01 · Introduction

This revised edition of the classic ICE campaign entitled The Court of Ardor in Southern Middle-earth strives to rectify the canonical discrepancies (concerning Tolkien’s work) of the original design while expanding its scope and retaining the flavor of this exciting campaign idea.

The covered area south of the Yellow Mountains is a region of several realms which strive for political and/​or economic success in the region, much like in the rest of Middle-earth. The one special aspect of this area is the Court of Ardor. An ancient organization of elves, whose hand is felt in many areas of the region (although nearly no one knows the nature of its influence). This module deals with the Court as well as the other major factions living in the Far South of Middle-earth.

The Dark Lord’s grasp is also felt in the South (although it is not known of course that it is Sauron who is dead” of course for anyone) and presents an ever-looming danger to all the Free Peoples in this region.

ARDOR is based on J.R.R. TOLKIEN’S MIDDLE EARTH as detailed in THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS • Experience the ancient swamp ruins & island citadels held by dark elven lords and their fierce minions • ARDOR contains • A 16” x 20” full-color double-sided detachable mapsheet • 4 B & W maps • 8 major floor plans • Produced and distributed by IRON CROWN ENTERPRISES, INC. Stock #2500.

Copyright 1983 TOLKIEN ENTERPRISES, a division of ELAN MERCHANDISING, Inc., Berkeley. CA

Ardor, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and all characters and places therein, are trademark properties of TOLKIEN ENTERPRISES.

Produced and distributed by IRON CROWN ENTERPRISES, Inc. P.O. Box 1605, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Stock #ME 2500.


Designer/​Author: Terry K. Amthor

Editor: Peter C. Fenton

Cover Art: Gail McIntosh

Maps of the Mûmakan & Endor: Peter C. Fenton

City Maps: Terry K. Amthor

Interior Illustrations: Charles Peale

Castle Plans: Terry K. Amthor

Cover Graphics: Richard H. Britton

Special Contributions: S. Coleman Charlton, Brenda G. Spielman, Howard Huggins, Betsy Carwile

Playtesting: Ruth Sochard, Jessica Ney, Mark Strovnik, Polly Ann Dixon, Rob Henderson, David Dixon, Deane Begiebing, Steven and Ann Chu, S. Coleman Charlton, Brenda Gates Spielman

Production: S. Coleman Charlton, Peter C. Fenton, Terry K. Amthor, etc.

Typesetting: USI Graphics

(…and there were no flying horses…)


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