|Wood-Men of Mirkwood|
|Claimed Lands||Eastern Vales of Anduin and Area around River Gate waypoint.|
|Map of Lands|
|Used NPCs||Dalish npcs (For the time being)|
The Woodmen of Mirkwood are a collection of tribes and peoples in and around the Vales of Anduin.
The most notable are the Woodmen of Mirkwood, they live inside and on the borders of the forest. These Northmen are the largest and more powerful of the tribes as of yet, with their main town of Skogsbrynet being the capital of the faction.
The Woodmen of Mirkwod were originally founded in March 2016 by summersharry and bald_beagle with summersharry as chief. They started building the town of Skogsbrynet at the River Gate waypoint, and built up a strong friendship with the other Northmen, which included joining the Council of the Northmen.
The Woodmen continued to grow, developing a small base of loyal players, which included Delvax who began building a town in the Vales of Anduin. Unfortunately, this would not last. The Council of the Northmen collapsed and the player base began shrinking. In late 2018, summershary abdicated in favor of jakub8899.
After several months of jakub being inactive and the faction being completely dead, jakub returned and began swiftly rebuilding the Woodmens power. This can be called the Woodmen Golden Age as he developed an extremely strong alliance with Dale and started building a new capitol north of Skogsbrynet. He also recruited the renowned warrior KefinLOTR as well as well known players strider04 and Qemeh.
This suddenly ended, however, when on November 5th 2018 jakub took the throne of Dale and brought his players with him. A day later, summersharry returned and has since began remodeling Skogsbrynet.
The Woodmen were those Northmen who dwelt in the forests of Middle-earth, and especially Greenwood the Great in the Third and Fourth Ages.
They were descended from the Men of the First Age who migrated to the West, therefore being related to the Edain and their descendants, the Dúnedain.
A band of Woodmen came and drove away some Orcs who killed Isildur's band in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields, before they could mutilate the bodies of the dead.
In T.A. 1636 the Great Plague affected Mirkwood but it is not recorded how the woodmen fared.
The Eagles used to feed on men's sheep of the north, who defended them with their bows of yew; thus they were afraid to fly anywhere near where men lived.
Around T.A. 2941 some bold woodmen and their families were attempting to make their way back to the north from the South, cutting down trees, and building settlements among the woods in the valleys and along the river-shores. The Wargs and the Orcs of the Misty Mountains usually did not dare to approach as they were brave and well-armed, until they started planning a joint raid against them to capture slaves. When they discovered Thorin and Company, they thought they were spies of those woodmen and hunted them down, fearing they would warn their people.
Obvously the raid never took place, thanks to the subsequent events, including the Battle of Five Armies where Orcs and Wargs were devastated. After the Battle, Men could travel without fear and many came to Beorn's home to celebrate Yule, and some gathered under him as a chieftain.
Despite troubled by evil creatures of Dol Guldur such as Orcs and Spiders, they survived until the War of the Ring and the Fourth Age.
After the cleansing of the forest, they and the Beornings were given the central portion of Eryn Lasgalen, between the Narrows of the Forest and the Mountains.
(All lore taken from the Tolkien Gateway)
Durin's Folk • Kingdom of Khazad-dûm • Dwarves of Erebor • Dwarves of the Iron Hills • The Dwarves of the Mountains of the Wind • Dwarves of the Red Mountains • Blue Dwarves • Dwarves of the Grey Mountains• Northern Longbeard Dwarves
Elves and Ents:
Orcs and Uruks:
Northmen and Dúnedain
Peoples of Harad and Rhûn:
Kingdom Of Anduin •
Fire elves •
Kingdom of the Golden Wash •
Kingdom of the Isles •