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 13 Issue 5 - Choices

Posted by   Nimrod on   Jan 25, 2015

Another weekly installment of blather from Nimrod, in which he speaks about staff and other goings-on at SoI.

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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

Hobbits enslaved, sworn to carry your burdens [Hobbitmail]

January 30th

That's right, folks. We're taking the Hobbits to Utter-gard.HobbitMail has been enabled again. See HELP HOBBITMAIL for details. Essentially, it's an in-game purely OOC mailer that lets you s…

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Survivors

January 29th

The three builders that we hired during this last round have all survived the rigors of their trial period. They all show great promise and are a mature, helpful lot. I couldn't be more pl…

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Grommit

January 27th

Grommit was heard scratching at the door, so we let him in. The old cheese-loving mutt is back and I couldn't be happier. Make sure you lavish him with love.

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