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Corsairs of Umbar

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[[Image:John Howe - Corsairs.jpg|thumb|300px|''Corsairs'' by [[John Howe]]]]
 
[[Image:John Howe - Corsairs.jpg|thumb|300px|''Corsairs'' by [[John Howe]]]]
The '''Corsairs of Umbar''' were sea-raiders and pirates of the [[Haven of Umbar]]. Umbar was an old [[Númenórean]] haven settled by the "[[King's Men]]", or, as they were later called, Black Númenóreans, a proud faction loyal to the King and opposed to the divine authority of the [[Valar]].   
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The '''Corsairs of Umbar''' were sea-raiders and pirates of the [[Haven of Umbar]]. Umbar was an old [[Númenórean]] haven settled by the "[[King's Men]]" or Black Númenóreans, a proud faction loyal to the King and opposed to the divine authority of the [[Valar]].   
  
 
After the [[Downfall of Númenor]], the Umbar settlers further descended into evil, and were called the Black Númenoreans. They took to pillaging and piracy along the coasts of [[Gondor]]. During the [[Kin-strife]], the defeated rebels of Gondor fled to Umbar — by this time Umbar became the hated enemy of Gondor.
 
After the [[Downfall of Númenor]], the Umbar settlers further descended into evil, and were called the Black Númenoreans. They took to pillaging and piracy along the coasts of [[Gondor]]. During the [[Kin-strife]], the defeated rebels of Gondor fled to Umbar — by this time Umbar became the hated enemy of Gondor.

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The Corsairs of Umbar were sea-raiders and pirates of the Haven of Umbar. Umbar was an old Númenórean haven settled by the "King's Men" or Black Númenóreans, a proud faction loyal to the King and opposed to the divine authority of the Valar.

After the Downfall of Númenor, the Umbar settlers further descended into evil, and were called the Black Númenoreans. They took to pillaging and piracy along the coasts of Gondor. During the Kin-strife, the defeated rebels of Gondor fled to Umbar — by this time Umbar became the hated enemy of Gondor.

By the time of the War of the Ring, the Corsairs had mixed with the Haradrim, becoming a mixed people where Númenórean blood was mostly gone. During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a fleet of Corsairs was raiding Lebennin when Aragorn captured their ships and rowed them to Minas Tirith to relieve the siege of the city.