1. All the usual rules of Diplomacy apply. This is a map change variant only. Consider Lost Island as a coastal area (such as Denmark in the regular game), so there can be no convoy through it. The dark seas are not passable.
DWARVES UNION (purple)
Suggested start:GONDOR: armies in Minas Tirith and Pelargig and one fleet in Andrast
MORDOR: armies in Minas Morgul,Barad-dur,Nurn and one fleet in Cor (city of the corsairs)
ISENGRAD: armies in Ise(isengrad),White mts and a fleet in Ened (Enedwaith)
ERIADOR: armies in For(Forlindon),Harlindon and one fleet in Greyhavens
ROHAN, DWARVES UNION, RHOVANION: no fleets