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    Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:22 am


    Hello and welcome to the Third Age RP. Whether you are new or old, this thread has been invented to help you familiarize yourself with the world we have created. As our name suggests, our story is taking place during the Third Age of Tolkien's Middle Earth. Numerous changes contrary to the original story have been made, and it is in this alternate reality of Tolkien's world we will roleplay in. The following is a timeline that depicts the changes that have taken place.

    TA 2 : The planting of the Second White Tree at Minas Tirith, Death of Isildur by orcs in the Battle of the Gladden Fields. Isildur himself loses the One Ring in the Anduin.
    TA 3 : Ohtar brings the shards of Narsil to Imladris.
    TA 10 : Valandil becomes the 3rd King of Arnor.
    TA 109 : Elrond weds Celebrían, daughter of Celeborn and Galadriel.
    TA 130 : Elladan and Elrohir are born to Elrond and Celebrían.
    TA 241 : Arwen Undómiel is born to Elrond and Celebrían.
    TA 420 : King Ostoher rebuilds Minas Tirith.
    TA 492 : The Easterlings invade Gondor.
    TA 500 : King Tarostar successfully destroys defeats the Easterlings, he changes his name to Rómendacil meaning "East Victor.
    TA 541 : Easterlings invade Gondor once more, slaying King Rómendacil.
    c. TA 550 : King Turambar of Gondor defeats the Easterlings of Rhûn; the Kingdom of Rhovanion becomes an ally of Gondor.
    TA 861 : King Eärendur of Arnor dies, his sons dispute over the Kingdom and after a bloody civil war, Arnor is divided into three smaller Realms. Arthedain, Cardolan and Rhudaur will dispute over the Weather Hills and other territories for hundreds of years to come.
    TA 933 : Eärnil I of Gondor takes Umbar in a surprise attack.
    TA 936 : Eärnil I lost at sea.
    TA 1000 : The Istari come to Middle-earth.
    TA 1015 : The Haradrim besiege Umbar in an attempt to recapture the city. King Ciryandil of Gondor is slain in the siege, Ciryaher takes the throne.
    TA 1050 : Ciryaher conquers Harad and takes up the name of Hyarmendacil meaning Southern-Victor. Gondor reaches the height of its power. The Harfoots cross the Misty Mountains into Eriador. Sauron takes up his abode at Dol Guldur, Greenwood is renamed Mirkwood.
    TA 1149 : Death of Hyarmendacil I, Atanatar the Glorious takes the sceptre of Gondor. Under his rule, the power of Gondor begins to wane.
    TA 1150 : The Fallohides migrate to Eriador.
    c. TA 1200 : Rulers of the Kingdom of Rhovanion assume the title "King of Rhovanion"
    TA 1248 : Rómendacil II, the Regent of Gondor strikes a decisive blow to the Easterlings; forms a strong alliance with Rhovanion, to which he cedes all the lands east of Anduin.
    TA 1250 : Rómendacil II sends his son, Valacar to Rhovanion as an emissary. Valacar falls in love with Vidumavi, Vidugavia, the King of Rhovanion's daughter.
    TA 1255 : Eldacar born
    c. TA 1259 : Castamir the Usurper born
    TA 1300 : The shadow over Middle-earth lengthens. The Realm of Angmar is formed north of Rhudaur under the rulership of a Black Nûmenorian, later revealed to be Witch King. The Nazgûl begin to reappear. Orcs begin to infest the Misty Mountains.
    TA 1344 : Death of Vidumavi
    TA 1356 : King Argeleb I of Arthedain is killed in defence of the Weather Hills during an invasion by Rhudaur, now controlled by Angmar; his son, Arveleg I, ascends the throne.
    TA 1366 : Valacar ascends the throne of Gondor.
    TA 1409 : Cardolan is ravaged by the kingdom of Angmar and Rhudaur is terminated; Weathertop watchtower, and fortifications are burned and destroyed.
    TA 1410 : Carn Dûm is besieged by an army of Elves.
    TA 1432 : Eldacar succeeds his father, Valacar, as King of Gondor. Castamir the Usurper, Lord of the Ships, and a large following of Nobles are distressed by the half-blood King. They lay siege to Osgiliath.
    TA 1437 : Castimir breaks into Osgilliath. The Palantir is lost in the Anduin and the Dome of the Stars is destroyed. Eldacar flees Gondor, his son, Ornendil is captured by Castimir and executed.
    TA 1447 : Eldacar reclaims Gondor with an army of Northmen and kills Castamir at the Battle of the Crossings of Erui. Castimir's sons take refuge in Pelagir, Eldacar lays siege.
    TA 1448 : The sons of Castamir the Usurper and most of the fleet of Gondor flee south to Umbar, and become known as the Corsairs of Umbar.
    TA 1540 : King Aldamir of Gondor is slain by Haradrim in the Siege of Umbar.
    TA 1600 : Two Fallohide brothers Marcho and Blanco decided to cross the River Baranduin, later Brandywine and settle on the other side, and are followed by large numbers of Hobbits. King Argeleb II gives permission of the founding of the Shire.
    TA 1601 : The Shire is first settled by Hobbits.
    TA 1634 : The Corsairs of Umbar attack Gondor, slaying king Minardil at Pelargir, and raiding the city.
    TA 1636 : The Great Plague decimates Gondor and Rhovanion, the watch on Mordor is abandoned and the Undeeps are deserted.
    TA 1810 : King Telumehtar of Gondor destroys Umbar; renames himself Umbardacil.
    TA 1851 : The Wainriders overrun the Kingdom of Rhovanion.
    TA 1856 : The Wainriders first attack Gondor.
    TA 1899 : Gondor attacks Wainriders from the east; the Kingdom of Rhovanion, occupied by Wainriders, rebels and is freed
    TA 1936 : Ondoher succeeds Calimehtar as king of Gondor
    TA 1944 : During an invasion by the Wainriders and the Haradrim, King Ondoher of Gondor is killed in battle without heirs and is succeeded by Eärnil II; Haradrim, Wainriders and the Variags of Khand take Umbar; new Corsairs of Umbar emerge
    TA 1964 : Arvedui, son of King Araphant of Arthedain, ascends the throne.
    TA 1970 : Elion, son of Elrond and Celebrían, and his twin sister, Allynna, are born.
    TA 1974 : The kingdom of Arthedain is conquered by Angmar.
    TA 1975 : Gondor destroys Angmar in the Battle of Fornost, death of Arvedui.
    TA 1980 : The Moria Dwarves awaken Durin's Bane, a Balrog, which kills Durin VI, king of Khazad-dûm; the Nazgûl return to Mordor and lay siege to Minas Ithil.
    TA 1981 : Durin VI's son, Náin, is also killed, and the Dwarves flee Moria; deaths of Amroth and Nimrodel.
    TA 1999 : Erebor is founded
    TA 2050 : The end of the royal dynasty of Gondor (until the return of King).
    TA 2430 : The approximate birth year of Sméagol.
    TA 2460 : Sauron returns, possessing one of his to lieutenants.
    TA 2463 : Sméagol (later known as Gollum) becomes the fourth master of the One Ring, after killing his cousin Déagol
    TA 2501 : Eorl the Young, lord of the Éothéod and 1st King of Rohan (2510–2545).
    TA 2509 : Cirion, Steward of Gondor, sends summons to the Éothéod for military aid; Celebrían is waylaid by orcs, receives a poisoned wound, and consequentially departs Middle-earth.
    TA 2510 : The alliance between Rohan and Gondor comes into existence. The Easterlings launch a massive invasion of Gondor. The Balchoth invade Rhovanion (which disappears as an independent realm) and Gondor, conquering much of Calenardhon, but are driven back by the people of Éothéod; Gondor gives the now-uninhabited province of Calenardhon to the people of Éothéod
    TA 2545 : Eorl the Young, 1st King of Rohan, dies in the battle in the Wold against the Easterlings. Brego succeeds him as the 2nd King of Rohan.
    TA 2570 : Aldor, aged only 26, becomes 3rd King of Rohan at the death of his father Brego.
    TA 2645 : Fréa becomes 4th king of Rohan after the death of his father Aldor ('the Old').
    TA 2659 : Fréawine, 5th King of Rohan
    TA 2680 : Goldwine, 6th King of Rohan
    TA 2699 : Déor, 7th King of Rohan
    TA 2718 Gram, 8th King of Rohan
    TA 2741 : Helm Hammerhand 9th King of Rohan ascends the throne as last king of the first line
    TA 2746 : Amrothos, 15th Prince of Dol Amroth, falls while defending Dol-en-Ernil against the Corsairs of Umbar.
    TA 2758 : Dunlendings, under Wulf, invade Rohan, supported by the Corsairs of Umbar.
    Long Winter of TA 2758 - 2759 : The Dunlendings lay siege to Hornburg.
    TA 2759 : Helm Hammerhand, King of Rohan, is killed by the Dunlendings. He is succeeded by his nephew Fréaláf Hildeson; Saruman settles in Isengard.
    TA 2763 : Balin is born.
    TA 2783 : Glóin is born.
    TA 2798 : Fréaláf Hildeson, 10th King of Rohan, dies. He is followed by his son Brytta Léofa.
    TA 2799 : The Battle of Azanulbizar is fought on Moria's East Gate, in which the Dwarves. defeat Sauron's minions but are defeated by the Balrog Durin's Bane.
    TA 2842 : Brytta Léofa, 11th King of Rohan, dies. Succeeded by his son Walda.
    TA 2851 : Walda, 12th King of Rohan, is killed by an orc, his son Folca succeeds him.
    TA 2864 : Folca, 13th King of Rohan, is killed by the Boar of Everholt. He is succeeded by his son Folcwine.
    TA 2879 : Gimli son of Glóin is born.
    TA 2885 : Harondor is once again claimed by the Haradrim, supported by the Corsairs of Umbar.
    - Fastred and Folcred, the twin sons of king Folcwine, were killed during the Battle of Crossings of Poros.
    TA 2890 : Bilbo Baggins is born.
    TA 2897 : Ulrin, son of Dáin, is born
    TA 2903 : Folcwine, 14th King of Rohan, dies and is succeeded by his youngest son Fengel
    Fell Winter of TA 2911 - 2912 : Wolves invade the Shire. Tharbad is ruined in the following the floods.
    TA 2913 : Son of Fengel is born
    TA 2930 : Arathorn II becomes the Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
    TA 2933 : Arathorn II is killed while hunting orcs.
    TA 2933 : Brother of Arathorn II becomes the Chieftain of the Dúnedain.
    TA 2934 : Denethor is assassinated by Harad Assassins. Arathorn's brother returns as King of Gondor.
    TA 2935 : Fengel, King of Rohan, is killed by Orcs from Isengard during a diplomatic mission to Saruman.
    TA 2935 : Saruman is killed by his apprentice. Apprentice rises to power.
    TA 2937 : Dáin, Thorin, Elrond, Elladan, and Elrohir, lead an army to retake Erebor.
    TA 2938 : The attempted recapture of Erebor ends in failure leading to the deaths of Dáin, Elrond, Elladan, and Elrohir. Ulrin and Elion are crowned kings of the Dwarven and Elven kingdoms respectively. Arwen departs for Undying Lands grieved of the loss of most her family.
    TA 2939 : Ulrin begins plans with Elion over a second attempt to recapture Erebor.
    TA 2940 :The attempt to recapture Erebor was succesful and Ulrin grants Elion the town of Dale, below Erebor in order to improve Elvish-Dwarf relations. They then begin the rebuilding of both cities.
    TA 2941 : Rebuilding of Erebor is complete. Mordor gears itself for war, gathering its allies. Meanwhile the Free Peoples of Middle Earth prepare to defend to the last.
    TA 2941 : Present day.

    It's the third age, and the year is 2941. Middle Earth is at the brink of war, Sauron has returned to his tower in Mordor and amasses his allies, the Orcs in the mountains, the Easterlings, and the wizard in Isenguard, ready to conquer Middle Earth. In his way stands the men of Gondor and Rohan, the free peoples of Eriador, the mighty dwarves and the graceful elves. The ring still remains hidden from Sauron and the peoples of Middle Earth, but the war presses on as both sides arm themselves for battle. Which side will you choose?

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:18 pm

    The Elves
    The Wood Dwellers of Middle-earth
    Being one of the first inhabitants of Middle-earth, the elven numbers dwindle, as some depart to Valinor, while others are killed in battles with orcs. However, there are those who stay, fight and live on. They are united under a single ruler and are prepared to fight to the last breath against the evil of Sauron, that plagues the land.

    Elven History
    The story of the united Elven clans.

    Elven Ranks and Roster
    Details about the Elven ranks and the elven armed forces roster.

    Elven Army
    Details about the structure of the Elven army.

    Military Breakdown
    Details on Elven NPC troops usable in battles and quests.

    Elven Specialisations
    Details on Elven combat specialisations.

    Weapons and Arms
    Details on the gear which Elves use.

    List of Faction NPCs
    Notable Faction NPCs are found here.

    Here you can sign up to join the Elven clans and military forces.

    Request a Promotion
    If you believe you have done all that is neccessary to be promoted, post here.

    Class Sign Up
    In need of training? Sign up for a class.

    Quest Tavern
    Here you can undertake, or submit quests.

    Elven Affairs
    Details about elven relations with other factions.

    Elven Council
    Details about the council and council meetings.

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:18 pm

    Reserved for Mordor.

    The Realm of Sauron

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:18 pm

    Reserved for Gondor.

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:21 pm

    Forces of the White Tower
    The servants and forces led by the wizard of the White Tower, sworn to obey him and ultimately serve the dark lord. They reside within the walls of the Isenguard fortress, where they are bred, trained and prepared, for the war, which is soon going to consume Middle-Earth and all it`s inhabitants.

    Sign Ups
    Here you can sign up to join Isenguard.

    Standing Army
    The structure of the Isenguard army.

    Millitary Classes
    Description of the ranks and types of troops in the Isenguard army.

    Schools of Magic
    Description of the ranks of magic.

    Millitary Breakdown
    Details on Isenguard NPC troops usable in battles and quests.

    Description of the weapons used by the Isengaurd forces.

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:22 pm

    Reserved for Rohan.

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:24 pm

    The Orcs
    Orcs of the Mountains

    The orcs which inhabit the mountains, east of Rivindell and west of Mirkwood, as well as the plains of Arnor. These orcs are fierce, having grown in the mountains, they are more resilliant and battle ready. They have their own king, but ultimately their allegiance is to the Dark Lord.

    Orc History
    History of the mountain orcs.

    Orc Ranks // Forces
    Description of the orcish ranks and troops.

    Military Summary
    Description of the military breakdown of orcish NPC troops usable in battles and quests.

    Halls of the Mountains
    The throne room of the orcs.

    Here you can sign up to join the orc forces.

    Promotion Applications
    Here you can request to be promoted.

    Roster / Ranks
    The roster and ranks of the orc army.

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:25 pm

    The Dwarves
    The Guardians of the Mountain

    The Dwarves are the staunch protectors of Middle Earth. They field one of the largest armies, as well as the strongest. They are sworn to protect Middle Earth till their final breath, and are eager to destroy the Orcs.

    Dwarven Council
    Information on the Council and its purposes.

    Dwarven Political Standing
    Information on Dwarven Relations with other factions.

    Dwarven Halls
    Information on the three main Halls of the Dwarves.

    On Dwarves
    Article on Dwarven Characteristics, and Customs.

    History of Dwarves
    History on how the Dwarves came to be and what they have done till now.

    Dwarven Ranks
    The ranks of the Dwarven Army and their duties.

    Military Breakdown
    Details on every Dwarven Unit(Exception of Siege Units).

    Siege Units
    The Siege Units of the Dwarven Army.

    Dwarven Warriors
    All the units of the Dwarven Army.

    Sign Up
    Where you sign up to join the Dwarves.

    The Assignments for Dwarven Units

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    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:25 pm

    Home of the Haradrim

    Having endured centuries of hardship, the nation known as Harad has reached the peak of it's power. It's king rules with an iron fist and black heart filled with avarice, and the people have toughened into something similar. With a massive army of elite soldiers, unique war tactics, and battle machines and creatures, the Haradrim is a major power in Middle Earth. With the means to crush all who stand in it's way, Harad looms over it's borders while it's enemies cringe in fear.

    The Official Haradrim Sign-Ups & Promotions
    As the name suggests, this is the place to go to request a promotion and sign-up your newest Harad player character.

    Ranks & Heirarchy
    All the ranks and hierarchy of the faction.

    Military: Branches, Divisions, and More!
    An enormously helpful thread detailing all you need to know on how Harad's military ticks.

    Haradrim Index of NPCs
    A thread that contains all the information concerning Harad-staff controlled NPCs. Useful if you want to see somethings we look for.

    The Haradrim Chronicle
    The details on all of Harad's history, straight up from the beginning.

    The Harad Codex
    This is the list of all approved Harad PCs as well as NPCs.

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    Re: Roleplay Setting and Guide

    Post by Eightball on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:28 pm

    Reserved for Rhun.

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