TULWANG ANBALUKKHOR

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TULWANG AND ANBALUKKHÔR ............................................................................................. 6 TULWANG ................................................................................................................................. 6 NÉ-TAVA.............................................................................................................................................6 THE COASTAL LANDS ..........................................................................................................................6 CYRIATANÓRË .......................................................................................................................... 7 CURINSHIBAN .....................................................................................................................................7 SEZNEBAB ...........................................................................................................................................8 ZAJANTAK ...........................................................................................................................................8 FAUNA AND FLORA................................................................................................................ 17 TULWANG ............................................................................................................................... 17 CYRIATANÓRË ........................................................................................................................ 17 PEOPLE................................................................................................................................... 18 ETULIAN ................................................................................................................................. 18 FARIJIN .................................................................................................................................. 19 NANDRAN ............................................................................................................................... 20 SANÂR ................................................................................................................................... 21 SORIJAN ................................................................................................................................. 22 TANDÊ ................................................................................................................................... 22 ANBALUKKHORIAN................................................................................................................... 23 POLITICS AND POWER .......................................................................................................... 25

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like Ciryatanórë to the south. Númenóreans begins to deport the most uncontrolled Lynir of Balkuloni to the far lands of Southern Tulwang. The Adena.2500 Following the Númenórean Lynir confrontation in Ormal Bay for control of Balkuloni near the Lynerian League (2129 . and by encouragement from a distant but extremely active Gondor. There was in legends of all people of that region tales about an Entish garden. from Bellakar to the forests of Drel. helped by the city of Korlea in Bellakar. where they are taken in check by the new authorities of Anbalukkhôr. the Chailla. pirate fleets who ravaged the coasts from Umbar to Anbalukhôr. distant kin to the defunct royal family. first of the Sun Lords of Bozisha-Dar (Nazgûl’s Citadel). Cyriatandor keeps its favorite climate. Beginning in 1399. which explains a massive Etulian migration in Northern Tulwang. no one settle in the arid peninsula of Tulwang. while Anbalukkhor served as a stagging area for arms and armies from all across southern Endor. when his son Akhôrahil succeeded him and began a series of brutal repressions and expensive wars. this time to Hyarn (near the southwestern coast of Endor). Tulwang. 3421 .500) Númenóreans envoys establish permanent embassies in Tulwang.2149).2638 The new order in Tulwang & Cyriatandor. neither than in the future region of Anbalukkhôr. Tulwang and Cyriatandor are part of this new colony. Soon after the fall of the Sun-Kings in FA 7. while a little part of Bozishnarod people begins to establish themselves in northern Tulwang. 1919 . The Peace of Tulwang (1260) placed northern Tulwang under the hegemony of Bellakar and Bozisha-Dar and forbade Sorijan ships from sailing north of Cape Bishra. as the resurrected Army of the Southern Dragon embarked on a long war of conquest in 720. a feat only accomplished in 1657 (Nazgûl’s Citadel). and are only known thereafter as Etulians (CA 200 . with the great influence of Bozisha-Dar). 2250 The Angalians. in 2224-29. Third Age Tulwang in the Third Age was the home of the Sorija. but all is shrouded in the mists of time. 2300 . and the Etulians learn very much from the newcomers (CA 700) 1904 Cyriamir is allowed to constitute his own colony in Middle Earth. Sometimes independent and sometimes conquered. Cyriatandor. However. waiting for a time to revolt against their evil masters. By 2013. First Age No one recalls when the first migration began. it was not to last. But at first. The descendant of the deported Lynîr refused to implicate in that conflict. the people of Northern Tulwang (both Númenóreans and Etulians) attempt to secede. led by Elor.2250 Herundil (Akhorahil) king of Cyriatandor. A rebellion under Eonwiel (AMikal@) Harnasoron. and they are the first to settle in Cyriatanórë. was wracked with civil war and split into numerous petty kingdoms. and the Etulians are deprieved of their own right (except in Tulwang. fleeing the Muranians in Ormal Bay. Akhôrahil attempted to capture Tulwang with his new Army of the Southern Dragon. They merge with the already settled Etulians people. Fourth Age Angalian traditions were revived by local peoples under the influence of emissaries from a small but resrgent Bellakar. are the second people to migrate into Tulwang and Cyriatanórë without establishing themselves in these arid lands (CA 50) The Etulians are the third people forming the great confederation of Apysaic peoples. led by Warlord Tel Azef. Northern Tulwang and Anbalukkhor). the Angalians elected a king and resumed independence. the kingdom was again united only after again being conquered. and the lovely forest let the place to an arid peninsula.4 2 HISTORY Second Age The Angalians claim descent Númenórean colonists under the general rule of Governor Ciryamir. The only certain thing was the migration of an Avari people at the end of First Age. the Angalians never lost their will for self-determination. only stays for a few months in Tulwang. He declares as an ally of Mordor in 2250.3441 The Last Alliance. a large confederation of Apysaic peoples. Important change in Tulwang : the Entish garden disappear following the War of Wrath. financial reparations to the Katredala and the Tumakveh helped cripple Tulwang (Bellakar 44-45). this time by Pon Ifta. Like the Elves a few decades before. before leaving again. 2280 . sprang up soon afterwards. Division into three provinces (Southern. Second Age With the second Age begins the migration period. Third Age . the power of the Sorija was only broken in 1258 by the combined forces of Bellakar and Bozisha-miraz. the north Tulwang colonists attempted to secede. Númenóreans in Tulwang and The Seven Lands gave freely naval support to Sauron. furthermore.

540 . between loyal followers of Mulkhêr and the others. this is only a one century domination. as after TA 1015 / 1050. but are unable to push the conflict directly in Anbalukkhôr. they are defeated.and Anbalukkhor .a renewed claimed Num realm in Northern Tulwang .100 Just after the end of the War of the Last Alliance. 1050 / 1235 The Sorijans establish themselves in Tulwang. They dismantle every sign of evil cults within Southern Tulwang. Lynir and Angalians form only one people.5 10 . Despite strong resistance from Lynir and Angalians of Northern Tulwang. Sorijan are accepted by the population. Tulwang is again reunited into the realms of Anbalukkhor. Tulwang liberates. who resists. 910 The fall of Bellakar under Tedjins enables the lord of Anbalukkhor to begin the reconquest campaign of Tulwang.160 A civil war erupts suddenly in Anbalukkhôr. more willingly to follow Umbar example. concluded with the peace of Tulwang. However. Sorijan. the Lynîr of Southern Tulwang revolts against the Númenórean rule. but the relationships with Bellakar and Southern Tulwang are still bad. This last faction wins the conflict. later opressed by the assaults of the army of the Southern Dragon.880 Bellakar is the uncontested master of the commercial exchanges with the south.a republic confederacy in the south (like in Lynerian League) . 1235 / 1260 The return of the Sorijans against Bellakar. Fourth Age . following the ways of their ancestors. The Lynir conquests in the following years all of the Tulwang lands 150 . as they protect Tulwang against Anbalukkhor.

that slopes down from the Yellow Mountains northward. many plants die. Rainfall is very limited. However.1. and the Tulwany coast along the Ajdak valley. an oase in the Dalad Kirm fringes). None of these routes are paved. and surface as little streams or as lakes. and along the coasts.1 Tulwang and Anbalukkhôr Tulwang Tulwang is situated on a peninsula in southwestern Endor. under sovereighship of the Póa tribesmen. While the Ajdak valley and the coastlands are the only reasonably fertile zones in all this country. many others secondary intermittent streams (dry in the dry season. There are three different roads in the Né-Tava. The second route travels through the Dalad Kirm near the foothills of the Yellow Mountains. 3. However. The nomads who live in Zajantak have wells and oasis taken in control. are exploited copper mines and glass. or just by digging a little under the surface). like lands to the south. some plants (which are used by nomads for their survival) survive during the dry season. these forests stands of palms and subtropical shrubs of various exotic names. are places to look for water (pools. taking their origin for the Asîrna from Dalgen. the Raîsh from Raj hills and the Ulvâ from the Yellow Mountains. 3. the land is not without interest. This is especially true around the bay of Raishoul. which flows only sporadically and who join at midlevel the Asîrna of Dalgen. like deep roots or cactus. but it cannot be compared to the Mirror of Fire. while the valley of the river Balakurush (Ad “Wood River”) and its affluent river Akurush lies to the south. There are. as life. raging torrents after a good thunderstorm) that flow from the Yellow Mountains. and is situated to the east of Dalad Kirm. or more rarely sands. the Ulvâ. a traveller cannot survive a journey through the plain. a hot very dry winter and a hot wet summer. There is however another source than precipitation for water in Né-Tava. It is hundreds of miles across and borders on a mountain range. particular date palm). a few of them dried up for years or even centuries (this is the case for Jul-Kaja. except during summer season. even if difficult. The Gulf of Harad lies to the north. even when dry. The temperature here are the hottest in Tulwang. The river valleys. where the land is a little more fertile (the sea wind influence is clearly seen on climate). In summer. Tulwang is comprised of two dissimilar areas : firstly. on the hills road joining Anbalukkhôr to Tul Poac. Temperatures range as high as 50 °C in the hot afternoon summer sun. Only desert orcs (residing in subterranean caves) and animals suited to this type of environment flourish. the Né-Tava extends over many square miles. as well as places to mines sites. yellowish grass. and limited to shrubs and cactus. except for the Coast Way in southern Tulwang. it is a mostly flat plain (except on the coasts where it is rather rugged and hilly and where forests can be found).6 3 3. Other oases fed sporadically by ground water from adjacent highlands. parts of the land then look fairly green. the Né-Tava. From the mountains flow only two important rivers. The first one links Khorsâj with Fult is heavily used by merchants. of course. It lies between the Belegaer and the Ered Laranor. and their wealth is judged on the how many wells and oasis they control. all of them controlled by the nomads of Zajantak (who are kept in check in turn by the inhabitants of Seznebab). Water which fell as rain in the Yellow Mountains (especially in Seznebab and Zajantak) fall through porous layers of stone. These wells and oases are used as landmarks by the nomads to orientate themselves in the Né-Tava. with grasses and scattered shrubs. Vegetation is scarce. and to the south of Bozisha-Miraz. a relatively semi-arid land which extends as far as the Bay of Raishoul. and then the land seems to be made of cracked and broken earth. and the Tirâs. And last the Coast Way which connects Bozisha-Dar to Anbalukkhôr.1 Né-Tava Né-Tava (Tul “The Pan”) is the least hospitable land of Tulwang. There are some oases. This explains why there is very few routes amenaged for caravans within the Né-Tava. to the southeast of the Mirror of Fire. Né-Tava has.2 The coastal lands . There are in Né-Tava nearly no forests. Around Ulej Póac (the most important city of Né-Tava). is still possible. In the wet season. and when there are. There are three important but intermittent streams that flow inside the Azra’m-Miraz. Lacking knowledge of the few oases.1.

Seznebab as a temperate mountain place. who fought either for the Tulwanî. In the eastern section (not far from the Né-Tava lands). 3. First among these is the most common. from the subterranean lakes that still subsist. Ciryatanórë is comprised of three dissimilar lands : Curinshiban with its tropical humid forest. “Lost lake region”). Akhôrahil ascended the throne on the first day of the next year. the original founder of the domain. and the land is more fertile. The second. The northern capes benefit more from the sea influence than the desert influence. The other cities of Kanjar are built two to five kilometers from the cliffs. forests. It blows constantly from northeast to southeast. there are more sandy beaches. Ciryatanórë lies north of the Ered Laranor and east of Tulwang. This is also the traditional homeland of the Gettaniyan tribesmen (or Farijin people). he broadened his hold. Parts of shore with high cliffs alternate with some beaches of white sands and natural harbour. This is however not enough to feed a large scale population. Ciryamir. During these storms. This is why precipitations are very rare. From dawn until dusk. for that there is a high risk of flooding. such as rain fall. bringing in every journey from Bozisha-Dar to Tulwang extremely risky (it is not rare to see on the sea rests of old ships of the past). for that it flows from the west to the east.A. a little less in Ashatur. The climate is more cool. except in case of desperate need (when there is too little time to reach the Bay of Raishoul and Khorsâj). Its western section is more fertile and less rugged. vegetation is limited to green grasses. 1918. in mostly summer. except with a very competent captain (who can recognize the forerunner signs of the storm before its start). is the most feared by mariners. including the Seven Dominions and Bellakar. A captain who can’t save his ship after such a storm is considered by the other mariners as unqualified and is a source of derision. Such an event ends of course forever the career of the captain who lost his ship. while he attempted to direct towards Ohja or Sanya. He subsequently conquered a vast portion of southern Endor. 2000. carrying more water during the rain season and a little less during the dry season. ponctuated with a few deep valleys capable of cultivation sufficient to support fairly sizable port-towns. densily populated and very hard to attack by sea. These lands are usually dis-united. Bewitched by his vile son. as it can start swiftly. more hospitable.2 Cyriatanórë Ciryatanórë owes its name to Tar-Ciryatan. well protected from the sea storms. greenish valleys and rivers. These lands are propicious for the culture of vines. Water is commonly drawn from the ground. The Tulwang vine is researched for its sucred taste throughout the southern lands. with its three important affluents. the Ujen Vetar. However. The direction of this wind changes with the season (although it is more common in autumn and winter). or “Wind of Fire”. 3. some 200 miles inland from the southern Belegaer. Akhôrahil (another future Úlair). From Khorsâj to Norjadar. taking advantage of alluvial runoff from the Yellow Mountains. arbusts (just like in Zajantak). even for the third one. but more predictable than other aspects of climate. The third is more rare and has no name other that “Little Storm”. Rainfall is quite important. for it was originally established in the Second Age (1904) as a Númenórean colony. and Zajantak a rather semi arid land. the Northern cape is a land of contrast. either for Anbalukkhôr. he committed suicide in S. Ashatur was a land covered by lakes.7 Very dissimilar from the Né-Tava. A persistant tale told that in First Age. fruit trees and vegetables. flow there. which easily explains the region name (Tul. was the cousin of Mûrazôr (the future Witch-king) and the father of his successor. Three great currents blow through the region with almost unbroken regularity. semi-arid. Ashatur is a flat and arid plateau. the Wind carries burning air from the desert plain. The sea storms in Azra’m-Miraz are steadier and violent. After accepting a Ring of Power in S. only to run afoul of his Númenórean liege (Tar-Ancalimon). except when the Storm King conquers them all. From Hija to Anbalukkhôr. the climate is conditioned by two important factors : the wind (coming either from sea or desert) and the geography in itself.1 Curinshiban . The Ajdak river. the only port cities of Kanjar. In such case.2. the Vatra Vetar. covered by hills (some of them up to 400 to 800 meters above the sea). the captain has a good chance of flooding or to be projected with violence on the high and sharped cliffs of Kanjar.A. the rocky shores prevail. and not far dangerous. and trade (or foraging and raiding Sîrayn and Bozisha-Miraz) is absolutely needed for cities of Tulwang survival. especially in Kanjar and Bishra. the mariners usually avoid to direct their ships towards the Teeth of Kanjar. or “Wind of Ice”.

The climate in the temperate highland valleys is pretty comparable to that of Numenor (which means temperate). The temperatures are high (about 35 °C). well fed and navigable for most of their course. There are as well several villages. The mountain valleys of Seznebab and their Apysan populace are traditionally and equally rugged and unforgiving. S. Curinshiban have a more tropical and humid climate than adjacent Tulwang. which are used by corsairs from Tulwang or Elorna to hide and for protection. Seznebab and Curinshiban together formed the Second Age Numenorean colony of Ciryatanore or Anbalukkhor. caused by the downfall of Numenor. Among the resources that can be found are gold. the sea storms are very rare. Zajantak became in Middle Third Age the garrison land for the Army of the Southern Dragon. especially along the coasts. Dusij and Icoje. The prosperity of the valley comes from the presence of two important rivers. The coast is alternatively rocky and sandy. There are along the coasts several important swamps areas.It is home to four great port cities. which easily explains why Numenoreans settle there. There are plenty of mines and caves in Seznebab (which allows the Orcs to carefully hide from human sight). who are the best qualified to travel into the Né-Tava and the Dalad-Kirm. Seznebab is easy to access. The river valleys are incredibly fertile and watered much of the year. the Tûlva and the Tîras. "Barad Annûn"). Alkathônda (“Castle of the Coastal Sea Forest”) near the frontier with Khârâdûne.2. with cliffs rising as much as 300 meters. near the foothills of the Yellow Mountains. which flow on the Kurryan Bay of the Sundering Sea. and has never been part of the realm of Anbalukkhôr. the Balakurush (“Wood River”). which are average (about 500 mm/year) in summer. The precipitations are average. These cities are built along a stretch band of culturable lands. and the Akurush affluent. Both are deep. tropical forests as well as deadly swamps. and Azrulôni (Ad “Haven of the Sea”) in front of Kadar an-Khâradun. after Ûrêzâyan in Bellakar and Bozisha-Dâr) and Zadan an-Adûn. with several trade routes with Ûsakan. The land is dominated by two different cities. for that it is there that is built the Anbalukkhôr’s navy. 3. Zajantak and Curinshiban. and more when one approachs from the Dalad Kirm lands. and to the precipitations. in a very fertile land. Azrulôni is the third most important city of Curinshiban after Kadar an-Khâradun (the greatest port city of all the Southern lands. The peaks are only 1000 to 2000 meters above the sea. but quite violent when it happens. which shaped definitively the coast of Curinshiban. Tales recalled the violent sea storms of the end of Second Age. All the trade routes are controlled with an iron hand by two fortresses built during Second Age. in winter as in summer (about 1000 mm/year). which flows towards Zajantak and Né-Tava. Arhazûn-Tarîk (‘’Shining Sea Pillar of the Adûnai’’). much of it covered by forest (which rise fairly quickly from the coasts). which easily explains why Ciryamir chose this land as center of his kingdom in Middle Earth.3 Zajantak Zajantak is located on the northern foothills of the Yellow Mountains.2. the Ulvâ and the Tîras. 3. Qu ‘’Marath Carnadúnê’’. which serves as the traditional capital. slate and some other minerals resources that are very rare elsewhere in Southern Middle Earth. between the Yellow Mountains and the Kurryan Bay of the Sundering Sea. and the Anbâl (“Blue River“). marble. It is at the crossing of the two rivers that was built Zadan an-Adûn ("Tower of Red Sunset". Seznebab is also the core land for the conquests of the Nazgul Akhorahil and the Army of the Southern Dragon. and rare in winter. and is subtropical with oasis valleys. The coastlands are ideal for fishing and full of natural harbors. inhabited by the Zajantak and the Ezkir. except during Akhorahil’s rule. The precipitations are very frequent.8 Curinshiban is a generally low land. . Curinshiban and Zajantak. Adûn-Tarîk (“The Red Tower”) and Bâtan-Urîd (“The Mountain Path City”). which flows only sporadically. On the contrary with the Tûr Betark which is to the east. There are two great rivers. Kadar an-Khâradun to the mouth of river Balakurush.2 Seznebab Seznebab is the region on the northern drainage of the Yellow Mountains between Chennacatt. There are three important rivers.

the Ezkira.9 Some notes > Works for me. The northern foothills are subtropical desert with oasis valleys. thanks to the Second Age Nummies. would be in rain shadow and probably the most horrendously barren march on the entire Men Falas. The agricultural areas would be in highland valleys between the mountains. similar to Tanturak." If Akhorakil wants to conquer Tulwang from a stronghold in the mountains. You could literally see across the grazing lands to the desert lowlands below. Feel free to suggest an alternate situation. We have temperate highlands. at some altitude (2000' +). no. The coasts between the Dar and the Bay of Raishoul. Chennacatt seems to include the incision in the mountains where Ny Chennacatt looms. Northern Slopes -. among other cities. They claim to be descended from "Calimon's soldiers" much to Akhorakil's annoyance. even though the nearby highlands are only a few thousand feet above sea level. . you would find a substantial oasis. essentially. Damascus and Jericho. If > you want to conquer Tulwang from the east. and also erratic grass and dry forest strip only a few miles wide on the northern flanks of the range. all of them interesting and dangerous in their own way. in the midst of the mountains. Blurred versions of his countance can be found on coins and carvings. for that matter). whereas Eric is probably referring to the forest river basis on > the HotH map. The climatic jump between north and south is severe. and tropical forests on the southern slopes. That is where the manpower and resources are > concentrated. but speak dialects of the same language. as this sort of terrain goes in Middle-earth. . There are several ways to traverse the mountains from west to east. Mountain folk -. but I still don't buy this. so I assumed that would extend all the way down to the Bay of Tulwang (at least its nearest portion). This would be a mix of Apysaic and Adunaic influences.The Sajanel of Zajantak (adj Zajan). >> > > I suspect there may be a confusion in the ways you and Eric are using " > Anbalukkhôr. are built around small valley/oases of this sort. That leaves a stretch of mountains some 400 miles long between Ny Chennacatt and Anbalukkhôr. CHRIS1224 writes: > << A minor point. The reverse is true. These mountain highlands are vast. the desert would be as severe as any other in Harad. you need to conquer the > Anbalukkhôr lowlands first. more than anywhere else in this part of Endor. Wherever a decent-sized river flows out of the mountains. > you have to worry about being outflanked from Tulwang. to the south. In a message dated 7/22/00 12:22:09 AM Central Daylight Time. In a previous e-mail you had suggested that the region of the continent map where the "Ciryatandor" label appears should be fertile. Uh . the best approach is through the fertile country rather than the desert. Inland." I believe you mean the northern foothills of the Yellow > Mountains. so entire cultures could be built on their flanks. The Yellow Mountains are much higher. Of course.Communities of Haradrim similar to the peoples of Sirayn and the Dar. The people higher in the mountains are different. much as in central Asia (or Colorado and Utah. If he . or Ezkirs (Adj Ezkir). the forested part is what I mean when I refer to "lowlands. There are Trolls and Orcs here. if you want to secure the coastline of Anbalukkhôr. A really nasty disease gradient. Valley folk and general -. a greenbelt only a few miles wide and long. comparable only to the stretch near the Stone Fields above Dusalan.

but for lack of population rather than lack of vision. passesd through Greater Harad and Far Harad on parallel tracks. That is. This does not make such a campaign impossible.Region on the northern drainage of the Yellow Mountains between Chennacatt and Curinshiban. Its kinda like someone invading California from Utah and tossing in the comment that you have to take Baja first. I am a bit fuzzy on how Tulwang could have held out against anyone for three hundred years. Seznebab and Curinshiban together formed the Second Age Numenorean colony of Ciryatanore or Anbalukkhor. Curinshiban and Seznebab their inhabitants ? What you found is pretty much what there is. as it appears on the Endor poster to be as flat and barren as a Los Angeles parking lot. Seznebab is also the core land for the conquests of the Nazgul Akhorakil and the Army of the Southern Dragon. how it was organized and motivated. Islands and hills. My best take on it is that the heartland of Akhorakil's realm was Ciryatandor. hide-trading village of Los Angeles. Brigham Young and the Mormons actually faced this strategic problem. Their solution was to try to establish a bridgehead in the Mohave and plot to take over the sleepy. fly ridden. Whoever maps it had best follow Eric's example and put in a lot of interesting terrain. he is leaving a flank open to the region with the largest military potential in this part of Middle-earth. particularly if you have skill and speed and some way to politically confound the Californians. and how it supported itself. > Curinshiban (for a geography chapter in SitS 2nd edition). it was composed not of Orcs/Trolls/Demons but of " > Haradrim. Seznebab and > Tulwang ? As well for Zajantak. forested coastland between Tulwang and Hyarr. what are the lands from Ny Chennacatt west to the sea. In a message dated 6/21/00 2:59:00 PM Central Daylight Time. for instance. > "Seznebab . unlike > Akhorahil's earlier army. These two realms would have a very great interest in keeping Akhorakil off the Bay of Tulwang. between the Yellow Mountains and the Kurryan Bay of the Sundering Sea. The mountain valleys of Seznebab and their Apysain populace are traditionally and equally rugged and unforgiving. The better part of its soldiers were either native to that region or attracted to Akhorakil's banner from other parts of Harad. called when they are not a Numenorean province? 1) The original Apysaic migration proceeds from the passes of the Ered Harmal in the first centuries of the Second Age. CHRIS1224 writes: > Another question (for Wes): the great novelty of the AotSD is that. only that he is showing considerable nerve and taking on major risks if he does. " > Could you help me by defining in a few lines the regions of Zajantak. The nasty-looking piece of desert between Ciryatandor and Tulwang would probably help. south of Tulwang and north of the Mumakan. and then the Adena wind up in the Seven Lands by the time of . which includes a goodly part of the central stretch of the Yellow Mountains and may or may not include the fertile.10 tries to bypass the lowlands to get to the Tulwang coastal cities. That and provide a lot of support for it from Bellakar and Bozishadar. This does not mean that he could not do it. The example is not as specious as it sounds. The idea was to fill in a gap in the early Second Age nomenclature. It didn't work." My question (which the modules don't answer) is where did these > Haradrim come from? From Bozisha-Miraz? from the Dune Sea? From Near Harad? > What's your take on this? The baffling thing about the Army of the Southern Dragon is that the guy who invented it never explained where it came from.

so that. composed primarily by Numenoreans and peòple of harad blood. Perhaps the use of the Brotherhood of The Claw. of course) that is now spreading (originally) in Enedwaith and Cardolan. who traveled across the Tulwang country and reached Anbalukkhôr.11 the first Numenorean explorations. they penetrated the mountains eastward instead of just settlling along the coast. Blurred > versions of his countance can be found on coins and carvings. There it goes some ideas: . These are the common folk of the more remote upland regions of Seznebab. Seznebab becomes the core territory of the Domain of the Army of Southern Dragon. They claim to be > descended from "Calimon's soldiers" much to Akhorakil's annoyance. in the midst of the mountains. and is not well thought of. Dendhalas. My main idea is about a Númenorean city called Arhazûn (i don´t know a lot about Númenorean names) and the cult of Taimaraud The Silent One. 4) In the Third Age. This indicates. > Mountain folk -. The micro-climates in those valleys would be comparable to that of Numenor. The Zajantak live along the desert boundaries of Seznebab. similar to > Tanturak. only to find that the Black Númenóreans have established there a few strongholds. They can be based on any of the rugged mountain ethnic groups found along the drier parts of the Eurasian Cordiellera between Spain and Afghanistan.the Ezkira.The Sajanel of Zajantak (adj Zajan). 2) After the Numenoreans founded Anbalukkhor. Fernand Braudel has a lot to say about them in his classic _The Meditteranean in the Age of Phillip II_. The joke in the line above is that their traditons remember their greatest king as being Tar-Ancalimon. Wes Frank Hi all. Anbalukkor : the idea of a mixed realm. 3) As the Numenoreans settle these lands. > Valley folk and general -. first. We have temperate highlands. etc. where they are thriving. or Ezkirs (Adj Ezkir). The two regions are usually dis-united except when the Storm King conquers them both. That leaves a stretch of mountains some 400 miles long between Ny > Chennacatt and Anbalukkhôr. > essentially. The northern foothills are subtropical desert with oasis valleys. an evil organization of shape-changers (not Lycanthropes. the locals take on the Adunaic influences noted in the racial distinctions below. I share with you some notes I have received about a fourth-age campaign in Middle Earth centered on the Southern Countries: Ciryatandor. that is once again spreading there. to the south. These is Seznebab. he has an inland mountain realm to serve as his base instead of just a few coastal settlements. becoming a local aristocracy. > I found also these notes very interesting (from Wes) : > Could you tell me more about Ezkira and Sajanel of Zajantak ? > Chennacatt seems to include the incision in the mountains where Ny > Chennacatt looms. in villages on the northern slopes of the Yellow Mountains and villages and cities in the valleys that are watered by the streams that flow down from the highlands. I suggest minerals and temperate highland valleys would be the attraction. Tulwang. The region between the sea and Chennacatt becomes a Numenorean provinces and more or less united for the rest of the Second Age. and > tropical forests on the southern slopes. by historical standards. This means that there would have to be some Apysaic peoples on the northern slopes of the Yellow Mountains and in the river valleys of coastal Anbalukkhor. whenever the Storm King allows that name to be used. More importantly. The climatic jump between north and south is > severe. This would be a mix of Apysaic and Adunaic > influences. A really nasty disease gradient. Which will help me later to build that campaign An "introduction" about a Dúnadan explorer. that travel eastward from the coastal bite between Tulwang and the Seven Lands (the Kurryan Bay and Curinshiban) into the northern slopes of the Yellow and its highland Valleys (Seznebab) must be relatively easy and Seznebab must have resources the Numenoreans would value. He would probably use one or more classical Adunaic names for his domains. when the Storm King revolts. The Storm King never really rules them for very long. Their civilization is linked by trade to Far and Greater Harad and they are similar culturally.

The Etulians : Etulians could have been the first inhabitants of Cyriatanore. The kingdom receives lots of money from the Nums (who have been developing strong commerce routes with The Seven Countries and the Ormal Bay lands). Bellakar and Gondor have interests in the zone. swearing loyalty to the new king of Cyriatandor and request to remain in the territory. because all of them share a great dream: to become an unique. mixed with few Bozisha-Miraz people ... and if you see interesting enough. the Nums are now thriving.it sounds good to me. the relations between Etulians and Numenoreans in the Third Age is another point of extrem importance: it could be the key to understand why the Etulian kings allowed . near the frontier with Kharadunë (name still undetermined). not willing to feel the rage of the new king. rearming. and with the arrive of Pon Ifta to the throne of Bozisha-Mirâz. this is only a general idea. i think that the number of haradrim established in Anbalukkhôr went up. the Nums have controled all of them with extortion. surrender to him. Tell me about your impressions. From there. that are now helping and supporting that realms (specially Ciryatandor) in order to strengthen their forces. huge Num Empire. And of course. Anbalukkhôr became a true independent Num realm (though throung most of the age the realm was really comprised of small kingdoms). What side did Etulians choose when Akhorahil betrayed Numenor and became a Nazgûl? This is an important point. and during the last century. Meanwhile. They have established primarily in Marath Carnadunë and in a small town. But. specially the former. they are now small in number. i think. becoming one economic important force of the zone. signed between Gondor and the new King of Cyriatandor. But in the fourth age. and the harads of Cyriatandor sees the Nums with suspicion. Of course. waiting for the day to reveal the world the inmense power of the Numenorean People. in which Gondor has the rights to appoint a "governor" in two cities of the new realm (to inform Gondor regularly about the situation in the Far South and to improve the Gondorians interests in the zone). because this is only the beginning. probably the Etulian people could have survived through Second and Third Ages and regain independence in the Fourth Age. So. feeling that they are the truly regents of the realm..this means that the current king of Cyriatanore is an Etulian one. mix with the Harad people that already lived there and establish a new. the Nums of Cyriatandor slowly grow up. The first could have arrived to the country in the second age. free realm called again Cyriatandor. Of course. I want to know what you think about it. and power. primarily under the orders of Akhorahil and his army of the Southern Dragon. so they decide to let the king think that they support him. money. and preparing to launch a future attack against Bellakar and Gondor (but not an inmediate one). the free harad peoples of Syrain could have arrived to Anbalukkhor to fight against the last remnants of the Army of Akhorahil: once they had beaten them. unknown to the Gondorians and the Bellakar people: the Nums of Morenore. Gondor doesn´t know much about the situation. they don´t recognize the new king as such. not Haradrim. they have been growing in number. under the rule of the colonies of Morenore. Although Gondor appointed governors in that Num town.. The Nums. so the king doesn´t have any truly reason to kick them out. I have been tempted to mix Bozisha-Miraz people and Syrain people. In the third age.. but still don´t know what´s happening.. Of course. I will continue developing all of this. but i have been thinking about a treat.12 I still don´t know the procedence of that harad people. some of them decided to stay in that lands. supported by their neighbourgs and a "third force". and established amongst the nums. They keep in touch with the rest of Num realms in the south. prior to the invasion of the territory by the Numenorean Army. So.

2) Anbalukkhôr regains its independence. hoping to extend Gondorian influence in the South. Although the capital is Marath Carnadunë. I have established that Aragorn. and begins to be populated with Haradrim and a small but active bunch of Black Númenóreans. they accepted the condition. What do you think about my plans with Cyriatanore? Do you think that a "Num Empire" at the Fourth Age is too fantastic or it sounds plausible? Cyriatanore could be the "spearhead" of this unified territories. made an agreement with the rulers of Tulwang and Ciryatandor. Anbalukkhôr. and that a King of The Númenóreans is ruling from there. ancient Númenórean lands. Where are these cities ? Else. will remain independent and to their own devices. so they truly hold the power in that city.. Can you tell me something about that? Do the Angalians share the territory with the Nums? And the confederacy of Southern Tulwang? What kind of people is living there? I am developing my campaign supposing that Ciryatandor is now inhabited with a mix of Nums (in certain cities) and Harad people (who are the 'rulers' of that realm. Southern Endor : 1) Bellakar remains a powerful realm in the Fourth Age. Caras Galen and Arhazûn. They keep an eye on the southern black númenóreans. Of course... Fearing a new rise of Black Númenórean power in the South.. near the Orolanari. The Angalian realm : Do the Angalians survive into the Fourth Age? Where do they live? I supposed they inhabit Northern Tulwang. and in the course of the years.13 Numenoreans to remain in the territory in the Fourth Age. > I've never heard of Kin-a-Ketra. Tul Harar and the Further South. it becomes a truly and prosperous city. And last. and in fact ..Well.. never the capitals) Do you think this is an appropiate background for Ciryatandor? Please let me know your opinion. and acts for Gondor as a "watch dog" on the southern black numenoreans colonies. is the main trade post. ancient and powerful. and as a 'prize' for his help to wipe off Sauronic troops. and two nobles from Gondor have been ruling the cities of Kin-a-Ketra and Caras Galen in Tulwang and Barad Carannûn and Arhazûn in Anbalukkhôr. but there is now a Num realm there. specifically the new realm established in Northern Tulwang. the merchant masters of Arhazûn have corrupted with inmense amounts of gold each of the last governors of the city. The Black Númenórean expansion in Tulwang. merchants masters that receive great amounts of gold from the Sirayn. > Bellakar recovers his power during the beginning of Fourth Age. who let Gondor to appoint two regional governors in two cities of each territory (of course. the idea could be very fine. I have also supposed that it exists a 'king' (Harad lineage) ruling from Marath Carnadunë. but ruled that a governor form Gondor will rule in two cities of each territory. 3) The Black Númenóreans want to regain their possesions and power in the south. Elessar ruled at the beginning of the century that the territories of Tulwang and Anbalukkhôr. very influenced by the Nums from cities like Arhazûn). Usakân. Although this was seen with mild disgust in those lands. the town of Arhazûn. inhabited with some Haradrims but a greater number of Black Númenóreans. i think this new material is very interesting. ally to both Gondor and the new King of Bozisha-Dâr. It is said that in the dark lands of Morenorë lay some cities.

will remain independent and to their own devices. Fearing a new rise of Black Númenórean power in the South. and it has impressed me. Elessar ruled at the beginning of the century that the territories of Tulwang and Anbalukkhôr. or you could center this new rise of Black Numenorean on Sakal an-Khâr. or so). Well. the latter perhaps descendant of the ancient kingdoms of the nums in the Third Age (including Sakal-an-Khâr) and with the pressence of Gondor incarnated in the regional governors (who will soon be corrupted by the power and money of the nums. But you are right. it is true. ally to both Gondor and the new King of Bozisha-Dâr. I will continue developing my ideas about Cyriatandor with the base of a mixed realm of Haradrim and Numenorean people. Sakal an-Khâr is only one idea. it has been a long time since we talked. How could they survive during the Third Age. for The Realm of Bellakar would undoubtely become a must.14 throughout the Further South is the first of the movements that this new power is making to achieve this. I know that these are only a few notes. Certain country of the Ormal Bay. like Cyriatandor. 2) Anbalukkhôr regains its independence. for they don´t want to challenge the Unified Realm without the proper preparation. I have just read it. the town of Arhazûn. so next week i hope i will begin my campaign in Southern Middle Earth. ancient Númenórean lands. Yes. Usakân. Tul Harar and the Further South. is the main trade post. Great work. to add "flavour" to Cyriatandorean Numenoreans.. It is really a shame that the production of MERP material is now closed. I am now finishing (at last!) my traduction of Southern Gondor: The Land. merchants masters that receive great amounts of gold from the Sirayn. > Here you must explain the presence of a Dark Numenorean realm in Morenore. and of course feel free to make all the critics you consider. so it will take a lot of years. but only a few of them would have move to this location (maybe at the end of the Third Age. having been contacted by this new awesome power. with the defeat of Sauron). Although the capital is Marath Carnadunë.com. but ruled that a governor . Tell me what do you think about all this. it becomes a truly and prosperous city. swear allegiance to it an begin to prepare to anexionate the weakest territories of the Ormal Bay in behalf of these new allies. inhabited with some Haradrims but a greater number of Black Númenóreans. at least in Cyriatandor). and i post them to you to request your opinion: 1) Bellakar remains a powerful realm in the Fourth Age. They keep an eye on the southern black númenóreans. I hope i am not boring or disturbing you with my mails! Well. that´s all for now. Black Númenórean expansion is slowly and subtle. Of course. And Morenorë is still my first "source" for the new Num "invasion" of the ancient nums colonies. and begins to be populated with Haradrim and a small but active bunch of Black Númenóreans. near the Orolanari.Sakal an Khor. so i am here to tell you that i have enjoyed a lot the glimpse about Bellakar and the kin-strife in guildcompanion. but i think they will illustrate you what i want to do. I have just written a few notes about it. specifically the new realm established in Northern Tulwang. first i have to read deeply the manuscript about Ormal Bay.. (sorry but i don´t remember the name. and in the course of the years.

Arhazûn could be to the south of Kadar an-Khâradûn. they accepted the condition. cuts through this thriving town. It is said that in the dark lands of Morenorë lay some cities. having been contacted by this new awesome power. Certain country of the Ormal Bay. so decided to >strengthen themselves and waited for the right time. but always kept the >secrecy of their settlements. Of course. and two nobles from Gondor have been ruling the cities of Kin-a-Ketra and Caras Galen in Tulwang and Barad Carannûn and Arhazûn in Anbalukkhôr. The Black Númenórean expansion in Tulwang. the merchant masters of Arhazûn have corrupted with inmense amounts of gold each of the last governors of the city. but i think they will illustrate you what i want to do. But they were small in number. Anbalukkhôr. Kin-a-Ketra was raised at the Second Age. >The towns of Kin-a-Ketra and Caras Galen are situated in Tulwng. and it is >situated upriver (the river that mouths at the Belegaer. so they truly hold the power in that city. Tell me what do you think about all this. they followed Sauron >but always though of the new kingdoms of Morenore as the true rulers of Middle Earth. Arhazûn is in Cyriatandor. as >descendants of the great Kings of Númenor. Hi there. and lay below of the new Númenórean Realm established there. from Umbar and the Further South. The Men Falas. 3) The Black Númenóreans want to regain their possesions and power in the south. the old >Númenórean road. I know that these are only a few notes. And to the south. for they don´t want to challenge the Unified Realm without the proper preparation. Well. as the port key access to the Seven Lands. Well. and that a King of The Númenóreans is ruling from there. Of course. there is already city named : Khorsâj (renamed Ainufalas). >The Númenórean presence at Morenore is another matter. Caras Galen is in the western >coast. Although this was seen with mild disgust in those lands. (sorry but i don´t remember the name. For Anbalukkhôr. Norjadar is the most important city of Tulwang.. and of course feel free to make all the critics you consider.Sakal an Khor. >Unlike the rest of Black Númenóreans. including Kharadune and Zimrathani. I have been thinking of a bunch of >Númenóreans that survived the Downfall of Númenor and established there. Black Númenórean expansion is slowly and subtle. or so). With the beginning of the . near >the border with Cyriatandor and it is close to the Oasis of Fult.. alone and forgotten by >everybody. and even Sauron didn´t know exactly where did they were from. always side by side with the one they >considered will indoubtebly rule Endor. that´s all for now. but there is many more unnamed cities. and in fact throughout the Further South is the first of the movements that this new power is making to achieve this. They followed Sauron through his schemes during the Third Age. ancient and powerful. i don´t kown its name so i named it >Murzahil). swear allegiance to it an begin to prepare to anexionate the weakest territories of the Ormal Bay in behalf of these new allies. the center of a client kingdom of Bellakar. Hija Nashar Qanath and Norjadar.15 form Gondor will rule in two cities of each territory. you already have two named cities : Zadan an-Adûn and Kadar an-Khâradûn (portrayed on the Tulwang map inside Bellakar supplement p49). including in Cape Nisur or along Abârrûkh. so it will take a lot of years. Kin-a-Ketra could be one of these cities (near Dalgen fortress) and Caras Galen could be on Cape Nisur. in Tulwang.

and even Sauron didn´t know exactly where did they were from. The Númenóreans of Sakal an Khar. cuts through this thriving town. near the border with Cyriatandor and it is close to the Oasis of Fult. The Númenóreans of Sakal an Khar. they followed Sauron but always though of the new kingdoms of Morenore as the true rulers of Middle Earth. alone and forgotten by everybody. Arhazûn is in Cyriatandor. The Númenórean presence at Morenore is another matter. i don´t kown its name so i named it Murzahil). >What do you think of all these? Let me know your opinions ad thanks for your time. so decided to strengthen themselves and waited for the right time. and now it is the right time to let know the rest of the >world of their powerful presence. They have been >slowly growing throughout the Third Age. and it is situated upriver (the river that mouths at the Belegaer. >The towns of Kin-a-Ketra and Caras Galen are situated in Tulwng. I don't have any opinion on conditions in the South during the Fourth Age. But they were small in number. impressed with the great majesty and power of these cousins. I have been thinking of a bunch of Númenóreans that survived the Downfall of Númenor and established there. and now it is the right time to let know the rest of the world of their powerful presence. Unlike the rest of Black Númenóreans. What do you think of all these? Let me know your opinions ad thanks for your time. They have been slowly growing throughout the Third Age. from Umbar and the Further South. The Men Falas. joined them in their conquest plans. Hi Eric. impressed with the great >majesty and power of these cousins. the old Númenórean road. Perhaps you should forward the e-mail to Wes. joined them in their conquest plans. Caras Galen is in the western coast. as descendants of the great Kings of Númenor. These Nummies could ally with their distant cousins. Kin-a-Ketra was raised at the Second Age. but always kept the secrecy of their settlements. They followed Sauron through his schemes during the Third Age. . Hi there. so only Adunaic forms should be used for Numenorean (or Ballakarian) settlements south of Umbar. and lay below of the new Númenórean Realm established there. the Free People of the South. the Black Númenóreans of Morenore have reached great >numbers. although they have suffered important losses in the War of the Ring. they would confront the immediate hostility of Anarikê and Lynerian League. and in this case. the Black Númenóreans of Morenore have reached great numbers. With the beginning of the Fourth Age and the disappearance of Sauron from Arda. and lay below of the new Númenórean Realm established there. always side by side with the one they considered will indoubtebly rule Endor. The towns of Kin-a-Ketra and Caras Galen are situated in Tulwng. Numenoreans of Sakal an-Khar were not able to keep the cult of Sauron alive during the Third Age (I have to precise the history of Third Age for Ormal Bay). although they have suffered important losses in the War of the Ring. The only point I would emphasize (as I always do) is that the cultural integrity of the South must always be preserved. Caras Galen is in the western coast.16 Fourth Age and the >disappearance of Sauron from Arda.

Nor would the Bellakarani use Elvish at all. only Melkor/Mulkher (independently or as Sauron). _falas_ is _sakal_ in Adunaic.17 _caras_ is a Silvan Elvish word. since the Dunedain of Gondor were the only mortal race by the late Third Age who spoke and used an Eldarin language in their nomenclature. _ainu_ is a Quenya word. in Tulwang. The Sindarin would be _Gobel Galen_. As you know. not used by any race outside of Mirkwood and Lorien. Sauron claimed to _be_ Morgoth when he revealed himself openly at the end of the Third Age. >With the beginning of the Fourth Age and the disappearance of Sauron from Arda. Would they? Where do you find evidence that Black Numenoreans participated in the War of the Ring? The Corsairs of Umbar at this stage were Haradrim. and thus would not be used in Middle-earth. the center of a client kingdom of Bellakar. 4 4. so perhaps _Sakal an-Balai_. and was worshipped as such.2 Fauna and Flora Tulwang Cyriatanórë . _ainu_ does not have any cognates in other languages. not Black Numenoreans. >Well. but such a name would only be given if it were a Gondorian colony. there is already city named : Khorsâj (renamed Ainufalas). The Numenoreans never worshipped Sauron _as_ Sauron.1 4. although they have suffered important losses in the War of the Ring. Any other Numenorean culture would use Adunaic: _Kadar [?]_. >Numenoreans of Sakal an-Khar were not able to keep the cult of Sauron alive during the Third Age A minor point: don't forget that. the Black Númenóreans of Morenore have reached great numbers. according to Tolkien.

75m (5’9’’). Númenórean bloodlines. Appearance Etulian are quite similar to their Farijin cousins : a light gray skin. the Etulians wear also capes. Society and culture Clothes : Diversity is the rule. This very convenient expression. around 70 to 90 years. which are generally confined to the wealthier or more powerful segments of urban society. During Third Age. At the beginning of Second Age. through the commercial exchanges with the people of the Seven Lands (mainly the Adena and the Sederi of Khâradûnê) and the mariners of the Guild of the Venturers. on the clothing plan. the more the way of dressing looks like that of Anbalukkhorians. blue or yellow tons). they also wear a wide and long sling. but mostly to be deprieved from their goods or their land. and a more strong and graceful constitution. long and steep hair (usually brown or black). a muscular constitution. or a mixture of the two groups. as most Etulians are blood-mixed. the Etulians slowly recovered their status within the realm. following the example of Bellakaze in Bellakar. Like their cousins. The Númenórean nobility replaced the native nobility. Some similarities in their religion could indicate that they could be distant relatives of the Chyan people. with a little part of Bozishnarod people. They gain a bonus of +10 in two of these four skills : Trading. and later by Númenórean domination. and settled in Cyriatanórë and Tulwang.1 Etulian History For all Dunedain. The Zaqa Hafi was then replaced by city states (like in the Chyan empire). in purple. 5. Perhaps it was because of a conflict against mythical enemies that are only referred in legends as the “Tolfah” (Har. Men reach around 1. and this before the beginning of their migration towards the south. In journey. hides in fact a multitude of cultures. colored and embroidered tunics (usually silk or lin. and were among those who resisted most to the Númenórean colonization. The major difference concerns the eyes colors. women around 1. The leading class prefer to wear short. Like the Númenóreans of Anbalukkhôr. Special capacities : The Etulians managed to gain an important place within the Anbalukkhôrian court. Men weigh about 70 kg. the southern Etulians (or simply Etulians) in Cyriatanórë evolved quickly. They became fishermen. imitating the dresses of Anbalukkhôrian intrigantes. Some thinks that they could be also Sîranians relatives. Generally speaking the more the social standing increases. and only to be conquerred under Herundil rule. nine Haradrim clans left their countries in central Middle-Earth. and the size. there is not much difference between North and South among the popular classes. the Etulian very early sedentarized themselves. integrating the cultural lines of their colonizers. and welcomed at first the newcomers. Fears and Inabilities : death. War Tactics and Eloquence. Their life is average. Although the origin of this people is not clearly known. or “southern men”. traders and pirats. in the middle of the first millenia of Second Age. which takes place of a belt. They settled the coastlands of Cyriatanórë and Tulwang (where they live in harmony with their Farijin cousins). Those intermixed with Númenóreans have grey or blue eyes. following more or less the example on the Númenórean Anbalukkhôrian. On the contrary. During centuries.18 5 People The inhabitants of Tulwang and Anbalukkhôr are primarily Apysani or Swerting folk. to begin the long journey (or “Farij”). giving up the nomadic ways of their ancestors. .60 (5’3’’). The women adopt a more austere fashion than the Farijin women. The Etulians are sometimes also known as the Balukkhôrâi (Etulian in Adûnaic language). It is more and more rare to find a pure blooded Haradrim. flat faces. Nobody really knows now why these nomadic tribes left their lands. it is certain that they are a distinct people from the Haruzan and the Apysan. On the contrary. “The Great Spirits”). The clans soon lost importance. through the sea influence. Those in Tulwang (the northern Etulians. or that they were in search of arable lands. They migrated west and south from the Ered Harmal. But they took important responsabilities within the court more sooner. they have a strong distrust towards Tantûraki of Mûmakan. Leadership. until one of them became king of Anbalukkhôr in TA 1725. The short tunic and the baggy or narrow trousers are spread enough among the population. Etulians evolved in two relatively different cultural groups. women about 62 kg. In Cyriatanórë. all people under river Poros are Haradrim. or mostly referred as Farijin) remained faithful to their ancestral customs. as the two people share many traditions in common.

and made from stiffened tissues or flexible leather. Women are mainly responsible for the children education. founding the cities of Norjadar and Khorsâj in SA 2150. who is assisted by a college of 100 asapthubêth (Ad “City Councilors”). and coated with a sling or a scarf. a wife who consider . card and society games are very well appreciated by the high level class. They kill them at sight. Men wear hats. The desert of Tulwang is fundamental for their behavior and their customs. Special capacities : Like all nomads. Language : They speak their own language. one men can marry ten. In journey. and different headgears. Etulians are represented in the most important cities of Anbalukkhôr. and they mostly excel in archery and in navy. Numerous deities are venerated. Their life is average. the realm is administered by a king. the Sarada. access to the instruction. and then the Nuumenoreans maintened a fairly large and effective army. The basic food is not fundamentally different from the north. “Nomad People”). Lifestyle : The realm is first administered by city states. they also wear capes. women around 1. except that the population consumes a lot of fishes. as well as two to five mistresses. Hats are very often in shape of a bowl or a dome. Fears and inhabilities : They have an instinct hate for Orcs and for Sânar who dwell in the desert. whose only rival in the south is Tantûrak. Each Hafi. They have a muscular constitution. They very often wear a wide and long sling. chosen among the nobility. often foreign to the Etulian religion. Men can take one official spouse. women about 62 kg. Farijin women are known for their exquisite beauty and their luxurious jewel. Through Númenórean and Etulian influence. long. and have (especially in the high classes). The women vary much more their toilet: silk dresses. The Etulians are capably warriors. the Etulians are monogamous (though their ancestors were polygamous). Society and culture Clothes : Farijins wear ample cotton shirt and baggy trousers. Etulian. The average stabilizes around three. In theory. Later. They kept intact the nomadic way of life of their ancestors.2 Farijin To the north of river Aronduin are established the Farijin (Har. bows. Appearance They are of medium height. or more scarcely. Marriage pattern : the polygamy (though less and less practiced). around 50 to 70 years. Warfare The Etulians have a long standing warrior tradition. but among the nobility. Bozishnara and some notions of Adena and Sederi (their Khâradûnê neighbours). In parallel. Temples are small. like their Farijin cousins. Restriction on Professions : None. the Farijin are expert in riding and desert survival (+10 in one of these skills). Unlike the Sorijan. Men reach around 1. just as the hunting (like man hunt in the forest). 5. a practice which is strictly forbidden for slaves. and arrange the future of his children. Men are very proud of their beards. short. They also abhor to be enslaved. as Númenóreans taught to Etulians the art to build stony houses. and they are in majority in the coastal villages. shields. priests are relatively discreet.50m (4’11’’). There are cities and villages. some of them sedentarized (who merged later with Sorijans). These men are therefore similar to their Etulian cousins.70m (5’7’’). personal affair. and later each city state. Many also know Sorijan. and especially in Kadar an-Khâradûn. Bellakaranî strangers assert that some of them would be dressed only in gold and in precious stones. and particularly cherish freedom. A great number of sects with strange rites and occult objectives exist in coastal cities. the women’s number is really the exterior sign of wealth. and has access to a bigger variety of products. spears.19 Marriage pattern : Strongly influenced by Númenor. dark brown eyes and very long and steep hair (usually brown or black). with a reformed Zaqa Hafi where clanship distinction has no more importance. ample blouses. rangers and warriors are very prised. narrow trousers which falls up to the calf. whose tasks are to serve the official spouse and to satisfy the husband. From the Númenórean domination. and no more villages of tents. which takes place of a belt. also later called the Gettaniyan tribesmen. the traders and the army. baggy trousers. In fact. The man (the house’s master) takes as many women he can maintain it. Religion : The religious factor is much less pregnant. flat faces. because of the intense commercial traffic. Men weigh about 70 kg. constantly high trained and disciplined. Etulians use leather light armor and are armed with swords. The most important activity within the realm is trade. with a light gray skin. except for marriage or faith considerations. The man can repudiate (with a convincing explanation) one of his wife. Adûnaic. and replaced by a council of seven Regents (like in Bozisha-Dar). and smooth-skinned. they are not very good mariners. Bellakaze. the Zaqa Hafi institution is abroged. though animists. and are generally thin. is still effective. The threat of desert orcs and Sânar propelled them to adopt a lifestyle that places war in the center of Farijin preoccupation. The faith is above all an internal.

The Bandar clan is renowned for a particularly subtle liqueur. Leisure : Hunting is also an important activity for Farijins. The young men are very early prepared for fight. Created in SA 347. Bellakaze and Bozishnara. The Cult of Sarada.3 Nandran History The Nandran are the original Inhabitants of the Western Ered Laranor. Princes Council). made from Guna milk and barks of Kouh. The typical home for a Farijin is the tent. The cold drinks are rarely served. are discussed the conflicts or the negociations between clans. “indiya). Unlike the Ayten. Restriction on Professions : none. which serve as refuge to the population in case of attack. “diyaj”). lumo and the big eagle of the desert. the hunters pursue different sort of preys : small mammals. It is not uncommon to see in Tulwang campaign tent villages. Men wear short pointed beards on their chin. The Nandran are Herders and small Scale Farmers who live in small townships. The most consummate drink is an infusion. “sarfa”) and rites (Har. the Farijin are still nomads (except for those who are established in cities). They have a rather long life expectancy. a thorny of Tulwang. as they are responsible of children education. and even girls often learn how to use a bow or a short dagger with a twisted blade (the Zila). each Hafi maintain an army (or militia). among the Goujilin. and are exchanged goods (as the economic system of the nomads is barter). the nomads don’t abhor slavery. but very few have the boldness to use of this possibility. is reserved for migration. The line is traced through the male. spear. In these cessions. cats and wild dogs. laws (Har. the Orao. rare. sword and bow. Farijin. . The Nandran have good relationships to the Dwarves of Mablâd-Dûm whom they supply with food and other products. which needs a checkerboard of 121 squares. after the fall of Númenor. Adûnaic. Temples do not empty and monopolized a considerable wealth. They are build strong and reach an average weight of Men 80 kg and Women 65 kg. The rites are scrupulously observed and the priests exercise a considerable influence on the population. In border of the desert. The numerous tent villages along the fringes of desert count some buildings made in bricks or stone : the Temple. Like in the Ayten society. “Clan”). Each of the nine clans are directed by a Hafi (Har. and favor the use of javelin. The women practise numerous games. They descend from tribes who came into that Area in the second Age. Sorijan. Each clan is composed of extended families (also called “houbar”) numbering up to a few hundred individuals. which are infeodated to the will of one (or several) major clans. Religion : this is an important aspect of Farijin culture. is there exceptionally alive. and all hafi met every year to the Zaqa Hafi (Har. Language : They speak their own language. and about twenty minor clans (this number fluctuates during the ages).Both sexes wear their Hair long and plaited. and the water. including legends (Har. who make each year about two to five migration. They rarely meet a foe on the open plain of battle. The slaves are reasonably well treated. There exists nine important clans. women are highly revered. but also a high tower with loop holes. insidiously corrupted by the servants of Sauron. usually constituted of cavalry units. closely akin to the Adena Peoples. Before Númenórean arrival and during Third Age. Religion is based on sacred texts. All marriages must be acknowledged by the clan leader (Hafi). which combines several leaves dried on the sun of the desert. Men are to 1. Guna is the traditonnel meat in Tulwang.20 herself not correctly treated can ask the dissolution of her marriage by asking to the Temple.80 m tall. Together with the Sânar (their arch Enemies) they are amongst the last Peoples of Black Men east of Tulwang. the Kirab Sarada (Har. Women to 1. Many also know Etulian. though rangers and warriors are commonly seen. made from Giwa crushed and boiled seeds. around 90 years. The common food is based on semolina. The society is patriarchal. as well as ball games. Like their ancestors. “Cult of Revelations”). This dish is often accompanied with a spiced sauce. which is well convenient for Farijin. “Prince”). the institution existed until Númenórean arrival. The nomads wear soft or rigid leather. Lifestyle : The Farijin base their political structure on the Melfah (Har.70m. Appearance The Nandran are a coloured people and have dark Copper Skin and Brown Eyes and Black curly Hair. the institution reformed itself during Third Age. Forbidden on direct order of King Tar-Ciryatan. it is usually eaten boiled or smoked. 5. a very fragrant wild berry. the largest among are Netmûrash and Uzûr. Warfare War is the center of preoccupation for Farijin. near Norjadar on river Ajdak at the Crossings of Dalgen. mixing red and blue pimento of Tulwang and Haloun's powder. Ulija.

"Last Desert"). Some are also farmers. 5. Language : The Sanâr speak their own tongue Evâne Khabâl (5) as well as New Apysan (4) or Ansith (4). short tunics and beautiful sashs around their bellies. as well as Orome and Manwe whom they call Angôn and Legeb. Orange. They use Iron High-Helmets and Splintmail. They look down on all other Deities as lesser Demons.Ap. Lifestyle: They are mostly Herders of Goats. Both sexes use to wear Bronce jewelry (Medals and Arm-rings). -10 against Cold Attacks. Farijin (2) or Sorijan (2). The Hosts consist of Archers. Lifestyle : The Sanâr are Desert Nomads who move from one Oasis to another with their Herds of Goats and Cattle. The Sanâr are warlike Cattle breeders and Nomads and are especially known for their worship of the Were-Worms.75 m while women reach almost the same high with 1. the huge Man-Sand-Dragons of the Nes-Dêra whom the Sanâr sacrifice Slaves or Prisoners. Chickens and pigs. but most likely they trade with the Tulwany people (both the Farijin and the Sorijan).4 Sanâr History The Sanâr are the ferocious Nomad Tribes that Inhabit the Nes-Dêra (o. Every tribe has a council of a different number of Khûnar (according to the tribes seize and power) who chose one Nabâs or Warlord as the Leader in Battle. Spearmen and Axemen battalions. Religion : The Sanâr worship the God Akhâlt. The Nandran are very autonomous. Restriction on professions : No Wizards. the dry Sandland Backwater of Tulwang and Anbalkûmagân. Their life is average. Warfare The Nandran have a highly organized military. Some also have learned Ansith (3). Special capacities : none. light brown. Restriction on professions : none. Blue-grey with triangular symbols. Yellow and light blue. especially in the lowlands around the two cities Netnûrash and Uzûr. The Khûnar teach that the Were-Worm is a holy creature of Akhâlt and must be satisfied to his pleasure. The Sanâr are as well known as the principal foes of the Etulian tribes and the Farijin to whose territories the Sanâr often emerge in their Campaigns. Clothes are mostly in Earth colours. Language : They speak their own tongue Nandrû (5) as well as New Apysan (4) and Tazinain (3). God of the Desert and Fire as the Creator of the World. They are the descendants of Tribes who originally dwelt north of the Gulf of Harad but were driven out by Apysans in the second Age and are according to their language of distant Kin to the Magri of Mag and Tumag. . Men stand 1. but wear their Hair long and Plated.70. around 50 to 60 years. Men wear Leather Sandals and short Kilts while women wear long Wrapped Dresses and Sandals as Well. Religion : The Nandran worship Aulë and Yavanna. The Male Sanâr don´t wear beards. Marriage pattern : The Sanâr are a Matriarchial Culture. whom they call Emhan and Tenêt.21 Society and culture Clothes : Men wear light leather Sandals. Light Green. or Cattle in the lower valleys but they also have Asses. curly Hair and Brown Eyes. Clothes are mostly in bright coloures. pale Red. Red. Women wear long Dresses and as well colourful Sashs. but live in tents The Sanâr are ruled by a female caste of Priestesses the Khûnar. Fears and inabilities : none. All five years the shened elects a Manîth or Master. each Woman is allowed 1 to 5 husbands. Marriage pattern : The Nandran are a Monogamous people. so human sacrifices are made regularly. Society and culture Clothes : The Sanâr tend to wear only light clothes. The Line is carried on through the Husband. Fears and inabilities : none. Dark Green. Appearance The Sanâr are counted to the Black Men and have dark Copper coloured Skin and Black. They are ruled by a council of representants of the most influencal families. The Sanâr are strong in built and have an average weight of Men 95 kg and Women 75 Kg. but most of the time the clans tend to handle their problems among themselves so the Manîth is rather a Judge for struggles between different tribes. called the Shened. Special capacities : +20 Bonus against Heat Attacks. the Women wear their Hair upswept. Some also speak Tazinain (3) or Bozishnâra (2). They rarely have steady homes. Every Warrior wears a Roundshield and a dagger too.

linked at the origin with the most important Bellakaze families (mainly collaborators). They dislike to wear gold objects. 5. women around 1. around 60 to 80 years. In Tulwang.5 Sorijan History Their ancestors. baggy breeches and light turbans while women wear long wrapped dresses and Head-scarfs. the Sea God. women about 62 kg. rules a gouvernor (Djai or autarb). they were able to free themselves. Religion : Sorijan more or less follow the Bellakarian traditions. Marriage Pattern: They are monogamous. shields. Society and culture Clothes : Sorijan often wear light clothes (usually made of wool or cotton). Usually they don´t wear armor. Men weigh about 70 kg. They usually wear colourful clothes often with many stripes. which is independant from other cities. They dedicate a special cult to Najm. They came to be involved in fleet. Men wear short gowns. women about 60 kg. they are ruled in theory by a King (kataj or tarb). On each city. this was an unsuccessful attempt. They have an average life. taking some Tedjin or Qarsag customs (rulers title. Piracy or Naval War Tactics.50m (4’11’’). But the reconquest of Bellakar by the Tumakveh ended the Sorijan prosperity. Bozishnarod or Bellakaze blood. and usually along the coasts. Restriction on Professions : None. Many turned into piracy against Bellakar. The most important activity within the realm is trade or piracy. and have Tedjin. or from Ormal Bay. Tazinain or Múranian. Scimitars and light Axes. though animists. which takes many elements from Bellakaze and Etulian languages. The Sorijan are the indirect result of the invasion of Tedjin and Qarsag upon Bellakar in the ninth century of Third Age. They are capable warriors. They can also speak Bellakaze. as well as Bellakaze or Etulian customs (religion. 5. Few can speak trading languages of the seven Lands. short and braided black or brown hair. they mostly excel in navy warfare or in piracy. They use leather light armor and are armed with swords. spears.70m (5’7’’). because of the intense commercial traffic. red and ochre. but in practice Sorijan live in a city states regim. establishing themselves as mariners. and mixing with Bellakaze in Mardruak. favoured coloures are yellow-light blue. Sorijan then fled to Tulwang where they soon overcome the Farijin natives of Tulwang. but are rarely united. They are mixed-bloods. Appearance Sorijan have a coloured fair skin hauled by the sun.22 Warfare The Sanâr primary fight as large Infantry Hosts and are armed with Lances. Fears and Inabilities : death. Bonus of +10 for two of these four skills : Leadership. like Kharadunic or Zimrathanin. and take great reverence of Ladnoca. warfare). distantly related to Bozishnarod. Through the help of Gondor squadron. When the Tedjin turned east (through Bellakar first kings’ will). ancestor cult). Trading. the Earth Goddess. and a muscular constitution. as they consider it is a clear invitation for steal or murder. Special capacities : The Sorijan are gifted mariners. Lifestyle : Sorijan are accustumed to the sea before any other teachings. Qarsag. like Chyan. The line is traced through the male. They also venerate their ancestors. rangers and warriors are very prised. Men weigh about 70 kg. Warfare The Sorijan have a long standing warrior tradition. Sailing. Men reach around 1. bows. and has access to a bigger variety of products. except that the population consumes a lot of fishes. encouraged by Qarsag governors under Tedjin rule. but great Shields.6 Tandê History . There are cities and villages. Ansith. Spears. They are very proud of their mixed origin. flat faces. Etulian. and blue. recalling to the youngs the ancestors’ valorous actions in battle (which is a call for emulation). green or brown eyes. which they melt with their own. The basic food is the same than Farijin. Language : They speak Sorijan. but mostly to be deprieved from their goods or their land. were former Tedjin slaves who were brought in the Tedjin settlements near the northwest coast of Bellakar during the first Tedjin invasion in the early years of Third Age. New Apysan and Adûnaic.

Language : They speak their own tongue Tandê (5) as well as New Apysan (4) and Etulian (3). Women wear elaborated and colourful dresses. fighting against all. They are strong in built and have an average weight of Men 85 kg and Women 70 Kg.23 The Tandê are the original inhabitants of Cyriatanorë and Hyarn. the populations very fast mixed. She has the task to handle problems with other villages. except by the cannibalist Tandê. All clothes are made with complicate embroidery and gold or silver incrustation. a good part(party) of the power is fallen into the hands of the traders. Númenor's nobility supplanted the native nobility. Some also have learned Ansith (3). the spirit of conception and birth). after Númenor's fall. Each warrior wears a roundshield and a dagger. When the Etulians arrived. Really. except a few tribes who gathered into the mountains. Many noble houses of Númenor saw granting by king the right to establish(constitute). realms or simply domains in Endor. They prefer brown. advice(council) where they sat. sweeping(annihilating) the traditional political structures and establishing his(her) own administration. and they settled along the coasts. and sometimes battle axes. Adunaphel. But it is very difficult to manipulate them. and to designate her successor. and clans lost any reason for being. Two reasons explain this decline: on one hand. and act in cover to reach their objectives (for instance assassination). which easily explains their position within the Etulian or Adena realms. they officially welcomed them in order to better attack them in cover. They are very good mercenaries and assassins. and they established themselves either in the mountains where they become hunters. The importance of their domains vary according to times and according to the respective power of the political actors of the region. The matriarch is usually designated for life.55 (5’1’’). Fears and inabilities : only for those who still live in the mountains. Those whith Númenórean or Etulian blood have a more pale skin. Appearance The Tandê are a coloured people and have dark coloured skin. Religion : The Tandê first worshipped the Brother Gods Kasôr (Creator of the World and the Great Devourer). to guarantee peace. unless they are illegitimate.7 Anbalukkhorian Very early. blue or yellow clothes. They use iron high helmets and splintmail. allowing no stranger to come uninvited into their strongholds. and brown eyes. to be taken by their neighboors when they practice cannibalism. and Adêk (the horned serpent. So. putting down(depositing) the local sovereigns. Warfare Tandê warriors are accustumed to battle on earth or on sea since their youth. around 50 to 70 years. Marriage pattern : The Tandê are monogamous. flat faces. Society and culture Clothes : Men wear light leather sandals. broad faces. black deeply-inset eyes and black wavy Hair. mixing(involving) the blood of the people of the desert to that of a Númenor's high house. and prefer to live in small villages. the institution of the Princes decayed. as the case may be. collected in of powerful and very secret ghildes . light and practical cotton short tunics. Afterward. Their life is average. Nandrû (3) or Sorijan (2). But the Etulians soon discovered that the Tandê were cannibalistic in nature. Umbar and Gondor. Restriction on professions : none. swords and short bows. Men reach around 1. 5. Through the contacts with Etulians and Adena. and Nûlma (the Nature God). where they act as dreadful pirats or mercenaries from their secret bases. and ruled by a matriarch for each village. Lord Haradwaith went out of the shadow and proclaimed himself kings or princes. Númenor imposed quickly his(her) will to the peoples of coasts. Special capacities : none. and through their weapon superiority.70m (5’7’’). Some of them have not yet renounced to the ways of their fathers. They usually avoid open warfare. Some people say themselves descendants of the big families or even the Hafi. which lost soon any authority on its population. the Etulians forced them to relinquish this nasty custom. on the other hand. The great majority of Tandê are peaceful. They descend from tribes who came into that area during the last centuries of First Age. Lifestyle : they are mostly fishermen or farmers. The others are him(it) really. Kasôr is no more worshipped. women around 1. to whom human sacrifices are made. They are closely akin to the Adena people. The line is carried on through the female. the Tandê now worship Nûlma as the Creator and Nature God. Many surrendered to the newcomers. or in the islands maze near Hyarn coast. and researched for that by Etulian or Adena authorities. The last one Hafi disappeared at the same time as Zaqa.

and the harads of Cyriatandor sees the Nums with suspicion. some of them decided to stay in that lands. and if you see interesting enough. not willing to feel the rage of the new king. I have been tempted to mix Bozisha-Miraz people and Syrain people. Tell me about your impressions. free realm called again Cyriatandor. i have been thinking about the idea of a mixed realm. and with the arrive of Pon Ifta to the throne of Bozisha-Mirâz. in which Gondor has the rights to appoint a "governor" in two cities of the new realm (to inform Gondor regularly about the situation in the Far South and to improve the Gondorians interests in the zone). and power. Of course. because this is only the beginning. signed between Gondor and the new King of Cyriatandor. they have been growing in number. Gondor doesn´t know much about the situation. Of course. and established amongst the nums. the Nums have controled all of them with extortion. that are now helping and supporting that realms (specially Ciryatandor) in order to strengthen their forces. The Nums. Meanwhile. they are now small in number. They have established primarily in Marath Carnadunë and in a small town. waiting for the day to reveal the world the inmense power of the Númenórean People. i think that the number of haradrim established in Anbalukkhôr went up. and preparing to launch a future attack against Bellakar and Gondor (but not an inmediate one). but i have been thinking about a treat. unknown to the Gondorians and the Bellakar people: the Nums of Mórenorë. huge Num Empire. Thanks for your interest. Although Gondor appointed governors in that Num town. I will continue developing all of this. primarily under the orders of Akhorahil and his army of the Southern Dragon. swearing loyalty to the new king of Cyriatandor and request to remain in the territory. The kingdom receives lots of money from the Nums (who have been developing strong commerce routes with The Seven Countries and the Ormal Bay lands). composed primarily by Númenóreans and peòple of harad blood. There it goes some ideas: I still don´t know the procedence of that harad people.24 Hi Eric. near the frontier with Kharadunë (name still undetermined). the Nums of Cyriatandor slowly grow up. supported by their neighbourgs and a "third force". and during the last century. Santiago . mix with the Harad people that already lived there and establish a new. surrender to him. money. feeling that they are the truly regents of the realm. so they decide to let the king think that they support him. because all of them share a great dream: to become an unique. so the king doesn´t have any truly reason to kick them out. the free harad peoples of Syrain could have arrived to Anbalukkhor to fight against the last remnants of the Army of Akhorahil: once they had beaten them. Of course. under the rule of the colonies of Mórenorë. Bellakar and Gondor have interests in the zone. Anbalukkhôr became a true independent Num realm (though throung most of the age the realm was really comprised of small kingdoms). rearming. but still don´t know what´s happening. In the third age. as i told you in my last mail. So. specially the former. From there. I want to know what you think about it. this is only a general idea. Well. becoming one economic important force of the zone. But. the Nums are now thriving. they don´t recognize the new king as such. The first could have arrived to the country in the second age. They keep in touch with the rest of Num realms in the south. But in the fourth age.

1 Angalian Angalians are tall. The name Angalialë was a deliberately created artifice. as befits the high concentration of Númenórean blood in the population.25 6 Politics and Power 7 Realms Angalialë [Angelia] (S/Q ATowards the Light Everlasting@) Kingdom in north Tulwang. gray-eyed Haradrim. but are open-hearted and welcoming to northern visitors and to anyone who claims the Dragon as an enemy. 7. and gradually spreading through military and diplomatic endeavors throughout the lands once dominated by the Shadow. They distrust Haradrim from other regions. the Sederi and the nomadic clans. many of the Haransoron’s rebels were from Fico. the capital was Ainufalas. . ethnic resurgence and commitment to a religious and cultural revival being spearheaded by the royal house in Gondor. meant to evoke a feeling of pride. Their fabled descent from Númenórean colonists is a national fiction. all persecuted by the Dragon. founded at the dawn of the Fourth Age by supposed descendents of an ancient Númenórean colony. the purpose of which is to forge closer ties with successful Númenórean successor-states such as Gondor and Bellakar. formerly Khorsâj.

which would drill clouds. So.her) divine defenders. three houses which are divided the world. in the barbaric customs and in the whimsical behavior. but his support is much more effective. The cult is based on a set of sacred texts. trying all the time to widen their domains to the detriment of the opposite houses. fortunate Etulian is interred in graves containing several floors. There is a god for every city. he could escape it. if it is not of the fear. where the spirits volètent as bat. servants of the Realm of the Deaths. The consequences of such a philosophy on the psychology of Etulian are fundamental: if the man has nothing else to wait of for him(her. Comfortably installed(settled) in the center of day realms night and. An . The problem with the gods Souka is that they are very whimsical. the famous "Revelations". It(he) would be built a gigantic tower. a prince of the clan Kalib and a governor of the city. the more Zoulh should penetrate on enemy territory to seize it. forbidding them the access to the room funeral. but in the reality. and to make sure their good graces(favours) is not too difficult. every river. and that following the example of Ildhoura. a sovereign who marked the city of Karghila.1 Society and Institutions Etulian cult Religion constitutes a fundamental aspect of the Etulian culture. " Cult of the Revelations ". Souka in the world of the awakening and Hayda stay up the realm of the deaths. and avoids even pronouncing their names. Nour would be in shelters of the servants of the Kahaydar. These three families are made perpetually the war. which defend(forbid) them during the day. after Zaldar his founder. the defenders of the nights. for whom he tries(feels) nothing. To put off the most possible this horrible term. because never the god Souka and Kala would let Zoulh penetrate also far into their territory. it is indeed Nour. Rather of than to win the graces(favours) of unpredictable and selfish gods. Before his death. the Kahaydar. To the witches échoît the role to call upon a god Souka or Kala inclined to restore life to the deceased. he should be used to maximize the pleasures in his present life. every mountain. governs many aspects of the daily life in Tulwang and in Cyriatanórë. for fear of drawing their attention. Nour put the first stone of his(her) tower in 1009 Inc. because it is in him toy of the thousand gods who compose the pantheon of Sarada. in a way that the priests have all the leisure to seek its resurrection. magicians and the other bosses of the occult. The god Kala lives in the dreams of the men(people). And because the whims of the gods weave the cloth(canvas) of its fate. the gods hate and fight(dispute) without restraint. whereas in first floors. Etulian likes a lot of advantage of it. laws (sarfa) and rites (diyaj). The god Souka is considered as the most stupid. and certainly not of the respect. But this is not enough to appaiser its sick spirit. Prince informed and liked by his subjects. the Wila or "idols". most of these divinities are selfish and stupid beings. Etulian puts itself under gods' Souka protection. Le Panthéon The Revelations assert that the gods.26 8 8. Within every aysal. Sarada collects a body of faiths fundamentally pessimistic. are in number of one thousand. The life after the death is a miserable state: the souls of the deceaseds vegetate in the mud and the dust of a subterranean world. LA TOUR DU PRINCE NOUR If he is. Now. because the sleep is the moment when the man is the most vulnerable to the gods of the realm of the deaths. The High priest had explained well to him(her) that the Realms of the gods Souka and Kala began in the surface of the ground. Low flatteries and present miscellaneous are generally the weapons that the believer(regular customer) emploit to incur the good graces(favours) of his(its. it was better to build itself an impregnable grave. and especially of gods Kala. The slightest natural phenomenon is represented by a divinity. The help which they bring is often only temporary and partial. and take them in the realm of the deaths. and that the more skin was remote from it. He decided so at first to win the graces(favours) of the 1887 gods Souka and Kala listed by his chamberlain. and the statues representatives of the warriors and the priests are placed in first floors. The customs funeral of the Etulian take obviously into account these considerations. Nour was firmly decided to leave nothing at random: the first floors of the grave would be kept(guarded) by the wildest warlike of the country. Etulian is afraid enormously of the gods Hayda. A god Kala is more difficult to seduce. as far as Etulian often pushed the faith until the fanaticism. witches. Kirab Sarada. The body of the deceased is placed at the top of the building(ship). Nour suffered from the strange evil: he was horribly afraid of the death. the man is not better provided. The official Pantheon distributes the gods in three aysal.it) beyond that tears and pains. Prince Nour succeeded his uncle in Second 998 of the Age. it is necessary him(her) absolutely to win their favours. The plan of prince Nour was ingenious. the warriors contain Zoulh. It is indeed Hayda which choose the future deceaseds. including legends (indaya). Nour had convinced that the death was not an inevitable phenomenon. Having consulted all that the province counted as priests. the Kahaydar. the Elfs.

and each returns to the country. as calls him(it) Haradrim. dedicated to the divinity which protects the town. The work was ended in 1042. The accomplices frame(supervise) the numerous slaves who are of use to the Temple in the different domestic tasks. often fanaticized. in left the first millennium of the Second Age. climbs thousand walking(stairs) of the Temple. priests hold a very important place. Of all the country. During a quarter of second. Arrived at the top of the banister. that he formed and among whom(which) he chooses his successor. At dawn. Sayah plays its life as well as the future of the community. consists of warriors of elite. a young lady gets closer slowly to the Dragon. On her(it) the fate of a whole people during the year to come rests(bases).grave was built around a rocky hook. the life is reborn. all Etulian honours the Nature: it is the holiday of Quihba. the coasts of Harlindon as heart of the desert. but never against him About the rites Every day is a holiday. If Sayah is victorious. The Big Priest de Karghila. Karghila's point. and under the cheers of the people. the Temple of the town. is feminine. the whole city resounds with festivities of a whole people The influence of the Black Religion The cult of Sarara was. she(it) gives the signal of the holiday. Under the direct influence of Girilzar. Sayah is an almost mythical person for Etulian. The palace . considered incorruptible. The temple is placed under the responsibility of Jahalad. the biggest temple of Proche Harad. An infîme disturbance in the movements. will be ages old. The clergy is very treated on a hierarchical basis. The Sacred Nurse. is unquestionably the highest tower that was never built in Earth of the Environment(middle). Jalima is going to symbolize the tremendous revolt of a mortal man against the law of the gods. religious or not. the "revival". had drawn the plans of it. Because of the treasures which are kept(preserved) there. but it matters little: for thousands of Etulian. and it(he) is often at the origin of major political decisions. The authority on Etulian western as east is unmistakable. the Big Priest returns of the desert and scatters the crowd amassed around the Temple. which rose to 150 metres over Karghila's toîts. because each tries to win their favours. the Haladi. She learns Nounia Kazira. Axandil. condemning 185 warriors and 26 witches to starve inside the tower. what meant "queen" in the old language of Harnerim. Jalima. It is for Girilzar. she(it) returns to Karghila accompanied with the Big Priest. so that practically nobody in close Harad did not perceive(collect) what was taking place. The third day of Quihba. A proverb said Etulian which the Prince can govern without the Jahalad de Karghila. through all the country. in order to favor the fate. When the temple is dedicated to a goddess. A girl chosen since her youngest age is raised(brought up) to Karazayn by the Big Priest himself. She(it) carries(wears) Sayah's name. the people streams towards Karghila. it is on the contrary the promise of 18 months of prosperity. Nobody knows what it(he) happened of prince Nour. Jahalad and Haladi. the Doura Kazira. In Nour's death. During all day and all night long. Every city possesses at least a temple. he watches Karazayn. the presents which the priests take scrupulously into account. capital of Etulian and holy city. This ancestral rite comes true unshakably since the most put off times. It(he) has indeed authority on all the priests. highest grave of the world. 187 metres high. the Big Priest. holiday of Bouna and Ouba is the moment of big festivities. " rite of the purification ". his(her) son respected his wills. to carry out Zarid Zayna. gradually diverted(hijacked) by the servants of the Black Religion. the Zimaba or " In the daytime of the Dragon ".27 architect of Númenor. the ancestors of the peoples of the Harad. The Big Priest is surrounded with Priests. the ascérée point covered with a violent poison in the lightning effects. and every floor was sealed. and waits for the Big Priest. the crowd collects around Karazayn. the Big Priest de . it is at the moment when Sayah realizes that it is necessary him(her) to strike the animal. then pierces him(her) the throat(breast) with the irba. sad and anxious for the future. have servants. a veil in the glance and it is the assured(insured) death. and especially over the richest. the superior clergy. The faithful fact of the regular gifts(donations) in the Temple. It is he who interprets the divine messages and advises the sovereign. while on the fringes of the Big Desert. an esseulé element of the Forest of Peaks. The priests. by a mysterious alchemy. As the cold season ends and where begins the time of rains. Faggot of drugs. the accomplices of the Temple. the Temple dût very fast become attached soldiers' services. but the accomplices are always men(people). The critical moment. " sacred dance ". In time. plays a particular role. thousand gods celebrate all year round. In the changes of seasons. If she(it) fails. because Sayah is going to have to charm the terrible Dragon of Sands and bring down it. Etulian are indeed very generous with the gods. Based to Karghila. The begun pervert took place over several centuries. One put down(deposited) the body of the monarch at the top of the monument. If she(it) succeeds. in a second state. a set of slow and given rhythm movements which. that Sauron confided(entrusted) this mission. temples accumulated an immense wealth. The Priests : In Etulian society. attract(entice) the animal and succeed in hypnotizing him(it). a vampire. Sayah undergoes obviously a special conditioning(packaging). her(its) death announces one year of misfortunes and disasters. But it is certainly Quihba which establishes(constitutes) the most important event of the year. this one went(surrendered) in the heart of the desert. " big tower ". In case of failure(defeat).

Lynîr ? 7. the high walls of Karazayn stream with some still warm blood of slaves' hundreds. The semi-settled folk in the hill country are called the > Narodbrijig and the nomads are the Covshek-pust. Etulian 3. bled as pigs at the top of ramparts. and the human sacrifices made(did) their appearance." The module-writer > says they "seem like different races" but it seems more of a class > difference. So. The day of the Dragon. because the priests assert that he is rather strong to push away(repel) Zhouls. legends in which the heroes reached their end by the force or the lie.Etulian (from where could they come from. I think it would be valuable to describe as well the new people for Tulwang. Souka Milhakir. and even within them. notably against Dunedain. Anbalukkhorians 5." a term > that seems is roughly equivalent to "urdwan" or "Aukuag. one instigated the xenophobia.Anbalukkhorian . or "desert men. Bellakaze (done) 2. The most violent of indaya were advanced. Êluzan (Aukuag.Tedjin (done) . > . Angalian ? > Hi all > > > > > > > > > > >   As I am describing the people of Bellakar. sees his cult progressing quickly among the population. Tedjin (done) Tulwang & Anbalukkhôr & Kharadune 1. Easterling ? 6. The people to describe are : . The gods are mirrored to demand some blood in the place of the gold. A bloodthirsty god of the house of the awakening. squalid Girilzar reached his purposes: rot the heart of a whole people 9 Cities 10 Notes Bellakar 1. Both are > governed at the level of the clan and the only organized government is in > the two cities.28 Karghila transformed slowly the rites.Sorijan (to revise) . there is only a hazy ethnic > division between the settled folk of Far Harad and the nomads. Bellanarod 3. Qarsag 5. The religious holidays(name-days) were transformed into gigantic massacre. The Gusar are a single clan of the many amongst the > Bozishnarod.Angalian (Third Age) The Lynir ? > As near as I can tell from reading the module. Thanks to the other legends. Farijin 2. Sorijan 4. but also between clans. * a shared origin with Haruze ? * a melt between Bozishnarod and Siranians * another origin ? . Narodbrijig. Jelut. Hyarn and Anbalukkhôr. Covshek-pust) 4.

but the Mirror of Fire is a > specific region in east central Harad and should not be mentioned here. and Bozisha. usually in tons > of > > brown. purple. The Haruze cities on the Near Harad map rule their > river valleys and more nomads can be found south of them. Aukuag). The tribes living along the caravan routes of Bozisha-Miraz have > other names. > > . and Sirani > extends about 200 km inland from their coasts and hill regions. > > The tribes living along the frontiers of Bellakar are called by them the > Aukuag.fr> > Sent: Sunday. seeking arable lands to be found in this dry bursk and hill . Most of them are made with complicate > > embroidery and gold or silver incrustation. this still leaves a considerable chunk of > ground where a few odd nomad ethnic groups might be found. Sirnanians. moving endlessly with their sheep.29 > If you assume the cultural influence of Bellakar. . where most > of the settled population lives. ''Desert People"). etc. > > Nice costuming.Original Message ----> From: "Dubourg" <edubourg@club-internet. > > > ----. Bozisha-dar. > > >They > > usually live in tents. To the east. and can be drawn up to mask the face. > > > Society and culture > > Clothes : They favor bleached wool and sheepskin tunics. > > All are expert in riding and desert survival. Keeps them distinct from the settled peoples. a wrapped headdress that covers the > > neck and the ears. December 02. 2001 8:31 AM > Subject: The Êluzan > > > > Here is the draft section about the Eluzan (Jelut. . expert in riding and survival in desert (+10 in one of these > skills). but they are > described there. > distantly > > related to the Haruze. What do I need > > to add ? > > > History > > Central Harad is inhabited by the Êlusan (Har. > > > > Special capacities : They are accustumed to travels inside the Mirror of > > Fire. cattles > and > > horses. > > The Aukuag live along the caravane routes of Bozisha-Mirâz. black or yellow. > nomads can roam to within a similar distance of the river valleys of > Harshandatt and Chy. I havne't got my Far Harad module handy. They very often wear on the > head > > a nelut (usually in cotton or wool). goats.

are picky about what they eat. All clans are in theory commanded by a tarb (Har. > Lord) > > or an autarb (Har.yahoo.2 of the Near Harad manuscript). weapons or jewels. They have no particular adaptation for desert survival. December 02. > > swords and bows during battle. King). > > The most significant role the nomads play in the history of Harad was during > the reign of the Kibic in Near Harad in the early Second Age (see section > 3.fr> > Sent: Sunday. 2001 6:00 AM . but they lack of > unity. as the clans constituting the Jelut people are > > very often independant from each other. > > Wes Frank > > > _________________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Get your free @yahoo. they very often act as mercenaries. and are not useful as > pack animals in most situations. and push them back > in > > the deserts. > > You forgot about the camels! Horses are useful only for certain roles in > nomad life. and favor > > gold. > > > Warfare > > Expert in cavalry warfare. and use spear. donkeys or oxen for others. > > > The kafid has supreme authority towards any > > member of his clan.Original Message ----> From: "Eric Dubourg" <edubourg@club-internet. They are also quite useless in sand. being linked to Umbar and its settled.com address at http://mail. battle axes. They are very good riders. cannot > go long without water. It is not so rare to see Jelut > clans > > opposed in battle (for instance Jelut employed by the Bellakarâni king.30 > country > > between Umbar and lower Harnen. > The Jelut are only a small part of the desert population and aren't even > typical. The > nomads will use camels for most purposes.com > > > > ----. > and > > others by Umbareans). > > You need to decide if you are talking about the Jelut or all of the nomads. cash economy. > > An organised army can easily dismantle these warriors. They usually wear leather armor.

south of Pezarsan and Lurmsakun. the Aukuag. I will > > describe both the Jelut and the Aukuag in the Êruzan section > > Okay. I basically said that the Mablad had an exclusive relationship with Daroc's people (the Drel? Can't recall). > 3/ Should there be a Numenorean invasion of Seven > Lands in SA 3261 just like > for Tanturak ? > Something different might be nice.. Some reason for the Numenoreans to be there and slowly gain control over the region through alliances and playing one side against the other.at the foundation of the Dominions of the > Seven in SA 3215 > . . Some of these are described in the > Far Harad module. Rather than out-and-out invasion. > > it will be the _Êruzan_ (like we have the Haruze and the Apysaic). > > 2/ What contacts should have the Cuind and / or the > Dwarves with other > people of the Seven Lands ? I would say very very little for the Cuindi.at the end of second age > .during third age This requires both thought and the original module. maybe a mineral rush of some kind. but there are also plenty of nomads unaccounted for. You needn't put a full write-up on all of these. I'll see if I have any thoughts.. including those > living north of Bozisha-dar. but far more for the Dwarves.fr> wrote: > 1/ What are the relationships during history between > Valdacli Lords/Mâblad > Dwarves and Valdacli Lords/Cuind Elves ? > .31 > Subject: The Jelut > > > > Just to mention that I've defined a global term for the Jelut.. or gold. > > Wes Frank > --. once they arrive here.. When I did the Dominions in my game. Daroc's realm would have a monopoly. but a note > on their cultural boundaries would be useful. Other nomads of the southern deserts are described in > Greater Harad. and eastward > and southward to the frontiers of Chyan.Dubourg <edubourg@club-internet. and act as a gateway for those who want Dwarven goods.

yahoo. an Elven lord convinced or constrained to build a city for a mortal lord. e-mail: merp-unsubscribe@merp.Adena (woodlands. This could be the basis of a fine legend. > > Tulwang > . Cory __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send your FREE holiday greetings online! http://greetings. Elorion the Elf-Friend (one member of > the Dominion) rebuild > Ostelor with the help of Cuind Elves. plains or rugged lowlands) (Kirani people) > . > > Anbalukkhôr > .Sanâr (Magritan people) > > ---> For These two countries (Tulwang. > > Here are the people for the Shadow in the South new module.Nandran (a mixing between Kirani and Adena people) > . Should it remain like that or should I > change this sentence ? > This is the elves problem relationship.Etulian (Haradrim distantly related to the Haruze) > .Farijin (Haradrim distantly related to the Haruze) > . Anbalukkhor is > an > Etulian realm) > > Khâradûnê > . near Tulwang and Anbalukkhôr > .com For additional commands. e-mail: merp-help@merp. as in the middle third age. Ered Laranor) : perfect. wetlands.Sorijan > > Ered Laranor. as listed from > the Shadow in the South 1st edition + Hands of the Healer + my additions.Tandê (Magritan people) . Knowing that > it is in Miredor > (Zimrathani).com > Hi Chris. I haven't read the Sederi pieces you've written closely enough yet to comment on them (busy time of year. you know).Sederi (desert. and urban areas) (Apysaic people) > .Tandê (Magritan people) > > ---> There is no problem to add a Numenorean mixing people there (from a > second age point of view. > 4/ In TA 984.32 Maybe if there were some decent sized realms already there.com --------------------------------------------------------------------To unsubscribe.

Aztara (Morenore people) > > ---> I would suppress here the Sederi > > + other people : Dwarves. and the Sederi to southern Elorna.Adena (woodlands.Sederi (desert.Sederi (desert. or at least limit the Adena to northern > Elorna.A black numenorean oligarchy (perhaps the Tuladan) ? > ---> ok > > Mag > . wetlands.Tuladan (Numenorean mixing) > . Chailla. and urban areas) (Apysaic people) > . and urban areas) (Apysaic people) > .Sederi (desert. wetlands. I would suppress both > the Adena and the Sederi there.Sederi (desert. Cuind > > ---> ok > > Tell me your opinion about these > > > Eric > > .Adena (woodlands. good mercenaries and hunters. plains or rugged lowlands) (Kirani people) > > ---> Again. plains or rugged lowlands) (Kirani people) > . I > don't see the Sederi there. > > Zimrathâni > .Drel (Apysaic people) > . plains or rugged lowlands) (Kirani people) > .Pel (Apysaic people) > . why are the Adena in Zimrathâni ? Perhaps would it be good to > replace the Adena with the Tuladan (Numenorean mixing) ? > > Drel > .Magri (Magritan people) > .33 > > ---> My big problem there : if Adena and Tandê are good placed there. fishermen) (Kirani > people) > > ---> Too much people for such an inhospitable land.Magri (Magritan people) > .Swasan (swamp dwellers. plains or rugged lowlands) (Kirani people) > > ---> I would suppress here the Sederi > > Tumag > . plains or rugged lowlands) (Kirani people) > .Hudrani > . And what about the Numenorean people ? > > Elorna > .Cuind > > ---> ok > > Pel : > .Sederi (desert.

> > Here is a status of SiTS progress. but I remember nothing related with that relatioship problem. About the elves. and > reply please) : > > 1/ What are the relationships during history between Valdacli Lords/Mâblad > Dwarves and Valdacli Lords/Cuind Elves ? > . Elorion the Elf-Friend (one member of the Dominion) rebuild > Ostelor with the help of Cuind Elves. the book said there were dwarves before this date but I suppose they were hidden. at Daroc's time ther were mercenaries. maybe few elves travelling outside but you will have always elves travelling. > > Please answer to these questions. During the third age things may change depending of the domain. this will greatly help me in my revisal > task. Should it remain like that or should I change this sentence ? > This is the elves problem relationship. But first the questions (read it. > > Perhaps I could resolve it the same way than Kirani/Hathorians towards > Kinn-Lai elves in Mûmakan.at the foundation of the Dominions of the Seven in SA 3215 > . > In this case the human population concerned are the Sederi. after this date the have contact with highland's people until some dwarws start to live in that land. and it was because Ar-Pharazon's armies destroyed as an example. Also if you accept Ostelor was rebuilt.during third age > I assume the mablad had not contact with anybody until TA 1111. also dwarven traders and mercenaries are welcome in any city. Knowing that it is in Miredor > (Zimrathani). > 3/ Should there be a Numenorean invasion of Seven Lands in SA 3261 just like > for Tanturak ? > As Wes Frank said if they are not stupid they should invade the Seven Lands. in that way it's fine to have elves and valdacli at good terms in foundation and at the end of the age. a Numenorean mix > which could be the Tuladan and the Drel (I've decided to limit the Adena > influence to Kharadune and Elorna.at the end of second age > . I'm sure there was an invasion. > 4/ In TA 984. > > Now the status module : . Sorry. also if you follow the plot that the lords are faithful and the were helped by elves you get another point for that invasion. maybe the seven lords won the battles helped by the elves. not Zimrathani). > 2/ What contacts should have the Cuind and / or the Dwarves with other > people of the Seven Lands ? > If there is an elven domain we get elves in contact with the other people.34 > Hi all.

FAC --------------------------------------------------------------------To unsubscribe. Anbalukkhôr. in addition with the > Seven Lands. But. I would be glad if you send me the modules as they are now. e-mail: merp-help@merp. The next point I will > have to deal with will be to correct the static feeling of the module > (setting only in 1640 TA). I've just updated the races section. along with new races for > Tulwang. > > Eric Hope this answers can help you. like > the two other modules (Ormal Bay and Bellakar). > Probably for Shadow in the South on e-mail transfer only (until I have the > acceptation of first edition authors). But the SitS > project is far from finished. it will be released. you can receive the modules as they are now. such as the Fuinar elves. > > If you want. and the relationships between Dwarves. > Probably for Ormal Bay and Bellakar on a website. > > How. > > Of course the information will be available to all who want. Anbalukkhôr. > > The only revised section concerns the races. all is not corrected. and one people coming > from Morenore. Of course. I don't know for now. and > the Valdacli Lords. such as the Haradrim of Tulwang and > Anbalukkhôr (an Haruze origin). > > I've tried to correct the discrepencies of this excellent setting with > Tolkien world. e-mail: merp-unsubscribe@merp. About 17 races for this module (there will be 19 to 20 > races). Elves. the new black people. Seven Lands.com .com For additional commands. I've scanned the first sections of the First Edition module (up > to races sections). or the too much friendship of the > Drel towards Elves.35 > > "Shadow in the South" now covers Tulwang. There are of course the seven > old races already described in Shadow in the South.

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