The Corsairs of Umbar were a fleet of Men of Umbar in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, allied to Sauron in his war against Gondor. The race of Men in J R R Tolkien 's Middle-earth books such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, refers to Middle-earth refers to the fictional lands where most of the stories of author J Tolkien's Legendarium (ISBN 0-313-30530-7 is a collection of scholarly essays edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F Sauron (ˈsaʊrɒn Quenya: /sawrɔn/ literal meaning "Abhorred") is the title character and the principal Antagonist of the Fantasy Gondor is a fictional kingdom in J R R Tolkien 's writings described as the greatest realm of Men in the west of Middle-earth by the end of the
Umbar was an old Númenórean haven settled by the King's Men — a proud faction loyal to the King and opposed to the divine authority of the Valar. Númenor (ˈnuːmɛnɔɹ is a Fictional place in J R R Tolkien 's writings which the author intended to be an allusion to the legendary Atlantis. The Valar (singular Vala) are characters in J R R Tolkien 's legendarium. (See also: Elendili). Númenor (ˈnuːmɛnɔɹ is a Fictional place in J R R Tolkien 's writings which the author intended to be an allusion to the legendary Atlantis. After the Downfall of Númenor, the inhabitants of Umbar further descended into evil, and were counted among the Black Númenóreans. Akallabêth is the fourth part of the Fantasy work The Silmarillion by J In J R R Tolkien 's fictional prehistory of the world ( Arda) the Black Númenóreans were men of Númenórean descent that dwelt on the coasts of Middle-earth They took to pillaging and piracy along the coasts of Gondor. At the end of the Kinstrife, the defeated rebels of Gondor (the Castamiri) fled to Umbar — by this time Umbar had become the hated enemy of Gondor. J R R Tolkien 's Middle-earth fantasy writings include many wars and battles set in the lands of Aman, Beleriand, Númenor, and Castamir the Usurper is a fictional character in JRR Tolkien 's Middle-earth Legendarium.
The Castamiri took with them a large part of Gondor's fleet, thus weakening Gondor and strengthening the naval traditions of Umbar. Gondor later conquered Umbar, but lost it to the Haradrim soon after. In J R R Tolkien 's universe of Middle-earth Telumehtar was the twenty-eighth King of Gondor. The term "Corsair" originally referred to the privateers hired by the Confederate City State of Umbar to raid Gondor's coasts, but later was applied by the men of the north to Umbar in general. A privateer was a private Warship authorized by a country's Government by Letters of marque to attack foreign shipping
By the time of the War of the Ring, the Corsairs had mixed with the Haradrim, becoming a mixed people whose Númenórean blood was mostly gone. In the fictional Fantasy -world of J R R Tolkien, the War of the Ring was fought between Sauron and the free peoples of Middle-earth During the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a combined fleet amounting to "50 great ships [of Umbar] and smaller vessels beyond count" was raiding the port city of Pelargir in Lebennin, but these were captured by Aragorn and the Army of the Dead, and were sailed to Minas Tirith to relieve the siege of the city. In J R R Tolkien 's fantasy fiction, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields is the battle for the city of Minas Tirith between the forces of Gondor A carrack or nau was a three- or four- masted Sailing ship developed in the Atlantic Ocean in the 15th century by the Portuguese Gondor is a fictional kingdom in J R R Tolkien 's writings described as the greatest realm of Men in the west of Middle-earth by the end of the Gondor is a fictional kingdom in J R R Tolkien 's writings described as the greatest realm of Men in the west of Middle-earth by the end of the Aragorn II is a fictional character from J R R Tolkien 's Middle-earth Legendarium. In J R R Tolkien 's High fantasy world of Middle-earth, the Dead Men of Dunharrow (also referred as the Shadow Host, the Grey Host This article is about the city in the Third Age. For the First Age tower of the same name see Minas Tirith (First Age.