|Banner of the Tauredain|
|Current Ruler(s)||Minecraft_forevr & Julianroma|
|Emblem||Golden Elephant Head or Pyramid|
|Flag||Banner of the Tauredain|
|Claimed Lands||Far Harad Jungle, Far Harad Cloud Forest, Far Harad Forest, Far Harad Bushlands, Far Harad Mangrove, Far Harad Swamplands and the Far Harad Volcano regions.|
|Map of Lands||None|
|Allies||Mordor, Gondor, Arnor, Hobbits, Elves.|
|Used NPCs||Tauredain Villager, Tauredain Blowgunner, Tauredain Warrior, Tauredain Shaman, Tauredain Farmhands, Tauredain Farmer, Tauredain Chieftan.|
The Tauredain are a faction that inhabit the Jungles of Far Harad, ruled by minecraft_forevr and julianroma. Because of their inactivity, Gingilipho has claimed the throne and formed an alliance with the Astrasi Empire. The Tauredain capital is on the island of Tol Hîth. You can gain alignment with them by killing Moredain NPCs, or by doing Tauredain quests.
Julianroma- Ansgar the Strong, Chief of the Tauredain Minecraft_forevr- Trey the Mighty, 2nd in Command to Ansgar the Strong
Toldaire- The first Tauredain city, built upon the isle of Tol Hîth. Citizens will live in small huts, but players with high power have bigger homes. Toldaire has a Town Hall, Arena (for PVP), a farm, a watchtower, and a Pyramid as the divine center of their kingdom. Although you are suppose to be Tauredain if you live at Toldaire, players of other factions are welcome to stay or just visit.
Mumukaah- The second Tauredain city and new capital of the Southern Tauredain. Built with a pyramid as it's center, it stands strong with a beacon at its peak. It has an inner city with housing, protected by a wall of brick. Players of the Southern Tauredain and other factions live in the city, as it accepts all those who are a friend of the faction. Outside its gates is the market place, farm, and the Living Zigguart.
History of the Tauredain
The Tauredain first lived in the swamps of Far Harad and some time later they left the swamps in search of a new home. After wandering for years, they found the lush jungles of Far Harad. Stricken with its natural beauty, they began to worship the trees and built huge, stone pyramids, temples and shrines. The Tauredain united, and a religious war to spread their beliefs to their neighbors and beyond began. Invading the
Mangroves, they battled and subdued the Limwaith. Eventually, their empire fell and the Limwaith drove them out of the Mangroves. Weakened by disunity and war, the Tauredain were attacked by the Moredain. The Moredain cut down their trees and stole their sacred animal, the Mûmakil. This conflict started a bitter rivalry between the two peoples. The Tauredain had not forgot what the Moredain did to them, and have sworn vengeance on them and their allies the Near Haradrim.
The Golden Age of the Tauredain
After those events, a young man from the North by the name of minecraft_forevr took leadership of the Jungle men. He thus became Trey, King of the Tauredain. He was the first true king of the Tauredain. He has withstood vicious attacks from the Moredain, and acted wisely and justly in retaliation. Shortly after, a man named julianroma from the north stumbled upon the Tauredain. He soon joined the Tauredain and became Ansgar, the Chief of the Tauredain. Together, they came to southern Tol Hith, where they built the capital of Toldaire.
The Age of Change
When Gingilipho joined, he found the Tauredain abandoned. All the old players(including the king) either left the faction or had become inactive because of various reasons. No one had seen a Tauredain player in a long time, and there was no active ruler. Gingilipho completed the journey to the Far Harad Jungle in under 12 hours, a real achievement considered by many. After two and a half weeks of playing on the 10th of june, he was asked by the Astrasi Viper Aglarion_II and Emperor Ekans to claim the throne of the Jungle and to join the Astrasi Empire, something which Gingilipho had already considered before. He gladly accepted. In exchange, he swore loyalty to the Astrasi Empire, because he thought a union of all of Harad would bring great power and fortune to all. Also, he had become good friends with Aglarion very quickly after he had joined the server. Gingilipho brought together most of the original Tauredain members, Swagcrafter99 and Mr_Manveru.Then, the old king minecraft_forevr returned. He claimed that Gingiliphos claim was illegimate and that himself and Julianroma were still rulers of the Jungle. Gingilipho tried to find a peaceful solution to the situation, even though some of his alllies and friends were a lot less hesitant to use violence. As a temporary solution, he split the Tauredain into the Astrasi-Tauredain and the Original Tauredain. He lead the Astrasi-Tauredain (considered rebels by some) towards an era of peace and cooperation with the whole of Harad. The negotiating about the rightful king is still going on.
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