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Empire of Umbar
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Flag of Umbar
Europe Political
Goverment
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Type of Goverment Dictatorship
Head of State Castamir Bedroogen
Secondary Leaders {{{Secondary Leaders}}}
Geography
Location In Central Europe located between Italy, and Croatia.
Capital Umbar
Population
Languages {{{Language}}}
Demonym {{{Demonym}}}
Religion Athiest by the ruling classes, and the lower classes still worship a form of the Atlantian Pantheon.
Races, and Ethnicity Atlantians are the vast majority with the ruling elite being members of the Numenorians.
Population {{{Population}}}

The Empire of Umbar is a largr and wealthy empire that rules the lands north of straits of Umbar to the southern border of Gondor. Many point to Umbar as nothing more then a satelite, or client state of Mordor, with its entire economy industry reliant upon the Roman Empire, but beneath their open obediance they are constantly attempting to resist this notion.

Castamir Bedroogen is at the forefront of the Umbar nationalist movement, and this movement is very popular amongst the population of the Empire. Castamir represents the elite Black Numenorians that flocked to his cause as he became the power broker for the incoming Civil War that would utterly crush the Gondor Kingdom and lead to the growth of the Empire of Umbar. Castamir is the leader and controller of the major power broker other then the Black Numenorians in the form of the Antheon Gaurd who have become extremely powerful amongst the power players of Umbar.

The Empire of Umbar is dominated by two distinct ethnic groups in the form of the Atlantians, and the Numenorians (Black Numenorians). These two groups are the remaining legacy of the old Empire of Numeron and for this reason they share many similarities with their cousins in the Kingdom of Gondor, and Arnor which is suprising because of the differences. In Umbar it was the rise of the Black Numenorians the remains of the evil that caused the fall of Atlantis that eventually led to their decline into a different path then the Empire of Numeron had planned for the region. The Atlantians of Umbar are quite different then the other Atlantians of Dol Amroth, Gondor, or Arnor in that they have utterly changed their culture as they are far more adjusted to the localized nature and have become one with the port of Umbar, and the swamps that surround their home.

Once a province within the Empire of Numeron and during this time it was fabulously rich as it was for a long time the central port of the Empire and since the Empire was massive and wealthy they saw a lot of this wealth. During this time the region of Umbar though had a distinctly different kind of Numenorians ruling within it, and these Numenorians were often frowned upon as having a more dark outlook on things and it was this that begin to seperate them culturally from the rest of the Empire of Numeron., and then following its collapse a province in the Kingdom of Gondor, the Empire of Umbar grew independant following its sparking of the Gondor Civil War. Umbar sparked this after the rise of Castamir Bedroog of whome was the disgruntled Numenorian son of the current leader of Umbar, and he became obsessed with taking control of Umbar from the Gondorians of whome he believed were ruining the perfection that was Umbar.

Geography

Umbar

Political

The Empire of Umbar is located to the north of the straits of Umbar, and this location allows it control over this side of the Italian Penisellia waters. The Empire is bordered on its west by the Roman Empire, and a mountain border on its west with The Kingdom Of Lucerne . On its east its bordered by the Kingdom of Dol Amroth , and a small border with Mordor. Its entire northern border is with the Kingdom of Gondor.

The Empire of Umbar also controls the vast Talbru island to the south of Umbar. From this island which has a high altitude above sea level, they can see all approaching ships, and can control the entrance to Umbar itself. It is this island that is most unknown to the world of the entire Kingdom as Umbar itself is visited by thousand of ships from all corners of Earth.

History

Early History

Empire of Numeron

Main Article : Empire of Numeron

Fall of Numeron

Main Article : Downfall of Numeron

Gondor

See Also : Gondor

Rise of Castamir Bedroog

Gondor Civil War

The End of the Line

The End of the Gondor Civil War
They will not sit idle after our victories in Cair Andros and Ethring. We need to move quickly if we are to end this conflict. We need to look at this map and force their hand in a single fight. Force them to attack where we want them to.
Gondor Civil War2
This was the moment where it shifted. I couldn't see it then, but looking back I know that was the moment they lost.
Aragorn Elessar II.

The War would finally come to an end when the forces of Mordor and Umbar would team up to attack the Gondorian Fortress of Narvine. The forces of Mordor were reeling from the miraculous defense of Cair Andros, and before this the utter defeat of the Umbar forces attempting to destroy House Mason at Ethring. The Mordor forces begin to regroup around Minus Morgal and prepared to move once again into Gondor this time they were led by the Witch King and their force was massive along the lines of the original armies attacking throughout the land. The Gondor scouts were especially well alert during the early movements and because of this the Gondorian army was able to arrive in Narvine a day before the Mordor, and Umbar armies did, and this turned the battle into more of a siege.

The Prelude
Tar-Vislan
Two victories are far better then two losses but let us be honest about the situation. They have to massive armies of which we have to deal with but the real problem is closing the gap of Minas Morgal. If it remains open they will just send more men through. We need to close that gap.
Aragorn Elessar II.

The fortress was the main backbone of the eastern Gondorian defences and for this reason it was especially well prepared for the attack that everyone knew was inevitable. Before the Battle had begun the fortress had its command handed over to the twin brothers Tar-Arannoa Ellesar, and Tar-Vislen Elessar of whom brought a large force of Tower gaurds of whome were not foreseen by the forces of Mordor as they moved within. The forces of Mordor were at first moving against Minus Ithil but they discovered the fortress was heavily defended by two of the Numenorian commanders in the form of Tur-Halbaard Elessar, and Edrion Elessar thus the forces of Mordor used a large Orc force to besiege Minus Ithil while they moved the total force southwards towards Narvine in a move that would cut off the main Gondor force in the south from the rest of Gondor. As the force from Mordor moved south the main thrust of Umbar moved northward towards the main Gondor Force at Ethring which forced the main force to remain in place. King Arathorn Elessar understood that the forces of Gondor were completely surrounded in the south but with the army in the north in tatters following the defence of Cair Andros, and the central army still stuck fighting against the army of Sarauman in Osgiliath and besieged in Minus Ithil he had no choice but to attempt to defeat the Umbar force once and for all.

The Siege Begins
Siege of Narvine

The Army of Mordor moved quickly against the forces at Narvine as they were determined to take the fortress and quickly trap the rest of the Gondor Army around Ethring where they would be picked apart and destroyed. Led by the Witch King the army of nearly three hundred thousand attacked the fortress nestled into the hills which had a defence army of little over sixty thousand and was weakened from nearly two years of fighting. The seige begin quickly with the forces of Mordor swarming at the walls in huge numbers which had little hope of defeating the defenders but each night this continued which made the defenders weaker and weaker. After three days of fighting the forces of Mordor had lost almost seventy five thousand to the defenders but the defenders were down some ten thousand dead while another fifteen thousand were wounded. While the defenders awaited the fourth day and the coming of their eventual fall the situation in Ethring changed dramatically.

Massacre at Barfurd
Castamir and Vastamir Bedroog

Along the Umbar front the forces of Gondor were opposed by the massive army of Umbar of which was situated in the large city of Barfurd. The Umbar army was very large but at the same time they were led by the brother of Castamir Bedroog in Vastamir Bedroog of whome was a skilled but inexperianced leader. Arathorn saw that his Kingdom was going to fall unless he changed things dramatically and thus he created a plan where a large force of Gondor Cavalary would move eastward around the border with Umbar through the mountain passes there and move to the east of the Umbar army unaware. The sentries along the Umbar border were massive as Castamir had drilled his brother to death that he needed to be careful about ambushes, but the mountain path was so inaccesable and far away from the front that there were very few sentries there and what few were there were of little skill and even less prepared. The Cavalry moved quickly and was able to destroy the few scouts in the mountain pass and arrived on the eastern swamps of Barfurd four days after they had left. With their arrival Arathorn moved the entire Gondor force southward and provoked the Umbar army into action by massacring the scouts located along the border and thus at the same time bliding the Umbar forces to their movement. Vastamir sent word to his brother who told him that he would move a relief force to Barfurd and that Vastamir would not move until he arrived. Vastamir was prepared to follow this but Arathorn begin using scouts to taunt the defenders and Vastamir suffered insults from his commanders which forced him to make the rash decision to move the Umbar army north in order to defeat Arathorn.

Massacre of Barfurd

The moment the Umbar army moved north Castamir got word and moved his force quicker to the location but he was a week away and had no real hope of arriving in time. Vastamir led the forces north and despite whispers from his commanders that they had little knowledge of what they were facing he continued north due to the fact that he was heavily influenced by several rash commanders within his retinue. As he moved north he was shadowed by the ten thousand cavalry of the Gondor force of whome moved in behind and to the eastern side of him in preperation for the coming Battle. As the two sides engaged in Battle the Gondorians did not make any attempt to be agressive and the Umbar forces assumed this was because they were so much more numerous and they doubled their attack. As the entire Umbar force was engaged the cavalry moved into the Battle and hit the unprepared Umbar forces in the rear and side. As Vastamir realized the mistake he made he charged forward in the hopes of defeating Arathorn before his forces were completely massacred. He would make his way to Arathorn who was heading for him and the two would duel and when the dust settled Vastamir lay dead along with the entire army of Umbar. Following this victory the forces of Gondor moved relatively undamaged northward towards the Battle of Narvine and the forces of Mordor were completely unaware of this movement.

The Battle of Narvine Fields
Duel at Narvine
My came to me the night before the battle. He had a look of such confidence that when the words tumbled out of his mouth speaking of his fears I could barely recognize him as speaking them. My father had always carried himself with an almost arrogant confidence, so to see him speak with fear was a jarring experience.
Aragorn Elessar II.

The fourth day of the Siege of Narvine would come and as was the case everyday the forces of Mordor moved against the city but this time they were in trouble as the main Gondor force was watching from the hills nearbye and was awaiting this attack. During the enseuing siege the Gondor Army under Arathorn moved north towards the seige and hit the rear of the attacking force. Isilmo was in the skies overhead and was the first to see the attackers, and this was followed shortly after by the Witch King of whome both attempted to shift there forces but realized quickly that the army was far to invested in the siege to turn completely and they watched as a massive melee ensued between the Gondor forces and the now completely surrounded Mordor army of which started to turn into a massacre. As this happened the Witch King and Isilmo landed at the heart of the Gondor army and begin to fight at the center. There presence caused great fear and nearly routed the Gondorians until Arathorn and his son Aragorn arrived on the scene and engaged them in battle. During this ensueing conflict Arathron would be struck down along with his second in command in Malvo Openias and all hope seemed lost until Aragorn stepped forward and fought him. While they fought his uncle was killed by Isilmo but was then forced to pull back after Tar-Vislan defeated him and nearly killed his Wraith. With the Mordor force nearly completely massacred the Witch King looked around and realized that he was completely surrounded and thus pulled back leaving the field completely in Gondor's hands. With the defeat of this force the forces of Mordor no longer had the forces capable of winning the conflict and Sauron watching his army in near defeat ordered the general retreat from Gondor's lands of which the final force to leave was Sarauman of whome was harried by Gandalf their entire time leaving.

Client of Mordor

See Also : Mordor


Nationalism

With his victory over Gondor complete in his mind he is now working towards removing the collar around his neck in regards to assistence from Rome, and Mordor. With this in mind, he has greatly expanded the industrial base of the Kingdom through diserferiying what kinds of industry exist in Umbar. To accomplish this he has expanded greatly the city of Portre which was once a simple village miles north of Umbar but now contains some thousands of people, and is growing rapidly.

Alongside this he is taking more and more material goods from the Romans, but instead of using them to create the weapons that they say their creating he is using much of it to expand the size of the Umbar fleet, and at the same time selling a lot of it eastward towards the markets of Estalia.

Goverment of Umbar

High Lord of Umbar

The High Lord of Umbar is the basic King of the Land of Umbar and has been created, dominated, and expanded from its inception by Castamir Bedroog. When he came to become a member of the Umbar Rebellion the idea was to have a council that would rule over the Empire but this became impractical due to the amount of power that Castamir wreaped upon himself, and as time went on he simply turned the council into a soundboard which he uses to gain new ideas or to balance ideas off his loyalists.

See Also : Castamir Bedroog

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Castamir Bedroog
or "Castamir the Usurper" is the son of Fastiv Bedroog making him the Lord of House Bedroog and alongside this the current leader of the Empire of Umbar, and as such a very influencial human in Europe. Castamir has four siblings in the form of Vastamir, Aravir, Amandil, and Lanamir Bedroog of whome his brother Vastamir was his best friend until he was killed during the Civil War in Gondor, his brother Aravir leads the Gondor loyal element of House Bedroog from within Gondor and is hated by the Umbar element, his sister Amandil is a very tough women that has led the port of Ramlond for many years and is a captain of the largest ship in the Umbar navy, and his final sister Lanamir has attempted for her entire life to gain a closeness with her brother Castamir but he has little patience for her and has treated her poorly most of their life.

Before he came to rule of Umbar he was the son of the Gondor loyalist mayor Fastiv Bedroog of Umbar, and killed his father in order to faciliate his coming to power in Umbar. During the days following this he would become the leader of Umbar and would lead his forcres to a victory during the Gondor Civil War. During this war though his beloved brother Vastamir would be killed during an ambush and this would cause him great hatred towards the members of House Elessar. A greedy man who hates the way those in mainland Gondor looked down on Umbarians he has come to be a huge thorn in the side of Gondor, and is willing to help anyone who has hostility towards Gondor. With his victory over Gondor complete in his mind he is now working towards removing the collar around his neck in regards to assistence from Rome, and Mordor. Castamir is lucky in that he did not accept the ring of power that Sauron had given to him, as if he had of he would be a much different leader.

High Generals of the Havens

Underneath the Supreme High Lord of Umbar stands the next tier of goverment in the form of the High Generals of the Havens. Each of the High Generals of the Havens leads one of the five fleets of Umbar (the sixth fleet being the property of House Bedroog and the High Lord of Umbar) and alongside this controlling element of the Umbar fleet they also control one-sixth of the arable land around the great port of Umbar.

Name House Type of Numenorian Title Tower in Umbar
Tar-Drania Caldur House Caldur Black Numenorian High General of the Havens of Umbar Red Tower
Adumir Dortexia House Dortexia Black Numenorian High General of the Havens of Umbar Black Tower
Mireadur Tolen House Tolen Black Numenorian High General of the Havens of Umbar Fasthold
Eadur Tellenonia House Tellenonia Dumenorian High General of the Havens of Umbar Westerly Tower
Telduhmeir Ahkrad House Ahkrad Black Numenorian High General of the Havens of Umbar Flame Tower

Military of Umbar

Main Article : Military of Umbar

Standing professional army was first created in Gondor during the age of Ship-kings. It was instrumental in subduing the old Númenórean aristocracies and their military alliances in Umbar, Pelargir and Anfalas. Advancement in the army was based on pay and personal merit, and the institution allowed formerly repressed underclasses access to military offices and achieve citizenship. As the conquests of the Ship-kings drew them into landward conflict with the rulers of Umbar and Haradwaith, the importance of a standing army increased.

Though it never eclipsed the pre-eminence of the fleets, the land forces were an essential component to effective naval warfare, which depended upon the Gondorian's army's ability to secure safe harborage and provisions. This system of Gondorian military recruitment and organization was implanted in Umbar when it was incorporated in the Gondorian realm. Former military traditions were dissolved, with the exception of the Umbar town guard and urban militia.

The Fleet

Demographics

Black Numenorian Gladrian

Ethnicity

Main Article : Black Numenorians

The Empire of Umbar is dominated by two distinct ethnic groups in the form of the Atlantians, and the Numenorians (Black Numenorians). These two groups are the remaining legacy of the old Empire of Numeron and for this reason they share many similarities with their cousins in the Kingdom of Gondor, and Arnor which is suprising because of the differences. In Umbar it was the rise of the Black Numenorians the remains of the evil that caused the fall of Atlantis that eventually led to their decline into a different path then the Empire of Numeron had planned for the region. The Atlantians of Umbar are quite different then the other Atlantians of Dol Amroth, Gondor, or Arnor in that they have utterly changed their culture as they are far more adjusted to the localized nature and have become one with the port of Umbar, and the swamps that surround their home.

Umbar is home to well over four hundred thousand people of which the vast majority of whom are of Númenórean descent. Many have either Atlantian blood in their veins or are related to the Numenorian in one way or another. According to the most recent survey, there are still about 6,000 citizens of pure Númenorean ancestry, of which the entirety of this population is Black Numenorian (intermarriage between families has been quite common during last five centuries), and 24,000 half-Numenorian. The Umbarean elite under Castamirioni rule is almost completely comprised of native born Umbar Numenorians as outsiders are deemed to have a distinctly pro-Gondor opinion on things.

Religion

Points of Interest

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Umbar

Main Article : Umbar

Umbar was once the major port of The Empire of Numeron, and then the Kingdom of Gondor, but now stands as a port used by the Black Numenors as the center of the Empire of Umbar that stretches as far north as Mordor, and Gondor. Umbar is led by Castamir Bedroog the man who sparked the Gondor Civil War, and under his rule has attempted to make itself constantly more independant. The Port of Umbar has become the main route of all trade entering western Europe from Nehekhara or Croatia, and for this reason its wealth is unquestioned, and its fleet unmatched by nearly any navy in the world.

The Port of Umbar is one of the oldest cities of the Numenorians inside Europe as it was created shortly after the Numenorians begin to expand outward from Atlantis. The Port would become the center of all the movement of Numenorian goods in Europe for the vast majority of the history of the Numenorians history on Atlantis, and when Atlantis fell into darkness it would be Umbar that the loyalist Numenorians would sail to in order to found their new homes in Europe. Umbar remained rich throughout the history of the Empire of Numeron but it would have a rival towards the end after the more fertile and beautiful region east of Umbar in Dol Amroth was founded as a competing port after a large number of Numenorians became discusted with the appearance of Umbar and their general culture.

Ramlond

See Also : Ramlond

Ramlond

Ramlond ("Walled Haven", Ad. "Abârlôni") is the largest town on the northern bank of the Ethir Harnen coastline of the island of Talbru, and is the main port of call for any ships visiting the area. A 50-foot tall wall surrounded the lower city and its artificial harbour, and it is well defended with a pair of strong gatehouses and twenty-two towers. Ramlond has a long history of competition with neighbouring Mírlond to the north. It is sharply divided into two independent districts: Abârlôni, the old Númenórean city on the high cliffs over the harbour and home of the ancient Adûnai aristocracy, and the Undertown, the black township were Haradrim work at the docks and warehouses.

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Since its founding during the colonization of Europe by Numeron, Ramlond has been under the influence of the culture, and port of Umbar. Númenóreans built the large walled harbour which is still in use and fortified the town associated with it shorty after the rebellion of Adûnaphel was suppressed, and by royal decree, a governor (asapthubêth) was appointed to rule the region around the Ethir. Little of note happened at Ramlond until Ar-Pharazôn landed in Umbar to confront the Umbar people during the Umbar Civil War. A squadron of Númenórean ships docked at Ramlond and unloaded a multitude of troops and engineers to reinforce local garrisons and construct new fortifications. The great wall which has given Ramlond its name is still known as Pharazôn's Wall. During the Downfall of Numeron, most of Ramlond's Númenórean soldiers left the city, where they would die or move on to Umbar following their involvement in the conflict.

Portre

Main Article : Portre

Portre was a small village in the Empire of Umbar, but since the coming of Castamir Bedroogen the village has grown immensly into a town of sorts.

Talbru

Talbru

Main Article : Talbru

Talbru is a large island to the south of the port of Umbar. The island itself is covered in mountains that run along the south east and east of the island, with the western half a vast plain of grass. The largest city of Talbru is the city of Ramlond which is the main source of transfer for all the agricultural goods that are produced on the island.

The Watchtowers of Talbru are massive towers built into the highest peaks of the mountains of Talbru, and their design allows Umbar to know when anyone enters the waters of the Straits of Umbar.

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