|A Dorwinion House|
|Emblem||A Goblet of Wine|
|Claimed Lands||Dorwinion & Emyn Winion|
|Map of Lands||None|
|Allies||Northmen, High-Elves, Mirkwood, Lothlóriën|
|Population||Lists of Players|
|Used NPCs||Dorwinion man and elf NPCs|
Dorwinion is a wealthy trade nation that prides itself in great wine and great populace. Known once as part of the wider region of Old Palisor, it is known as the land of the young to it's inhabitants, the Elves and Men of Dorwinion who co-habit the land profiting on their production of wine, which they trade throughout the vast kingdoms of middle-earth. It is a land of extremes, the simple beauty of wider Dorwinion with it's vineyards, flowered meadows and fields, being contrasted by the great cliffs of the mountainous Emyn Winion where in steep valleys rest untouched lakes hidden away from the outside world.
Oromë is the patron valar of Dorwinion.
The People Of Dorwinion...
Elves of Silvan and Sindarin descent, migrating east after the manner of Dairon the minstrel who famously became utterly lost in the region of palisor as far back as the first age, in some cases simply having settled there since the great march of the elves.
Men of Gondorian descent, somewhere between the decline of Bladorthin's rule presumedly in the second age when Dorwinion appears on the maps in it's most recognisable form and the full extent of Gondor's borders when Gondor assumed control of a kingdom in disarray and brought back order to the country once more.
Northmen too have dwelt in the region for ages past settling in Dorwinion and the lands nearby when the children of the sun first journeyed across Arda.
Lastly and most strangely the Avari seem in some part to have settled in Dorwinion despite being named "The Unwilling" because of their distaste for venturing westward and being sundered from the kingdom by first an ocean and later from the second age the yet great sea of Rhun. Goodness knows how they were coaxed out of their homes in forests east being a rustic folk who are notoriously secretive and essentially settled in the wine lands of middle earth, but, against all reasonable odds, it seems to have happened...
With the coming of Dextrositylight, a high elf as King Of Dorwinion, he brought his household with him, as such there are a number of high elves mingling with the locals, this is simply server lore and a continuation of role-play so that Dextrositylight may maintain his character. One may logically imagine that the long held rivalries of sindar elves who maintained their ancient order even through the fall of their previous kingship in Dorwinion before the arrival of Gondor and those elves who crossed to Valinor may turn a few noses.
Faction Key Interests And Areas Of Interest
Recognitions Of Foreign Kingships
(Will be updated when I can be bothered listing every bleeding' faction's main leader)
A map can be seen below of Dorwinion's operational area and such...
Yes wood-elves and dale, we like you <3
Choosing Your Heritage
A sense of identity is important and conducive to a society in full bloom, and a people may define themselves and their through the combined self defined individuals that make up it's population.
Kindreds Of Men...
Introductory Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlrVCIe7G1s
Kindreds Of Elves...
Introductory Link: https://ru-clip.com/video/diHQfgCyLYc/exploring-middle-earth-elves.html
Dorwinion is in the process of identifying players by their arms on the wiki, that is each player will have either a set of basic heraldic arms next to their name or a full heraldic achievement if granted a position of enough importance, this shall replace the current system of names, heritage and role in brackets.
The dynamics of Dorwinion Heraldry will be better explained in future, for now there are the basic arms of elves and men as seen in-game.
Each player is entitled to use the basic arms as best suits their character.
It should be noted that while in heraldry shields are considered more masculine and lozenges or ovals more feminine, no individual is limited to one or the other and can request a change of to what they feel more suitable between the basic arms, however it should also be noted that more options will become available as one progresses in the faction and has some level of recognition or position beyond a basic citizen.
If a player has come from a foreign faction or is a dual faction member, they may request a charge (An icon or symbol) that identifies their previous faction to be set centre fess (Smack in the middle of the shield)
There will be positional arms as well as personal on some occasions, in such cases, there will be options for players to pick one or have each set of arms together on a divided field (that's the shield bit or lozenge, oval, whatever)
Players list shall be updated with arms in the near future.
A helpful link, we are closer to introducing this, the coronets, some charges and supporters are near completion, there is also a method of expanding info to show arms beside player names we are going to update the page with.
The recruitment system for Dorwinion is challenging, this is a faction for those with loyalty, determination and an ability to install a sense of trust. To join Dorwinion, one must first decide which heritage they lean closest to, this is important as it determines which lord representative you will be answering to when you join, if you decide you wish to join as an elf, your port of call will be Catman, the lord representative of the elves of Dorwinion, and if you wish to join the men of Dorwinion, you must seek out Liodir, Lord representative of the men of Dorwinion, duke of Gwinlond.
We do consider most favourably players with a recommendation from a friendly faction leader.
- DO NOT ASK FOR IMMEDIATE RANK OR PROMOTION, YOU WILL BE DENIED
- RESPECT THE HIERARCHY AS IT STANDS, THERE IS A KING, THE LORD REPRESENTATIVES AND THEN THE COUNCIL, DO NOT OVERSTEP AS A RECRUIT.
- WE HAVE STARTED REPORTING PLAYERS WHO MAKE A POOR IMPRESSION WITH THE REASON TO ALLIED FACTIONS
- You must have +100 alignment with Dorwinion
- You must have positive alignment with the good factions of middle earth.
- You must make your intentions known to a council member (see noble hierarchy)
Note, the Dorwinion faction will sooner accept players known to them, transferring from allied factions or as dual citizens from allied factions.
Contact Dorwinion Leaders for further information.
(A fellowship for recruitment has been established)
Dorwinion was first Ruled by one King, minerofjustice. But after the Update of Beta 28 (in which the Dorwinion faction was added), many had tried to lay claim to Dorwinion but, 2 leaders had the overwhelming support for ruling and the other competitors integrated into the faction or left. After this the Faction became ruled by 2 Lord Representatives instead. After an unstable Era like this, Dorwinion's Leadership reformed once more, keeping the 2 Lord Representatives, but having a Monarch above them.
- Dextrositylight, Elven King of Dorwinion.
Consider the following link an example of the sense of humour we are looking for in Dorwinion recruits! xD (Stannis should watch this especially ;) )
Hierarchy OF Dorwinion
The current structure Of Dorwinion's Leading Class can be seen here.
The King is the ultimate position of power and authority in Dorwinion's Noble Structure.
A secondary position of power in the King's absence, this position is currently filled between the two Lord Representatives.
A private role carried out by one involved directly with the ruling monarch and their business...
Two positions of high authority in the realm of Dorwinion, where the former positions under king are essentially there to directly serve the king, these are positions in their own right. The King has absolute say, however, these two may act autonomously keeping in mind the best wishes of the ruling Monarch who may input on their decisions at will.
Keeps track of the number-crunching in the Faction's Treasury (This is an actual task of great importance, and a lot of the work is done on excel, this is a serious position)
This role is currently filled between the other high positions and is otherwise vacant. An important role in deciding the heraldic achievements of faction members and helping to shape the nature and specifics of each role.
This is a role which involves ensuring Dorwinion's relations with other factions are maintained and refined to the most amicable standard. The chief diplomat is charged with keeping formal records and documents pertaining to the Faction's diplomatic relations.
Deputy positions are directly answerable to the role above them, this is handled at the discretion of those who hold the main role. All positions are answerable to the ruling monarch.
The Noble Draw
This is not a faction position and it relates to the tannic succession of Dorwinion, these are the names that will be invited to select a candidate from each-other, the previous king, steward and lord rep positions getting a higher say. Candidates may withdraw their claim, but may still select their favoured monarch on each draw.
In depth view of the various Eras of Dorwinion Leadership
Dorwinion was first Ruled by one King, minerofjustice. But after the Update of Beta 28 (in which the Dorwinion faction was added), he left the kingship and the server behind for a time. Many had tried to lay claim to Dorwinion but, 2 leaders had the overwhelming support for ruling and the other competitors integrated into the faction or left. After this the Faction became ruled by 2 Lord Representatives instead. After an unstable Era like this, Dorwinion's Leadership reformed once more, keeping the 2 Lord Representatives, but having a Monarch above them.
The Era of the Absolute Monarchy
Dorwinion was first Ruled by one King, minerofjustice. He was King of the Faction before the mod had any dorwinion features in it at all. And once the mod added Dorwinion, he stepped down.
The Era of the Lord Representatives
After the Update of Beta 28 (in which the Dorwinion faction was added), many had tried to lay claim to Dorwinion but, 2 leaders had the overwhelming support for ruling and the other competitors integrated into the faction or just left. Mr_Manveru and KnightOfTheOnion ruled over Dorwinion together as one at first. With Mr_Manveru ruling over the Elves, and KnightOfTheOnion( King_Stannis_) over the Men, as Lord Representatives.
Manveru was succeeded by Dextrositylight when he resigned.
Stannis resigned his Rulership to Delovain, who handed it back to Stannis after a short while.
The Era Of The Lord Representatives as rulers of Dorwinion ended with the final departure of Stannis.
- KnightOfTheOnion( King_Stannis_)
The Era of the Dorwinionian Renaissance
After a long and unstable Era with the 2 Lord Representatives fighting amongst themselves, Dorwinion's Leadership reformed once more, keeping the 2 Lord Representatives, but having a Monarch above them.
In this system, Dorwinion is ruled by 1 King of the faction, chosen among either of the 2 Lord Representatives of the Elves and Men.
Players ( Bolded names represent active players)
Dextrositylight, Elf, King, High Lord Of The Noble Order of Bladorthin, House Of The Chalice (Lord Of His House)
Quaggazebra, Elf - Vice-Regent of Dextrositylight, House Of The Chalice
Catman_, Sindarin Elf, Lord Representative of Elves (For the time being), Crown Secretary of Dorwinion, Handler of The Official Wine of Dorwinion and its business, Architect, Lord of Amon Gwin
Liodir - Man, Lord Representative of Men, Leader of the Vintner Guard of Dorwinion
FelixLuna - Rebel
Legobear99 - Man,
Vintopian - Elf, Lord Representative of the Elves, Duke of Emyn Winion
jarjarpfeil - Rebel
Jachi - Elf, Deputy Lord Representative of the Elves, Duke of Golden Ford, Lordslayer, House of the Iceblade (Lord of His House), Herald of the Dorwinion
Highfive - Elf, House of the Iceblade
MyrFlora - Elf of Dorwinion, Noble
Nazdrul - Guardian of Celdiun Port, Friend Of Dorwinion, Honorary Citizenship
Turammarth - Elven Merchant
cornchev, Elf, House Chalice
Gregoreo - Half Elf,
Big_G04 - Man, Vintner Guard
Royal Sapphire (Elf)
Cadedus (Highe-Elven Dorwinion)
Aw_2008 (High-elven Dorwinion)
ElsaPsychpath (Bartender :D)
minerofjustice, 1st King of Dorwinion.
Mr_Manveru, Elf, 1st Lord Representative of Elves.
King_Stannis_, Man, 1st and 3rd Lord Representative of Men, Head Vintner Guard Captain, House Fossoway (Lord of His House).
Delovain( DTTD202), Man
Honorary members and contracted servicemen
(Those involved with Dorwinion, benefits of basic membership)
- SpeedySC (Noldorin friend of Dorwinion contracted to build the mausoleum)
The orders of Dorwinion are awarded specially by the Lord Representatives Of Dorwinion, each order having it's own requirements to join the ranks.
Order Of Bladorthin
History Of The Order
The order has been an attainable rank since Dextrositylight became Lord Representative of the elves of Dorwinion. It was decided that Amon Gwin should become the headquarters of the Order Of Bladorthin. The most honourable Order Of Bladorthin is currently the highest rank of knighthood in Dorwinion and is appointable at the pleasure of the crown.
Conditions For Joining
You have to be an Elf, recognized as such by the Mallorn Council, to be eligible to receive this Order. Though rarely, members are exceptional enough to be admitted with less than these conditions, these are a good start to being invited to join the most honourable Order Of Bladorthin; chances are, if you are invited to join this venerable order, you already have a stronghold in Dorwinion, furthermore your services to the land should be evident by your considerably high alignment (1000+) and your friendship with the other elven kindreds (+200 with all others including your own primary faction).
Though the possibility is there for acceptance of men into the order, such a person would have to be outstanding indeed to be accepted.
Be known... if you wish to join the order do not be a stranger to the community of Dorwinion, for further info please contact Dextrositylight.
Order Of The Vine
An honorary order for recognition of services to the realm, or to allies, awarded freely at the discretion of the Lord Representatives of Dorwinion...
Order Of The Spear
Simplest order attainable, a lesser order of Dorwinion, mainly military knighthood. (Appointed by Monarchs Lord Representatives, and the chief of the order may propose candidates. The order of the spear are the governing body of the Vintner Guard. The Patron of the order is the Vala Tulkas.
Roll Of Honour
Order Of Bladorthin
Order Of The Vine
(These here listed are summoned by the sovereignty of Dorwinion to follow their call to knighthood or other noble pursuits)
Cornchev- Summoned by dextrositylight to be honoured as one of the first in the ranks of the Order Of Vine with prospects of Bladorthin.
Liodir Summoned for Order Of The Spear, The Vine and The most honourable order of Bladorthin, the first non-elf granted such a title.
Catman Summoned for Order Of the spear and for official assumption of the rank of Royal secretary
Akendite Summoned for Order of the spear
- Monarch King/Queen/Regent
- Crown Secretary (Directly below king and queen, effective steward ruling beside representatives between monarchs.
- Lord Representative- The positions held in the higher council of Dorwinion responsible for the Men and Elves respectively.
- Knightly Orders
Foreigner Ranks in Dorwinion:
- Ambassadors to Dorwinion.
- Knightly Orders
Order of Bladorthin
The Knights of Bladorthin ... (Open only to elves, and other elven factions, awarded selectively to outside parties for special service to dorwinion, a rank of high merit appointed by the Lord Representative of the Elves of Dorwinion)
To Do List/Job Vacancies (If you'd like to help, contact Dextrositylight)
- Facebook Group Banner with creative server IP
- Tanic System; Create list/chart (Whatever) with nobles of Dorwinion, where they stand, who may compete for the throne if ever, effective airs and such, this also involves named ranks/roles. Once chart devised, a chart designer is welcome to take the lead here is we have any aspiring artists, if not I'll do it, something that can be placed on the wiki~dex
- Assign facebook group admin to regularly update page and maintain it, this person will also fill a news section on both the wiki and the facebook page which will contain weekly goals devised by my special team of flying monkeys who help me govern dorwinion, me being dex.
- Decide ceremony venue, name of said fancy ceremony and basically overall organise the ceremony by which many folks will rise to their various positions, perhaps we'll make it a repetitive event with various ceremonial happenings on top of promotions etc, this is something we really really really should do to get everyone on.
- Defined recruitment system.
- Harass Sinzpet for advice and help on wiki editing, possibly actually pay him to do what I plan to do with it because learning from the best is always the best. Wiki Editing Help Wanted
- Organise alliances, forge new ones, do this really really important thing that OH LOOK A BIRD *chases bird* anyway, yeah, that should be done...
- Get some dude to be the syncificator who makes sure all dorwinion players are in all groups, chats discords etc as far as possible, yes I'm looking for a volunteer eheh.
The builds of the People of Dorwinion.
- A build built by minerofjustice, may have been ruined...
- Celduin Port, Trading hub in North-Dorwinion, under construction by Liodir- Limpetúrion, The Dorwinion Palace of the High-Elven Lord Representative of the Elves of Dorwinion Dextrositylight, built by his Vice-Regent Quaggazebra.
The name Limpetúrion means "Wine Palace".
-Cider Hall, is built by King_Stannis_
Golden Ford Planned, Permission granted for waypoint (Kingdom Build)
Amon Gwin Planned, permission granted for waypoint (Kingdom Build)
-The Old Court Build (Catman)
-Duin Cardhon is being built by SerBryndenTully.
- The City of Karkow being built by Alikan3
- New Barrel Being Built by King_Stannis_
-The Dorwinion Crossroads (Gardens, jousting arena and construction on castle hill.
Known Server History
Dorwinion started out as a small city state in the banks of the sea of Rhun. The King, minerofjustice, was lived with the friendship of the men around him. Dorwinion, under him had their first military exploit. Miner sent his armies north to Dale and fought back the hordes of Rohirrim and Dwarves, though failing, it brought the city honour. Once the update with Dorwinion came, he retired because he thought he was too inactive for being a Faction leader.
After the Update of Beta 28 (in which the Dorwinion faction was added) Many had tried to lay claim to Dorwinion but 2 leaders had the overwhelming support for ruling and the other competitors integrated into the faction or left, Mr_Manveru and KnightOfTheOnion were those leaders.
2016-04-20 - Dorwinion joined the Council of the Northmen
2016-04-22 - Dorwinion joined the Mallorn Council.
Sadly Mr_Manveru soon left Dorwinion because he didn't have much more interest in Dorwinion and he didn't feel home there, so he appointed Dextrositylight, the High-Elven Ambassador to Dorwinion, his successor as Lord Representative of the Elves of Dorwinion.
The First Dorwinion Civil War
After a turn of events that would lead to his decreased activity, Stannis decided to hand Lordship down to Delovain. However, Dextrositylight, who believed that the Elves of Dorwinion weren't being properly treated as equal, decided to declare himself King of Dorwinion. He stated that Delovain could continue being Lord Representative of the Men, and a new Elvish Representative would soon be promoted to take his place as representative once he ascended to the throne. When the ex-representative Stannis was made aware of the proposed system he was very angry, after which Delovain gave the position of Representative back to Stannis. This all began a long angry discussion, and after a series of events, Stannis also declared himself King and a civil war was declared by Dextrositylight against Stannis and his supporters for defying his claim for kingship. The war lasted less than a day before Stannis offered his terms for peace, with further disagreement, Stannis agreed on terms of a cold war with Dextrosity in which Dorwinion would remain mostly unchanged... "I have consulted my advisors and we are considering your terms, until which time it has been suggested that Dorwinion remain in a state of Cold War, the terms of which would be that both parties co-exist peacefully until a decision should be made, this means that decisions involving the whole faction are at a standstill, and allowances be made for my supporters to get involved with Faction Builds, making improvements as necessary, this state of cold war will end after we are satisfied with the leadership as it stands."
- Dextrosity reportedly claimed Kingship for the purpose of: Being able to make faster decisions for Dorwinion, because the opinions of Elves in dorwinion were perceived as being treated unequally. Having the support of the Good factions and having the support of most of the Dorwinion Elves contributed to such a decision.
- Stannis reportedly claimed kingship because: He was not made aware of Dextrositylight's decision quickly enough to react as he would have liked. He also believed Dextrositylight was making Dorwinion into an elvish state, and that he did not want to be ruled by Dextrosity. Stannis also maintains that he was a starting member of Dorwinion and that he would never be subject to the rule of Dextrosity. He thought Dextrosity was doing it out of self-interest. He did not want the men to be ruled over by the elves.
- Both parties reportedly offered negotiations to eachother, but neither party could agree on anything. There was also an idea to split Dorwnion into North and South. Which would have probably been a terrible idea.
Departure of King_Stannis
2017-01-09 - Early in January Dextrositylight got word that King_Stannis left the server and community. With this, he knew he had to take the helm of the ship to make Dorwinion into a strong Faction.2018-01-09 - Amusingly, on the same day the next year, Dorwinion led the way in the reforming of the Council Of The Northmen, being re-founded with the new leaders of the primary northmen factions; Dorwinion, Dale, Rohan and The Beornings, the council renews it's efforts to protect the interests of the Kingdoms Of The Northmen. Shield of Dorwinion.