Bordered by vast mountain ranges, the volcanic land of Mordor is a natural fortress with only one entrance, The Black Gate. This secretive realm is home to the Dark Lord Sauron and his army of Uruks.

Two and a half thousand years ago, Sauron was defeated by a last alliance of Men and Elves, and retreated behind the Black Gate. Ever since, the Rangers of Gondor, noble guardians of the most powerful kingdom of Men, have stood watch to prevent his return.

But now, the strength of Gondor has faded, and the power and malice of Sauron have grown. Shadow and flame have fallen upon the Black Gate, and no mortal man can stand in their path.