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Corsair Wars

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This article describes a concept which is mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, but was never given a definite name.


Previous war: Wainrider/Balchoth War
Next war: War of the Ring
Corsair Wars
Beginning: T.A. 1447End: T.A. 3019
Place: Umbar, Pelargir, South Gondor, coastal waters
Outcome: Victory for Gondor, destruction of the Corsair state
Major battles: Siege of Pelargir, Harad/Umbar Battles, Battle of Pelargir, Surprise Attack on Umbar, First Fall of Umbar, Second Fall of Umbar
Combatants
Gondorian land and naval forcesNaval and land forces of Umbar
Commanders
ME-GondorKing.png Eldacar

ME-Gondor.png Echthelion I

File:Sauron cold eye icon.jpg Sauron
  • Captain of Umbar
  • The Corsair Wars were a long, mostly naval struggle between Kings and Stewards of Gondor, and a series of renegade rebel forces based at Umbar and Pelargir.


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    Early Years

    In the aftermath of the Kin-strife, the great civil conflict between Eldacar and the usurper Castamir, Castamir's sons fled to to Umbar. There they established a breakaway government in opposition to Gondor, and continued to clash with Gondor for centuries to come.


    Pelargir Battles

    Siege of Umbar

    War of the Ring

    Aftermath

    References