For the fourth time in the history of MUME, the game calendar has reached the
end of the Third Age. The One Ring has been destroyed, the power of Sauron has
ended, King Elessar rules over Arnor and Gondor, and all the Ringbearers but
Sam Gamgee have set sail from the Grey Havens.
Since both Sauron's minions and minion hunters would find the next few years
boring, Eru Iluvatar and Morgoth have agreed to turn the clock back.
So, once again, it is now the year 2850 of the Third Age. Gandalf has just
received the key of Erebor from Thrain, in the dungeons of Dol Guldur, and
all the events told in "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" are ready