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Title  LOTR: Isengard, the tower of Orthanc
Author  Aragorn26282
Submitted / Updated  07-07-2004 / 07-07-2004
Category  Tilesets
Expansions  HOTU-1.62
Lord of the Rings Isengard, the Tower of Orthanc, stronghold of the wizard Saruman, by Aragorn26282. This hak adds the the rural tileset, the great tower of Orthanc. It is a 6 x 6 tileset group, 150 meters high, and I think that the images describe it the best way. Anyway, your pg can walk around the top of the tower, and in the Saruman's balcony as showed. I prepared a module that shows immediately the features of the tower. You can find near the tower a link for the top and, by entering from the main door, you can reach the balcony. In my plans there will be a complete custom Isengard Tileset, with circular walls (the circle of Isengard), and underground constructions made by uruk-hai. For now I decide to release the tower because I don't know if I can continue the work, maybe someone can.

There are some issues I have to talk about. First of all, I don't make any 2d image map, so the tower doesn't appear in the map; then I have to signal some shadows problems, I don't have the time to fix them, but they aren't to bad after all. If I have the time, I will release new versions of the tower. For now, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks. Salvatore Saitta 'Aragorn26282'


Submitted: 07-07-2004 / Last Updated: 07-07-2004
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Comments (18):

Posted by zcassel11 at 2006-08-17 15:42:33    
Hey there,
I think your tower is great as are the staffs. I was thinking about making an Isengard module of my own, and was wondering a couple things.
1. Would it be okay if I used your staffs of Gandalf and Saruman and the Isengard hak for a module?
2. I am trying to make some walls for Isengard that are round. I have no idea how you create things for NWN, and I am amazed at how people like you create haks and mods ect... I don't know the program that you use to create things and would have no idea how to use it. Would you mind telling me where I could look to find some help on this, or could you help me on this?
3. Last thing. I haven't created any modules except for a tutorial that told me how to do scripts, conversations, areas, ect. Do you have any advice for a newcomer to this?
(P.S. You can email me at if you need to. Thanks!)

Posted by Jarandel at 2006-05-28 09:41:23    Voted 8.00 on 05/28/06
Great model, pity it wasn't really fully textured.

Posted by Dradjeel at 2005-03-09 08:41:13    Voted 8.50 on 03/09/05
A definite jaw-dropper, even with the shadow-glitches.
The Power Almighty rests in this Lone Ring.
The Power, alrighty, for Doing Your Own Thing.

Posted by Aragorn26282 ( ) at 2004-09-04 08:50:00    
I don't know how the Cep is, since I haven't istalled it. So I don't know if the hak works. If the cep doesn't change the rural tileset, this hak works ;-)

Posted by Khylmar ( ) at 2004-07-18 03:21:00    
Is this hak-pak working with HotU 1.62 & CEP ?

Posted by Anonymous ( ) at 2004-07-14 02:43:00    
just wonderful!

is it possible to make the argonath to, please?


Posted by Vor at 2004-07-10 07:06:22    Voted 10.00 on 07/10/04

Posted by Anonymous ( ) at 2004-07-08 12:04:00    
It's a good model, keep up the good work. You could have added a better texture, and refined the model.

The current model looks a bit too angular, and I beleive that Orthanc was more of an obsidianish black color.

Otherwise it's great.

Posted by JollyRoger at 2004-07-08 10:23:00    
Best ive ever seen, can you make Minas tirith too? I know it would be like 10 times the work, but it would be soo sweet! Gewd stuufs! Very spiffy!

Posted by Anonymous ( ) at 2004-07-08 09:48:00    
The textures could be better

Posted by Dradjeel at 2004-07-08 09:24:00    Voted 8.50 on 03/09/05
It's a 6x6 group? The overall amount per tile is actually significantly low. How big is the actual base of the tower in meters?"Et Eärello Endorenna Utúlien"
The Power Almighty rests in this Lone Ring.
The Power, alrighty, for Doing Your Own Thing.

Posted by Aragorn26282 ( ) at 2004-07-08 07:30:00    
Thanks for your comments.
Rabaut, yes, I know the original Isengard material, but a black stone didn't look so good in nwn, so I choose this one that eventually fit with the other one, one the middle part of the tower.
Antinate, I think it take a week of hard work...but a month of corrections.
Make it compatible with winter rural is simple, there are some guides I think.
Finally, Dradjeel, the tower is about 5000 polygons...

Posted by Dradjeel at 2004-07-08 02:44:00    Voted 8.50 on 03/09/05
How many polygons does that thing have?"Et Eärello Endorenna Utúlien"
The Power Almighty rests in this Lone Ring.
The Power, alrighty, for Doing Your Own Thing.

Posted by Angel_uhv_Death at 2004-07-07 18:50:00    
Shweet! Is there some way to convert this to make it compatable with the winter rural?

Posted by Antinate at 2004-07-07 14:23:00    
Wow! If this wasn't free to get, I'd buy it for any price.
How long did this take you to make?
Thanks for releasing this to the community!

Posted by Rabaut at 2004-07-07 12:53:00    Voted 9.00 on 07/07/04
From The Lord of the Rings italian traslation 'Giunsero ai piedi di Orthanc. La roccia era nera, e riluceva come se fosse bagnata'

For a tileset more near at the Tolkienian Orthanc the stone must be black and wet...

Great job and thanks for this addition to the community

Posted by Rabaut at 2004-07-07 12:45:03    Voted 9.00 on 07/07/04
For be perfect a more dark stone

Posted by Imanorange ( ) at 2004-07-07 12:33:00    

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