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>>""<div class="strike">Dor-en-Ernil</div><div class="strike" style="font-weight: normal;">Princedom of <a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/Gondor">Gondor</a></div><a href="http://lindefirion.net/maps/Belfalas.jpg"><img src="images/BelfalasLocation.jpg"></a>""
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>>""<div class="strike">Dor-en-Ernil</div><div class="strike" style="font-weight: normal;">Princedom of <a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/Gondor">Gondor</a></div><img src="images/BelfalasLocation.jpg">""


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**Marahil Tarmasundar**, //aerhîr// of the navy and count of Druxaldë. Marahil is the most unconventional of the peers of Belfalas. Given to spells of brooding, he is distant, intellectual and cunning. Prince often entrusts him with missions requiring secrecy and surprise. Tales of his travels to [[Umbar]] and Harad inspire the Court, and in wartime he frequently leads raiders across the bay. His given name was Ilzagar in Adûnaic. Marahil carefully guards his private life. It is rumoured that he is interested in magical spells, and can control winds and currents at his will. In his youth he was captured by //Haradrim// when sailing south of Vamag. Tortured for days before his release, Marahil never broke. To this day he bears the scars that testify his resolve, as he is keen to boast. He has a harsh, manful appearance, shoulder-length dark hair and long mustache. He lives in his manor at Bar Harest, an island at the southernmost point of Belfalas.
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**Marahil Tarmasundar**, //aerhîr// of the navy and count of Druxaldë. Marahil is the most unconventional of the peers of Belfalas. Given to spells of brooding, he is distant, intellectual and cunning. Prince often entrusts him with missions requiring secrecy and surprise. Tales of his travels to [[Umbar]] and Harad inspire the Court, and in wartime he frequently leads raiders across the bay. His given name was Ilzagar in Adûnaic. Marahil carefully guards his private life. It is rumoured that he is interested in magical spells, and can control the winds and currents when he wants to. In his youth he was captured by Haradrim when sailing south of Vamag. Tortured for days before his release, Marahil enver broke. To this day he bears the scars that testify his resolve, as he is keen to boast. He is has a harsh, manful appearance, shoulder-length dark hair and long mustache. He lives in his manor at Bar Harest, an island at the southernmost point of Belfalas.


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Castle of the Prince of Dor-en-Ernil


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Counties of Dor-en-Ernil
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Dol Amroth, by [[http://merlkir.deviantart.com/ Jan Pospisil]]>>{{image url="images/DolAmrothVaakunaPieni.png" class="left"}}======Belfalas======
**Belfalas** is the fairly settled mountainous peninsula that gives the Bay of Belfalas its name. It is also the domain of the princely line of Edhelion, and is therefore often referred to as **Dor-en-Ernil** ('Land of the Prince'). Although [[Pelargir]] and [[Lebennin]] have always been the heart of southern [[Gondor]], the neighboring land of Belfalas prides itself as the only dwelling of the Dúnedain-in-Exile where the legacy of the Faithful never grew dim throughout all the long tribulations of the Third Age. The princely line, favored by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinen Uinen]] in local legends, could even boast of being more ancient than Line of Elendil.
Belfalas was named in antiquity, either by elves of Edhellond or by faithful Númenoreans. The element //falas// is a Sindarin word for "shore" or "beach", while //bêl// was the name of the region in the language of the original, pre-númenorean inhabitants, having similar meaning. So Belafalas is in fact a combination of two words with the same meaning in different languages (//Rivers & Beacon-hills//, p. 15-16). Belfalals and Dor-en-Ernil are used interchangeably, though it must be noted that the princely domain extend further north than the mere peninsula. The coast is actually usually referred to as //i-Falas// ('surf-beach') or //Then-falas// ('short beach'). The great bay between Umbar and Andrast is called the Bay of Belfalas (//Côf Belfalas//), or simply of Bêl (//Côf gwaeren Bêl//, 'the windy bay of Bêl').
According to ancient tradition, the Princes of Dor-en-Ernil were descended from a noble family of the Faithful, who had fled from Númenor independently before the Downfall and settled in lands that would later be part of Gondor. Those lands lay between the Rivers Ringló and Gilrain, in the region known as Belfalas, and there they made a stronghold on a rocky promontory that overlooked the Bay of the same name. When Elendil became High King of Númenor-in-exile, he recognised the family by granting them the title of a 'grand prince', a novel innovation.
The foundation of Dor-en-Ernil was the result of a compromise between Elendil's sons and the existing Númenórean community in [[Gondor]] for political supremacy. By granting Belfalas to Edhelion, leader of the Faithful in Middle-Earth, Isildur enabled that noble line to increase its own power without becoming a source of rivalry to the kingship. The hard-liner outlook of Edhelion's community resulted in much more sharply-defined cleavage between the Númenórean overlords and their subjects. In contrast to the King's Men, the Faithful community in southern Gondor was fixated to the purity of their blood, and kept to themselves.
After the War of the Last Alliance, Belfalas was slowly turned into a patchwork of lordly estates. Land was apportioned to loyal liegemen on the tip of the peninsula and in //Nan Roechbin// ("Valley of Knights"), while the fertile farmlands of the lower Ringló vale remained in the hands of Edhelion and his descendants, as they had become the principal breadbasket for Dor-en-Ernil.
The Gilrain valley was also kept in the hands of the prince many generations undivided, but as the first millennium of the Third Age drew on, much of this region also became enfeoffed. This process had unintended consequences: the town of [[Linhir]] was founded and the Isle of [[Tolfalas]] was lost to the royal house, when the prince's cousin, Eärnil, who had been given possession of these estates, was named the heir of Tarannon Falastur in 832 III (by then, the Line of Anárion and Line of Edhelion had become quite entwined).
The nadir of princely authority over eastern Belfalas came during the Kin-strife, when the folk of [[Linhir]] sided with the Traditionalist League against the prince's will, and Castamir nullified the latter's right to appoint the town's squire. Although Castamir was later deposed and much of his legislation was declared null and void, the township of [[Linhir]] retained its independence, and, along with the newly founded [[GilrainCounty County of Gilrain]], became part of [[Lebennin]].
By comparison with the rest of southern Gondor, the history of Belfalas after the Kin-strife was remarkably peaceful. Because of the self-sufficiency of Belfalas' economy, the princedom was able to maintain its territorial integrity and independence during the tumultuous years of the [[ThirdCorsairWar Corsair Wars]].
//Members of Heren Requain:// Amrûnaur (9), Edhelion (8), Rosuldrië (4), Dudhrandir (4), Eregost (7), Anghabar (7), Rohallor (6), Nargond (6), Merhast (6), Tyliand (3), 80 singular estates (knights)
===Notable persons===
**Marahil Tarmasundar**, //aerhîr// of the navy and count of Druxaldë. Marahil is the most unconventional of the peers of Belfalas. Given to spells of brooding, he is distant, intellectual and cunning. Prince often entrusts him with missions requiring secrecy and surprise. Tales of his travels to [[Umbar]] and Harad inspire the Court, and in wartime he frequently leads raiders across the bay. His given name was Ilzagar in Adûnaic. Marahil carefully guards his private life. It is rumoured that he is interested in magical spells, and can control the winds and currents when he wants to. In his youth he was captured by Haradrim when sailing south of Vamag. Tortured for days before his release, Marahil enver broke. To this day he bears the scars that testify his resolve, as he is keen to boast. He is has a harsh, manful appearance, shoulder-length dark hair and long mustache. He lives in his manor at Bar Harest, an island at the southernmost point of Belfalas.
**Arukhôr of Rosuldrië**, Lord Tarnost. Arukhôr hails from an old and very conservative Dúnadan family. An exceptionally courteous lord, he dislikes change and insists on social formalities and precedence. His slight dislike of Elves and other "unnaturals" is tempered by his caution and restraint. He is an ambitious man, skilled in mountain warfare, and speaks Dunael. Arukhôr and Marahil have a bitter rivalry. He lives in his ancestral manor of Rosuldrië, on the eastern side of the Hills of Tarnost.
**Celdrahil Edhelion**, Grand Prince of Belfalas. Celdrahil is a multifaceted fellow, who changes roles with ease. A central figure in the social life of the Court, he is nonetheless unhappy with pomp and circumstance. Prince Celdrahil is a family man. He married the lady Meriel of Naur Amrûn (younger sister of queen Míriel) in 1626, and together they have raised six children: a son and heir Edrahil; Edrahil's twin sister Merien; rebellious Celdrion; their young daughter Edhetariel (Queen's handmaiden); and two boys who died in the Plague, Arathil and Arodion. Celdrahil is middle-aged, of average height, with light grey eyes and layered black hair with a hint of grey. He has lost two of his front teeth in a riding accident.
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296">Marados of Aglandrûn</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296">Count of Nargond</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="496">'Brimstone'</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Count of Tyliand</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">'Middle point'</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"><em>Hîr</em> Vilyatil Merhast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">'Last horn'</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Count of Eregost</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Count of Eregost</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Count of Naur Amrûn</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Count of Imlad Tathren</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">'Haven of willows'</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Tarnost</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Arukhôr Rosuldrië, lord Tarnost</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Count of Naur Amrûn</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">'Valley of Knights'</td>
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>>{{image url="images/DolAmrothVaakunaPieni.png" class="left"}}======Belfalas======
**Belfalas** is the fairly settled mountainous peninsula that gives the Bay of Belfalas its name. It is also the domain of the princely line of Edhelion, and is therefore often referred to as Dor-en-Ernil ("Land of the Prince"). Although Pelargir and Lebennin have always been the heart of southern Gondor, the neighboring land of Belfalas prides itself as the only dwelling of the Dúnedain-in-Exile where the legacy of the Faithful never grew dim throughout all the long tribulations of the Third Age. The princely line, favored by Uinen the Maia, could even boast of being more ancient than Line of Elendil.
Belfalas was named in antiquity by elves of Edhellond. The element //falas// is a Sindarin word for "shore" or "beach", while //bêl// was the name of the region in the language of the original, pre-númenorean inhabitants, having similar meaning. So Belafalas is in fact a combination of two words with the same meaning in different languages ("Rivers & Beacon-hills," p. 15-16). Belfalals and Dor-en-Ernil are used interchangeably, though it must be noted that the princely domain extend further north than the mere peninsula .
According to ancient traditions, the Princes of Dor-en-Ernil were descended from a noble family of the Faithful, who had fled from Númenor independently before the Downfall and settled in lands that would later be part of Gondor. Those lands lay between the Rivers Ringló and Gilrain, in the region known as Belfalas, and there they made a stronghold on a rocky promontory that overlooked the Bay of the same name. When Elendil became High King, he recognised these nobles of Belfalas by granting them the title 'Prince'. They were known as the Grand Princes of Belfalas.
The foundation of Dor-en-Ernil was the result of a compromise between Elendil's sons and the existing Númenórean community in Gondor for political supremacy. By granting Belfalas to Edhelion, leader of the Faithful in Middle-Earth, Isildur enabled that noble line to increase its own power without becoming a source of rivalry to the kingship. The hard-liner outlook of Edhelion's community resulted in much more sharply-defined cleavage between the Númenórean overlords and their subjects. In contrast to the King's Men, the Faithful community in southern Gondor was fixated to the purity of their blood, and kept to themselves.
After the War of the Last Alliance, Belfalas was slowly turned into a patchwork of lordly estates. Land was apportioned to loyal liegemen on the tip of the peninsula and in Nan Roechbin ("Valley of Knights"), while the fertile farmlands of the lower Ringló vale remained in the hands of Edhelion and his descendants, as they had become the principal breadbasket for Dor-en-Ernil.
The Gilrain valley was also kept in the hands of the prince many generations undivided, but as the first millennium of the Third Age drew on, much of this region also became enfeoffed. This process had unintended consequences: the town of Linhir was founded and the Isle of Tolfalas was lost to the royal house, when the prince's cousin, Eärnil, who had been given possession of these estates, was named the heir of Tarannon Falastur in 832 III (by then, the Line of Anárion and Line of Edhelion had become quite entwined).
The nadir of princely authority over eastern Belfalas came during the Kin-strife, when the folk of [[Linhir]] sided with the Traditionalist League against the prince's will, and Castamir nullified the latter's right to appoint the town's squire. Although Castamir was later deposed and much of his legislation was declared null and void, the township of Linhir retained its independence, and, along with the newly founded County of Gilrain, became part of [[Lebennin]].
By comparison with the rest of southern Gondor, the history of Belfalas after the Kin-strife was remarkably peaceful. Because of the self-sufficiency of Belfalas' economy, the princedom was able to maintain its territorial integrity and independence during the tumultuous years of the Corsair Wars.
//Members of Heren Requain:// Amrûnaur (9), Imrazôri (8), Rosuldrië (4), Dudhrandir (4), Eregost 7), Anghabar (7), Rohallor (6), Nargond (6), Merhast (6), Tyliand (3), 80 singular estates (knights)
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<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296"><em>Hîr </em>Nargor</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"><em>Hîr</em> Naur Amrûn</td>


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**Belfalas** is the fairly settled mountainous peninsula that gives the Bay of Belfalas its name. It is also the domain of the princely line of Edhelion, and is therefore often referred to as Dor-en-Ernil ("Land of the Prince"). Although Pelargir and Lebennin have always been the heart of southern Gondor, the neighboring land of Belfalas prides itself as the only dwelling of the Dúnedain-in-Exile where the legacy of the Faithful never grew dim throughout all the long tribulations of the Third Age. The princely line, favored by Uinen the Maia, could even boast of being more ancient than Line of Elendil.
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**Belfalas** is the farily settled mountainous peninsula that gives the Bay of Belfalas its name. It is also the domain of the princely line of Edhelion, and is therefore often referred to as Dor-en-Ernil ("Land of the Prince"). Although Pelargir and Lebennin have always been the heart of southern Gondor, the neighboring land of Belfalas prides itself as the only dwelling of the Dúnedain-in-Exile where the legacy of the Faithful never grew dim throughout all the long tribulations of the Third Age. The princely line, favored by Uinen the Maia, could even boast of being more ancient than Line of Elendil.


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""<table width="100%" border="0" bgcolor="white" cellspacing="5" style="text-align: left;">
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<td height="18" colspan="5">
<h3>TOWNSHIPS AND STRONGHOLDS OF DOR-EN-ERNIL</h3> </td>
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<td width="184"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Name</font></b></td>
<td width="178"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Type</font></b></td>
<td width="208"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Location</font></b></td>
<td width="296"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Allegiance</font></b></td>
<td width="496"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Notes</font></b></td>
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<td width="184" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Lond Ernil</td>
<td width="178" bgcolor="#F3EFED">City</td>
<td width="208" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Western Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296">Prince of Belfalas</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="496"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="184" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Bar Rohallor</td>
<td width="178" bgcolor="#F3EFED"> Township </td>
<td width="208" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Western Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296"><em>Hîr</em> Rohallor</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="496"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td width="184" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ráma</td>
<td width="178" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td width="208" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Western Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="496"> </td>
</tr>
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<td width="184" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Nargond</td>
<td width="178" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td width="208" bgcolor="#F3EFED">Western Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="296"><em>Hîr </em>Nargor</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED" width="496"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Endil</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Western Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Methrast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Western Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ostara</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Eastern Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
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<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Eregost</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Eastern Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
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<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Sarlond</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Eastern Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"><em>Hîr</em> Sarlond</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Thônfalas</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Eastern Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Lond Tathren</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Township</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Eastern Coast</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
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<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Naur Amrûn</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Castle and village</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ered Torthonion</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"><em>Hîr</em> Naur Amrûn</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
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<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Dudhrandir</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">County</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ered Torthonion</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"><em>Hîr</em> Dudhrandir</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Nan Roechbin</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">County</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ered Torthonion</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Prince of Belfalas</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Cûm Taran</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Fortified village</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ered Torthonion</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Prince of Belfalas</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Galibur</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Fortified village</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Ered Torthonion</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED">Prince of Belfalas</td>
<td bgcolor="#F3EFED"> </td>
</tr>
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====Politics====
====Military====
====List of great families from Belfalas====
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====Politics=====
===Military===
===List of great families from Belfalas===


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>>""<div class="strike">Dor-en-Ernil</div><div class="strike" style="font-weight: normal;">Princedom of <a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/Gondor">Gondor</a></div><img src="images/BelfalasLocation.jpg">""
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>>""<div class="strike">Lebennin</div><div class="strike" style="font-weight: normal;">Princedom of <a href="http://wiki.lindefirion.net/Gondor">Gondor</a></div><img src="images/BelfalasLocation.jpg">""


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>>{{image url="images/DolAmrothVaakunaPieni.png" class="left"}}======Belfalas======
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>>{{image url="images/BelfalasVaakunaPieni.png" class="left"}}======Belfalas======


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