|Kingdom of Arnor|
|Type of Goverment||Absolute Monarchy|
|Head of State||Tari-Jonas Hemsworth|
|Location||Central Europe. South of the Empire, and North of Westros|
|Religion||Atlantian Pantheon - Holy Seven Branch|
|Races, and Ethnicity||Humans are massive majority but also Dwarves live in the mountains, and a loyalist Elven Forest.|
The Kingdom of Arnor is a major Human power that resides North of Lorderon and along the southern Border of The Empire. Once the second most powerful part of the massive Empire of Numeron it was devastated during the conflict with Teutons and the rebels and became independent following the Downfall of Numeron. The Kingdom of Arnor is beset by many problems but the main issue has been their nearly constant conflict with their northern neighbor in the form of The Empire of whom constantly attacks it.
Arnor was once the northen half of the Empire of Numeron , but after the Destruction of the Numenor it has been gradually worn down until it sits today barely a shadow of it's former self. Once it stood as the most populous area of the Area of the Empire of Numeron with only Westros having more population and political might, but it lost significant numbers during the Downfall of Numeron and has never truly recovered. Arnor maintains one of only two remaining Numenorian families in Europe, and are very die hard in their defense of what they see as the founding principles of Numeron.
Alongside being a former member of the Empire of Numeron the Kingdom of Arnor is one of only two areas left in Europe that maintains a majority population of Atlantians. Their population is the largest in Europe, and with the threat of destruction the Kingdom of Arnor remains the greatest hope for the Atlantian people to return to their former power. Inside of Arnor exist seven Numenorian Houses of varrying size, but under Arnor before the Invasion of The Empire there were well over forty Numenorian Houses but their numbers were absolutely devastated leaving only seven left and only one of the Triumverate alive. The Atlantians are the larger of the overall atlantian legacy that remains in Arnor now after the Numenorian losses.
Arnor stands as one of the three Kingdoms in Europe that worship the Atlantian Pantheon of which they continue to do since they started centuries before the departure from Atlantis. This worship is yet another reason for the differences between Arnor and their neighbors as they are distinctly the only one who believes in the Atlantian Pantheon. In this way Arnor is also the host to some of the oldest temples of the Atlantian Pantheon in all of Europe, and for this reason the Temple of Fornost is almost unanimously known as the center of the religion in the continent. Alongside the temples the Kingdom of Arnor also holds many of the ancient remaining relics of the old island of Atlantis and for this reason is further more importance to the religion.
Arnor was founded as a Kingdom within the Empire of Numeron during the initial growth of the empire into the European continent. Arnor was known early on as a more rustic area within the Empire of Numeron, but it gained immense growth in population as the continent of Atlantis was destroyed. Following this there was a large growth in intellectualism in the city of Fornost but the western areas stayed more rustic and non Atlantian in terms of how they went about running the cities. During the Downfall of Numeron the Kingdom of Arnor was forced to be unable to assist the rebels as they fought due to large scale assaults by the Teutons to the north, of whom had been tricked into fighting against Arnor by the menipulations of the Witch King. Despite this the Kingdom of Arnor became the center of the rebellion against the Dark Numenorians and would end the conflict as the capital of the Empire of Numeron following the destruction of Tail Jana. The Kingdom of Arnor would attempt to regrow the Empire of Numeron but found no connection in land to their old western lands or to the main remains of the Empire in Gondor, and Umbar and for this reason had little success in this regard. Becoming its own Kingdom it became stretched thing fighting off the Empire who had gained immense lands and population and was now no longer a weak barbarian lands as was the case during the Downfall of Numeron. Arnor would finally collapse and finally be destroyed when The Empire and Valeria both attacked the nation and splitting their forces they were unable to hold against the massive forces attacking them.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Pre-Numenorians
- 1.2 Empire of Numeron
- 1.3 Downfall of Numeron
- 1.4 Second Empire of Numeron
- 1.5 Kingdom of Arnor
- 1.6 The Orange Death
- 1.7 War with the Empire
- 1.8 Lorderon-Valerian-Arnor War
- 1.9 Breathing Again
- 1.10 Renewed Border Conflict
- 1.11 Battle of Krost
- 1.12 Second Arnor War
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Economy
- 4 Goverment
- 5 Relics
- 6 Military
Main Article : Timeline of Arnor
Arnor was a sparse and fertile area that was largely inhabited by roving bands of hunter gathers for the centuries before the coming the Empire of Numeron. During this period there was very little settlements in the region, and the only real civilization was horrifyingly enough in the form of the Trollocs of the Forest and the small Dwarven Hold of Dun Garek. The Trollocs were on the decline in the region but there numbers were still extremely high in the area to the point that they had basically caused the distinct lack of human settlement in Pre-Numenorian Arnor.
Empire of Numeron
Main Article : Empire of Numeron
See Also : Atlantis
- ``Atlantis was a land of joy, and at first you saw nothing of the such in the European lands. Forests filled with monsters, and dangers around all corners you couldn`t help but long to return to Atlantis. As time went by the wealth and power of the European lands made all want to see what had changed in the European lands.``
- -Unknown Numenorian Scribe
With the port cities taken over, they loyalists began building massive ships, and they gathered huge resources and numbers to them. The moment a ship was completed it was sent out, and the loyalists were swiftly sheltered to the ports of their European holds. These first holds were at the areas of Gondor , Dol Amroth and Umbar , and for this reason we see the most Atlantean looking architecture in Gondor and Dol Amroth. After months of this the loyalist Emperor left the island on the final ship and watched the island of Atlantis disapear in the horizeon.
Province in Numeron
Main Article : Empire of Numeron
It wasn't until the coming of the Atlantians following the exodus of Atlantis that the region of Arnor, and in that way Fornost would become settled. The coming Numenorians were a very industrious people, and their expansion brought them northward from the port of Umbar and their most populated areas in Gondor, and Westros towards Germany. As the Atlantians move northward they founded many cities throughout Arnor, with the principle city of the region becoming known as Fornost.
With the founding of Fornost the region of Arnor became enveloped in a lengthly golden age. All of the major cities, and settlements in the region were founded during this time, and the armies of Arnor grew to such a point that they became the close rival of Gondor, and Umbar in power.
Downfall of Numeron
Main Article : Downfall of Numenor
|The Fall of the Numeron Empire |
This was the moment that was so destructive. So violent. So horrifying. It all of these things and so much more. It was so much that they started the calendar over.
The Witch King was born in the massive Nemerian city of Tal Reagen which now is known as Lorderon. Braizen Highven IV. was the grandson of the much maligned Emperor Aleria Highven II. who many point to as the harbringer of the decline in Numeron. The line had survived but it was only Braizen's father Braizen Highven III. that had truly begun to restore some of the sanity to the Numenors. As a child Braizen was someone that many thought was going to be a good future ruler, and he loved history to the point that it was said he could name and describe the life of every Emperor in the long history of the Empire of Numeron. This boy would cease to exist after during his search for knowledge he and his gaurds were lured into a trap set by Sauron. Sauron would send a small party of his human servents to the area that Braizen was searching and in their possestion would be a Palantir that he had personally crafter just for Braizen's use. Sauron's servents would instigate a fight and during this fight the gaurds would kill the entire force of Sauron. As they searched the bodies for evidence of who these men could be, Braizen discovered the Palantir, and despite the warnings of his gaurd he took it into his possestion as they returned to his personal keep.
"I could have brought my massive armies to bear against the Empire of Numeron and died. I could have done that but I took the option of corupting the heir to the Empire and then having them simply kill themselves. That seemed to me to be the easier option of the two."
When he returned to his keep he spent years devling into the mysteries of the Palantir, and he came to find that the Palantir would silently speak to him and tell him secrets. At first these secrets were nothing more then where to find rare books, or artifacts but eventually these whispers came to tell him darker things. The control the Palantir came to have over him was incredible as it changed his personality quite noticeably, and led him down a path that would lead to many troubles for Europe. During his early life there he started to though became known for his personal excesses and this troubled the current Emperor who had wanted to give him the throne when he passed. Noone could undertand what had changed in the once noble young man but something dramatic had happened to him and despite the many attempts to get through to him he continued to go down a dark path. Eventually the current Emperor decided that Braizen was too arrogant and selfish to be the Emperor upon his death, so he made his nephew Johan Highven the heir apparent upon his death. To say this didn't sit well with Braizen was an understatement. During this time his rants and excesses became especially bad to the point that the Emperor warned him that he would be removed from the Empire if he didn't calm himself. Braizen at this point would return once more to the devise that had given hims so many anwsers the last time he had found it in the Palantir.
The RingThis time when he spoke to the Palantir he told it how everyone now hated him, and he begged the Palantir for an anwser to why this was happening to him. The Palantir whispered to him the location that would give him the anwsers to everything in his life, and that if he went there the person he met there was the man that would change everything in his life for the better. Braizen immediatly went to the location without any of his gaurds, and when he arrived their he saw a man in black armor illuminated by a gleaming white light. The man introduced himself as Sauron, and told Braizen that the only way to fix what had happened was to take a ring from him and to wear it with complete trust. Braizen trusted this Sauron because the voice was the same as the Palantir and so he took the ring and put it on, and that was the moment that he was now completely in the hold of Sauron who now was able to talk to him as a true solder of his army.
The Spawn of Sauron
See Also : Sauron
Following the massive spree of executions, and the growth of a rebellion with Numeron the forces of Braizen begin marshalling all of their power to begin creating a creature of such power that they could destory any force the rebels could possibly muster against them. In order to do this Sauron leant his Magi power to the cosntruction of a creature that would come to be called the Spawn of Sauron. The creature wasn't completing quickly enough as they needed more Magi, and this annoyed Sauron to no end, as he realized he would need help in order to complete the project. In order to actually complete the project Sauron was forced to enlist the assistence of his old lover Flemeth of which brought him great shame but he accepted out of neccesity. The idea behind the Spawn of Sauron was to make a massive spider like creature that was unasailable by any convential force. Its creation would herald a victory due to the fact that no conventional force would have any hope of defeating that kind of creature.
The Spawn of Sauron
The Spawn of Sauron changed the entire direction that the conflict had been going. With the spawn on the side of the Black Numenorians there was no possible way to confront them onto the field of battle. If you attempted to raise an army the spawn was simply impossible to defeat in a conventional manner. This meant that the war entered a phase in which would define the beggining of the war, in which the Spawn of Sauron simply roamed about Numenor and destroyed towns, cities, and armies seemingly at will. During this period the population of the Empire was dramatically reduced as entire cities were wiped out by the spawn, and no end was in sight.
The Battle of Tail Heagen
Main Article : The Battle of Tail Heagen
The Battle of Tail Heagen was the final culimination of the actions of the horrible spawn of Sauron. The spawn of Sauron had attacked unabated throughout Numeron destroying towns that rebelled at will, and no army could possibly match its power. It was during this period of great stregnth for Braizen that he would fall into the trap that became known as the Battle of Tail Heagen. He stopped focusing on taking out the leadership, and places of rebellion and instead attempted to simply wipe out the Atlantian people, and in this moment the rebellion leadership devised themselves a plan built on the betrayal of one of the Dark Numenorians most important orders in the Istari, which was the Numenor Empire's Magi order, and the only Atlantians who were able to use Magi in the entire Empire.
Main Article : Istari
Tevion Gronich was the leader of the Istari during this period of the Downfall, and he was the sixth different leader as Braizen had been continuesly killing and replacing the leaders whenever the mood struck him. Tevion was loyal to his king despite the kings madness but he reached his end when the Spawn of Sauron begin simply killing people for no strategic reason beside genocide. As this genocide continued Tevion Gronich broke from the loyalists side of the war and took over half the Istari with him towards the massive rebel city of Tail Heagen. The Istari were opposed as they attempted to leave their massive temple, but by their betrayal had been so shocking and sudden that the Black Numenorians forces allowed most out of the city before the orders had made it down the chain of command that they should be stopped. These Istari would take casualities as they attempted to reach Tail Heagen and upon their arrival they would become shifted in their movements through the rise in Saruaman. Sarauman had a different way of thinking then Tevion and as they travelled their came to become a power struggle of sorts and many were shocked as Sarauman made remarks that suggested he wanted to violently take control of the loyalist movement if Tevion would not listen. In an act that would forever break their relationship Gandalf would side with Tevion and this caused the end of the internal struggle as Gandalf was held in great regard and noone dared to go against him.
Destroying the Spawn
Now in Tail Heagen the Istari begin fashioning a massive spell which upon its completion would destory the spawn of Sauron. So much power was needed for the spell that every single Istari on the rebel side was involved in casting it, which brought on the notice of all the Istari on the dark side as well. With the eyes of the entire Empire now transfixed on Tail Heagen Braizen massed most of his army and marched on the massive city alongside the Spawn of Sauron. As the army marched for Tail Heagen basically the entire world. Every single Magi user. The Titans, and the Chaos Gods. Everyone became involved in either the casting of the spell or the attempt to stop the spell. It is said that so powerful was the Magi being conjured during the spell's incantation that the world itself shook for the entire time. Only one day away from Tail Heagen the spell was on the verge of casting but it just didn't have enough power to get it over the top. In this moment the Dark Numenorian Istari are said to have had many of their number slow their power and allow the spell to cast which caused the massive bolt of power to shoot from the moon all the way to Earth and completely eradicate the Spawn of Sauron along with much of the army of the Dark Numenorians. It is believed by most that their were significant elements within the Dark Numenorians who by this point understood that the Spawn of Sauron was only the beggining and that eventually Sauron would destroy everything.
Second Empire of Numeron
Following the Downfall of Numeron the remnents of the Empire of Numeron attempted to find their place in the world with the non-Numenorian and Atlantian sections of the Empire quickly declaring independance the core regions would call a large summit at Minus Tirith where they would form the Second Empire of Numeron. The Second Empire of Numeron quickly after its founding became more of an idea then an actual physical nation as when the Ironborn begin to rise in the Iron Islands and contact slipped away between the Gondor/Umbar/Taraban southern elements and the Arnor/Lombard northern elements the second Empire of Numeron would collapse.
Kingdom of Arnor
Following the end of the Second Empire of Numeron the Kingdom of Arnor would begin its plans for recreating the Empire of Numeron on its own first making movement to consolidate its holdings in its core regions. At its independance the Kingdom of Arnor was named a Kingdom but its control was that of an Empire as it controlled several nations beneath it, and controlled huge tracts of land. Despite the fact that it had lost huge numbers during the Downfall of the Numeron its cities were still huge centers of population, and their were signs that it might be easy to expand north. For all of this hope the leadership of Arnor could not see how powerful The Empire had become, and were unable to antisipate the vast array of armies that The Empire would throw against Arnor in an attempt to weaken them. ===Arnor Invasion of Weerhousen=== Main Article : Arnor, Weerhousen
|The Sad End of Jafrey Hemsworth|
He was an honorable man who deserved far better then what we gave him.
Elasus Fox was sent to Arnor for a longer term mission in order to seduce and gain the trust of the Prince of Arnor Jafrey Hemsworth of whom was the crown prince of Arnor and of the extremely powerful House Hemsworth. She was told that this was so that she could get a favorable trade, and alliance arrangement for Weerhousen, and with this pretense she left for Arnor. As she was leaving Weerhousen she would meet with Urshoran of whom warned her that she would be tasked with murdering something within herself if she wanted to continue down the road she was traveling. When she arrived in Arnor she assumed that she would feel the same way as she had while she was killing in Weerhousen, but as she walked the roads she saw a small girl crying on the side of the road and where she usually felt nothing when she looked at the little girl she felt a pain in her heart. Everything in her for some reason cried out to her to save that little girl. She had the ability to save her and yet she was torn in two. One side of her had spent a century killing and doing whatever she wanted, and the other side was apparently waking up from a long sleep. Despite her reservations she would decide to not help the little girl, as she was too scared of what she would become back in Weerhousen if she started having emotions. She moved on from the little girl and attempted to forget it but as she infiltrated the capital of Fornost and over the course of two years worked herself into a position of some influence among House Hemsworth she once again begin to feel the sadness in her heart. As she and Jafrey became more and more romantically involved she came to believe that she loved him, and she begin to wish she could back out of the plan that she had spent the better part of three years working on. She attempted to discuss this with Jafrey but she couldn't work up the nerve to tell him what she was planning to do, so he continued to follow her manipulation when he raised a large army of Arnor and marched southwest towards Weerhousen. On the night of the massacre of his army Meghanna went into the tent of Jafrey and smothered him with a pillow so that he wouldn't have to watch the downfall of the army that he was leading die around him. Following this as the army of Arnor burned and died around her and her lover she carefully wrapped his body in the flag of Arnor and moved throughout the Chaos in the direction of Arnor.
Meghanna as a part of her deal to free |
Whether she loved Jafrey or not wasn't what truly changed Meghanna it was the feeling that the whole thing was completely pointless. She watched as the Vampires massacred the large army and she came to understand what they had become, and that disturbed her more then anything else had ever in her life. As she walked with Jafrey's body to Arnor she felt the weight of all the decisions she had ever made crashing down on her, and nearing half way back to Arnor she was met on the road by Godric, and Eric Olden of whom would talk with her for some time about what she had done, and while Godric was understanding of her pain Eric was disgusted with her and went out of his way to make her feel worse. Following their departure she continued on her road to Arnor and after weeks of walking she finally reached the walls of Fornost where the guards were all over, and she was prepared to die until his brother Jonas Hemsworth came out and saw her face stained with bloody tears, and her carrying the badly decayed body of his brother in her arms and he knew what she was. He ordered his men to take his brother inside to the crypts of House Hemsworth and he stood and talked with the women that had for all intensive purposes murdered his brother and killed thousands of Arnor people in the massacre he was torn. He had seen how much his brother had loved Meghanna and he looked at her and knew that she too loved him. He would finally decide to let her live, and thus she was again survived the conflict that she wanted to end her, and this only broke her further.
Following the massacre of the Arnor army led by Jafrey he would be believed killed in the massacre but instead his spirit was captured from the field by W`soran of whom would use him for decades in twisted experiments. These experiments continued until Meghanna broke into his labratory and killed him freeing him from his torture. Even this was not enough for W`soran of whom cast a curse on him which forced him to remain within the Veil and forced to watch Meghanna`s actions until the end of time.
The Orange Death
- "How many valiant men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world! The condition of the people was pitiable to behold. They sickened by the thousands daily, and died unattended and without help. Many died in the open street, others dying in their houses, made it known by the stench of their rotting bodies. Consecrated churchyards did not suffice for the burial of the vast multitude of bodies, which were heaped by the hundreds in vast trenches, like goods in a ships hold and covered with a little earth."
- -Unknown Atlantian Scribe
The Glory of Arnor would continue to fade following the disasterous invasion of Weerhousen when following a severe outbreak of plague on its western provinces. It is speculated that half of the people of western Arnor were killed during the outbreak, and the major fortress city of Malgheim was left nearly deserted. On top of this it caused the lands of the Night Watch to be closed to them for many years which created a dramatic decline in their economic situation, and also led to to the loss of communication between Arnor and many of their southern allies. With the loss of Malgheim as a reasonable defence, The Empire became once more openly hostile to them and despite the fact that the southern parts of The Empire were also hit by the epedemic the lands of Arnor were far more damaged and thus the lands of The Empire were primed to become aggresive. With the severe losses they had suffered they were unable to retaliate as they once had which made The Empire more bold, and eventually led to the War in Arnor, which would lead to the now decayed state that Arnor finds itself in.
War with the Empire
Main Article : War in Arnor
Main Article : Munchen War
It was like this constant ache in my head the entire time I was in Forks. Something felt wrong but I could just never place my finger on the reason behind it. While I lived this fake life I just kept living within my dreams.
The Empire of Valeria had for generations fallen under the sphere of influence of The Empire and under King Trance Zegers they had sought a way out of this and thus had worked diplomatically to move closer to the Kingdom of Arnor forging relationships through marriage with the Arnorians including most notably Martivian Zegers III., and Illiana Hemsworth of whom were married creating an alliance between Arnor and Valeria of which led to many other ideas for alliances including the one that would change the entire region when Leighton Zegers would plan a marriage between House Zegers and House Menathil from the Numenorian Kingdom of Lorderon. Following the secret agreement of betrothal between Calia Menathil and Kevin Zegers it would be Arturas Zegg who would leave the capital of Valeria in order to accompany his younger half brother Kevin of whom is planning to travel southward in order to fufill this betrothal and in this journey Kevin is planning to become a true man, and thus on the begging of his brother's departure he is going to travel by boat to Lorderon leaving Kevin to travel alone on the road. His departure from Munchen is met by great sadness by his family outside of his father of whom is shown to have little love for him, but his fathers wife Nycissisa is shown to be very loving towards him. Following his and Kevin's departure from Munchen they are escorted to the Goet capital port city of Tilmeer where Kevin will take a boat to Noveria and then make his way southward on his own while Arturas will go by boat straight to Lorderon. Saying goodbye to his brother Kevin it is shown that Kevin continues to be a funny young man with a strong sense of loyalty to his family and the two siblings depart as best friends. Remaining in Tilmeer for several weeks knowing how long it will take for Kevin to reach Lorderon trying to get there by land all the way to Riverun he grows close to several members of the Goet noble family in the form of House Tinglestad.
Kevin would travel by horse on his own as his first test, and he would be tested many times on the road. He made his first stop in Westbridge, and during his brief stop there he made notes about the harshness of the leading House Malfoy, and planned to address this when he had the chance one day. He would go further south into the Riverlands, and while he was crossing a bridge he was stopped by Highwaymen who wanted him to pay a toll. The leader would try and stop the hustle when he noticed the powerful sword carried by the young man and feared he was some kind of noble, but his men saw it differently and wanted the sword for themselves. A scuffle would break out and after a brief fight Kevin killed the bandits two men, and took the bandit as his prisoner. He and the bandit would travel together and reached the port of Riverrun where Kevin prepared to let the bandit go, but instead he said that his name was Tanden Snow a bastard from Lucerne and he wanted to remain under Kevin`s service until he wasn`t needed anymore. Kevin would accept the offer and together they traveled to Lorderon together.
Kevin Zegars arrival in Lorderon was greeted by the entire royal court of Lorderon as they wanted a strong marriage between Kevin and one of their daughters to cement a relationship between House Zegars, and House Menathil. While he was getting introduced to the noble family he was escorted by Natalie Portmane to his room, and they would talk for some time becoming friends. As he knew noone outside of Arturas Flowers he and Natalie grew very close, and she came to love the kindness that Kevin showed her and the fact that he didn`t look down on her for her lowborn status. Her relationship with Kevin was one that quickly grew into love, and through this love her family and his saw lots of oppurtunities.
Natalie and Kevin grew so much in love that they together begin discussing the possibility of marriage, and Kevin at first saw little hope after sending a raven to his brother and hearing back that their was little chance the marriage would be approved of. When he told Natalie about this she was beyond sad, and they drifted apart for a time. Without Natalie he didn't feel like himself and thus he left the city and went home where he hoped to convince his parents and brother about the logic of his decision. Despite the fact that she was a lowborn Kevin had talked his parents into ignoring this and allowing him to marry her a feat that was difficult due to how stubborn his family was. When he returned to Lorderon he was so excited to tell Natalie about what he had accomplished for them but he found that she had changed somewhat in his time gone from loving him to caring little about his presence. It would take time but he would follow her and discover her meeting with Chris Hemsworth and in that moment he knew what had changed.
It was during this time that fate would have it Natalie began to see Chris Hemsworth the Prince of Arnor and a man of incredible importance. Chris had taken to the role of traveling with the major trading envoys between Arnor, and on one of these trips he met up with Natalie. Eventually the two fell in love which caused Keven Zegers to slowly become overcome with hatred towards Natalie. Where once there was affection, there was now only malice. Natalie was alone in her room one night when Kevin who she barely thought of anymore with the same lust and love as before entered silently into her room. Kevin begged to know what she was doing, and why she would hurt him in this manner. She knew she couldn't give him the anwsers that he wanted so she attempted to appease the situation by delaying the inevitable and she denied that their was anything romantic between herself and Chris. When the next day he followed her when she went to meet with Chris he watched as the two had sex, and thus he knew that she was a liar. Eventually after numerous confrontations with Natalie, and Chris the situation boiled over. At first Kevin attempted to find ways to have Chris removed but he quickly realized that he couldn't beat him in a fight and he was also constantly gaurded by his personal gaurd. With this out of the way of possibility his anger now completely focused on Natalie Portmane of whome he begin to have increasingly violent, and sadistic dreams about.
Kevin in his desperation was tricked by many of the nobles of Lorderon of whom told him lies that Natalie was in fact not interested in Chris but was infact being tricked into the action by some kind of Magi. At first not belieing this and being lost in sadness, he became so depressed that the lies begin to ring true to him. He started watching her during the night while she was intimate with Chris, and as the madness of his depression grew he came to create many signs that she did in fact hate Chris and longed for him to save her. He would wait weeks until Chris left to return to Arnor where he was getting permission to marry Natalie, and he prepared his plan to rescue Natalie from the prison he now truly believed she was living in. The night finally came for Kevin and he tried to sneak out but Arturas was awoken by Kevin sneaking out of their room and following him he sees he is returning to Natalie's room where he watches from the window as Kevin has already got inside the room and is hiding in the closest and he watches Natalie speak to her brother Jaime about her love for Chris Hemsworth and then following Jaime leaving Kevin comes out of the closest and while at first begging her to love him. She was so shocked that he was there and the madness that he was spewing that she called out for Chris to save her, and this tore away at much of the lies that Kevin had built up causing him to lash out at Natalie, and following this everything devolves very quickly and Kevin tries to rape her but before he can, and before Arturas is forced to shoot his own brother with a crossbow to stop him Jaime returns and the two fight nearly killing Kevin before Arturas comes in and saves Kevin dragging him away after locking Jaime in the closet. Kevin would be carried by Arturas into the canals beneath the city where he would recuperate his strength and together the two would leave the city. Back with Natalie the situation was chaotic with Lianna Menathil convinsing the King that this was an act of war and thus triggering the war between Lorderon and Valeria.
At 19 she ran away from Lorderon following the attack by Kevin Zegers. She arrived in Arnor nearly two weeks after she left and when she arrived she was greeted at the gates by the pained face of Chris Hemsworth who on one hand was thrilled that she had come to him but on the other knew that the reason behind it wasn't going to be a good one.
When Kevin arrived back in Munchen he was absolutely covered in blood, and was clasping the ruined pieces of Natalie's clothes. He went on a long tirade about what happened, and realizing what he had atleast attempted to do, and hearing him laugh about how he was going to get away with it was too much for Emily.
The War Begins
Main Article : Munchen War
Following the attempted rape of Natalie Portmane, and the blaten assault on the citizens of Lorderon it was the position of both Arnor, and Lorderon that the Empire of Valeria owed an apology to them. When diplomats from Lorderon, and Arnor arrived in Munchen in order to hear the apology of the Empire of Valeria everything went according to plan as Scot Zegars would meet with them and attempted to smooth things over. Promises of financial restitutions were made, and the diplomats were prepared to leave when Kevin Zegars stormed into the room and shot the Lorderon diplomat through the chest with a crossbow before several of his cronies stepped in as well and killed the remainder of the diplomatic envoy. Scotty would repremand his brother and the cronies of Kevin were arrested, but the damage was completely too much for talk. The moment news reached Lorderon, and Arnor of the massacre they would mass their troops and call upon their allies to assist them in liberating Valeria from the madness of Kevin Zegars.
Chris Hemsworth would lead the army of western Arnor into the conflict, and they would quickly put the city of Munchen under siege as they bypassed the other villages and forts of the Empire of Valeria. As this happened the forces of Lorderon moved up the Rhine and would land on the southern side of Munchen where they too would join the siege. The two forces laid down heavy artillery against the defenders, and Scotty realized very quickly they were going down if things kept moving in this direction.
The Goet Betrayal
Having returned to Valeria through Goet it is Arturas Zegg that is forced to deal with the reprecutions of the arrival of the Kingdom of Lorderon in the southern region of Goet and this forces him to begin planning for the defence of the Kingdom. His planning comes to an end when he summoned to the council room of the King of Goet and told by the King that the Kingdom of Goet will not be marshaling its troops for the defence of Munchen, and will allow the Lordeorn forces to cross their lands without stopping them. Unwilling to let his family languish without helping them he goes to leave the room but is arrested by the Goet Palace Guard in order to make sure that he doesn't leave the capital and travel to Munchen where members of House Tinglestad worry that he will die alongside the remainder of his family. Shocked over what is happening Erwin Tinglestad enters the room and reveals that he has sided against the Kevin Zegers forces and for this has chosen to imprison Arturas in order to protect him from death. Getting very angry over being restrained he is eventually knocked out by the guards, and then wakes up in a cell with Ludgera holding his hand.
Leighton Versus the Rebels
Arriving at Ebonheart she meets with the royal family of Ebonheart in the form of king Ilrin-Endrian Ghoellion, and prince Tar-Edrian Ghoellion of whom are very nice to her in their meeting but are vague in their decision on who they shall support, but invite her to a dinner that night where they will be making there decision, and as she is shown to her quarters she spots several guards of House Tinglested of whom she approaches seeing prince Adelhard Tinglestad of whom she goes to. Speaking with Adelhard she is unable to get him come right and say anything but he does reveal that he will be sadly her enemy at the dinner, and hearing this Leighton realizes that there is a resistence afoot to turn against the Kingdom of Munchen and more importantly against her brother Scott.
Frenlick Assault of Valeria
Sencing the weakness of the Valerian Empire it would be Tari-Frenlin Farrin the Monarch of the Republic of Frenlick that would go before the Senate of Frenlick and put forth the plan of action to attack the Kingdom of Valeria and free the Atlantians of the Kingdom as well as take control of the coasts of the Kingdom. Following the agreement of the Senate of Frenlick it would Robin Farrin would follow his fathers command when he joined his older brother Tur-Grondlin in invading the Kingdom of Valeria of which was the northern element of the Empire of Valeria. The Frenlick made landfill around the Atlantian cultural capital of Ae'lehn where it would be joined by the rebellious Atlantians of the region who were extremely supportive of the Frenlick invasion. During this initial invasion one of the most important of the early battles was the Battle of Castle Ventellia where the forces of the Frenlick Elur Er-Neithril Iallril of whom alongside her daughter Er-Lhossia Iallril would lead a dozen Elur and sixty Frenlick Knights and a thousand men at arms into a sneak assault on the castle which allowed the only land route movement north into Valeria. during the events of the Lorderon-Arnor-Valerian War, and during the fighting they would take the Valerian capital of Thornstall.
Coming of The Empire
Following her failure to gain the support of both Ebonheart, and Trasnet it would be Leighton riding out of the walls of Trasnet Castle with tears in her eyes over her failure, but as she rides down the road with her personal guards she realizes that she cannot return to Munchen with failure as if she does they will lose the war and her brother will die, and thus she makes a decision to find assistance even if it means going outside of Valeria. Leighton having left Trasnet made her way down the road when her guard says they stop as they are almost at the city, and riding slowing over the hill she spots the massive city stretched out in front of them. Riding through the gates of the city it is revealed to be Nuln the capital of Austria and as they ride they make their way to the palace where they reach and upon reaching she demands to see the elector count. The chapter ends with Leighton woken in her room by a knock at the door and opening the door she is met by Fulco Troy of whom leads her to the palace chamber where meeting with Priam Troy they discuss that Austria will support Valeria if the Arnor-Lorderon alliance attacks them, and hearing this Leighton realizes that she has saved her brother and as Priam discusses the rallying of the army of Austria she leaves the palace re-joining her guards as they make there way back to Munchen. Two weeks into the siege though a messenger arrived at the camp of the army of Arnor from The Empire that dictated that in two days they would arrive and clear the battlefield if necessary. Chris's scouts reported that the force incoming was far larger then theirs and that news was coming in that Thedas, Tevinter, and other Kingdoms of Thedas were moving to mobilize as well. Realizing that the alliance had no hope of defeating those forces in this manner he ordered the general retreat and sent word to Lorderon's forces to retreat as well. Before he left he approached the walls and attempted to get Kevin to fight him in a duel but when that proved hopeless he simply threatened Kevin Zegars before leaving the young prince horribly embarrassed.
Inside Munchen the damage was extensive and the forces of Valeria were badly damaged emotionally by the weakeness shown by Kevin Zegars. Scotty Zegars over the incident was forced to exile his brother Kevin - of whom he would not speak to again after this day - to the eastern side of Valeria in the form of the fort of Valeria. On top of exiling his brother he rounded up much of Kevin's friends and supporters from the capital of Munchen and throughout Valeria and had them judged on their guilt. Many of them were found guilty and sent to the dungeons of Munchen where they would toil till they were dead. It was this last act that burned Kevin the most as he didn't particularly care about Munchen, and wanted to get away from his siblings anyway but it was the loss of his servents that sent him over the edge. Despite the peace treaty between the forces of Valeria, and Lorderon the war would continue in the north of Valeria as a part of the agreement had been that the Valerian-Frenlick conflict would be left to be resolved by the two combatants.
At present the Kingdom of Arnor is in steep decline following the devestation that it took during the War in Arnor, and although that was a long time ago, they have never truly recovered from it.
Arnor is suffering greatly also because of being cutoff from its main ally in Gondor , after the fall of Gallheim , and the loss of the only means through the Redrick Mountains.
Renewed Border Conflict
With a brief lull in the fighting the leadership of King Jonas Hemsworth went about fortifying their positions in Arnor with a heavy concentration of fortifying Fornost from any kind of attack.
Battle of Krost
Main Article : Battle of Krost
The Battle of Krost was a battle fought betweent he rangers of Liam Hemsworth and an Austrian army attempting to destroy the village of Krost.
After noticeing the camped Empire army the forces of Liam Hemsworth arrived in Krost and along with many men of the village fortified the village for the coming attack.
When the Empire troops arrived in the village they ran blindly into the houses and dozens were killed silently upon entering the fortified houses by waiting soilders. With the entire army inside the village the rangers and villagers opened up with their archers from every roof top in the village. The Empire troops were caught in the open, and with every house a veritable fortress they were slowly massacred over the course of a few hours by the stuck in defenders. A small force of maybe 150 were able to retreat out of the original force of nearly 1500.
Second Arnor War
Main Article : Second Arnor War
|Second Arnor War|
This right here is a line. If you cross that line my friend we are going to have issues. Stay away from Arnor. Leave it to its own devises and our two nations can have peace...If you threaten them, then I'm going to threaten you....It is that simple.
|The Fall of Arnor|
You told me about lines. I didnt want to cross the line. But here were are.
Austrian Invasion of Arnor
Battle of Krost
Main Article : Battle of Krost
As the Empire invaded southward into Arnor the fortress of Krost was one of the areas they planned specifically against, and they would bring heavy artillery against the fort, alongside some ten thousand men at arms and two thousand knights would be sent under the command of Deiter Stroh of whom was a seasoned commander of whom was well aware of the skill of Liam and wasn't going to walk into a defeat as many previously had. Liam organized his defenses knowing they had to damage the artillery as best they could in the beginning or else their defenses would be greatly weakened, and for this he would array dozens of skirmishers in the trees before the army of the Empire was marching, and in the gaps large pits were constructed that would collapse when the siege machines passed over them. Deiter Stroh weakened much of this plan when he marched irregular troops first, and was well prepared for ambush from the trees and because of this the Arnorian skirmishers were heavily damaged and did little damage to the Empire army. The pits though were a different matter and they would destory upwards of half the siege machines in the Empire army while heavily delaying them as well as they filled them in so that they could keep moving.
Fall of Fornost
Main Article : Battle of Fornost
Marcel Lovie II. would lead the army of the Kingdom of Lucerne into the Second Arnor War as the vangaurd of the larger force that was being gathered by William Lovie III. Travelling through the lands of the Kingdom of Stor they used the tunnels of the Dwarves of Dun Garek in order to reach the besieged land, and they were joined by several hundred Dwarves of whom remained behind in Frostmore instead of heading to Fornost. Marcel Lovie II. would arrive to find the city completely surrounded by the forces of Austria and in this way he moved into the surrounding forest and awaited darkness.
Using the night as an ally he was able to get very close to the Empire army before they knew what was happening, and ambushing them while most of the army was either asleep or facing the wrong direction a brutal melee ensued. Marcel and Fredrick Clegane would cut their way through the army of the Empire with their personal elite gaurd and find the command structure of the army and Marcel defeated Driam taking him prisoner. With the defeat of Driam Troy the rest of the forces begin surrending, and Marcel would quickly send the prisoners southward towards Frostmore while he took Driam Troy into Fornost where his additional forces allowed Fornost to hold against the siegers all around them.
With the capture of Driam Troy Marcel and the other commanders attempted to use diplomacy to push The Empire back, but discovered none of their attempts were met by even communication. Realizing there would be no end to this fight and it would be fought to the last drop of blood Sif Hemsworth, and Marcel would come to the conclusion that they needed to hold at Frostmore where the defences were greater. Due to this plan Marcel would be influencial in keeping the royal family of House Hemsworth alive after he made them aware of the fact that the Empire forces had made threats of what would happen if they captured the members of House Hemsworth. The siege of Fornost would become even more dire and potentially disasterous when the illusive Priam Troy would arrive with a larger army and a clear thought of defeating Fornost through whatever means neccessary. With the knowldge that the city was going to fall he would lead his forces and some of the defending Arnor forces out of the doomed city and prepare to move to Frostmore where they would make their last stand. Marcel would do his best to console his cousin Natalie but was unable to convinse her to hide, and because of this he was forced to sadly say goodbye to his cousin who was so brave, and took Britney, and Lucie Lovie with him out of the city and southward towards Frostmore. Inside Fornost the defenders led by Sif Hemsworth remained resolute in dying in defence of the city, and they held the walls to the last man as the siegers led by Priam Troy broke through the walls in several areas. Charging through the gaps in the walls the defenders would initially attempt to hold the gaps, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retreat back to the keeps that lay within the city, and defend themselves from there. Falling one by one the keeps and strongpoints were no match for the unending armies of Austria, and thus the final stand was made at the Royal Fornost Palace.
Priam Troy stood with the army for the first time demanding for Driam Troy's return but Sif Hemsworth laughed at him from the walls lying that Driam was dead, and that only his body would be discovered by the Teutons. Priam instead of ordering the storming of the keep would bring forth catapults and ordered dead cows fired into the palace grounds and did this the entire day causing disease to spread amongs the Atlantians. As the Palace grounds were bombarded with disease the rest of the city was pacified and the many nobles unable to retreat southward were taken into their control, including several members of House Hemsworth. As the defenders of the palace died in their dozens Priam begin firing burning oil into the palace and so few were the gaurds that they were unable to combat the fire and it spread horribly throughout killing the remainder of the defenders. Sif Hemsworth and a handful of defenders opened the Palace gates and attempted to meet their end in honorable combat, but Priam Troy would fire on them with archers, and crossbowmen killing them before this could happen.
Britney Turns Away
As the army of Marcel Lovie retreated southward it was still filled with several thousand troops of the Order of the Black Numenorians led by Britney Hemsworth, and it would be this force that would dramatically change the outcome of the Battle of Frostmore. As they approached Frostmore she would be alerted by one her agents using one of the Magi Stones of Lucerne that the region of Lorderon had gone up in flame after discovering that Arthas Menathil was a chaos servent and was heading north with an army now no longer aligned with Lucerne. Realizing that no reinforcements were incoming she knew the fate of Arnor was sealed, but she also knew she needed time to get away, and thus she ordered her forces to sneak eastward during the night as they camped. Not alerting Marcel to the betrayal of Arthas Marcel was shocked in the morning when a quarter of his army was gone, but had no choice but to continue on to Frostmore. Britney took the entirety of her force as well as draining some of the defenses of Frostmore and traveled eastward before traveling southward into Dun Garek where she and Lucie bid goodbye to Arnor and made their way southward to new horizons.
Arthas Moves North
Last Stand of Marcel Lovie
As Marcel planned the defences of Frostmore alongside others he was horrified when the banners of the Empire of Valeria begin appearing on the western front, while The Empire's banners also begin appearing on the northern side of the fortress. Marcel upon all of these changes would make top priorty be the surival of as many of the Arnorian people as he could and they flooded southward into Dun Garek in increasing numbers as Frostmore turned into the last bastion of Arnor outside of Talheim. As the southern exit from Frostmore begin to be shut by the Valerians the remaining people inside Frostmore were forced to accept that they may be doomed, and Marcel did his best to quell the fear in the city, but it was as fear hit them that the Valerians struck against the western walls. The Valerians struck with hundreds of cultists, and more terrifying a few thousand demons struck the western walls and broke the moral of the defenders until Fredrick Clegane rallied them when he killed a larger demon. As the defenders rallied Fredick was struck by a black arrow killing him just as Marcel Lovie arrived to congratulate him on his turning of the tide. The defenders wanted to break and pull back but Marcel fought side by side on the western wall and held it for a time. During this desperate last defence while defending against cultists climbing up ladders it was Reingard Highdor that would be stabbed and slashed leaving his one arm gone and bleeding terribly from a wound to his stomach. Realizing that he needed help quickly or he would die it was Marcel that took him inside the tower they were defending and after telling Reingard that he would go and get a healer for him they both heard the fighting outside intensifying and opening the door saw the wall was falling. Realizing the situation Reingard would demand that Marcel leave and save the city over just him, and both crying they said goodbye as Marcel locked the tower door behind him leaving Reingard to bleed out in the tower.
Marcel would arrange his forces into Frostmore following this because he was sent ravens by Arthas Menathil that his forces were incoming, and that he should remain there as the entire Lucernian army was only days away. As Frostmore was surrounded Marcel was confused as to where the relief was, but remained rresolute in following what he had been told, and for this reason he didn't retreat from Frostmore. The Valerians finally broke inside the walls, and he was told that The Empire forces had disaspeared from the north heading northward, and thus renewed that perhaps they were retreating in fear of the coming Lucerne army he fought with new passion in the defence of the city. As the city fell he defended the keep to the last, and was defeated in single combat by a Valerian man who had wings sprouting from his body and was just barely alive as he watched the forces of Valeria pull back. Marcel would wake up and find Arthas standing over him, but Arthas had completely given in to Chaos and would kill Marcel before desecrating his body and leaving the city.
Alice Discovers the Truth
While uncousioness the link between her and Marcel leads to her feeling his final moments from his point of view, and after this she wakes telling everyone around her that Marcel is dead.
Alongside being a former member of the Empire of Numeron the Kingdom of Arnor is one of only two areas left in Europe that maintains a majority population of Atlantians. Their population is the largest in Europe, and with the threat of destruction the Kingdom of Arnor remains the greatest hope for the Atlantian people to return to their former power. Inside of Arnor exist seven Numenorian Houses of varrying size, but under Arnor before the Invasion of The Empire there were well over forty Numenorian Houses but their numbers were abolutely devestated leaving only seven left and only one of the Triumverate alive. The Atlantians are the larger of the overall atlantian legacy that remains in Arnor now after the Numenorian losses.
Arnor stands as one of the three Kingdoms in Europe that worship the Atlantian Pantheon of which they continue to do since they started centuries before the departure from Atlantis. This worship is yet another reason for the diferences between Arnor and their neighbors as they are distinctly the only one who believes in the Atlantian Pantheon. In this way Arnor is also the host to some of the oldest temples of the Atlantian Pantheon in all of Europe, and for this reason the Temple of Fornost is almost unaimously known as the center of the religion in the continent. Alongside the temples the Kingdom of Arnor also holds many of the ancient remaining relics of the old island of Atlantis and for this reason is further more importance to the religion.
Arnor is very heavily Numenorian influenced, and this effect means they are effectively all classical Numeron cities. Unlike Gondor whose cities are influenced by the more mountainy areas of Atlantis, the cities of Arnor are built in a more rustic open method that personified the outer provinces of Atlantis. Dun Garak is an offical city in Arnor, and at the same time is semi-autonamous. There Dwarves of this hold have fought in every war that Arnor has had and most citizens see them as just regular members of Arnor.
When the independant Kingdom of Arnor was first founded the Kingdom was a Tetrarchy with the Three main families all having one King, and through each of these Kings was the overall control of the Kingdom held, while alongside these three families there also stood the King under the Mountain in the form of the Dwarves of Dun Garek. This system allowed all three houses to have a say, and since each was from a specific area of the Kingdom, this meant that all were equally represented.
|King of Arnor||Seat||Status|
|Clan Aedrian||Dun Garek||Active|
The Tetrarchy failed becoming a Diarchywhen during the War in Arnor, two of the three Houses were destroyed leaving only House Hemsworth to man the King's role over a much diminished Kingdom. Beside the throne of the King sits two empty thrones which represent the two lost Houses of Arnor, and the site of the two empty thrones is said to still weigh heavily on Jonas Hemsworth who can clearly recall sitting beside the two former powerful houses.
|King of Arnor||Seat||Title|
|House Hemsworth||Fornost||King of Fornost|
|Clan Aedrian||Dun Garek||King Under the Mountain|
King of Fornost
The King of Fornost like most Kingdom's holds the power of the Kingdom. Like other Kingdoms the King of Arnor, is responsible for the passing of laws, and the direction of internal improvements. The King holds all significant power, except over religion where the Dragon Horn House has control of the direction that religion takes in Arnor.
|Tari-Fredrick Hemsworth||Fornost||Killed during First Arnor War|
|Tari-Jonas Hemsworth||Fornost||Killed during Second Arnor War|
Dragon Horn House The Dragon Horn House is not actually a family caste, or any kind of blood relatives instead the dragon horn are an organization that controls the worshipping that goes on in Arnor. Once all non-dragon was strictly illigal but before the War with the Empire, a law was passed that made other religions heavily taxed but legal.
The Dragon Horn House is at present obsessed with removing all non-dragons worshippers from the Kingdom, and is very violent in this action.
Main Article : Palantir
- "The palantír replied to each, but all those in Gondor were ever open to the view of Osgiliath. Now it appears that, as the rock of Orthanc has withstood the storms of time, so there the palantír of that tower has remained. But alone it could do nothing but see small images of things far off and days remote. Very useful, no doubt, that was to Saruman; yet it seems that he was not content. Further and further abroad he gazed, until he cast his gaze upon Barad-dûr. Then he was caught!"
- ― Gandalf, The Palantír
The palantíri (sometimes translated as "Seeing Stones") were stones that could be used in communication with one another, and also to see many things across the face of the world. When its master looked in it, he could communicate with other Stones and anyone who might be looking into them; people of great power can manipulate the Stones to see virtually any part of the world. The Palantir are now the source of great dread for much of the Numenorians as they provide a glimpse into the things they have lost because of the coruption and destruction wrought by Sauron.
The palantíri were made by Fëanor in the Uttermost West of whom wanted to create a greater way for communication. Twenty eight palantíri were made, of which nine were given to the Numenorians of the Empire Númenor by Gil-galad as a gift during the Second Age, and in time they were distributed to seven different locations: four in Gondor and three in Arnor. They were used largely for communication, but also to see what was occurring throughout the respective realms. Their existence was common knowledge, but no-one was allowed easy access to them save for kings and rulers, appointed wardens, or by royal command. One by one the stones vanished from public knowledge or were lost. The Osgiliath-stone fell into Anduin during the Kin-strife and burning of that city. When Arvedui, King of Arnor, was shipwrecked and his line ended, he drowned with the palantíri of Amon Sûl and Annúminas, the only communicating stones of Arnor. When Minas Morgul fell, the stone was assumed destroyed in general. The wiser and more foresighted men of Gondor decided that in case Sauron had seized the Stone, they would stop using the Anor-stone to prevent any contact with the Dark Lord. As the Elostirion-stone was locked away and could not answer the other stones anyway, the only remaining stone was the Orthanc-stone, which became useless to the Gondorians. When Beren gave Saruman the deserted but secure Orthanc, he likely assumed that Saruman, head of the leading order against Sauron, would keep it safe.