It’s here! 5 years since release, this is the biggest update the campaign has received to date. It incorporates many of the improvements seen in The Indanthrine Prince along with hundreds of fixes, changes and improvements. Completing this has opened up the path to the final part of the trilogy, which is now receiving more of my attention. Many thanks to @travus for his assistance with the update.
Headline from the vault entry.
MIDDLE EARTH MEETS D&D
The sequel to Untold Tales of Tolkien: The Indanthrine Prince (2013, Updated 2020). This campaign is the second in a planned trilogy. The Untold Tales series are story driven, action adventure role-playing games set in an adaptation of Middle Earth, telling new, untold tales. The Umbral Abyss boasts gameplay in the region of 60 hours and is designed for characters of level 12-20 .
Whether it was revenge or justice you served to those who attacked your home and murdered your friends and loved ones - Fairfields had been avenged. The savage Maltok was slain by your hand and the mysterious Cerulean Dawn was reduced to ashes. The price of this victory was dear. Your father-like mentor, Thorburn was lost in the daring assault and the enigmatic Indanthrine Prince fled the blazing scene. Nonetheless, a great evil had been stopped, unable to strike at those close to you again.
The long journey home from Rhun barely began before a swarm of unknown Easterlings detained your company and declared that you were to be their prisoners. You have been held captive in the Easterling city of Yahmul Balotz for the last year. Separated from your companions, you have been interrogated repeatedly about your business in their kingdom and, worryingly, the preparedness of Rhovanion for war. How much more of this can you take? War is coming to destroy all you cherish!
The time for heroes has come to Rhovanion. Indeed, an Easterling King has succeeded in uniting some of the most powerful tribes for one almighty assault upon Dale, the jewel of Rhovanion. Spurred on by agents of Sauron, including the infamous Hand
of Sauron himself, the situation is grim indeed. These agents erode the strength of Dale from within and the city risks losing it’s head before the real battle has even begun.
But there is always hope. Allies of Dale are on the cusp of launching a grand expedition to reclaim a lost city, deep within the northern mountains, wherein there is said to be artifacts of immense power. The adventure carries great risk, for this city has a dark, horrific past. Nobody writes of the terrors that lurk in the deep umbral darkness of Middle Earth - maybe it’s best it stays that way.
From humble beginnings, some now call you a hero. Be that hero. Defend Rhovanion and be it’s deliverance - or die in the attempt.
A story driven, single player, action adventure campaign (select from up to 7 controllable companions)
For characters who have completed The Indanthrine Prince, progressing to level 20*
Game length in excess of 40 hours
- = Alternatively, new characters will be given the experience for 12th level.