|Emblem||The Great Lion and the Astrasi Harpy|
|Flag||The Moredain Banner|
|Claimed Lands||Arid Savannah, Savannah, Eastern Far Harad Forests, Central Harad Vulcanoes|
|Map of Lands||None|
|Allies||Dark Aliance member factions|
|Used NPCs||All Moredain NPC's|
The Moredain are the proud people of the savannah. They are known around the server for their bold and skilled warriors. These Far Haradrim tribesmen enjoy a reputation as great merchants for they sell rare and famous materials which can only be found in Far Harad.
The Moredain went through some major political changes is their history:
1. Tribal Era:
In this era the Moredain were divided in a number of tribes led by chieftains without unity.
2. Razumian Kingdom
After the arrival of the exiled Near Haradrim Razum_Dar the Moredain were united under his rule. The succession of rulers of the Razumian Kingdom is:
1.High Chieftain Razum_Dar
3. The Two KingdomsFollowing the demise of High Chieftain Razum_Dar the Kingdom was split between the two most powerful remaining chieftains, Gyldencat and gestgeoge123.Kingdom of the Arid Savannah ruled by gestgeorge123
Kingdom of the Savannah ruled by Gyldencat
4. The New Moredain Kingdom
After the demise of gestgeorge123, Chieftain of the South Gyldencat seized all power over the Savannahs and ruled as new High Chieftain of the Moredain. The succession of the New Moredain Kingdom its High Chieftains is as follows:
1. High Chieftain Gyldencat
With the Astrasi Empire rising in Near Harad the Moredain High Chieftain Gyldencat decided to join the ruling Serpentlord Karseius III as Viper of the Savannahs although keeping the title High Chieftain aswell. The former Kingdom ceased to exist and became a Viperprovince of the Empire. With the admission of the former Moredain Kingdom the Empire doubled its size. Soon after High Chieftain Gyldencat decided to retire from his position and the Astrasi Empire went looking for a new Viper of the Savannahs. On the 8th of October 2015, The Astrasi Empire elected Kingopai1 as Viperlord of the Moredain. When Kingopai1 met his demise on the battlefield the Moredain became leaderless once again. On the 19th of May 2016, Aglarion II the Black Numenorean became ruler of the Moredain. Aglarion assumed the title of Warlord instead of the formerly used title High Chieftain since Aglarion is not of Moredain descent. The succession of rulers under the Astrasi Empire is:
1. High Chieftain and Viper Gyldencat (former ruler)
2. High Chieftain and Viper Kingopai1 (former ruler)
3. Warlord and Viper Aglarion II
5.1 The Black Númenoréan Kingdom of the Savannahs (Current)
Under Aglarion the Government underwent some reformations. The faction adapted some of the modern governmental ideas that Aglarion took with him from Umbar. The Tribal Government lead by Chieftains under one High Chieftain was reformed in a Feudalistic Kingdom after the image of old Numenor, the ruler of the faction now bearing the title of King. The Chieftains on the other hand got the option to choose their title, either Chieftain or Lord, depending on their ancestry, those of Moredain Blood often choose the title Chieftain while "foreigners" like King Aglarion himself prefer the title of "Lord". Aglarion reformed his absolute tribal faction into a Feudalistic Kingdom where Lords/Chieftains govern assigned lands for and under the King. if a Region is Lordless the King acts as that Regions Lord. The Succesion of Kings and Lords/Chieftains is as follows:
- King Aglarion II's Government:
- King: Aglarion II.
- Chieftain of the Southern Regions, Gyldencat.
- Chieftain of the Northern Regions, KillieMiner.
Through the ages the territory of the Moredain had its changes, losing and gaining territory in a variety of ways. Under Aglarion_II the territory size reached its heights, including the former Tauredain forests and the Savannahs that border the Jungle in the East and West. For the sake of ease the named provinces that were created in Aglarions time are divided into 5 Regions, The Northern Region (Brown), the Southern Region (Dark Orange), The Western Region (Light Orange), The Eastern Region (Gold) and the Guard Regions (Red). As of now only the Southern and Northern Regions have an assigned Chieftain: Gyldencat (Southern) and KillieMiner (Northern). Aglarion as King is the acting Lord of the Regions without an assigned Chieftain.
Note: All Provinces and Regions are under control of the King. Currently Aglarion_II, but to ensure security and prosperity around the Kingdom the King has chieftains/Lords to rule his provinces for him (See Government 5.1).
The Eastern Region's and Main Capital Aglar al-Harad is located in the Province of Aglanor. The Southern Region its capital Jannath al-Harad is located in Nan-Eará. The Northern Region its capital Tamsah al-Harad is located in Arenor. The Western Region its Capital is located in Caitnor.
For most of their history the Moredain people lived in unorganized tribal societies, only following their own village chieftain. A structured political system was introduced in the region with the arrival of an exiled Near Haradrim called Razum_Dar with the exeption of the region of the Zarak region which was controlled by Near Harad. Historians divide the history of the Moredain into three phases:
1. Prerazumian Era
The Prerazumian Era describes the history of the Moredain before the arrival of Razum_Dar. Most of the Moredain people lived in independent and isolated tribal communities with no sense of unity. The exeption to this was the region of Zarak, east of the river Zarak. This region was conquered early in the servers history by the Old Empire of Near Harad and made the most southern province. The Moredain population there lived under Near Harad rule and law for long and the majority of them even converted to the Southron Mythology, the dominant religion of Near Harad. Multible Near Haradrim colonies were founded in the Zarak region which lasted until the fall of the Principalities of Near Harad.
2. Razumian Era
The Razumian Era begins with the arrival of the exiled Near Haradrim Razum_Darn in the Arid Savannah region. Prior to his arrival, his father RookieNinjas II failed in his rebellion against the rule of Serpentlord Karseius II. He was defeated at the siege of Poros. His surviving son Razum_Dar then fled the empire to the south to avoid the same fate as his father. He settled down in the east of the Arid Savannah and founded the city of Razum-Khån. While his city was growing he introduced Near Haradrim architecture and smithery to the Moredain which also contributed to the expension of his power and popularity in the savannahs. At the hight of his power the Moredain Chieftains declared their loyality to Razum_Dar which gave him control over the Arid Savannah and the Savannah biomes with the exeption of the Zarak region. He then declared himself High Chieftain of the Moredain and established an absolute monarchy similar to the Serpentlord dynasty in Near Harad. After the transformation of the Old Empire of Near Harad to the Principalities of Near Harad, Razum_Dar's exile was lifted in the Freehold of the Gulf controlled by Skilliar as well as in Harandor. His growing influence in these two regions of Near Harad nearly led to another Near haradrim civil war. Later on a Moredain chieftain called gestgeorge123 started a Moredain uprising in the Zarak region against the ruling Near Haradrim elite. Razum_Dar then sided with the Freehold of the Gulf and the city state of haradwaith al-Harad to help crush the uprising. Following his defeat gestgeorge was pardoned by Serpent Skilliar and allowed to reside in the Freehold of the Gulf. Rumors go that Razum_Dar intended to create a Greater Haradrim Empire by conquering the opposing city states of Ain al-Harad, Ajtiaz al-Harad and Haradwaith al-Harad with the Moredain and his Near Haradrim allies. It is questionable if that would have been possible but before this could even happen Razum Dar vanished [banned] and the united Moredain Realm became leaderless.
3. Postrazumian Era
After the demise of Razum_Dar the unity of the Moredain broke. The powerful Moredain chieftain Gyldencat from the Savannah biome allied with the northern Moredain chieftain gestgeorge and marched onto Razum-Khån and sacked the city, ending the rule of Razum_Dar indefinitly. The Moredain Realm was split between these two.
The Arid Savannah with the exeption of the Zarak region was claimed by selfdeclared High Chieftain gestgeorge123 including the sacked city of Razum-Khån. After the Doom of Ain al-Harad and the demise of Serpent Karseius II, the region of Zarak was claimed by Serpent and later selfdeclared Serpent-Emperor Skilliar and sold to High Chieftain gestgeorge123 in exchange of 500 silver coins. The Savannah biome was claimed by also selfdeclared High Chieftain Gyldencat with the capital of Gyldenlath Harn.
4. Gyldain Era
After gestgeorg123 died to a ambush of angry Gondorians the remaining and powerful High Chieftain Gyldencat annexed the northern Savannah Kingdom and united the Moredain under his rule. He declared Gyldenlath Harn as the capital of Moredain. In the Gyldain Era the Moredain lived through a very peaceful time. The Gyldain Era ended when High Chieftain Gyldencat decided to join the Astrasi Empire under Serpentlord Karseius III.
5. The Astrasi Empire Era
With the Astrasi Era the Savannah became the utter most southern border of the Astrasi Empire. Although the Moredain now were ruled by a Near Haradrim King, Serpentlord Karseius III. left the native Moredain system intact. Gyldencat remained as High Chieftain and now Viper ( a Near Haradrim title for aristrocratic lords), until he retired from his position. Kingopai1 became the ruler of the Moredain after Gyldencat retired.
5.1 The demise of Kingopai Kingopai1 and a legion of Moredain warriors raided their enemies the Tauredain and were all slain in battle.
5.2 Preaglar Era After Kingopai1 died in the raid of the Tauredain city, the land became leaderless once again. The remaining Moredain fled to other lands in fear of civil war. The tribes continued fighting each other as they did during the Prerazumian Era.
5.3 Aglar Era When the Numenorians took over Umbar, many corsairs and Black Numenoreans fled the land. Although Aglarion the second stayed in Umbar for a long time, fighting for Umbar independency, he grew tired of living under Numenorean rule when this happened his eye fell upon the lands of the Moredain, he saw potential in these men, the only thing these men needed, was a leader. So Aglarion took this role upon himself and reunited the tribes once again. Aglarion, as a Black Numenorean, inserted the use of slaves. these slaves have built new cities and fortresses around the Moredain lands, to secure the borders for once and for all. This Era is now known to be the greatest era of the Moredain faction, more builds were built under Aglarions rule than under all other Chieftains combined and the Moredain lived in wealth..
Cities and Strongholds
Aglar al-Harad (meaning Glory of Harad) is the newest city currently worked on by Great Lion Aglarion II and his loyal servants, its said to be a most promising design. The Royal Moredain Palace resides here. It's located in The northern lake at the two lakes waypoint on the Island named Isle of Aglar, meaning Isle of Glory. Coords: X:121262 Y:63 Z:198175
Minahr al-Harad (Rebuilt) Is a Near Haradrim colonial city at the southern most tip of the Zarak region and provincial capital of the Zarak province under Near Haradrim rule. The city is built and ruled by the offspring of Karseius It was destroyed during the event of mass-destruction that swept through Near Harad ages, but later rebuilt.
Tamsah al-Harad The Nations trade city is located directly north of the Northern Steppes Waypoint. The city was mainly built by KellyCardinal/VeryDarkDino and later worked on by Aglarion_II himself.
Jannath al-Harad The Southern Region its Capital, located in the province of Nan-Eará, resides on the river that flows through the forest. It is built and ruled by Chieftain Gyldencat.
Rammas al-Harad The Farm Village north of Aglar al-Harad is the main source of food production for the Nation. The Village is built mainly by Endershroom.
The Astrasi Royal Palace Located at the Southern Region WP is the Savannah Palace of the Astrasi Royalties. The Empress resides her from time to time. The Palace was originally built by Empress Shamiir herself but is currently maintained and worked on by the Moredain Zuperned.
Barad Mör The Fortress located at the Eastern Plains WP serves as the fortress of the Eastern Regions and is designed to be extremely hard to successfully besiege.
is the oldest city in the Savannah region and built by Razum_Dar. The city combines Near Haradrim and Far haradrim architecture and was the capital of the United Moredain Realm before being sacked after the demise of Razum_Dar.
Is the former capital of Moredain(former Southern Moredain Realm) and built by High Chieftain Gylencat.
Was the capital of the Moredain built by the Viper Kingopai1, destroyed by rebels after the demise of the latter.
There are a number of other Moredain builds that dot the lands of the Moredain that have yet to be revealed or are just not worth to be mentioned.
Multiple Religions and beliefs are accepted in the Moredain Kingdom since the Reformation under Aglarion II, since then other Religions besides the Great Lion Cult were accepted in the newly founded Kingdom.
The Great Lion Cult The Majority of the Moredain people follow this religion. Centered around a Great Lion that is rumored to have created the world and to bring it to an end when the time comes. An acceptable theory is that a Maia or even one of the Valar once appeared in the form of a Lion in front of the Moredain. Another theory is that the Great Lion is an alter ego of Erú Illuvatar, this theory makes sense since both religions have a lot of similarities. An important part of the Religion is the "Lion-Blood", that is said to flow through the veins of the offspring of the ones that followed the Great Lion when it appeared in the Moredain lands. The Lion Blood is said to make the ones that posses it great and restless warriors.
The Harpy Cult When the Moredain were vassalized by the Astrasi Empire the Empire its religion was introduced in the Savannahs, centered around a Great Harpy that similar to the Great Lion is foretold to have created the world and to also bring it to an end when the time comes.
The Morgoth Cult When Aglarion became ruler, multiple Black Numenoreans went with him from Umbar, the Black Numenoreans continued to spread the Religion through the savannahs. This Religion is mostly practiced by the Moredain as a Sub-Belief next to the Great Lion cult. (see Great Lion - Morgoth Cult)
The Great Lion - Morgoth Cult When Aglarion became ruler he adapted a hybrid version of the Great Lion Cult and The Morgoth Cult, believing in the existence of the Great Lion, but still practicing the Black Numenorean traditions. A lot of the population adapted this religion under Aglarion's Rule.
Although rare in the rest of the Savannah biomes the Southron Mythology is mainly practiced by Moredain and Near Haradrim settlers in the Zarak region. The politheistic religion is centered around a sun god. In the Zarak region it is also common to find a syncretic religious practice that mixed elements from both religions. The Moredain practicing the Southron Mythology are unpopular among the rest of the Moredain. (former)
is practiced by Moredain followers after the rule of kingopai1 that Eru Ilúvatar was God of all, one god to rule them all. (former)
Aglarion_II the Black Numenorean, Ruler of all Moredain, and Viper to The Astrasi Empire.
Sterrieperrie99 Second in Command of Aglarion and the Moredain Kingdom.
Gyldencat Chieftain of the Southern Regions.
KillieMiner Chieftain of the Northern Regions.
Sir_Pandahead Warchief of the Moredain.
Cow232 Chief-Slaver of the Moredain.
Endershroom Chief-Architect of the Moredain.
KellyCardinal. The Near Haradrim of the Fertile Valley.
WhatsUpMC, of Mordor.
StarSteel_PT, Ambasador of the Iron Hills.
Smeagol2, the Wainrider.
Maokie, The Moredain.
Celestial_Gold, The Moredain.
Narcky, The Jungle Moredain.
VeryDarkDino, of Near Harad.
PurplePlayzGamez, the Moredain.
GameWithLizzy, the Moredain.
Timo_7, the Moredain.
Jty3, of Near Harad.
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