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Second Corsair War
« Part of the Eldacari-Castamirioni conflict »
Date 1633-1638
Location Lebennin
Casus belli Humiliating peace of Ancalimon in 1551; Umbarean desire for revanche
Result Tactical Umbarean victory
Belligerents
 Gondor  Castamirioni League
 Umbar
Commanders
 Minardil †
 Tarondor
 Vinyaran
 Brego Bassoneth-Celosien, Captain of the Ships
 Dior Húrinion, Steward
 Angamaitë
 Sangahyando †
 Sangahyandion
 Númendur †
 Macilion
 Pilinehtar
Sack of Pelargir (1634), Conquest of Gobel Mírlond (1637)

The Second Corsair War


The Second Corsair War (1633-1638) was a series of armed conflicts between Gondor, Umbar and the Castamirioni League.

It was characterized by small skirmishes and corsair strikes on Gondor's coasts. There were only two major battles. Angamaitë and Sangahyando, great-grandsons of Castamir, launched the Great Raid in 1634 upon southern Gondor, razing Pelargir and destroying many of the realm's coastal fortifications. Sangahyando was fatally wounded during the raid and died two years later in Umbar. His young son Sangahyandion took over his father's fleet and, after gathering additional volunteers forces from Haruzan, conquered Gobel Mírlond and southern Harondor in 1637-1639 while the Gondorian army was decimated by the Great Plague.

Wearied of plague, blockades and raids, and now under threat of a continued advance on Gondor proper and a scheme to restore his uncle Vinyaran as ruler, king Tarondor signed a treaty ending hostilities on June 10, 1638. Although the Council of Gondor did not approve the treaty until the following year, this effectively ended the Second Corsair War. Tarondor agreed to pay ransom of sixty thousand gold crowns for Gondorian prisoners, but the promised monies were never transferred to Umbar, which provoked the Third Corsair War.



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