\'\'\'Author\'s Preface\'\'\' Names are at the core of Tolkien’s creation. If you look at the History of Middle-earth series, you can see how Tolkien constantly refined the names to make them as fitting as possible to the current level of development in his invented languages. He spent a great part of his efforts in making
this naming consistent and homogenous (even if he was not always successful). Within the MERP series there was not always the same level of concern for detail and consistency, so Chris Seeman (with the help of noted Tolkien linguist, David Salo) has stepped up to the task of revising the erroneous or misspelt names found in the MERP series. We hope that this article on the names in the Minas Ithil module will not be the last of its kind!