Compelling

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As a novel may be energetic and forceful in its pacing and descriptions of both settings and actions, so too are our artfully penned settings. Ranging from the dark and dank of Mirkwood Forest to the enchanting Boardwalk which encircles the unique city of Laketown. Our world is crafted with great care and attention to detail, allowing any who play to become immersed within the world that you create dynamically with your imagination.

 

Original

soi.jpgA completely original text rendering of Tolkien's Wildlands surrounding Long Lake and centering on the uniqueness of Laketown. Encompassing the northeastern section of Mirkwood, SoI-Laketown serves original copy for each and every room within the game. Going a step beyond the average RPI, SoI-Laketown provides the ultimate in environmental interaction through seasonal descriptions of outdoor locales. 

 

Vivid Detail

Smaug100X100.jpgHighly stylized night and day representations are also served for your pleasure. With more than 120,000 unique descriptions, SoI-Laketown provides the ultimate in realism of season throughout our world. Delve into the lovingly crafted beauty of Shadows of Isildur's rendering of Professor Tolkien's Middle-Earth.  Walk the shores of Long Lake, cast a line into its waters while basking in the surrounding grandeur. 


Greetings, Friend!

Welcome to Shadows of Isildur! Proudly serving the web community since 2002. We are a roleplay-intensive, free-to-play Tolkien-based MUD. Our codebase and world are lovingly crafted, and our playerbase is active, mature, and of extremely high calibre. Come give us a try - you will not be disappointed!

We have created a vast, breathtakingly beautiful and stunningly detailed rendition of Tolkien's masterpiece. Originally opening in the year 2911 of the Third Age, Shadows of Isildur features the epic conflict between Laketown, the remote human settlement upon the waters of the fabled Long Lake and the ever-growing presence of evil that is slowly migrating northwards from Dol Guldur. The blackness of Dol Guldur has spread, reaching as far north as the Mountains of Mirkwood, delving deep in the abandoned mines of the once-great Dwarvish Kingdom.  With Player Characters (PCs) in both areas, intense player-driven storylines are rife with conflict, strife, and heart-pounding rushes of adrenaline.

Volume 12 Issue 13 - Peace on Earth

Posted by   Nimrod on   Dec 20, 2014

A quick update and Holiday Greetings from the staff of Shadows of Isildur.

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Warning:

You are on the verge of embarking upon an unforgettable journey, stepping into the very pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic novel 'The Hobbit'.  Hero or Villain, the choice is yours and yours alone as you guide your character through the limitless possibilities that are available.  The challenge is not for the faint of heart. Beware.

Soldier, Politician, Fisherman, Thief, Orc Warrior... these are but a few of the nearly unending professions that your character may pursue.  Choose your alter ego with care; you'll be drawn into the virtual world of Middle-Earth through a textual portal that will forever alter your definition of enjoyment. 

Forum Announcements

Central Mirkwood Soft Opening

December 15th

Although it's not officially open yet and we're still doing some minor work to spruce it up and make some fun hidden stuff, Central Mirkwood is now available for you to explore.From your hom…

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Taking Applications

December 11th

We will be taking applications for new staff members until Dec. 31.As a new member of staff, you will begin your journey as a builder and be given the opportunity to rise in the ranks to rol…

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Helpfiles

December 10th

Eltanimras has been working feverishly on cleaning up our helpfiles. You can help by using the typo command to report issues with helpfiles. Issues may include listing helpfiles that are n…

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