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Gondor! Gondor, between the Mountains and the Sea!

West Wind blew there; light upon the Silver Tree

–Aragorn

Gondor is one of the greater human factions and is located in the centre of Middle-Earth. The Kingdom of Gondor is one of the oldest factions on this server and has seen her fair share of leaders coming and passing.

Recently, after an extended period of separation, the Kingdom of Royal Gondor has reunited with the Principality of Dol Amroth, joining under one banner of Gondor. 

The lands of Gondor are split up in different provinces called fiefdoms. Almost each fiefdom is represented by a Lord. Some Lords represent multiple fiefdoms in the Lords' Council when voting and discussing. Select cities, like Pelargir or Dol Amroth, are represented as free cities, have their own independent Lords, and are equal in representative power to a fiefdom.

Joining Gondor

Requirements

A man or woman interested in joining the Kingdom of Gondor should get into contact with any Gondorian citizen, who will get them into contact with the respective lords. The requirements for joining Gondor are:

  • Reach 100 alignment
  • Reach the fiefdom of your choice

The Fiefdoms of Gondor are as follows:

  • Anórien
  • Ithilien
  • Lossarnach
  • Lamedon
  • Mornan
  • Pinnath Gelin
  • Anfalas

The different Free Cities of Gondor are as follows:

  • Dol Amroth
  • Edhellond
  • Tarnost
  • Pelargir
  • Ethir Anduin

Upon becoming a member you will be given permission to own property in any major Gondorian city, which is strongly encouraged, as well as access to the fellowships of the aforementioned city. After gaining citizenship one will get the rank of Soldier. The main portion of Gondor's men however consists of Knights. To become a Knight one will have to:

  • Craft a set of maxed armour, if needed a more experienced Gondorian can help with this.
  • Gain 250 alignment.
  • Complete a small quest for a Lord. This can be considered unnecessary if the Soldier has already helped a Lord in their current rank to an adequate extent, up to the Lord's discretion. 

Gondorians with the rank of Knight are allowed to style themselves as one of the special troops for their respective fiefdom such as Ithilien Ranger, Swan Knight, or Lossarnach Axeman, to name a few examples. 

Acting dishonorably or against Gondor's interest will risk getting kicked out of Gondor or getting one's rank taken away.

Government

The Inner Council

Gondor is primarily ruled by:

  • The King atop the White City (Prof_Aronnax), in charge of builds within Royal Gondor as well as a representative towards other factions. 
  • The Prince of Dol Amroth (TimothySean), in charge of builds within Dol Amroth as well as a representative towards other factions. 

They are aided in governing by the rest of the Inner Council:

  • The Steward (LukasFredin), heir to the Kingship.
  • The Captain of Ships (huntinghalo1), heir to the Prince. 
  • High Warden (SamuVelt), an advisor to the King and Prince

The Lords Council

Each fiefdom and Free City also has it's respective Lord:

  • Lord Commando98 of Anórien
  • Lord LukasFredin of Ithilien
  • Lord SamuVelt of Lamedon & Mornan
  • Lord Koriakin of Anfalas
  • Lord huntinghalo1 of Pinnath Gelin
  • Lord JerrekCarnelian of Pelargir
  • Lord TimothySean of Dol Amroth
  • Lord ScaryEndermen of Tarnost
  • Lord Vjranger of Edhellond
  • Lord Imrazor_ of Ethir Anduin
  • Lord jointgread of Lossarnach

Fiefdoms and Cities

Gondor is a big Kingdom, with many distinct provinces and cities.     

Kingdom Of Gondor

The geographical region of Gondor with it's different subregions.

    
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The White City from afar.

Minas Tirith

The biggest city and capital of Gondor. Often referred to as "the White City", because of the white stone it is built out of. Possibly the most recognizable landmark in all of Middle Earth. After many devastating storms and earthquakes (and totally not server resets) the city is now well on it's way to completion. Construction is spearheaded by Gondhir.

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Minas Tirith, seen over the rooftops of Osgiliath.

Osgiliath

The most important strategical crossing place of the Anduin. The city has fallen into decay and was abandoned well before the War of the Ring. During the reign of Gondhir, it was decided that Osgiliath should once more be inhabitable, and reconstruction of the Western side has begun, with many gondorians choosing to live there. However, a lot of the city still lays in ruin, and the eastern side is completely abandoned. Governed by LukasFredin. 
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The western gate of Osgiliath, with the moon setting above Ithilien.

Lossarnach

Is currently under the rule of Jointgread. It currently contains a castle and a town.

Crossings of Erui is home to the castle of the Lord of Lossarnach. The castle was constructed by former Lord Chancellor Icefrone

Imloth Melui, "The Valley of Roses", houses the town of Merilost. The central locations of the town are the citadel, Bar Melui, and the town square. It is governed by Creatorbros3. Merilost is a reasonably sized farming town and currently functions as the capital of Lossarnach.

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The hill of Bar Melui.

Pelargir

The harbour of Kings, home to former Steward JerrekCarnelian for many years. It is currently being rebuilt after most of the city was destroyed by a great flooding of the Anduin.

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A view of the Admiral's Palace in Pelargir.

Lamedon & Mornan

Ruled by High Warden SamuVelt. Lamedon forms Gondor's main food supply and is dotted by many farmlands and towns, transporting the grain to Eastern parts of Gondor, aswell as the southern cities of Tarnost and Dol Amroth. It's capital is Calembel.

Ethring is a town in the Ringló Vale. Constructed by SamuVelt in the earlier days of the faction and is home to many farms and traders. The current build at Ethring is one of the oldest Gondorian builds still in use.

Erech is home to the great black stone Isildur brought to Gondor from the island of Númenor. Erech is a village near the hill.

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The castle of Amon Galen, seat of the Lord of Lamedon.

Dol Amroth

Tarnost

Edhellond

Pinnath Gelin

Ethir Anduin

Anfalas

Contains the town and castle of Mir Galen, built by Koriakin. Famous for it's tourney grounds and for having the most grand markets west of the Morthond.

Mir Galen

The castle of Mir Galen.

History of Gondor

Gondor, as one of the most popular lore factions, has probably had the most rulers out of any faction in Middle Earth, with Dale being a close contender. Gondor has had 11 Kings in it's first era, spread over two dynasties.

Era of the Founding

In the dawn of TOS, the original leaders of Gondor fled from the drowning of Númenor, establishing the southern Kingdom in Exile of the Dúnedain, bounded by the White Mountains, Mering Stream, Umbar, and the Mountains of Shadow, later to be known as Gondor, the land of stone. Founded by King TackleToWin, who founded Gondor in the dawn of TOS. It consisted of only 2 Kings:

  • King TackleToWin
  • King RedExtremeXD

This dynasty came to an end after the invasion of Gondor by b_boymasterman, later known as TheSmileBC.

Era of the Kinstrife

As Rohirric Lord b_boymasterman claimed the throne of Gondor an agreement was reached by RedExtremeXD to split Gondor into two separate Kingdoms. The Northern one controlled by b_boymasterman and the southern one controlled by RedExtremeXD. This statehood was short lived due to b_boymasterman's will to control all of Gondor and his following conquest against RedExtremeXD.

The Rohirric Dynasty

The Second Gondorian Dynasty was established after the original Rohirric Lord b_boymasterman defeated RedExtremeXD and took control over all of Gondor. With his coronation he left his Rohirric roots behind and took the name Arantoer_II while also being assimilated by Gondorian culture. For historical purposes though this dynasty is known as the "Rohirric Dynasty".

  • King Arantoer_II
  • King Atanvarno
  • King Zhatelier

Era of Elective Monarchy

The reign of Zhatelier changed the succession system somewhat as an election was made to decide the next king. All of the following kings were thus selected by popular vote.

  • King Atanvarno
  • King fireninja8575
  • King Liodir
  • King DebtFreeLYFE
  • King Tarixxiv
  • King SpeedySC

The Interregnum

After King SpeedySC disappeared and left Gondor, a handful of powerful Gondorian Lords took over the leadership in the faction, giving birth to the line of Stewards. The original Council consisted of the following players.

  • Lord Chancellor Icefrone
  • Lord Steward JerrekCarnelian
  • Lord Commander KevinLOTR
  • Lord Seneschal TackleToWin

After the resignitions of TackleToWin and KevinLOTR respectively Gondor saw the rise and fall of several other Lord Councillors.

  • Lord Seneschal RikjeB
  • Lord Commander SonOfGondor
  • Lord Steward JerrekCarnelian
  • Lord Commander Commando98
  • Lord Seneschal Lord_Of_Ceres
  • Lord Steward DiamondDog77
  • Lord Seneschal TeVeelMajo
  • Lord Steward Gondhir

With the coming of Gondhir the government system changed slightly. Upon his ascension to the position of Steward, TeVeelMajo, Commando98 and Gondhir decided to turn the government of Gondor into a triumvirate.

Era of Reunification and the Return of the King

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The White Tree has been blooming since the return of the King.

After years of being separated, Gondor and Dol Amroth reformed the Kingdom of Gondor as a Union between both factions. This also meant that the use of the title of "King" returned. The first unified Inner Council of Gondor consists of the following players. 

  • King Gondhir
  • Prince Galador_Vituri
  • Steward Prof_Aronnax
  • Captain of Ships Imrazor_
  • Warden Commando98

Following the abdication of King Gondhir, the honourable Steward Prof_Aronnax was named King. The second unified Inner Council of Gondor consists of the following players. 

  • King Prof_Arronax
  • Prince Imrazor_
  • Steward LukasFredin
  • Captain of Ships TimothySean
  • Warden Gondhir

With the ending of the War of Shadow, where Gondor and Mordor had a factional duel ending in a draw, the tide of the Easterlings and Khand swung towards the major allies of the Wind Dwarves, and thus Gondor was made to show its strength in the War of the East. Prince Imrazor_ would step down during this time, reforming the third unified Inner Council of Gondor.

  • King Prof_Arronax
  • Prince TimothySean
  • Steward LukasFredin
  • Captain of Ships huntinghalo1
  • Warden SamuVelt
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