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House Elessar
The Elessar Family
is a very large Numenorian household of whom rules over the the Kingdom of Gondor as the absolute Monarchy from their seat of Minus Tirith. The fact that they are Numenorian means that relative to their period of time they have had a relatively few amount of Kings when compared to a KIngdom like the Kingdom of Lucerne. Currently the Lord of House Elessar is Aragorn Elessar who also holds the position of King of Gondor making the house still in the middle of its extremely powerful position.

House Elessar can trace its roots back to the ancient days of the Numenorians dominating the western world from their ancient island home of Atlantis. During their time on Atlantis House Elessar was one of the most loyal members of the Emperors inner circle and this moved even farther then this with House Elessar being the status holders for the Pantheon key, which was the only way anyone could visit the mountain of the Pantheon and attempt to get an audiance. Their loyalty to the old ways meant that when the loyal Numenorians fled Atlantis before it was destroyed they joined the Exodus and landed themselves in the province of Gondor. They were loyal servents of the Empire of Numeron for many centuries but as time went on they begin to move away from the darkness of the empire in much the same way that Arnor, and The Empire did. This distance meant that they had a more singular control over their own province and thus were more difficult for the Dark Numenorians to take them over. Following the destruction of the Empire of Numeron the region of Gondor was dominated by House Elessar and it stretched over quite the large area of land. The Golden Age of Gondor came to an end when the forces of Mordor begin their invasions, and spurned on by their gold the forces of Umbar, and suprisingly Dol Amroth rebelled from Gondor and caused massive destruction amongst the ranks of Gondor including the death of many in House Elessar. Under the current Lord in Aragorn the House has begun the long process of rebuilding, and the relationship being built with Lucerne promices to bring safety on the western border at the very least which would allow them to more heavily focus on the eastern border.

History

Early History

House Elessar can trace its roots back to the ancient days of the Numenorians dominating the western world from their ancient island home of Atlantis. During their time on Atlantis House Elessar was one of the most loyal members of the Emperors inner circle and this moved even farther then this with House Elessar being the status holders for the Pantheon key, which was the only way anyone could visit the mountain of the Pantheon and attempt to get an audiance.

Leaving Atlantis

Main Article : Atlantis

Their loyalty to the old ways meant that when the loyal Numenorians fled Atlantis before it was destroyed they joined the Exodus and landed themselves in the province of Gondor. The destruction of Atlantis had destroyed much of their wealth but they were able to take a significant amount of their heirlooms including the current sword of the house in Andruil.

Founding of Numeron

Main Article : Downfall of the Numenor, Empire of Numeron

They were loyal servents of the Empire of Numeron for many centuries but as time went on they begin to move away from the darkness of the empire in much the same way that Arnor, and The Empire did. This distance meant that they had a more singular control over their own province and thus were more difficult for the Dark Numenorians to take them over.

Minas Tirith

Independance

Following the destruction of the Empire of Numeron the region of Gondor was dominated by House Elessar and it stretched over quite the large area of land.

Decline of Gondor

The Golden Age of Gondor came to an end when the forces of Mordor begin their invasions, and spurned on by their gold the forces of Umbar, and suprisingly Dol Amroth rebelled from Gondor and caused massive destruction amongst the ranks of Gondor including the death of many in House Elessar.

Civil War in Gondor

Main Article : Civil War in Gondor

Coming to be King

Under the current Lord in Aragorn the House has begun the long process of rebuilding, and the relationship being built with Lucerne promices to bring safety on the western border at the very least which would allow them to more heavily focus on the eastern border.

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Conflict with Gondor

Main Article : Gondor War with Stormwind

"Bill Lovie forced us to invade a realm we knew next to nothing about militarily, and beyond that they were our most important trading partners."
-Eddard Starke
The Stormwind war against Gondor begin after Bill Lovie ordered the forces of House Starke and House Lannister to make conflict with the western side of Gondor. This conflict escaled very quickly when despite the conflicts on the eastern half of their Kingdom the forces of Gondor moved significant forces to the western half against the forces of Stormwind. During this escalation the forces of House Lannister, and House Starke moved increasingly to the front, with both sides employing different strategies. House Lannister and its forces moved against the large Gondor town of Langstrand which they quickly surrounded with forces, and moved a smaller force of more elite irregular troops led by many of their more elite forces to harass the lands around the Gondor town of Adrahil where the main thrust of House Starke was moving against. The strategy of House Starke though
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was for their forces to thrust against the large town of Adrahil, while there forces then moved against the villages north of Adrahil in an attempt to draw the Gondor soldiers into pitched battles that worked agains them. They would be led by Eddard Starke, and Brandon Starke of which the two brothers would lead the siege of Adrahil. This strategy worked with both the forces assisted by a small detatchment sent from House Ordos. House Ordos sent an elite force of siege experts that assisted with both the siege of Langstrand, and Adrahil with both logistics and leadership for goals of the sieges. On the other side of the conflict was the defenders of Gondor of whom were led by Eldarion Elessar, his brother Ildarion, and their uncle Halbaard Elessar. The forces of Gondor were obviously relying mainly on defenders made up of the forces of the two major towns Adrahil, and Langstrand and because of this they were in a lot of troulbe when it came to the massive forces being brought to bear by Stormwind, and House Ordos. The northern town of Adrahil was led by the two sons of the King, while Lanstrand was held by Halbaard Elessar making for serious leadership in the two towns.

House Lannister

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"I looked at the conflict in two different lenses. The first was my belief that Bill Lovie was increasingly moving in the direction of a mad King and this decision wreaked of a lack of foresight. On the other hand control of Lanstrand would be a great addition to the power of House Lannister."
-Tywin Lannister
House Lannister moved their main army straight out of Lannistane alongside all of their vassals, and other houses and moved directly towards Langstrand. The Lannisters were led by Tywin Lannister of whom took complete charge of the siege of Langstrand, and then he sent his family members to take control of the various villages, and castles nearbye. When he was given word that Ildarion Elessar had fled Adrahil and was moving north he sent his most trusted commander in his son Jaime Lannister north to chase him down with most of the heavy cavalry and the entire force of House Brent that had come with House Lannister. Jaime Lannister would move quickly north, but was very careful to move his large force out of sight of any force that they saw and
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through this strategy he moved undetected through Gondor and begin stalking Ildarion Elessar and his force so that he could capture the prince before the Starke's got him. Jaime got close to Ildarion Elessar twice but both times Ildarion was able to meneaver himself away from the forces of Jaime Lannister, and escape. Either way the forces of Ildarion were basically reduced to running around for nearly a month as they were chased by Jaime Lannister and this left them unable to take part in any actual fighting.

"My father may not have noticed but while Jaime was running about chasing around Ildarion Elessar, I was taking control of an entire province of Gondor."

-Tyrion Lannister

While Jaime was searching for Ildarion Elessar his brother in Tyrion Lannister moved throughout the region between Adrahil, and Langstrand with a largely weakly equipped ground force and begin capturing the various castles, and forts that dotted this region. These forts, and castles were far weaker then they had ever been because the west was seen by Gondor as the area that they least needed to be worried about. Despite this though Tyrion had to deal with each of these defences of which the largest was the fort of Amon Hen of which was defended by six hundred men of Gondor and was perched on a cliff overlooking the valley around it. Tyrion would use great skill in traversing the valley around the fort which allowed him to sneak his forces to the depths surrounding the fort.

Robb Starke1

House Starke

"I knew I had to take control of the situation before the Lannisters got their brand of victory. The only problem was that I knew Halbaard very well and I didn't have any violent quarrel with the city."
-Eddard Starke

Theon Greyjoy joined Robb Starke in a raiding party that was basically meant to harass, and capture large tracts of land in the hopes of getting the Gondorians to leave their fortifications and walk into traps north of Adrahil. While they did this Jon Snow led a smaller group of heavy cavalry against the villages of this area, and he slowly but surely became a sort of vangaurd for the larger cavalry force of Theon, and Robb. At this point with fighting breaking out all over the region the main army of Eddard Starke supported by House Blackwood and some logistics sent by House Ordos moved against the town of Adrahil and put the town completely under siege. Before they could get the entire town under siege though one of the brothers in Ildarion left the city from the west with a large force of heavy, and light cavalry and made his way north to defend the villages. With Adrahil under siege and the objective of starving the town out until it surrendered Eddard gave the command to begin the heavy harrasment in the north.

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"My father gave me strict orders that I wasn't to die."
-Robb Starke

Theon and Robb worked this brilliantly and after raiding the village of Meadow's Grove they noticed a rather large group of Gondor soilders marching eastward and they immediatly begin following the group. After a full day of marching the Gondor forces set up camp inside a forest and they believed they had the night to rest before marching again. This was a large mistake, and the forces of Theon and Robb moved quickly to surround the camp. While they surrounded the camp the forces of Jon Snow moved against the only real chance of the Gondor force to be saved when they moved against a cavalry force led by one of the local commanders.

Raid on Groiline

Jon Snow
"My success in the capture of Groiline would allow me to get out of the shadow of being a bastard son of the Lord of Stormwind, but it also sent me to the north."
-Jon Snow

During the days of the war with Gondor, Jon Snow was tasked with a small unit of troops that he was tasked with raiding the northern farmlands in order to draw out the outstretched Gondor forces into the trap of the army of House Lannister, and House Starke. In Jon's role he would become aware of how outstretched the Gondor forces were when he chased a force of Gondor cavalry through the night and as he passed by the village of Groiline his scouts reported no defenders. Seeing this as an oppurtunity he would stop chasing the cavalry and would instead move his force to Groiline and capture the village.

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Ambush at Meadow's Grove

"The culmination of everything over the past months was finally coming together, and the closeness of it gave me slight pause. I moved into that camp with the belief that I would either be sealing his coffin, or walking into the trap that sealed mine."
-Robb Starke
Before Jon Snow had moved against the village of Goiline he had sent a raven scout northwest towards where he believed his brother to be with the information that he had Ildarion surrounded from the north, while Jaime Lannister was in the south blocking that route, and a force of cavalry was coming from the west to alert the Ildarion force of their predicament. Realizing they had to stop the cavalry force Robb Starke ordered a bold move when he moved his entire force south west into the path of the cavalry. His force would get off their horses and
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quickly prepare and ambush for the force of maybe fifteen cavalry, and when the force arrived they quickly saw they were in a lot of trouble so they surrendered with only two casualties of whom had attempted to flee. Robb's force would quickly gain the information from the cavalry about where the prince was precisley located, and with this information they were sent to the rear lines by some of the men, and the rest of the force moved towards the force of Ildarion. With no hope of relief, or any new information they knew they had Ildarion this night if they worked this well. Theon, and Robb's forces moved silently in the night and proceeded to take out the scouts that had been posted to watch for just this event. With the scouts taken out the forces moved into the camp, and went tent to tent killing the nearly 300 strong Gondor force. Quickly into the attack the Gondorians woke up on mass after a large death scream, and combat raged across the camp with the House Starke force vastly outnumbering the Gondorians and completely surrounded and without their equipment on. After only a few minutes the Gondorians begin to surrender, and it was during this end of the fighting that Robb Starke noticed that one of the fighters who had remained fighting was Ildarion Elessar the son of the King of Gondor.
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"Seeing him like this was exactly what I thought it would look like. He was unarmored due to the fact that he was probably catching the first true sleep he'd had in over a month, and this was how it turned out for him. He killed two of my men before I was able to intervene, and fighting him made me realize how much training I still needed to do. If he wasn't half asleep, and ragged from being worn down for two months I would have never won that fight, but he was and I won."
-Robb Starke

Robb immediatly engaged him in combat and on his own velition was able to defeat him only because he could tell that Ildarion was half dead from fatigue, and being unequipped with armor, or a shield. When Ildarion fell defeated the rest of the Gondor force was swiftly throwing down their weapons and surrendering leaving the full Starke force with a nearly complete victory. With Ildarion defeated Robb was egged on by Theon to kill him, and for a moment Robb contimplated listening to his friend but he then thought strategically and realized that if they had the prince they could basically ransom whatever they wanted from the Gondorians. With this in mind Robb decided instead of killing him he would instead take him in as a prisoner, and ordered the force to pull back to their original position with their now sixty prisoners along with the prince of Gondor.

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Prisoner

"The King was coming to kill the prisoner that stood between me and a lot of power. I couldn't let his stupidity and blatent attempts at war to stand between me and all that. Luckily for me Eddard Starke was able to ignore his honor for a second and do exactly what had to be done."
-Tywin Lannister
Robb Starke would pull his force back behind the lines, and there would set up a camp for all the prisoners they had captured and then sent word to his father about the capture of Ildarion, which would then spread like wildfire. When Eddard heard of this news he sent word to Eldarion in Adrahil of whom then sent word to Aragorn of this change in events. Aragorn had two options in front of him. The first option was to engage the Lucernians in a full pitched battle which he might lose, and if he didn't lose he would most likely lose on the east because of all the causualites. Or he surrendered most of the Gondor lands west of the River Rhine. In the end he would send word to Eldarion that their forces were going to surrender under the terms that all Gondor citizens, and forces be
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allowed free pass into Gondor, along with the return of Ildarion, and all prisoners. Bill Lovie would send word to Eddard that he was incoming to the camp that Eddard and Tywin Lannister were meeting, but when the letter came the servent that brought it told them that Bill planned to execute Ildarion on the spot. Both commanders understood that if they did this it would mean all out war which was stupid since they could have all of this land with no bloodshed. Because of this they hid the note, and told the scout that the prisoners were already in transfer back to Gondor. With this information Bill Lovie would return to Lucerne instead of seeing the two Lords, and they both knew they had made an enemy that day. When this happened Ildarion was given word by Robb Starke that he was to be released along with all of his men. The two would discuss the coming world that they both lived in, and Robb Starke would gain a lot of respect for Ildarion, and the same would be true of Ildarion for Robb Starke.

The Journey

Main Article : The Journey

Meeting with High Forest

See Also : High Forest


Noteable Members

Historical Members

  • Tur-Ilderion Elessar. Killed at the Second Battle of Tol-Durthang
  • Tar-Teldrion Elessar. Killed at the Second Battle of Tol-Durthang
  • Ar-Erella Elessar

Family Members

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