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Ilu Ambar - Quenta Arda

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AlteOgre avatar AlteOgre
Level 27 : Expert Grump
Ilu Ambar - Quenta Arda
Status Online! Pinged: 05/28/22
United States
Game VersionMinecraft Java 1.7.10
Ilu Ambar - Quenta Arda | Third Age Middle-earth
LOTR Mod - Immersive roleplay survival
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Ilu Ambar - Quenta Arda is a LOTRmodded minecraft server for people who wish to experience custom roleplay, building and adventuring in Tolkiens legendary realm Middle-earth, during the Third Age. The timeline for this server's roleplay starts at the eleventy-first birthday of Bilbo, Shire reckoning 1401.

  • The server provides a gameplay environment aimed at long-term immersive roleplay survival, with focus on in-character roleplay, building, PvE and consented PvP. The server world is Middle-earth and uses the LOTRmod the way it is designed to be used.
  • Survival mechanics are set to encourage planning ahead: incapacitation comes with a partial loss of inventory and a random body relocation, and fast transport is restricted.
  • The server has a ruleset and serverside mods (a.o. PvP Mode mod) to support player roleplay immersion and empowerment, and minimum staff monitoring and intervention.
  • As of April 2020, players require the following 7 mods to be able to join: LOTRmod, ArmourersWorkshop, AstikorCarts, BiblioCraft, CustomoNPCs, CyanosLootableBodies and MineTweaker. All are included in this pack: Ilurambarla.
  • ll players are equal and neither staff nor sponsors receive any benefits in-game.
  • The server aims for a community of players who value the server gameplay objectives above the predominantly short-term oriented PvP survival faction warfare that is typical for most minecraft factions/rp/rpg servers. The typical community member is mature, aims for long-term roleplay building and is relatively self-sufficient regarding the gathering of information and in-game resources. The server is whitelisted to ensure players who are allowed to join are aware of their behavioural responsibility. Whitelisting is controlled by trusted players via the Discord server.
  • Players are recruited from the minecraft community focussed on the LOTRmod and themed roleplay.
  • In-game all player characters are encouraged to ‘physically’ act in-character at all times, except for OOC events. Chatting can be out-of-character in assigned chat channels.
  • Players will be able to toggle their ability to hit or get hit by other players and hired units in friendly and neutral biomes. In enemy biomes, players are ‘free game’.
  • Characters can be in charge of land they control with the mod’s banner protection system. Any other political rule is to be arranged for by the players. Characters can only claim control of areas around their own bannered bases in their own faction home biomes or neutral lands. Banner placement in enemy biomes is prohibited.
  • The world political map is static with respect to the faction home biomes. There is only ‘taking over’ of lands / conquest warfare in neutral biomes and only with affected players consent.
  • The server offers options to create and organise staged battles using the SiegeMode mod. Players can create scenes and organise battles or sieges with minimal staff support.
  • New players start in a spawn area where they can select one of several tens of (sub-)factions. Upon selection they are granted a bonus alignment with the faction of their choice and two allied factions, they get negative alignment with all enemy factions defined by the LOTRmod, and are then teleported to the spawn location of their choice. Faction selection is a one-way process ... but players are allowed to create new characters and even resume playing old characters every week!
  • Players do not unlock access to The Shire upon joining the server and they start with nothing in their inventory. The (sub-)faction spawn locations are simple platforms and are protected to ensure no enemy units or invasions spawn in an area stretching about 64 blocks surrounding the stall of their (sub-)factions middleman, which is also located there. Players will have to gather their resources and craft their gear themselves, or get it from other faction members on the spot.
  • Voting for the server or adding a diamond to this page can boost your early game food supplies and your bannering and purchasing power.
  • Besides the numerous procedurally generated structure the server has no premade lore builds. There are no builders with creative mode and no server shops selling construction materials. The number of impressive, survival made builds gradually grows and each of them turn into fitting sites fit for immersive roleplay.
  • Griefing, trolling, bullying and landscape scarring are prohibited.
  • Server opened for whitelisted players on January 15 2019 and is planned to remain active and thriving for many years to come.
  • Utumno was opened permanently on the first serversary on January 15 2020.
  • We have a vast catalogue of custom, LOTR themed paintings available for use in-game through use of the Emmaitar mod, all with their own dedicated crafting recipe and fully documented in our Discord server.
  • Players can purchase NPC spawn eggs from middlemen spread around the numerous faction spawn sites and even customise their own trader NPCs.
  • There are also special mercers that sell and buy a range of products players cannot obtain or sell elsewhere in Middle-earth.
  • Besides the aforementioned, we have a range of special features to make life on our server more enjoyable than on others, a.o.: formations of hired troops are a thing, bomb damage is greatly reduced, player drops float around longer than the default 5 minutes, players can sit down on objects as they please and various recipes to make life more enjoyable, like recipes to combine lower tier smith scrolls to higher tier ones.


CreditTolkien, Mevans, The LOTRmod mod team, The Lembas Modding Team, Chronicles of Elyria - Duchy of Anor

31 Update Logs

Update #31 : by AlteOgre 04/10/2022 1:07:53 pmApr 10th

Replaced all in-game images with pictures of 100% survival builds by players created on the server.

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03/16/2020 5:13 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Aranarth avatar
Love this server so much! Great community, staff, and management! Keep up the good work!
02/21/2020 7:12 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Arnaros avatar
If you love the LOTR mod, Minecraft, Tolkien's world + Roleplay, this is your server. The community is so welcoming and the server it's okay, with all the mods in order and they have modpack.

All the players play nicelly, even if they're your enemies, there's honour here, totally recommend it for those who seeks a more leisurely way to play. If you want PVP you have it (as long as it's agreed for the two parts), if you want Survival you have it, RP or just building. Also the restart of the server is nice, the reconnection it's almost a few seconds after.
02/21/2020 7:57 am
Level 27 : Expert Grump
AlteOgre avatar
Thanks for your enthusiastic support.

Please note that atm we only require the LOTRmod to be loaded client-side but we are indeed exploring options to add a few more mods to the server that may have to be loaded client-side. Other than that, we use several mods on the server that clients do not need but do greatly enhance server functionality and performance. Finally, we do not have any plugins as we run a Forge-only system.
01/03/2020 3:53 pm
Level 23 : Expert Architect
Belzeref avatar
10/10 would join Ilu Ambar again
06/04/2019 10:18 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Explorer
Ottra_The_Fox avatar
Can't recommend.

Global chat is polluted by things not related to game! How will the server fight the issue? Will the rp chat survive? No, RP failed. Global chat is full of things not related to RolePlay, and a few people will talk about tacos.

Great job, done well. Casual server with lotr mod and 2-3 people online. And those 2-3 will still not even try to roleplay.

The only good thing about the server is that it is relatively stable. But, once again. 100 ping ms + So no mining. And as there is no roleplay and mining is so hard... Well...
06/04/2019 12:29 pm
Level 27 : Expert Grump
AlteOgre avatar
Global chat is out-of-character chat, since the server launched. Select /rp chat for local, in-character, chat and any ooc chat will no longer be visible.

The server population is stable and many are willing to roleplay if you put effort in it, but do note it always requires willingness and effort from both sides. If you wish to roleplay, use /rp chat and the Discord channels designated for in-character communication. Not playing and not using these out-of-game options to initiate roleplay encounters is a fairly bad excuse to complain about the lack of roleplay opportunity. Finally, there is always the generous option to create additional characters and switch character once a week. You can use this to create characters in more populated sub-factions as you please.

A ping of 100 ms is totaly acceptable, and should be no reason for any complaints.

It's saddening to hear how you feel about the server experience, even after over 200 hours of playtime on the server, but even more saddening to learn how you decide to share your personal issue with the chat system we have in place in this way.
02/23/2019 1:04 am
Level 1 : New Miner
SomeRandomFromSpace avatar
This server is great. The people here are very welcoming and it's quite fun. Please, do join the server.
02/10/2019 8:48 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Mountaineer
Kastivi avatar
Stop looking around. You've found it. This server's the one. Trust me.
02/02/2019 1:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Malvegil avatar
I can just recommend that server to everyone, who seeks a mature community. The main goal of the server, providing an environment for the long-term, is just great, because players can take as much time as they need, and nothing forces one to rush. This is especially interesting for players who want to build, because you can work on rather large projects, without the fear that the server will shut down and your work is for nothing, and without constant pressure to finish your build. The PvP Mode Mod, the server uses, also ensures that no other players will just kill you while building - PvP is only possible if all involved players do agree. If you seek for a mature community and want something for the long-term, then this server is definetely the right thing for you!
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