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There appear to be a number of "disconnects" of various types between the text and the game (even between the movies and the game). To begin with, in the text there was never a garrison of Gondor stationed at the Black Gate. The Rangers of Ithilien patrolled a strip of land a few days' journey south of the Gate, just west of the Mountains of Shadow (the ...


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There are, as previously stated, many discrepancies between Shadow of Mordor and the works of Professor Tolkien himself. So, in the strictest sense, it is entirely non-canonical. However, one thing that Tolkien explicitly intended was for other artists or writers (fellow "sub-creators," as Tolkien would call them, just as he called himself) in succeeding ...


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There is certainly a rank of captain in Mordor's army. By all the signs, Captain Shagrat, I'd say there's a large warrior loose... (The Choices of Master Samwise) Some provisions for Mordor's army are provided by slave-worked farms around the Inland Sea of Nurnen. Neither he nor Frodo knew anything of the great slave-worked fields away south in ...


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Yes In the Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth Chapter IV: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, we see Sauron's reaction to Celebrimbor rebelling against Sauron's 'help' and hiding the elven-rings (emphasis mine): When Sauron learned of the repentance an revolt of Celebrimbor his disguise fell an his wrath was revealed; and gathering a great ...


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According to Shadow of Mordor, they were killed by the Black Hand. That means they only could have been the Blue Wizards, which was the most likely explanation given their location anyway. I think they went as emissaries to distant regions, East and South, far out of Numenorean range: missionaries to enemy-occupied lands, as it were. What success they ...


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The OP (Atticus_of_Amber) seems to have come up with the quote themselves as an additional piece to their anecdotal answer. Taking a closer look at the passage in question we see that Atticus was in fact just making up the quote, as evidence by their assumptions that such an occasion had occurred. Moreover, the One Ring's "mind of its own" seems to be a ...


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Other points worth mentioning are that several of the artifacts featured 'historically' inaccurate references. One of them referred to the two trees as though they were alive, and another mentioned the Two Trees of Valinor being a 'sign of friendship between humans and Elves' which was not the case - the White Tree of Gondor was a sign of that friendship, as ...


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I agree for the most part with the first answer. The game is very inconsistent, and from the look of Mordor itself, it should never be that green in Udun. Udun is quite literally Sindarin for hell. And is described as a dark, ash-choked waste. Nurn is geographically accurate, since Sauron used Nurn to supply his armies with food. But when I found out we were ...


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Yes he is still Talion. Throughout Tolkien lore it is always expressed that power is a never ending search; Talion has a ring maker and what he believes is enough power to make a ring himself, but to do so he would need much more power then he commands to create a ring to rival even that which were given to men, so to attempt something such as this would be ...


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IMO the story follows some details of the LOTR canon, but not the overall storyline. If you're an LOTR purist, chances are it'll annoy you a fair bit. Celebrimbor was a wraith because Interestingly


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Now I am simply a lover of Tolkien and his legendarium, so I can merely give my opinion and not facts on the text. I believe it is possible and while a lot of Warner's ideas are off, they're not all entirely unbelievable. Gollum being there would be chronologically incorrect. But the presence of wraiths (Celebrimbor) is, I believe, possible. Magic in ...


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It seems to me that Shadow of Mordor fills in some gaps in the "official" account of Celebrimbor and the One Ring. It can be seen as consistent with cannon, if one assumes that the cannon is the recollections of eleves and men who were not aware of everything that happened. We know that Celembrimbor was an incredibly talented elf, approaching closer to the ...


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Shadow of Mordor did completely invent these events. As far as we know, in "actual" recorded history, Sauron put on the One Ring, the Elves were aware of him, and Sauron invaded Eregion and killed Celebrimbor. In Shadow of Mordor, Sauron (as Annatar) is present at the making of the Rings, and he still forges the One Ring himself. However, the One Ring "...


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Celebrimbor never had possession of the One. It was made in secret by Sauron and worn by him until his defeat by the Last Alliance of Men and Elves. It was then recovered by Isildur who kept hold of it for a few years. Upon being ambushed by a pack of orcs, the Ring abandoned Isildur as he attempted to flee across the Anduin. Isildur was slain and the Ring ...


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