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"In the North after the war and the slaughter of the Gladden Fields the Men of Westernesse were diminished, and their city of Annúminas beside Lake Evendim fell into ruin..."

- The Lord of the Rings, Book II, Ch. 2, 'The Council of Elrond'


This is ArdaCraft's recreation of Annúminas, a city on the shores of Lake Evendim founded by Elendil in S.A. 3320, following the destruction of Númenor. His followers and fellow survivors, the Dúnedain, established a kingdom that was originally unified; but would later be known as the kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor. Annúminas was established as capital of Arnor for several centuries; and was home to the Annúminas-stone, one of the three palantíri of the northernmost kingdom of the Dúnedain. After the defeat of Sauron and the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, the number of the Dúnedain of Arnor began to dwindle, until eventually Annúminas was deserted and Fornost Erain became the capital. After T.A. 861 the ruins of Annúminas belonged to the petty Arnorian successor kingdom of Arthedain, and after T.A. 1601 the Shire was founded just to the south of the city.

At the time of the coronation of King Elessar at the end of the Third Age, Annúminas had lain in ruins for well over two thousand years, yet Aragorn soon set his mind to preparing a place to stay in the ancient city. Aragorn sometimes came north to his house in Annúminas restored and stayed for a while beside Lake Evendim, and when he visited, everyone in the Shire was said to be glad. However, our map is set before these events, and for now the ruins await the return of the king.

Annúminas forms part of a larger project which seeks to recreate Middle-earth in its entirety. Credit goes to YouJusGotSarged, Hearthseeker, and Oriol for leading this project at various times, and to the entire community of builders for helping out.

Annúminas can be viewed from above on ArdaCraft's dynmap. There is no download avaliable, but ArdaCraft is a non-whitelisted server which anyone is welcome to come and explore, provided they have installed our modpack first.

All information can be found on our website.
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12/08/2017 8:14 am
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Drash2005's Avatar
Is there also an intact version of that city? Always like to see how a place looked before and then centuries later is in ruins.
12/09/2017 11:49 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Network
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The city is 800 blocks across and we have plenty of other things to build, so unfortunately not!
12/05/2017 10:03 pm
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Whats the texture pack btw
12/06/2017 6:29 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Network
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Conquest, using the Conquest Reforged mod.
12/05/2017 5:56 pm
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pretty sexy
12/05/2017 3:46 pm
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Shel's Avatar
The fact that I'm getting chills looking at a picture of a 10+ sandbox game proves something. Astounding.
12/05/2017 11:37 am
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GG, Sorry KIng
12/05/2017 7:44 am
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Looks very cool, we did a great job, definitely a like and diamond
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