Tarandor Bedroog would be born the first and only child of Vastamir Bedroog and at the time of his birth his father was in the middle of a conflict between Fastiv, and Castamir Bedroog for the direction of House Bedroog and in this conflict it was Tarandor that was protected by his father when he was sent to Talbru Island where he would be kept away from the conflict. Tarandor Bedroog would continue to follow the lead of his uncle Castamir following the death of his father and in this way he begin to attempt to work to try and distance himself from the legacy of his father of whom was spoken of with great disgust due to his support of Gondor before his death. In his attempt to distance himself from the legacy of his father Tarandor would take kill an Umbar captain and take control of his ship and then led the ship to Africanas where he raided several Africanas slave towns and bringing back much loot to Umbar in his attempt to prove himself. During his time raiding the north of Africanas it was Tarandor that became quite obsessed with gathering a harem of slave women to his side and in this way he begin taking risks during the raids in order to achieve his goal of capturing attractive women for his harem.
Tarandor Bedroog would be born the first and only child of Vastamir Bedroog and at the time of his birth his father was in the middle of a conflict between Fastiv, and Castamir Bedroog for the direction of House Bedroog and in this conflict it was Tarandor that was protected by his father when he was sent to Talbru Island where he would be kept away from the conflict.
Rise of Castamir Bedroog
| Rise of a Rebellion |
I look at this man before me and I tell you now that I do not recognize you. Once I had a son named Castamir. I loved that boy with every ounce of my heart, and it saddens me beyond any arrow that I have to live with the fact that boy is dead. You are a ghost. A ghost....
Before he came to rule of Umbar he was the son of the Gondor loyalist mayor Fastiv Bedroog of Umbar of whome was a man that he held a very high level of respect for. Castamir and his father were so close that only the relationship that Fastiv had with Castamir's brother Aravir would be close to the bond that the two shared. This bond led to Castamir travelling with his father to Gondor with his brothers and sisters, and during this trip he would for the first time listen to his brother Vastamir as he whispered to him about the way the Gondorians looked down on them as a people. Despite the growing influence of his brother Vastamir the relationship between Castamir and Fastiv remained resolute throughout the trip, but cracks continued to grow through his brother Vastamir and as well due to a growing jelousy over the favortism of their brother Aravir. This high regard would slow for him a bit as Castamir became closer with his brother Vastamir of whome had a great obsession with the Umbar people and the way in which they lived. Together the two of them would come to explore the darker parts of the great port city, and this continued for many years. Eventually they came to discover certain elements of the city that they had known little of in the richer quarter that they were born and spent their youth in, and it was here that the two would be changed for the worse. While they travelled about the poorer sections they discovered the extreme poverty that existed and while this made Vastamir nearly immediatly join a small group of wealthy nobles who were said to be fighting to uplift the Umbar people it had the effect of causing Castamir to bring this issue to his father's attention in the hopes his father would do something about it.
Castamir arrived at his father's keep and they told him that his father was at the home estate so he went there immediatly to meet with his father. When he arrived he saw that his father was sitting at a desk reading a book of which he could not identify as it was in Numenorian and his knowledge of the language was weak. What he did notice was Melavia standing against a wall in the corner of the room staring at him with discust as he walked in. He ran through his problems with his father, and his father responded kindly but didn't give the anwser that Castamir had wanted and before he had left Melavia would throw her insults at Castamir and where once his father might have defended him, this women now had a hold of him and Fastiv just sat motionless as Melavia threw insults at him. Castamir and this High Gondorian noblewomen would continue to insult back and forth, and it was only when Melavia let loose with a torrent of insults against the people of Umbar that Fastiv stepped in. Castamir left that room with only one thought in his mind, and that was the knowledge that he was now going to change this place so that he and his people would never live this way again. The way that Melavia the Gondorian high noble looked at him was the final straw in the coffin for Castamir Bedroog.
Returning now to the side of his brother Vastamir the deal between the two was simple in that moment. They would decide that they would take control of the Umbar Indpendance movement and lead it to the point that they could finally be free of the rotten influence of Gondorians over them, and they also agreed that the two would share rulership once they had rid the lands of Gondor. As Castamir, and his brother Vastamir attempted to move into the underground rebellion they discovered that his brother was already quite grown in the movement and thus it took little effort to actualy get in. As he grew within the outside he came to meet a man named Adumir Dortexia of whom was the heir to the very powerful House Dortexia family but had joined the movement after his brothers death while travelling northward into Gondor. Once he was inside he became disgusted by the amount of effort the movement placed into expanding their own personal wealth, and how little they cared about improving the city as a whole. He even watched as his brother of whom he placed the utmost respect watched on as the corupted elements of the movement used the ideals of the movement to enrich themselves instead of trying to gain actual independence. He remained quiet with these beliefs and decided that he would take control of the movement himself, and in order to do this he needed to make a name for himself that was such that when he started to rise he could point to his reputation as a loyalist to Umbar. It was at this point that he would go to the island of Talbru with his sister Amandil, his close friend Vai`losse Aldamiriand his cousin Mir`ihel Bedroog where the three would plan to meet with nationalists on the island and Castamir would plan to take the island as his first movement.
Arriving on the island he was greeted by two young Black Numenorians in the form of Eadur Tellenonia, and Telduhmeir Ahkrad of whose families controlled most of the island of Talbru. Discussing things with them the group would bond to the point of Castamir arranging a marriage between Telduhmeir and his sister, while arranging Eadur to marry Castamir`s close friend Vai`losse sealing the relationship between House Bedroog and the island of Talbru. Castamir would during this time make a major impression on Salkhor Tellenonia of whom was the High Lord of Talbru and thus the most powerful man on the island, and during their talks he turned the timid man who was indiferent to the power of Gondor into an Umbar nationalist who would promice all the ships and men of Talbru once the war arrived. Following the success of his time in Talbru he would be further advised by the lords of Talbru that he needed to turn Umbar more to his side as the coruption he saw was widespread and to do this he decided to go about assasinating a high level Gondor loyalist using his name within the rebellion of which he was now nicknamed Tar-Castamir.
Murder of an heir
He would search for the perfect person and eventually find him in Tar-Ellesia Valia of House Valia of whome was a merchant leader of whome controlled a large portion of the wealth of the town and was using this in a pro-Gondorian way.Before Castamir went about killing Tar-Ellesia he went about making sure that this man's wealth would become his once he was dead and he did this by finding his heir and proceeding to over the course of several weeks to indoctrinate him into his way of thinking. The heir in the form of Tar-Jaxone Valia would become a dire hard loyalist of Castamir and swore and oath to Castamir. Castamir would take a small group of men that were dire hard loyal to him and he would break into Tar-Ellesia's house and he along with his men would kill all the occupants inside except for Tar-Ellesia of whome they dragged into the merchant square while they all were wearing their unique Umbar armor that consieled who they were. Castamir would listen to the begging of this man the entire way there as he threatened Castamir and warned him of how powerful he was, and then finally begin attempting to bribe the man. All this was for nothing as in front of a massive crowd Castamir took him to the top of the paviolion and in front of everyone he sliced his head off and threw it to the ground before making sure everyone knew this was the cost of being loyal to Gondor.
Following this action he now controlled the vast wealth of House Valia, and had created a reputation that was something his oponents in the rebellion could not hope to resist. His rise following this was something nearly meterioc in that he joined the council of the rebellion alongside his brother and together the two slowly destroyed the old rebellion leadership and put in place people that were loyal to them and the direction that they wanted to go. After two years of this growth he had created a position for himself at the top that was basically a kingly position in that they no longer voted on things, he simply held a council and took their ideas and then decided what direction they were going to go. Over this two years he created a support amongst the people that grew from obscurity under the old rulers towards the vast majority of the population under him. He did this through systematically taking control over the wealthy members of Umbar and making them understand that the old greedy way of living was gone.
After killing several of these men and taking control of their empires for himself the others fell in line, and this created a building boom and a economic explosion that brought huge amounts of money into the city, and into the rebelion. He used this wealth to distribute food to those who were going hungry, and he built huge contruction works within Umbar that gave jobs to thousands, and housed the homeless. On top of this he financed the creation of two large and permenent areas of the future Empire of Umbar. The first was the Antheon Gaurd of whome would be an extremely elite portion of the Umbar Army which would serve a purpose similar to the Order of the Golden Dragon inside the Kingdom of Lucerne. The second was the actual standing army of Umbar which unlike the usual Umbar forces which were just randomly recruited these solders would be professional solders and thus they would be better equipped and trained then most.
The Murder of Fastiv Bedroog
With his control over the region of Umbar nearly complete the only remaining obstacle to his rise was the only real powerful man loyal to Gondor left in Umbar in the form of his father. Castamir would several months before the eventual killing of Fastiv go to his father and warn him that he should tone down his retoric as the people of Umbar were turning against Gondor, and he heavily hinted to his father about the loyalty of several men who were loyal to Castamir. At first Castamir planned to have him exiled, but this became very unpopular amongst his commanders after Fastiv executed several members of the Umbar nationalists including all those who Castamir had hinted were loyal to him. Unwilling to lose his power and seeing that his father valued his loyalty to Gondor over his own son Castamir would begin planning the assasination of his father of which he would spent nearly two months doing - of which he later told Sarah Mason he only needed a few minutes of planning the act, but needed months to accept it - until finally after two months he put his plan into motion. Entering the Stewards Tower in Umbar with his forces they would kill the defenders of Fastiv in a short siege of the tower, before he entered the court of his father where he found his father sitting on the Stewards chair wounded from an arrow to the shoulder. Accompanied by his brother Vastamir, and his cousin Mir`ihel he would confront his father where the two once close family members would devolve as the loyalist Fastiv insulted his children for their lack of honor with his final words being for Castamir to kill him so he need not look at his traitorous children one second longer.
Becoming a Pirate
In his attempt to distance himself from the legacy of his father Tarandor would take kill an Umbar captain and take control of his ship and then led the ship to Africanas where he raided several Africanas slave towns and bringing back much loot to Umbar in his attempt to prove himself.
During his time raiding the north of Africanas it was Tarandor that became quite obsessed with gathering a harem of slave women to his side and in this way he begin taking risks during the raids in order to achieve his goal of capturing attractive women for his harem.
The Rise of an Umbar Nationalist
| The Rise of an Umbar Nationalist|
You grew hearing tales of how we were monsters. They told you we were the men responsible for all the evils of your world. Give me a chance to show you who the real monsters are.
When Sarah Mason was twenty nine her parents would begin to silently make plans to send Sarah to Umbar after making a series of deals with diplomats in Umbar behind the scenes. Sarah Mason would discover the deal when she overheard her parents talking to one of the Umbar agents late at night, and she was completely unwilling to go, but her parents left her no choice, and kept her guarded after to make sure she didn`t try and escape. These deals led to them offering their daughter to one of the nephews of the emperor of Umbar in order for Umbar to slow the attacks against southern Gondor. Sarha would travel with a small guard of fifty men led by her uncle Cer-Lohn Mason of whom she was very close with, and he would give her a small concealed dagger of which he hoped would keep he safe during her time there but he did understand the chances were she was never returning home to Gondor.
As she arrives in Umbar she is greeted by many noble ladies of Umbar including Surh-Lanamir Bedroog the sister of Castamir, and Surh-Goldwhine Bedroog the mother of Castamir and one of the most influential women in Umbar. Sarah`s future husband Razh-Tarandor Bedroog is said to be away in Africanas where they are raiding Orc held lands for fun, and he won`t be returning for several months at the earliest, and during this time she will be the lady in waiting to Goldwhine. Taking up residence in the home of Goldwhine she finds the dynamics strange as Goldwhine has an almost romantic relationship with Castamir the Emperor of Umbar and while finding this strange she also understands how dangerous Castamir is after he kills two men in the middle of a council meeting for failing at a merchant mission to Estalia. Following this horrifying moment she begins to write home hoping they will bring her home, but is stopped by Lanamir of whom tells her to follow her. Lanamir takes Sarah on a tour of Umbar alongside some thirty guards and during the tour she speaks of how all the poverty, and violence here is the fault of Gondor and that they need to help the people here and the only way to do that is for Gondor and Umbar to become one again. She and Damon became sexually intimate as Damon wanted her to give him a child so that he would have a claim to southern Gondor through House Mason, but in the last months of her stay there she never became pregnant. This lack of a child brought some distance between the two lovers and they spent less and less time together actually enjoying eachother's time, and instead of this they were just together physical in a more a more desperate attempt to impregnate her, but this continued to fail. With her love for Damon deminished she sent a descriet letter to her parents asking them to bring her home, and her parents who did love her attempted to have this done.
The Fall of Sarha and Tarandor
| The Fall of Sarha and Tarandor|
You changed Tarandor. I'm sorry we end like this. I truly am sorry.
Her parents after receiving the letter sent their son Thomas accompanied by Cer-Lohn Mason into Umbar where they would negotiate the return of Sarah Mason to their town and more overall back to Gondor. At first the Umbar Nobles were dismissive but as they listened to his words and watched the relationship deteriorating between Sarah, and Damon they realized that she wasn't going to make him happy and thus they begin to actually discuss the plans. In the end there was no way they would let her leave until they were sure that they would have promises that they would gain control over southern Gondor, and Thomas had been given the word to give whatever they wanted within reason so that they could get Sarah back. For Thomas he understood that his family had no interest whatsoever in becoming a member of Umbar anymore, and that all they wanted was to get Sarah back, but what he didn't take into account when he made the deal was that despite what had changed between Sarah, and Damon her relationship with others that she had met meant that she was still on the same Umbar path that she had started down. Thomas made the deal that they would destabilize the region, and allow for Umbar loyalists to enter into the region and slowly create a power base, to the point that they would eventually be forced to join with Umbar. With the deal created she was allowed to leave, and before she left she went to see Damon one last time.
She left after House Mason agreed that they would feed information to Umbar, and eventually after the situation had decayed so much that south was no longer holdable House Mason would join with Umbar.
The Fall of Sarha and Tarandor
When she returned she joined with the new plan as she was an Umbar loyalist now unlike the rest of her family who pretended to assist Umbar while actually doing no such thing. She silently attempted to see how much change she could get in her family and she discovered to her disapointment that they were all very hardset into their Gondor loyalties, and she didn't see any movement inside them. She spent a lot of time with her brother Thomas during her return to Ethring, and during this she discovered that the weak willed brother that she had left behind was gone, and in his place was the new Thomas of whome was a skilled fighter, and a just as intelligent leader. She sent a letter back to Dranian Flalk in Umbar of whome would become her sort of handler during her return to Gondor. Her letter was not even concieled as she understood shockingly that her family was so trusting of her that they didn't even question what she was doing.