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.


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! Online and serving the community since early 2002, Shadows of Isildur is a roleplay-intensive, completely free and non-commercial Tolkien-based MUD. Our world has been lovingly crafted, and our playerbase is active and of extremely high calibre. Come join us today!

We are reached only at, port 4500. For more information, click here.

About Us

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.

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