COVID-19 Quarantine Exploits
Hello Everyone! As you may have noticed, the world has taken a bit of kick in the ass from COVID-19. As unfortunate as the panic is, it has also given us, and will continue to give us, a little more time to devote to additions to the mod! The dev team is back together and will begin some fun work very shortly. As always, be sure to join our discord with the link at the bottom of this article. I am unsure when a new test patch will be coming out that will include our new faction, the Easterlings, but when it does release, be sure to follow Jmonster and Umadcommander Youtube pages for great replay analysis. Without further ado, here are some sneak previews of the Easterling faction, led by their leaders Bor and Ulfang.
The Easterlings also known as Swarthy Men, were primitive tribes of Men who roamed Middle-earth in the First Age. Long after the Men awoke in Hildórien, some of them left that land to migrate to the West. Some of the ancestors of the Swarthy Men left their descendants in Eriador. They are described as short and broad, with swarthy (darker) skin, eyes and hair. Some had greater liking for the Dwarves of the mountains than for the Elves. Some of their women were proud and barbaric and capable of fighting.
They made their way to Beleriand; others desired its rich lands, while others were instigated by the Enemy. They entered from east of Ered Luin after Dagor Bragollach, much later than the Edain who had already established themselves among the Noldor and the Sindar.
Bór was a leader of Men who came into Lothlann, Beleriand, in the year F.A. 463. His people were worty, and tillers of the earth. His sons were Borlach, Borlad and Borthand. Bór was welcomed by Maedhros, who gave him and his followers land north of the March of Maedhros, and south of it. Bór and his sons swore allegiance to Maedhros, and remained faithful, though he was told by Morgoth to betray the banner of Caranthir. All of them were wiped out during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
Ulfang also came in Lothlann, Beleriand, in 463, shortly after Bór. He was the father of Ulfast, Ulwarth, and Uldor. Ulfang was welcomed by the sons of Fëanor, and he and his sons swore allegiance to Caranthir. They were given lands to dwell in the north and south of the March of Maedhros. Ulfang and his sons were secretly in the employ of Morgoth, and betrayed the Eldar and Edain during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad.
The Easterlings were then betrayed by their lord Morgoth, and confined to Hithlum in the latter years of the First Age. Those Incomers enslaved the remaining Edain. Some, like Brodda, intermarried with the Edain.
After the War of Wrath, those that survived fled back over the Ered Luin to Eriador. Some did in fact go beyond Eriador, back to the area of Rhun, but little else is known what befell them. Some of them became Kings of the primitive Middle Men who had no contact with the Eldar or the Edain such the tribes of Enedwaith, Dunland, and Bree. For this the Middle Men were neglected by the Valar.
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