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Surprise Attack on Umbar

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{{battle|
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name=Surprise Attack on Umbar|
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conflict=Corsair Wars|
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date=Uknown sometime between 2957-80 TA|
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place=The [[Havens of Umbar]]|
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result=Destruction of much of the Corsair Navy|
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side1=[[Gondorian Navy]]|
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side2=[[Corsairs of Umbar]]|
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commanders1=*[[Thorongil]]|
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commanders2=*[[Captain of Umbar]]|
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forces1=Unknown, less than 100 ships several hundreds raiders and sailors|
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forces2=Unknown, Est. thousands of Corsair soldiers and sailors, hundreds of ships|
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casual1=
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Unknown, light|
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casual2=
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Unknown, many ships and an est. hundreds|
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The '''Surprise Attack on Umbar''' was a battle that took place in [[Third Age 2980|T.A. 2980]].
 
The '''Surprise Attack on Umbar''' was a battle that took place in [[Third Age 2980|T.A. 2980]].
  
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During the reign of [[Ecthelion II]], [[Steward of Gondor]] the realm [[Umbar]] was a mighty seafaring threat to the [[Southern Fiefs]] of Gondor.  The [[Corsairs]] attacked trade ships, fishing vessels, and Gondorian Navy ships, and soon possibly the Gondorian coast.
 
During the reign of [[Ecthelion II]], [[Steward of Gondor]] the realm [[Umbar]] was a mighty seafaring threat to the [[Southern Fiefs]] of Gondor.  The [[Corsairs]] attacked trade ships, fishing vessels, and Gondorian Navy ships, and soon possibly the Gondorian coast.
 
The Steward's most trusted council was a man the people called [[Thorongil]].  He was very worried about what they Corsairs could do to the coasts, and voiced his worries often to Ecthelion.
 
The Steward's most trusted council was a man the people called [[Thorongil]].  He was very worried about what they Corsairs could do to the coasts, and voiced his worries often to Ecthelion.
Finally Ecthelion gave Thorongil permission to take out this threat. Thorongil's plan was to take a small fleet of ships by night into the Havens of Umbar and by surprise destroy as many of the unmanned ships as possible.
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Finally Ecthelion gave Thorongil permission to take on this threat.
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==The Attack==
 
==The Attack==
  
When all was prepared Thorongil lead his small group of ships into the Gulf of Umbar to the Havens, and caught unprepared and unaware, burned and destroyed many of their largest vessels. Also during the battle Thorongil killed the Captain of Umbar on the quays.
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When all was prepared Thorongil lead his small group of ships into the Gulf of Umbar to the Havens, and catching the Corsairs unprepared and unaware, they burned and destroyed many of their ships. During the battle Thorongil slew the Captain of Umbar on the quays, and then withdrew his forces with little loss.
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
  
Thanks to tthe brilliance of Thorongil, the threat of Umbar was severally depleted many of their best ships were destroyed along many of their MeWith little damage done to the Gondorian Navy.
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Thanks to the brilliance of Thorongil, the threat of Umbar was severally depleted. many of their ships were destroyed along with many of their sailors.
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Thorongil would have recieved much praise and honor for his victory, but when they reached [[Pelargir]] he would not return to [[Minas Tirith]].
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He sent a message of farewell to Ecthelion, saying: "Other tasks now call me, lord, and much time and many perils must pass, ere I come again to Gondor, if that be my fate." Though no one could guess what those tasks could be, or by whom he was summoned, they did know where went.  For he took a boat and crossed the [[Anduin]] river, and there he said farewell to his companions and went on alone; and when he was last seen he was headed toward the [[Mountains of Shadow]].
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:56, 1 April 2008

Surprise Attack on Umbar
Conflict: Corsair Wars
Date: Uknown sometime between 2957-80 TA
Place: The Havens of Umbar
Outcome: Destruction of much of the Corsair Navy
Combatants

Gondorian Navy

Corsairs of Umbar

Commanders
Strength

Unknown, less than 100 ships several hundreds raiders and sailors

Unknown, Est. thousands of Corsair soldiers and sailors, hundreds of ships

Casualties

Unknown, light

Unknown, many ships and an est. hundreds

The Surprise Attack on Umbar was a battle that took place in T.A. 2980.

Contents

Leading Up to the Battle

During the reign of Ecthelion II, Steward of Gondor the realm Umbar was a mighty seafaring threat to the Southern Fiefs of Gondor. The Corsairs attacked trade ships, fishing vessels, and Gondorian Navy ships, and soon possibly the Gondorian coast. The Steward's most trusted council was a man the people called Thorongil. He was very worried about what they Corsairs could do to the coasts, and voiced his worries often to Ecthelion. Finally Ecthelion gave Thorongil permission to take on this threat.


The Attack

When all was prepared Thorongil lead his small group of ships into the Gulf of Umbar to the Havens, and catching the Corsairs unprepared and unaware, they burned and destroyed many of their ships. During the battle Thorongil slew the Captain of Umbar on the quays, and then withdrew his forces with little loss.

Aftermath

Thanks to the brilliance of Thorongil, the threat of Umbar was severally depleted. many of their ships were destroyed along with many of their sailors. Thorongil would have recieved much praise and honor for his victory, but when they reached Pelargir he would not return to Minas Tirith. He sent a message of farewell to Ecthelion, saying: "Other tasks now call me, lord, and much time and many perils must pass, ere I come again to Gondor, if that be my fate." Though no one could guess what those tasks could be, or by whom he was summoned, they did know where went. For he took a boat and crossed the Anduin river, and there he said farewell to his companions and went on alone; and when he was last seen he was headed toward the Mountains of Shadow.

References