Baranor, the Captain of Minas Ithil, who escaped the fallen city's demise, reunites with his lost brother, Serka. Together the two warriors must hire an army of human mercenaries to combat a new Orc threat to the East.
While the Mystic tribe's warriors are as capable as Orcs of other tribes, all of Mordor fear the curses and spells that the Mystic tribe can invoke, who call upon their black magic of the Dark Lord to torment their enemies
Witness Shelob, an ancient spirit of darkness, take on human form to grant a vision to Talion about the fate of Middle-earth and his destiny. Celebrimbor urges Talion to be distrustful of her prophecy, even as the fate of Minas Ithil and the world of men hang in the balance.