In October of T.A. 2941, one hundred and seventy-one years after his arrival in Erebor, Smaug the Golden took his last flight to destroy Lake-town only to fall by the black-fletched arrow of Bard the Bowman. During the same year, in the south of Mirkwood, the White Council drove from his forest-fortress of Dol Guldur the Necromancer. It would seem that such events would allow for peace and a release of the Shadow that had clutched the land for so many years. But no, a lingering darkness remains over Mirkwood, a shadow that will grow ever longer as the years draw on – unless a fellowship of heroes step forward to hold back the gloom. Moderators: Telcontar, Eclecticon.