Kinstrife's setting is a war between Gondor and Rohan, with the realms of Arnor attempting to negotiate a peace (map). It is set in an AU Third Age where Isildur destroyed the ring, with characters having the same names as 'canon' characters, to save effort. They do not necessarily have the same personalities, of course.
What characters are available?
For the purposes of character interaction, it's suggested that characters be either heralds/messengers or part of the Rohirric or Gondorian armies or support staff. Additionally, a select few characters have access to Palantirs and are viable player characters. An incomplete list of suggested characters is below.
Denethor (in Minas Tirith with Palantir)(taken)
Aragorn(in Fornoth with Palantir)
Ruler of Rhudaur (in Imladris with Palantir)
(assorted Dunedain and hobbits)
Can I play a Silvan/Avari elf, an Orc, or an Ent?:
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Maybe if you're really convincing, but we doubt it. These civilizations are currently NPC, as we expect they will have little impact on the game. Additionally, Durin's Bane, Smaug, and Shelob are permanent NPCs.
I understand this is based on a story by jenlittlebottom. Are we bound to follow the storyline she set?
No. While Jen is a mod, this is an open-ended RPG. It will continue to the conclusion of the war and possibly beyond if the players wish to continue it.
Is this a silly RPG or a serious one?
A little of both, we hope!
How do I join?
Please reply to this message below with the character you would like, or contact ramlatch or noldorfirstborn on AIM. You must be over 13. Please do not create a journal before discussing your desired character either here or on AIM.