The Astrasi Empire is mostly a panharadrim empire streching across most of the Harad subcontinent. It is the largest empire that has ever existed on the server, comprising of Near Harad, the Half-Trolls, the Corsairs, Black Numenoreans of Umbar and the Trolls, Hillmen, Orcs and Black Numenoreans of Angmar.


1. The Astrasi Empire (Early Empire)

After Karseius III seized power in Near Harad he transformed the lands in the image of the Old Empire by Karseius II. Once more Near Harad became an absolutistic monarchy under one Serpentlord. Instead of rebuilding Ain al-Harad, Karseius III chose Astras al-Harad to function as defacto capital of Near Harad. Unlike his predecessors, Serpentlord Karseius III chose the Harpy (haradric: "astrasi") as symbol of the empire instead of a snake for religious reasons.

In this Era the Empire functioned as an Absolutist Monarchy where the Emperor made all the big decisions with the vassals having little voice.

The title of the Emperor/Empress in this Era was "Serpentlord/lady", with the Serpent's vassals being Vipers, following Near Haradrim tradition.

The succession of the Astrasi Monarchs in this Era is:

  1. Serpentlord and Astrasi Emperor Karseius III
  2. Serpentlordess and Astrasi Empress shamiir

As Serpentlord Karseius III persuaded the Moredain under High Chieftain Gyldencat, the Men of Umbar under King Kvesir, and the Creatures of Mordor under nox_sidere, to join the Astrasi Empire, the size of the claimed lands more than doubled. Later on all Haradrim factions joined the Empire and created the largest Empire in the history of the Server.

The following were the Lords of Imperial factions during this Era:

  1. High Chieftain and Viper of the Savannahs Gyldencat [Moredain]
  2. Queen and Viper of Mordor nox_sidere [Mordor]
  3. Viper of Umbar Kvesir [Umbar]
  4. Viper SexyDorrito [Rocky Coast]
  5. Torogost and Viper Demon_26 [Half-Trolls]

During this Era The non-Near Haradrim members of the Astrasi Empire were equal to the Near Haradrim for the first time. They had the same rights as well as seats at the Astrasi Council. The early Astrasi Empire was known for its aggressive expansion and absolutistic structure. The Astrasi Empire underwent a big transformation under Empress shamiir after the lost War of Conquest against Numenor.

2. The Astrasi Empire (Dark Era of the Empire)

After the lost War of Conquest Empress shamiir decided to transform the absolutistic structure of the Empire. She broke with the tradition of the Early Empire to have a monopoly of power in the realm and appointed ekans2012 of the Fertile Valley as Warlord to share her power. Although the Astrasi Empire still claimed to be a true Pan-Haradrim Empire like in its early era, under the reign of Empress shamiir it transformed again into a Near Haradrim Empire, similar to all Near Haradrim Empires before. This might also be due to the fact that the Astrasi influence in Harad had shrunk after the War of Conquest and the rise of the Taurethrim. During this period the Astrasi Empire was more of a Union of Near Harad and large parts of the Moredain tribes instead of the original absolute Empire.

The titles remained the same during this Era.

  • Serpentlordess and second Astrasi Empress shamiir.
  • Astrasi Warlord ekans2012.
  • High Chieftain of the Moredain and Viper-Lord of the Savannahs Zuperned. [Early Dark Age]
  • High Chieftain of the Moredain and Viper-Lord of the Savannahs Aglarion II. [Late Dark Age]
  • Havenmaster of Umbar and Viper-Lord of Umbar Dolgukhor.
  • Viper-Lord of The Scourge Thbar.

3. The Astrasi Empire (Regenerated Era)

The Dark Age passed with a Major reappearance of Astrasi-influence in Far Harad under Moredain ruler Aglarion_II.
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Emperor Ekans at his palace.

Due to Empress shamiir being busy and because of time zone difference, she appointed Warlord ekans2012 to be Emperor of The Astrasi Empire along shamiir. Aglarion_II of Umbar recently took leadership over the Moredain in this Era and decided to unite all tribes in the Savannahs under The Astrasi Empire. A lot of new players joined the Empire in this Era, and the Empire was once again considered an important faction in Middle-Earth.

The titles remained the same during this Era.

  • Serpentlordess and second Astrasi Empress shamiir.
  • Serpentlord and third Astrasi Emperor ekans2012.
  • High Chieftain of the Moredain and Viper-Lord of the Savannahs Aglarion II.
  • Havenmaster of Umbar and Viper-Lord of Umbar Dolgukhor.
  • Viper-Lord of The Scourge Thbar.

4. '''The Astrasi Empire (Golden Era)'''

A new Era emerged when the Haradrim saw the importance and value of working closely together again; in the last two Eras, the factions had seemed to become more independent, but that turned around in this Era, and the Viperlords of the factions came together for council meetings again. In one of these meetings Aglarion proposed to invite the Taurethrim to rejoin the Empire. He found Gingilipho fitting for the role of a Taurethrim-Astrasi Leader so he and Emperor Ekans invited Gingilipho to meet at the Council Tower at the Gardens of Beruthiel. Gingilipho was offered the position of king of the Astrasi Taurethrim if he in turn swore loyalty to the Empire. He gladly accepted the offer and with his choice the Empire gained the last independent part of Harad. All of Harad was now united under the Astrasi banner and rulers all over the world awed at the sight of their power.

The titles remained the same during this Era.

  • Serpentlordess and second Astrasi Empress shamiir.
  • Serpentlord and third Astrasi Emperor ekans2012.
  • High Chieftain of the Moredain, and Viper-Lord of the Savannahs Aglarion II.
  • King of the Tauredain , and Viper-Lord of the Jungles Gingilipho.
  • Havenmaster of Umbar,  and Viper-Lord of Umbar Dolgukhor.
  • Viper-Lord of The Scourge Thbar.

5. The Astrasi Empire (Tension Era) ​

When the Taurethrim under Gingilipho joined the Empire, tension started to rise between the Empire and other factions, The Empire now controlled an entire continent; no Empire had ever been this grand. But in the East of Harad lay the abandoned lands of the Half-Trolls: this land started to play a big role in faction relations. The Easterling Khaganate, under Sebrom's choice, seized Pertorogwaith. This was misunderstood and seen as an act of war by many. Empress Shamiir and Viper-Lord Aglarion had quickly started negotiations with The Khaganate to forecome a needless evil vs. evil war. At the end, the Khaganate just meant to do good by blowing new life in the Half Troll Faction by putting a new leader at its head, Yoeki. Since Shamiir made the Empire less absolute than in Karseius's time, the choice was Yoeki's and Yoeki chose to join the Khaganate yet remain closely allied with the Empire. So Pertorogwaith left the Empire and Harad was not completely controlled by the Empire anymore. 

The titles remained the same during this Era.

  • Serpentlord and third Astrasi Emperor ekans2012.
  • Serpentlady and second Astrasi Empress Shamiir.
  • King of the Moredain, and Viper-Lord of the Savannahs Aglarion II. [Title changed to King]
  • King of the Taurethrim, and Viper-Lord of the Jungles Gingilipho.
  • Havenmaster of Umbar,  and Viper-Lord of Umbar Dolgukhor.
  • Viper-Lord of The Scourge Thbar.

6. The Astrasi Empire (Renewed Era)

Following the disappearance of Emperor Ekans, the Empire saw multiple changes in leadership. Shamiir remained Empress, with Obsidian_Fox appointed as her second-in-command. However, Fox was soon banned from the server, leading to stevethebuffalo being appointed as Warlord of Harad, and shortly after, Serpentlord of Near Harad. Gingilipho parted for the Golden Woods of Lothlorien, leaving his heir, Mr_Manveru, as King of the Northern Taurethrim. The long-dormant Half-Trolls found a new leader in Moon_Planet, who soon proved to be a loyal and hard-working player. In this period the Moredain underwent a reformation that would greatly help in the growth and governing of the faction: the former tribal chieftainship transformed into a feudalistic Kingdom. A rapid influx of new members and lack of external threats made the the Empire stronger than it ever had been, ushering in a new period of prosperity and security.

The Imperial titles changed during this Era, Imperial Faction leaders were now named Serpents while Vassals within factions were named Vipers. The Astrasi ruler was simply known as Empress or Emperor.

Prominent Lords during this Era were:

  • Astrasi Empress shamiir
  • Serpentlord of Near Harad stevethebuffalo
  • King of the Moredain and Serpentlord of the Savannahs Aglarion II
  • King of the Taurethrim and Serpentlord of the Jungles Mr_Manveru
  • Queen of the Half-Trolls and Serpentlord of Pertorogwaith Moon_Planet
  • Kings of the Corsairs and Serpentlords Kvesir and Dolgukhor

7. The Era of Change

Following the Declaration of Independence by the Moredain and Taurethrim Kingdoms the Empire lost a great portion of land in Harad. But the Empire soon after saw a surge of recruitment, especially in Umbar and Near Harad which quickly restrengthened the Astrasi Empire. Angmar would soon after join the Empire, solidifying a long term friendship between the two evil powers.


The lands of the factions of the Astrasi Empire. (Borders shown red)

The Empire underwent some governmental reforms during this Era from the loss of 2 Serpentlordship to the succesion of a new Emperor, Stevethebuffalo.

Prominent Lords during this Era are:

  • Astrasi Empress Shamiir
  • Astrasi Warlord Stevethebuffalo
  • Serpentlord of Near Harad Herodain
  • Kings of Umbar Fuinor_II and Dolgukhor
  • Lords of Angmar, Herumor_II and Muddak

8. The Arkhassid Era

The Arkhassid Era starts with the succession of Stevethebuffalo to the throne. It saw the departure of the Kingdom of Angmar from the Astrasi Empire, and the rejoining of the Half-Trolls under Zesheir. Umbar under went leadership changes and a short-lived rebellion, while Near Harad underwent political restructuring.

Leaders of this era:

  • Astrasi Emperor Stevethebuffalo
  • Astrasi Warlord and Serpentlord of Near Harad Herodain
  • Kings of Umbar Dolgukhor, Fuinor_II, Herumor_II, DrukCarbot, Shockblaster and SpeedySC
  • King of the Half-Trolls Zesheir
  • Kings of Angmar Muddak, Jimeck and Refrocks

9. The Sakharrid Era(Current Era)

This era begins with the resignation of Emperor Stevethebuffalo from the throne of the Empire, appointing Herodain as Emperor. During this era, the Half-Troll king Zesheir resigned, appointing Jimeck in his place.

Leaders of this era:

  • Astrasi Emperor Herodain
  • Astrasi Warlord Stevethebuffalo
  • Serpentlord of Near Harad MandatoryPeanut
  • King of Umbar SpeedySC
  • King of the Half-Trolls Jimeck

Peoples of the Empire

Multiple ethnic groups inhabit the lands of the Empire, here you will find a description of those who identify as "Imperial".

The Southrons of the Southron Coasts

The most developed and modern people of the Empire, they're also one of the most civilized races in the Empire, utilising complex building methods in their architecture, wearing fancy dresses and robes, trading in the most precious gems and tastiest food and drinks, The delicious meal named "Kebab" was invented by the Near Haradrim.

Near haradrim

Near Haradrim Citizens.

Without the enlightened and progressive thinking of these people the Empire would have quit possibly never existed and Harad would still be a bunch of chaotic tribes.

The Near Haradrim are great warriors due to their strategic thinking in battles, using complex battle tactics that can completely catch their enemies off guard.

The Harnedrim of Harnedor


The Gulflings of Khopazul


The Nomads of the Great Desert


The Limwaith

The Limwaith are a race of tribal people who inhabit the Mangroves of Far Harad. In their early days, they were conquered by the growing Taurethrim Empire. However, upon its fall they gained independence from the Taurethrim. They then found companionship in the Astrasi Empire. With support from the Empire, they have started to flourish. They are a proud people, most of them making a living off fishing or sometimes hunting the great beasts of the Mangroves and nearby regions.

The Corsairs (Umbarrim)

The native peoples of Umbar, a mixed race of Near Haradrim and drops of Númenórean blood.

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Corsairs of Umbar raiding the Shire.

The corsairs are recognizable by their swarthy skin color, black hair, beards and prominent moustaches. They inhabit the lands of Umbar along their pure-blood brethren the Black Númenóreans. Due to many deadly wars over Umbar by Harad and Gondor alike, the Umbarrim population is currently the largest in Umbar as the Black Númenóreans are so few in number and returning to Umbar scattered.

The Mariners (Umbarrim)

These peoples are known for their uncommon title of ''Mariner'' instead of Corsair. This is because most Mariners are either part Elf, or are an Elf of the  Íreldar. These elves have worked alongside the Corsairs for many generations, and are known as the ''Sea Elves''. They have been allies of Umbar as long as the King's Men can remember. Some Mariners also are just normal men or Corsairs, but they prefer the title of ''Mariner'' more.

The Black Númenóreans (Umbarrim)

The loyalists of the Númenórean Crown, that avoided the fate of Numenor having settled in Numenor's southern realms in Middle-earth.


The Black Numenorean known as Fuinur II. (If you are seeking to create your own Black Numenorean skin, I suggest you use excactly the same skin tone and hair color. You can find the skin at the bottom of ''The Black Numenoreans'' section.)

They inhabit the lands of Umbar along the Corsairs, having returned to their home after the reclamation of Umbar. The Black Númenóreans are just as tall and strong as their ancestors who inhabited Númenór in the Second Age since their lineage and blood has been kept purely Númenórean unlike the blood and lineage of their brethren the Corsairs. Through Black Magic that they continued to exercise in hope of eternal life their lives are ever extended, but nonetheless not without end. Their skin is fairest of the Haradrim.

The Black Númenóreans were known to have conquered the Far Haradrim and enslaved their people for ages, but when Numenor sunk into the abyss of an ocean they stopped enslaving their former subjects and helped them develop instead. Although being a rare sight, many remaining Black Númenóreans can still be found in important positions among the Empire and other factions.

Factions and players in the Empire

The current factions the Empire are:

- Near Harad, The main faction of the Empire, home to the Southrons.

- Umbar, the Corsairs and Black Númenóreans/King's Men of Umbar.

- The Limwaith, fisher men of the Far Harad Mangrove.

-Angmar, the Trolls, Orcs, Hillmen and Black Numenoreans in the North.

The Near Harad members are:

  • stevethebuffalo, Serpent-Emperor of the Astrasi Empire.
  • Herodain, Imperial Warlord
  • shamiir, Southron Coasts Consul
  • cpt_butterpants, Vizier of Near Harad
  • tehswordninja, Southron
  • Galaticron, Southron
  • CargoBox, Southron
  • greycreeper20, Southron
  • SharksBane, Merchant Lord of the Astrasi
  • ekans2012, Southron
  • EnderProphet, Southron
  • DarkDino, Southron
  • Ar_Korthon, Southron
  • ZombieBanner, Southron
  • Comrade_Squealer, Southron
  • Mattce_007, Southron
  • woow262, Southron
  • Dr_Roach, Southron
  • EmeraldCake77, Southron
  • modsognir62, Southron
  • Jty3, Southron
  • Carpal_Tunnel, Southron
  • Argentaviss, Southron
  • Torcher, Southron
  • TheHumanMan, Southron
  • Eriol, Southron
  • Clonehex, Southron
  • ComanderWolfe, Southron
  • RoyalDandy, Southron
  • Cubodude, Southron
  • Celestial_Gold, Southron
  • rossadon, Southron
  • RoisMamine, Southron
  • Iwantchicken, Southron
  • Dronewolf, Southron
  • peperonigamez, Southron
  • MAXIMOWY, Southron
  • UltraViggo, Southron
  • MandatoryPeanut, Southron
  • _aesthethicc_, Southron
  • JonFiddleback, Southron

The Umbar members are:

  • Fuinur_II (Dhakvul), Noble, King of the Black Shores
  • Dolghukor, Noble
  • Kvesir, Noble, Advisor, Elder and Melkor High Priest (Former Iron King)
  • Shockblaster (Jrr'kel Arecal Nevak), Umbarî, Royal Builder of Umbar
  • DrunkCarbot (Normiedar), Umbarî, Marshall
  • _saihttam_, Corsair of Umbar
  • Cathka (aka Reich), Adherent of Dhakvul
  • 1flareon, Corsair of Umbar
  • jhoff23, Corsair of Umbar
  • cameron069, Corsair of Umbar
  • brandcraft, Corsair of Umbar
  • SkoomA12, Corsair of Umbar
  • Corfi, Corsair of Umbar
  • ApolloSupport1, Corsair of Umbar
  • Warspite24, Corsair of Umbar
  • Zabby13, Corsair of Umbar
  • oscarzve, Corsair of Umbar
  • PKRMSS, Corsair of Umbar
  • 928blue11, Corsair of Umbar
  • Sindavar, Corsair of Umbar
  • autochthonousTR, Corsair of Umbar
  • DrDoggo, Corsair of Umbar

Dual citizens and/or ambassadors from other factions

  • TrueKnightmares, Ambassador from Dol Amroth
  • Chordusia, Mariner of Umbar
  • Shinare, Mariner of Umbar

The Angmar members are:

  • muddak, Lord of Angmar
  • Herumor_II, Lord of Angmar (Black Numenorean)
  • DrDoggo, Black Numenorean
  • epiccosmo333, Black Numenorean
  • Snipertje, Great Chieftan of the Rhudaur
  • TacticalRetreat, Rhudaur Warlord
  • Space_Marine59, Hillman
  • Tarklone, Hillman
  • Colli_33, Orc
  • BlackMistixX, Great Chieftan of the Trolls
  • CaptTightpants, Human/Other
  • MandatoryPeanut, of Near Harad
  • Haxanator, Human/Other
  • SaitoHikari1131, Human/Other
  • sandviperan, Human/Other
  • splinter3, Human/Other

General Members of the Empire Note: These are members who either do not wish to be associated with a particular Astrasi Faction or are dual citizens with other factions.

  • Professor_Hunter, of the Taurethrim
  • beberdje, of Isenguard
  • muddak, of Dol Guldor
  • Half_Troll_Hippo, of Pertorogwaith
  • TrueKnightmares, of Dol Amroth
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