The Fortress of Minas Morgul (Former Gondorian city of Minas Ithil) dominates its entire map, which is a three-faction map. In the lore of Middle-earth, this green castle is the later home of the Witch-king.

The fortress is composed of two tiers a lower tier with outposts and signal-fires. Directly above the first tier is the second, accessible by two large gates. The second tier is much smaller than the first and main use is to protect the massive citadel that lays within a large ravine. Upon the walls of the second tier stand siege units; for the Goblins and Mordor there are catapults, for Isengard there are Ballistas, Angmar boasts Troll Stone-Throwers, while the factions of Men and Elves hold simple catapults and the Dwarves hold Iron Hills catapults (Note: The factions of Good and Angmar can upgrade these catapults.)

Outside the fortress flows the Morgulduin. This river is shallow, and although there runs a bridge across it to the fortress gate, the river can be traversed by units. To the north and the east there are two remote goblin lairs. The western shore holds very few trees.

 History Edit

Minas Ithil was captured by the Nazgûl in 2002 of the Third Age, and was transformed into a foul, evil place. As a result, it came to be called Minas Morgul, which in Elvish means "." Minas Morgul stood upon the Morgulduin, a branch of the Anduin river. It was east of Osgiliath, just before Cirith Ungol. Terror and war were directed at Gondor from Minas Morgul until Ithilien was deserted. During the War of the Ring, the army that attacked Osgiliath and undertook the Siege of Gondor came from Minas Morgul. In fashion Minas Morgul seems to have been much like Minas Tirith, only replacing beauty with terror. The top most course of the tower revolved slowly, and the walls were illuminated by a constant eerie hue. During the War of the Ring, the city maintained an enourmous horde of orcs. However, the entire garrison was sent along with the armies to attack Minas Tirith. Following the of the Pelennor Fields, the bridge leading to Morgul was pulled down by the Army of the West and its fields set aflame, and they met no opposition as the entire city's garrison had perished during the battle of Pelennor. Minas Morgul was abandoned and fell into decay as the presence of the Nazgûl made it too foul for human habitation. After the War of the Ring, Faramir was made Prince of Ithilien by King Elessar, who advised him to make his abode in the Emyn Arnen southeast of Minas Tirith. Faramir ruled from there with his new bride Éowyn, for King Elessar counseled that even though Minas Morgul was completely abandoned, the land was such a terror in the minds of Men that it would not be fit for habitation or even human contact for many years. The city was eventually rebuilt as Minas Ithil and the evil that once tainted the land had finally been extinguished.

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