There are various nations, kingdoms and cultures in Middle-Earth, and on the server. While some have existed for thousands of years, others are recent and have yet to see any major wars. This article is just a summary of all the kingdoms, republics and empires of the server.
A rising power under the command of the Dark Lord Sauron (canacx), Mordor is coming back to prominence after years of inactivity. The Dark Lord has returned from his defeat at the end of the Second Age, and Barad-dûr is rising once more. The faction is growing steadily, and lays claim to Mordor, Eastern Ithilien, the Dead Marshes, Nindalf, Dagorlad, the Brown Lands, and the Emyn Muil.
The Orcs of Gundabad are divided into five clans, each led by a War Chief. Gundabad is one of the strongest powers on the server, stronger than any other evil faction and surpassing many good factions that once prided themselves for strength. The leaders of Gundabad are the War Chiefs Ongdagul the Vaulted of the Northern Clan (Iluvatars_Bane), Nagithas the Indomitable of the Moria Clan (Grievous1138), Ar-Korthon the Black of the Dragon Clan (Ar_Korthon), Narakhor II of the Goblin Clan (jonnymoomoomoo), and Sorzau the Wolf-Rider of the Hunter Clan (DreamLordDarkrai). They lay claim to the Misty Mountains north of the dwarven sections of Moria and their foothills, the Coldfells, the Lone-Lands, the Trollshaws, northern Eregion, and the eastern Grey Mountains.
Once the stronghold of Sauron during his time as the Necromancer, Dol Guldur now controls a vast swath of Mirkwood, and its armies are growing. They are led by the Nazgûl Khamûl (Khamul_The_Black), and are threatening the waning power of the Elves in Lothlorien and Northern Mirkwood. They lay claim over all of Mirkwood Corrupted, including the Mountains of Mirkwood and Dol Guldur, as well as the East Bight and the southeastern Vales of Anduin.
The Free Peoples of Middle-Earth
Main article: High-Elves
This monarchy is one of the eldest on the server, founded long ago by the mighty 'Glaerdir '('Coolseb1000)'. The current High King, SinzPet, rules over Lindon, Tower Hills, the Western Isles, Rivendell, Eregion and Lorien. It is one of the largest factions with many members and cities to it's name.
The Woodland Realm
Main article: Wood-Elves
Priding itself on it's strong and active members, the Wood-Elven kingdom is made up of SIlvan Elves, lead by the King cchatts. It is a tightly-knit faction ruling over Northern Mirkwood, and is also a member of the Mallorn Council.
Kingdom of Gondor
Main article: Gondor
The heirs to one of the most powerful human kingdoms in Middle-Earth, Gondor prides itself on it's large territory and diverse fiefs. It's members are the descendants of Numenorians, and they gather at the Union of the Numenorians. It's capitals are Osgiliath and Pelargir, and Gondor's current king rules over the regions of Gondor (including all it's sub-biomes), Western Ithilien and the White Mountains.
The Confederacy of the East