It is March 16th 3019 of the Third Age. The War of the Ring is at its peak. The City of Minas Tirith is dealing with the aftermath of the battle on the Pelennor, while the leaders are already planning the next steps. Both Lothlorien and Mirkwood have been attacked from Sauron's old Fortress at Dol Guldur, and the battle of Dale is in full swing. Everywhere the free people of Middle Earth are beset by the Enemy.
In this pivotal moment of time, the unthinkable happens. Frodo and Sam fail in their quest to destroy the one ring. Now it is lost once more, and unable to find and retrieve it, the two Hobbits have no choice but to turn back. The fate of Middle Earth once more is undecided.