Lothlórien and Gondor, running along the Rohan border. Orc armies peeling off from the assault on Lothlórien tried to enter Rohan via this route, while almost its entire army had left to fight at Minas Tirith, but the Ents of Fangorn forest counterattacked and drove the Orcs back in a panic, and most if not all drowned while attempting to flee by crossing the river."

And...

"On March 11 Lothlórien was first attacked from Dol Guldur. It was attacked two further times, on the 15 and the 22. When the Dark Lord had fallen, Celeborn led his army out of Lórien, and crossed the Anduin. Dol Guldur was captured and destroyed by Galadriel.

Thranduil of Mirkwood was also attacked from Dol Guldur, but in this, the Battle under the Trees, the Elven folk won a hard victory. After the destruction of Dol Guldur, Celeborn met Thranduil on 6 April, and as the shadow had passed, they divided Mirkwood and renamed it Eryn Lasgalen."

Raellos
05-07-2009, 06:51
Cheers for that. Some really interesting stuff in there.

Urath
28-07-2009, 20:21
That is interesting. Seems odd that Easterlings were able to traverse the Dead Marshes in such numbers and flank from the north.