I have to say, 10 years later and the Alliance Gateway is still going. Impressive.
If there is still space and you all are willing to let me rejoin the community, I'd quite like to take part in this. Looking at the previous posts I think that the Orcs of the Misty Mountains are still up for grabs.
If they are, I'll claim the Misty Mountains faction.
Am I able to set up a diplomacy thread or shall I wait for confirmation from the admins?
"The world is grey, the mountains old, the forges fires are ashen cold, no harp is wrung, no hammer falls, the darkness dwells in Durin's halls."
If more players want to join we'll need more factions. I suggest splitting Erebor into Erebor and the Blue Mountains, Lothlorien into Lothlorien and the Woodland Realm (increase North Mirkwood wealth to 2), Rhun into Rhun and Khand (split Khand into two regions worth 2 and 1 wealth, and it would start with trade with Rhun(1) and Harad(3), and have a village for its capital), and Lindon into Lindon and Imladris (give it Trollshaws or Eregion to increase its starting income).
If my War of the Ring game on Total War Center got more players than factions available, I was going to create these factions.