This is a “miniseries” spin-off from our MERP-campaign Rangers of the North and is set at the same time, roughly eight years before the events portrayed in The Lord of the Rings . Rangers started as a prequel campaign to the MERP Second Edition module Palantír Quest. The players are all seasoned veterans, and this whole campaign started because the group wanted to celebrate the fact that it has been 20 years since we started playing MERP, in a campaign that led up to Palantír (published in 1994 – two years into our campaign).
This campaign leads up to the War of the Ring, and fairly low-key and realistic. The story is centered around a band of slaves shipwrecked off the coast of Cardolan in the late autumn of the year 3011 of the Third Age.