Cape of Umbar

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Cape of Umbar is a coastal area on the western shores of Haradwaith. Here the Corsairs have their origin where the land gives them great coverage.

Umbar Locations

Locations found within the region of Cape of Umbar are listed below.







For more detail, see Cape of Umbar Quests

Cape of Umbar Quests(8 C, 94 P)


For more detail, see Umbar Deeds
Umbar Deeds(3 C)


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Cape of Umbar Reputation

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The Havens of Umbar are the home of the Corsairs of Umbar. Founded by the Men of Númenor during the Second Age, Umbar soon became enemies with the realm of Gondor to the north. Gondor conquered Umbar multiple times, but lost it again during its decline. By the time of the War of the Ring, the Corsairs had mixed with the Umbari, becoming a mixed people where Númenórean blood was mostly gone.

Forty years before the War of the Ring, the Gondorian captain Thorongil set sail from Pelargir and in a surprise attack managed to burn down the Corsair fleet. During the War of the Ring, the Corsairs were led by four brothers who named themselves the Heirs of Castamir. These were Azruthor, Dolgimil, Azgarzôr, and the eldest, Balakhôr the Scourge. Having sworn bloody revenge, the Corsair leader Balakhôr unleashed the sea-faring power of Umbar, successfully blocking the port of Dol Amroth in Western Gondor and conquering Pelargir and the main fleet of Gondor at the Anduin Delta.
Following the War of the Ring however, a mysterious faction named the Kindred of the Coins took control of Umbar. Led by seven different leaders, they forcibly usurped Balakhôr's family, including his wife Saklaphêl, and his son Balakhâd. Umbar was proclaimed a "Free City", it's people still holding little love for Gondor.
South of Dol Amroth, across the Bay of Belfalas, the city of Umbar Baharbêl stands. Its large harbour provides the mooring for many great ships, and a mighty fortress was built there. It was an important port for the Númenóreans, but when strife split the loyalties of that people, Umbar became a contested land. It remained so throughout the history, at times taken by Gondor and at other occupied by Black Númenóreans and their Haradrim allies. One of the most devastating losses of Umbar occurred following the Kin-strife, one of Gondor's darkest periods. The sons of Castamir the Usurper, chief architect of the Kin-strife, escaped from Gondor and named themselves 'Corsairs of Umbar'. Castamir's sons were all believed slain, but their legacy remains. The Corsairs have caused much hardship along the coastline over the years.


Map of the Cape of Umbar Map of the city Umbar Baharbêl