The Numenorian are sub-sect species of Humanity who hailed from the island of Atlantis, and were bred from Elven, and Frankish stock. The Numenorians are a mixture of Elven, and Frankish bloodlines that morphed into a new kind of human in the form of the Numenorians, and another lesser version in the form of the Atlantians of whom share many qualities with the Numenorians but are in the end mainly human in characteristics. The Numenorians are most known for the fact that they are basically immortal in age, and only a few things can cause them to actually die of old age, while they can be killed as easily as any mortal though.
The Numenorians first came into being when they were transplanted to the island of Atlantis by Ulthuan who wanted to use the Franks as slave labor to mine the extremely valuable mines that dotted the island. For centuries they mined for the Elves until over the years the Franks morphed into the Atlantians, and a new segment grew from the mingling of Elves and these Atlantians which came to be the Numenorians. The Numenorians would take control of Atlantis and from here they would create the Empire of Numeron which grew exponentially throughout the world. Malekor would menipulate them into destroying themselves with Chaotic visions of grandeour and this caused them to be punished by their gods. When Atlantis was destroyed the Numenorian fled to Europe where they would eventually come to found the Massive Empire of Numeron.
Once very numerous the Numenor are now a dwindling species, and their numbers are now only found in a few ruling families in Central Europe. The Numenorians were never the most populous of groupings but they maintained a heavy influence over huge areas, and they were often grouped together with their cousins in the Atlantians. The Numenorians suffered incredible losses during the Downfall of Atlantis, and then the Downfall of Numeron sealed their population's fate, and caused the loss of power continent wide for them. The Numenorians have been steadily growing since the days of the Downfall of Numeron in the south, but in the north they are being slowly destroying in fighting against the Empire.
The Rise of the Numenorians
| The First of the Numenorians|
I remember when the first of your people started showing up. The Cult of Pleasure used your ancestors as sex slaves with Elven males. You were created in some ways by the tricks and menipulation of Chaos.
It wasn't until the rise of Elros Amendil that the Numenorians began to get the idea of taking the island over completely. Elros Amendil the son of Nilaeth Windrunner of whom was a prominent member of the Windrunner Family used his mothers influence to finance the arming of his forces and using this power he rose quickly in the ranks of the Atlantians of whom were already becoming too much for the overstretched Elves to handle. After many years of fighting it was Elros and his forces that gained control of the capital city of the Kingdom of Atlantis and it was this act that finally forced the Atmer Empire to direct their attention to the Numenorian issue with Pheonix King Tethlis Finarfin rallying a large army and sailing to Atlantis. At the Battle of Ninandamos the forces of Elros Amendil would be secretly joined by the noble titans Woglinde and Ares of whom gathered to them hundreds of their personal forces and tipped the battle leading to the death of Tethlis Finarfin and after Tethlis's son was taken prisoner during the battle he would be forced to sign a peace treaty with the Numenorians of whom were also given their independence. Having been given their freedom through blood Elros would officially break from the Atmer Empire when he founded the Empire of Numeron and proclaimed that they would take over the mantle of power left behind by the Atmer Empire.
Rise of the Pantheon
It would be Poseidan that would join with Ares and Woglinde in assisting the early Numenorians in their rise, and during this time Poseidan came to befriend Elros Amendil the first Emperor of Numeron and this led to him becoming instrumental in the creation of the Atlantian Pantheon which he believed would save the Numenorian people and make them the true power of the Earth. It would be Indus would join the forces of Ares following the death of Mindus and imprisonment of Erbag and would use his abilities to fashion the shield that would protect the Numenorian Pantheon from the affects of coruption and other illnesses making them all but immortal.
Destruction of Atlantis
The Fall of the Empire
Main Article : Downfall of Numeron
At present the Numenor are no longer the rulers of Europe, but they do maintain the rule over the Kingdoms of Arnor, Umbar, Dol Amroth, and Gondor. Other then these two areas there are other places that maintain families of Numenoreans but they are a dwindling group.
It would be possible to have two h-prefix's match the specifics of a Numenorian and for this reason a second naming rule comes into place with the addition of a patronymic suffix following the first name (ex. Er-Renthor-Hur Teronus III. of whom carries a patronymic suffic symbolizing his dukedom holdings, while his iniital h-prefix symbolizes his most important role in being a member of the Elur.) This two prefix situation is most common when gaining a minor title which the holder wants to make clear that he also holds another perhaps personally more important title.
|Vari- (Old Numenorian)||Emperor|
|Sari- (Old Numenorian)||Empress|
|Tar- (Old Numenorian)
Har- (Taraban Numenorian Variant)
Razh- (Umbar Numenoran Variant)
Ord- (Harad Variant)
|Ar- (Old Numenorian)
Far- (Taraban Numenorian Variant)
Surh- (Umbar Numenorian Variant)
Piz- (Harad Variant)
|Tari- (Old Numenorian)
Rurzh- (Taraban Numenorian Variant)
Ilrin- (Arnor Variant - Low King)
|High King, or King|
|Aw- (Old Numenorian)
Faw- (Taraban Numenorian Variant)
Sil- (Frogral Variant)
|Tur- (Old Numenorian)
Rur- (Taraban Numenorian Variant)
Ivrin- (Mordor Variant)
|Aru- (Old Numenorian)
Fuh- (Taraban Numenorian Variant)
Siv- (Mordor Variant)
Dur- (Old Numenorian)
Wur- (Dol Amroth Variant)
|General, or High Commander|
Vlu- (Old Numenorian)
Slu- (Old Numenorian)
|Vu- (Old Numenorian)||Arch Elector|
Nu- (Old Numenorian)
Mu- (Taraban Variant)
Nur- (Old Numenorian)
Mur- (Taraban Variant)
|Gur- (Old Numenorian)||City Counciller|
Hur- (Old Numenorian)
Barim- (Umbar Numenorian)
Sur- (Old Numenorian)
Salla- (Umbar Numenorian Varient)
|Atlentia- (Old Numenorian)||High Priest|
|Pala- (Old Numenorian)||Royal Guardsmen|
|Vur- (Old Numenorian)||Arch Princess|
|Cer- (Old Numenorian)||Knight|
|Zher- (Old Numenorian)||High Knight|
|Dher- (Old Numenorian)||Lord Knight|
|Ol- (Old Numenorian)||Low Noble - Female|
Dol- (Old Numenorian)
Var- (Umbar Numenorian Varient)
|Low Noble - Male|
Er- (Old Numenorian)
Oel- (Realm of Forostar)
Sa- (Orthanoc Version)
|Member of the Elur - Male|
Elu- (Old Numenorian)
|Member of the Elur - Female|
|Is- (Old Numenorian)||Member of the Istari|
|Ro- (Realm of Forostar)||Priest|
|Ch- (Old Numenorian)||Counciller|
|Cho- (Old Numenorian)||High Chancellor|
Earl - Male
Bur- (Umbar Variant)
Seri- (Dol Amroth Varient)
Per- (Harad Variant)
High Noble - Female
Bar- (Umbar Variant)
Teri- (Dol Amroth Variant)
Pol- (Harad Variant)
|High Noble - Male|
|Ka- (Umbar Variant)||Ship Captain|
Main Article : Black Numenorian
The Black Numenoran's are the group of renegade Numenorian Nobles who rule over the city of Umbar, and the Empire of Umbar, which constitutes numerous villages north of Umbar, and south of Gondor. The Black Numenorean's are ironically and perhaps sadly the largest concentration of Numenorians left alive in the world, and they vastly outnumber their cousins in both Arnor, and Gondor.
The Black Numenorians first came into being as the Empire of Numeron begin to collapse under the weight of its moral bankruptsy. This led to the religious leaders in the Pantheon to wipe out the island and it was believed all those Numenorians that had become Black Numenorians. Unfortuantly many were able to escape the destruction of Atlantis on secret boats and they followed the rest of the Numenorians as they fled to Europe. In Europe they would slowly gain in power until the most prominent Black Numenorian in history in the form of Braizen Highven would rise and destroy the Empire of Numeron and lead to the Downfall of Numeron. Following this they were forced to move their opperations to the swamps of Umbar if they were normal in their thinking, or they became human servents of Mordor most likely concentrated in Harad where their is a small town populated by the Black Numenorians to this day. They are in an alliance with Mordor , and are largely supplied by Rome, and this countering allegiances has been a constant juggling act by the Black Numenorians. Although they maintain this juggling act the leadership of the Black Numenorians is more ideologically guided then one might think, and they want to rid themselves of all domination including Mordor, and Rome.
See Also : Castamir Bedroog
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 two siblings in the form of Vastamir, and Lanamir Bedroog of whome his brother Vastamir was his best friend until he was killed during the Civil War in Gondor, and his 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 mayorFastiv 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.
The Witch King
See Also : Witch King
The Witch King or "Braizen Highven IV." is the son of Braizen Highven III. making him a member of the now extinct House Highven which ruled over the Empire of Numeron for centuries. Braizen had many siblings of which he killed everyone including his brother Talantia who was set to become the next Emperor after the death of his father. Following this betrayal he swore his soul to Sauron and became the leader of the Nazgul.
The Witch King is the most loyal, and trused commander of Sauron, and has a heart of pure evil. He had been responsible for truly terrible acts, and his death would be the next best thing to the death of Sauron. He is the individual that brought down the largest human Empire in history when he caused the Downfall of Numeron through his violent and chaotic leadership. Throughout the war he caused immesurable damage to Central Europe and ended the war when he wove a spell which failed but still managed to destroy much of Westros and create the crater of Pontus and the Iron Islands.
See Also : House Elessar
See Also : House Hemsworth