The Faithful Watch
|Founding date||April 2017|
|Goal||Protect the Boarders of Eriador|
|Main area of operations||Eriador|
Elves, Dwarves, Rangers
Orcs, Goblins, Brigands
|Kinship status||Active and recruiting|
Sauron fearing the establishment of the powerful kingdoms in exile — Arnor and Gondor — by his hated enemies, the Dúnedain, Sauron launched a pre-emptive attack on Gondor in S.A. 3429. In response, Elendil, High King of the Dúnedain, formed an alliance with Gil-galad, the High King of the Noldor, to repel Sauron's assault. Durin's Folk also aided Elendil and Gil-galad. The hosts of Gil-galad and Elendil met at Amon Sûl and marched towards Imladris where they camped for three years, forging armour and making plans whilst Anárion, Elendil's younger son, defended Osgiliath against the hosts of Mordor. The armies crossed the Misty Mountains at various locations and their forces were strengthened in the vale of Anduin by Elves from Lothlórien and Greenwood the Great under the command of Oropher and Amdír and by the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm.
In S.A. 3434 they defeated Sauron's army in the Battle of Dagorlad, breached the Morannon into Mordor, and besieged the Dark Lord's fortress of Barad-dûr. The siege lasted for seven years, during which Anárion was slain. It culminated in Sauron leaving his fortress and engaging in direct combat. There were three objectives to this war; to unmake the One Ring, to destroy Sauron, and to destroy the foundation of the Dark Tower.
Sauron was felled by Gil-galad and Elendil, who both perished in the assault themselves. Elendil broke his sword Narsil as he fell. Using the hilt-shard of the sword, Isildur cut the Ring from Sauron's finger. Bereft of the power of the One Ring, Sauron's spirit dissipated and would not take form again in Middle-earth for a thousand years.
With the victory over Sauron, and the death of Gil-galad and Elendil, the Last Alliance was dissolved. The remaining Númenóreans resettled their kingdoms.....
Yet now in T.A. 3018 the Darkness has arisen again and once more a need for such an Alliance has arisen. Heeding the need Aelthrandir has risen to it's call and offers a hand in fellowship to any decendent of Númenór or Gil-galad to arise in the defence of Middle Earth.
Who are we?
The Faithful Watch is a Medium/Heavy RP Kinship named for those Dunedain who remained loyal to the will of the Valar and the watch they kept on Middle Earth around Bree and the Shire. The Faithful maintained the use of the Elven tongues and welcomed the Elves of Tol Eressëa to their land, in spite of the growing hostility from the King's Men. The Faithful also respected and loved the Valar still, and made no attempt to speak against the Ban that the Valar had set against the Númenóreans sailing into the West. Nevertheless, they "did not escape the affliction of their people" regarding the fear of Death that the Shadow had brought upon all the Númenóreans, and they were troubled by the fate of Men. Unlike the King's Men, though, the Faithful had chosen to believe the words of the messengers of the Valar and trust that death, called the Gift of Men by the Elves, was not an evil. It was in this choice that they differed most from the majority of the people of Númenor.
What do we do?
The Watch works to keep the borders of Eriador safe. This means the majority of our Events and RP will be contained within this area with a few far reaching expeditions as necessary. Our events contain DM'd Battles, Instances, Ranger/Scouting, and Fireside Meetings.
How do I join?
Read our rules and make a website application then contact one of our Officers ingame, Aelthrandir or Tjoldulfr. We recruit Elves, Men and Beorning (such as those who RP as Northmen), sorry no Dwarves or Hobbits.