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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth

IGN has released the last installment of their unit features for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Middle-earth. This last unit features Gondor, and can be viewed here.

You Know You Belong in the Realm of Aulë When…

As a Realm, we have compiled a list of reasons when you should start noticing you belong in our Realm! (Or maybe we are just advertising, I really don’t know.) My personal favorite was, “You know you belong in the Realm of Aulë when you see a cave and start thinking, ‘Where’s my pickaxe?’” For […]

Member of the Month: an interview with ElavielEvenstar

How did you find CoE? I think through a search engine, once when I was looking for images of LOTR. What are your favourite areas of the site? I tend to visit mostly the gallery, wallpapers, news, fan art and forum. How often do you visit CoE? At least once a day usually! It always […]

New six-minute RotK EE preview!

The previously-reported RotK Extended Edition preview has appeared on the official site, featuring six minutes of new footage, both from the film itself and from the DVD appendices. The Extended Edition will be available on December 10th in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, and on December 14th in North America.

Coming soon – new trailer for RotK EE

The new trailer for The Return of the King Extended Edition DVD will première tomorrow, Monday 29th November, at the LotR official site.

CoE TV Guide: Nov 28th – Dec 5th

Have you ever wondered when your favorite star from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.

UK top 100 movies

All three LotR movies are featured in Channel 4’s list of the UK cinema’s official top 100 movies. FotR is at number 16, RotK at number 19 and The Two Towers at number 22. You can view the full list at

The listings were compiled using box office admissions not box office receipts.

Mod of the Month: an interview with LadyCeleborn

How did you find CoE? I did a Google search on LOTR and it was one of many sites that popped up. I pretty much checked most of them out but kept coming back to CoE. It was friendly and easy to move around in so I signed up and have been here ever since. […]

Admin of the Month: an interview with Nienna-of-the-Valar

How did you find CoE? Hmm I was frequenting another site and the folks there who were discussing the books, were so very unkind, so off I went in search of another, more friendly place, where good, intelligent, non-confrontational discussions could be had concerning the books. Then, as I looked around, I was completely sucked […]

Merry: Book Profile – by Hathaldir

Born to Saradoc Brandybuck and Esmeralda Took in 2982 of the Third Age, he was an only child. Normally known as Merry, he was called ‘Master Holdwine’ in Rohan, and was later known as ‘The Magnificent’. He was part of the Fellowship of the Ring. At the breaking of the Fellowship, he and Peregrin were […]