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This article is about the groups of NPCs in their own faction. For how the player interacts with these factions, see the Alignment page.

Gondor Banner Factions of the Lord of the Rings Mod Dunland Banner
The Westlands:

AngmarBlue MountainsDaleDol GuldurDúnedain of the NorthDunland
Durin's FolkFangornGondorGundabadHigh Elves
HobbitsIsengardLothlórienMordorRohanWoodland Realm

Rhûn:

DorwinionRhúdel

Harad:

Half-trollsMoredainNear HaradTauredain

Alternate Dimensions:

Utumno

Factions are groups that players can forge friendships with or make enemies with. This system is based on alignment, which determines your reputation with each faction. As of Public Beta 32, there are 24 different factions in the Mod.

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Factions menu.

The factions menu can be accessed by entering the Middle-earth menu (default press "L") and scrolling over to the Factions section. This displays your alignment with all factions, and some other statistics. There are three main categories: "The West", "Rhûn", and "Harad".

Every faction has an alignment meter - this is the defining characteristic of what constitutes a 'faction'. Besides this, factions have at least some of the following exclusive features, and many have all of them:

  • Crafting table - used to craft the faction's exclusive items
  • Building blocks - bricks, pillars, and others, craftable on the faction table
  • Weapons and armour - craftable and generally worn by the faction's NPCs
  • Banner - craftable and held by the faction's Banner Bearers
  • Shield - a cosmetic item to display your allegiance (worn by some NPCs and by the player if their alignment is high enough)
  • Titles - earned by getting alignment with the faction
  • Mini-quests - sometimes given when speaking to NPCs
  • Traders - often sell the faction's items
  • Unit traders - from whom you can hire the faction NPCs to serve you
  • Invasions - an in-game event where groups of the faction's mobs spawn in a biome that they are at war with
  • Horn of Conquest - a horn you can buy from the faction's unit trader to summon an invasion of the corresponding faction
  • Structures - houses, fortresses, and so on, that spawn in the faction's biomes and include NPCs
  • Biomes - the region(s) of Middle-earth, the faction's people live in

Some factions also have sub-factions, which are distinct groups within the main faction that also have some of these features. Sub-factions are not true factions because they do not have their own alignment meters. These include the Men of Dol Amroth (a sub-faction of Gondor) and the Rhudaur hillmen (a sub-faction of Angmar), among others.

Note that the Utumno faction will always be enemies with the player; its alignment cannot be changed, and will always remain -66,666.

Guide to inter-faction relations

In the Lord of the Rings mod, there are three levels of faction relationships, which affect how NPCs interact with one another. Faction relations are usually, but not necessarily reflexive; that is to say, if faction A is allied with faction B, faction B is not automatically allied with faction A - for example, it may be neutral in return.

Faction relations can be looked at in the Middle-Earth menu, under the appropriate tab.

Allies

Members of allied factions will never attack one another. Often, killing NPCs of one faction will cause you to lose alignment with its allies, though this is not always the case. If a stray projectile from one NPC happen to hit another, it will simply bounce off.

Neutral

Neutral factions do not normally attack one another, but they can do so under some circumstances. Hired units are more loyal to their player commander than they are to neutral factions.

For example, if one has hired Rohan units but has negative Lothlórien alignment, the Rohirrim will automatically attack the Elves. And if 'friendly fire' is enabled, then the Sword of Command can be used to make the Rohirrim attack the Elves even if the player has positive Lothlórien alignment.

And finally, if one of the Rohirrim is wandering about and happens to be shot by an Elf, he will attack the Elf. This would not, however, happen if both units had been hired by the player.

Neutral faction relations were added in Public Beta 24 - previously, factions could only be allies or enemies.

Enemies

Factions that are enemies will attack each other without provocation. For example, Gondor will attack any units allied with the Mordor faction.

The Utumno faction is enemies with all other factions. Therefore, it is not listed in the relations tables below.

List of factions

Here follows a list of all factions in the mod, with a short introduction to each.

Angmar

Angmar Shield  The Spawn of Angmar  Angmar Banner

NPCs: Orc (Archer, Banner Bearer, Bombardier) • Troll (Chieftain, Hill) • Warg (Bombardier)
Traders: ChieftainTrader
Items: Armour (Morgul, Morgul Horse, Warg) • Equipment (Morgul) • Skull Staff
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch (Morgul)
Structures: CampDungeonHoardShrineTowerWarg Pit

Angmar Shield  The Hillmen of Rhudaur  Angmar Banner

NPCs: Rhudaur Hillman (Axe-thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: Chieftain
Structures: CastleVillage


The forces of Angmar are a potently corrupt faction that reside in the eponymous biome, a former dominion of the Witch-King of Angmar. Only the positively evil or extremely foolhardy player would dare to meddle with such a faction. The Hillmen of Rhudaur are the sub-faction of Angmar. They are also found in Angmar, as well as in the surrounding areas. They are like the Dunlendings but more rugged.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dol Guldur

•Gundabad
•Mordor

•Dunland

•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Tauredain

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm



Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Shield  The Dwarves of the Blue Mountains  Blue Mountains Banner

NPCs: Dwarf (Axe Thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CommanderMerchantMinerSmith
Items: Armour (Boar) • EquipmentMarriage Ring
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableDoorForgeSarlluin Brick
Structures: HouseMineSmithyStronghold


The Blue Mountains are the peaceful home to the Blue Dwarves, cousins to the Dwarves of the Iron Hills. Like all their kin, Blue Dwarves have a love for the precious metals of the earth, and a large part of their time is spent in mines deep underground.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Durin's Folk

•Hobbits

•Dale

•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Dúnedain of the North
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Rohan
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Mordor
•Isengard



Dale

Dale Shield  The Men of Dale  Dale Banner

NPCs: Dalishman (Banner Bearer, Levyman, Longbowman, Soldier)
Traders: BakerBlacksmithCaptainMerchant
Items: Armour (Gambeson) • CrackerCramEquipmentRolling Pin
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: FortressVillageWatchtower


The Kingdom of Dale was founded by the Northmen around the year TA 2590. Its capital, also called Dale, was located between the Long Lake and the Lonely Mountain. When the dragon Smaug awoke in TA 2770, the original city was destroyed, and the survivors rebuilt their town on the Long Lake, and named it Esgaroth. When the Dwarves of Thorin and Company tried to re-take the Lonely Mountain in TA 2944, Smaug attacked Esgaroth, and was shot down by Bard using his Black Arrow.

After the death of Smaug they rebuilt Lake town and repopulated Dale. In the fifty or so years between the death of Smaug and the start of the War of the Ring, they rebuilt their kingdom from ruins, and grew wealthy thanks to trade with Dwarves of Erebor, the Woodland Realm, and Dorwinion, and have become the strongest kingdom of Men east of Mirkwood and north of Dorwinion, with mighty warriors, archers, and cavalry all equipped with high-quality armour and weapons, forged by the Dwarves of Erebor.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Durin's Folk

•Gondor
•Hobbits
•Rohan

•Blue Mountains

•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Dúnedain of the North
•Fangorn
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Gundabad

•Angmar
•Dol Guldur
•Isengard
•Mordor
•Half-trolls
•Rhúdel



Dol Guldur

Dol Guldur Shield  The Spawn of Dol Guldur  Dol Guldur Banner

NPCs: Orc (Archer, Banner Bearer) • Olog-haiSpider
Traders: ChieftainTrader
Items: Armour (Morgul, Morgul Horse) • Equipment (Morgul)
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch (Morgul)
Structures: AltarCampSpider PitTower


Dol Guldur is an evil-infested region at the southwest corner of Mirkwood where Sauron lived before moving to Mordor. The forces of Dol Guldur represent the source of all corruption in the forests of Mirkwood, and their sinister urge to conquer directly contrasts the tranquil seclusion of their counterpart faction: the Wood-elves.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Angmar

•Gundabad
•Mordor

•Dunland

•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Tauredain
•Rhúdel

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm



Dorwinion

Dorwinion Shield  The Men and Elves of Dorwinion  Dorwinion Banner

NPCs: Elves (Warrior) Men (Crossbower, Guard, Vinehand)
Traders: Captain (Elven) • MerchantVinekeeper
Items: Armour (Elven) • Equipment
Blocks: BrickCrafting TableGrapevine Post
Structures: BathhouseBreweryCampGardenHouse (Elven)


Dorwinion was a very old kingdom founded in the first age by the Nandorin and Avari Elves. Later, in the Second Age, as Gondor reached its golden age, it assumed the rule of Dorwinion. An Easterling invasion in the second millennium of the Third Age effectively caused Gondor and Dorwinion to be split, and the remaining Men and Elves took over the rule of Dorwinion.

With a climate ideal for grape-growing, winemaking became the chief economic activity in Dorwinion. The wines of Dorwinion were bought by people as far away as Dale, the Woodland Realm, and Erebor.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Woodland Realm •Blue Mountains

•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Rohan
•Tauredain

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor



Dúnedain of the North

Ranger Shield  Dúnedain of the North  Ranger Banner

NPCs: DúnedainRanger (Banner Bearer, Outrider)
Traders: BlacksmithCaptain
Items: Armour (Arnorian) • Gondorian BowRanger Bow
Blocks: Arnor BrickCrafting Table
Structures: CampRuined TowerVillageWatchtower


The Dúnedain of the North (or Rangers) are the last descendants of the Dúnedain, men from the ancient kingdom of Númenor. They are often perceived as dangerous rogues, roaming the wilds throughout western Middle-earth.

The rangers are survivors of unparalleled skill, being well-trained in the arts of combat and stealth. Though few in number, their kind will not go easily extinct.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Gondor

•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Tauredain

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Dark Huorns
•Dunland
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel



Dunland

Dunland Shield  The Men of Dunland  Dunland Banner

NPCs: Dunlending (Axe-thrower, Banner Bearer, Berserker, Bowman, Warrior)
Traders: BartenderWarlord
Items: ArmourEquipment
Blocks: BasketCrafting Table
Structures: CampfireHill FortHouseTavern


Dunland is the home to the sworn enemies of Rohan, the Dunlendings. After they were driven out of their old home in Rohan they went to Dunland to scrape a living off rocks, making them wild and vengeful.

They are, however, somewhat civilized, being able to coexist in forts and taverns. During the Third Age, they allied themselves with Saruman's forces in hopes of exacting revenge upon the Rohirrim.

They are allies of the dwarves of Durin's Folk, because Thror and his kin were allowed to stay in Dunland after Smaug drove them from Erebor.

Dunland is perhaps the most neutral of all factions in the mod. As you can see in the table below, it has very few allies and enemies; it is neutral with most other factions, and vice versa.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Durin's Folk

•Isengard

•Angmar

•Blue Mountains
•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Fangorn
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Mordor
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Dúnedain of the North

•Gondor
•Rohan



Durin's Folk

Dwarf Shield  Durin's Folk  Dwarf Banner

NPCs: Dwarf (Axe Thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CommanderMerchantMinerSmith
Items: Armour (Trimmed, Boar) • EquipmentMarriage Ring
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableDoorForge
Structures: HouseMine (Ruined) • SmithyTower (Ruined)


Durin's Folk, the Dwarves of the Iron Hills, are master craftsmen and miners, similar to their cousins in the Blue Mountains. They value the riches of the earth, and delve deeply through complex systems of mines in the mountainous terrain of their home.

Though small in stature, Dwarves are fearsome in battle, especially since they have the skill to forge some of Middle-Earth's strongest arms and armor.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dunland
•Hobbits

•Dorwinion

•Dúnedain of the North
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Rohan
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor



Fangorn

Ents  The Trees of Fangorn Forest  Ents

NPCs: Ents (Mallorn) • Huorns
Items: Ent-Draught
Blocks: Ent Jars


Nothing embodies nature's power more than the might of the Fangorn faction, which is composed primarily of Ents and their lesser relatives, the huorns.

Preferring to isolate themselves from the wars of Middle-Earth, the forces of Fangorn will only rise to protect their forest home. When they do however, they are frightfully dangerous. In fact, Morgoth first created trolls for the purpose of combating Ents, and even then, the Dark Lord never was able to extract the secrets of the ancient tree-herders.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•High Elves

•Lothlórien
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Gondor
•Hobbits
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Rohan

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Mordor
•Isengard



Gondor

Main article: Gondor (Faction)

Gondor Shield  The Men of Gondor  Gondor Banner

NPCs: GondorianLevymanSoldier (Archer, Banner Bearer, Tower Guard)
Traders: CaptainMarket Traders
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: BeaconBrick (Cobble) • CasketCrafting Table
Structures: Beacon TowerFortressObeliskRuined TowerRuinsSettlementsTurretWatchfort

Blackroot Shield  The Men of the Blackroot Vale  BlackrootVale Banner

NPCs: Soldier (Bowman)
Traders: Bowlord
Items: ArmourBow
Blocks: Blackroot

Dol Amroth Shield  The Men of Dol Amroth  Dol Amroth Banner

Man-at-arms (Archer) • Swan Knight (Banner Bearer)
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour (Horse) • EquipmentSwan Feather
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: Stable

Gondor Shield  The Rangers of Ithilien  Ithilien Banner

NPCs: Ranger of Ithilien
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour
Structures: Hideout

Lamedon Shield  The Men of Lamedon  Lamedon Banner

NPCs: Warrior (Archer, Hillman)
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourGambeson

Lebennin Shield  The Men of Lebennin  Lebennin Banner

NPCs: Levyman
Traders: Captain
Items: Gambeson

Lossarnach Shield  The Men of Lossarnach  Lossarnach Banner

NPCs: Axeman
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pelargir Shield  The Men of Pelargir  Pelargir Banner

NPCs: Marine
Traders: Commander
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pinnath Gelin Shield  The Men of Pinnath Gelin  PinnathGelin Banner

NPCs: Soldier
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour


Gondor was the kingdom of Men in Middle-earth, bordered by Rohan to the north, Harad to the south, the cape of Andrast and the Sea to the west, and Mordor to the east. Its first capital was Osgiliath, moved to Minas Tirith in TA 1640. The city of Minas Tirith remained the capital of Gondor for the rest of the Third Age and into years of the Fourth Age; other major fortresses include Dol Amroth in Belfalas and Osgiliath, which was a city on the Anduin.

Gondor was founded by the brothers Isildur and Anárion, exiles from Númenor. Gondor was an allied kingdom with Arnor, whose line of king chieftains came from Isildur, while the Line of the Kings of Gondor was from Anárion. Gondor was at the height of its power in its early years due to the ships and the military might that its armies possessed. However, continued attacks by allies of Sauron, civil war, and a devastating plague caused it to gradually decline over the course of the Third Age until Sauron's final defeat and the crowning of Aragorn II Elessar. 

In all, there were thirty-one kings of Gondor after Anárion, who was slain before Barad-dûr at the Siege of Barad-dûr. 

Gondor also has many fiefdoms, including Lossarnach the Land of flowers, Mornan the blackroot vale, Pinnath Gelin the green hills, Lamedon the land of hills and vales, Pelargir the haven of the Ship-kings, Lebennin the land of the five Streams, Dor-en-Ernil the principality of Dol Amroth, Anórien the Land of the Sun and Ithilien the Land of the Moon. Harondor was also once a fiefdom of Gondor, but now it is a debatable land, split between the folk of Gondor and Near Harad.


Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dúnedain of the North

•High Elves
•Dale
•Rohan

•Blue Mountains

•Dorwinion
•Durin's Folk
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Dunland
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Moredain
•Mordor
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel



Gundabad

Gundabad Shield  The Spawn of Gundabad  Gundabad Banner

NPCs: Orc (Archer, Banner Bearer) • Uruk (Archer) • Warg
Traders: Chieftain
Items: ArmourEquipmentSkull Staff
Blocks: BedCrafting TableForgeTorch
Structures: CampDungeon


The Gundabad Orcs are a race of Orc originating from the Misty Mountains. Throughout the Third Age, they have come to occupy nearly all regions in northern Middle-Earth, spawning abundantly when it is dark.

This evil faction is perhaps the most common and numerous, but also the least powerful when compared to others in the mod. They are widespread but lack unity because of it.

However, not all of the orcs from Gundabad were cut-throat scavengers. In the Misty Mountains and Grey Mountains lurk the Gundabad Uruks, among the most powerful orcs in the mod. They are certainly not a force to sneer at - Gundabad Uruk Armour is equal to Black Uruk Armour in strength, and their weapons are not only powerful, but deadly intimidating.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Mordor

•Dunland

•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Moredain
•Near Haradrim
•Rhúdel
•Tauredain

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm



Half-trolls

Half-troll Shield  The Half-trolls of Pertorogwaith  Half-troll Banner

NPCs: Half-troll (Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: ScavengerWarlord
Items: Armour (Rhino) • EquipmentTorog DraughtTorog Stew
Blocks: BasketBedCrafting Table
Structures: HouseWarlord House


The Half-trolls reside in the volcanic desolation of Pertorogwaith and are very brutish and hostile towards enemy players. In fact, their mannerisms and culture in general are significantly less refined than that of most other factions, as a result of their unnatural origin.

They usually spawn with mohawks on their heads, tusks in their mouths, and a stature taller than that of a normal NPC, giving the impression of a warthog-like monster. They wield stone based tools and ride rhinos that charge into opponents at high speed, making them a dangerous foe.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Mordor

•Near Harad
•Isengard

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Dunland
•Gundabad
•Moredain
•Rhúdel

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•High Elves
•Gondor
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm



High Elves

Main article: High Elves

Rivendell Shield  High Elf Shield  The High Elves  High Elf Banner  Rivendell Banner

Items: EdhelmirGalvorn Armour
Blocks: BedBrickElvengrassForgeTorch
Structures: HallHouseSmithyTurretUnderwater Ruin

High Elf Shield  The Elves of Lindon  High Elf Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: LordSmith
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: Crafting Table
Structures: Tower

Rivendell Shield  The Elves of Rivendell  Rivendell Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CaptainSmithWanderer
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: Crafting Table


The High Elves are the most powerful and knowledgeable of Elves in Middle-Earth, being part of the ancient Noldor race. They reside in Lindon and Rivendell, two of the few remaining safe-havens for their kind.

Throughout the Third Age, the High Elves decide to leave Middle-Earth and return to their home in the Undying Lands beyond the sea.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dúnedain of the North

•Fangorn
•Gondor
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Woodland Realm

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Durin's Folk
•Moredain
•Tauredain

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel



Hobbits

Hobbit Banner  The Little Folk of the Shire  Hobbit Banner

NPCs: Hobbit (Farmhand, Shirriff)
Traders: BartenderFarmerOrcharderShirriff Chief
Items: Leather HatMarriage RingPebblePipeSling
Blocks: Crafting TableOven
Structures: FarmHoleHousePicnic BenchTavernWindmill


The Hobbits are a race of small, hairy-footed, peaceful folk who inhabit the Shire biome and are well-known for their love of food, drink, and pipeweed. They pride themselves in their simple lifestyles, isolated from the world of the "Big Folk."

Most Hobbits (called "Halflings" by many Elves and Men) live in holes underground. Not nasty, dirty, wet holes full of worms and oozy smells, nor yet dry, bare, sandy holes with nothing to sit on or eat. These are Hobbit holes, and that means good food, a warm hearth and all the comforts of home.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm

•Dorwinion

•Dunland
•Fangorn
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Tauredain

•Angmar

•Dark Huorns
•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor



Isengard

Uruk Hai Shield  The Spawn of Isengard  Uruk Banner

NPCs: Uruk-hai (Banner Bearer, Berserker, Crossbower, Sapper)
Snaga (Archer) • Warg (Bombardier)
Traders: ChieftainTrader
Items: Armour (Warg) • EquipmentSkull Staff
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch
Structures: CampDungeonWarg Pit


Isengard is a warlike faction, the brainchild of Saruman the White, who, seeking the One Ring, decided to make his own army to rival that of the dark lord. Aside from using ordinary Orcs from the Misty Mountains and allying with Dunland, he bred the Uruk-hai. Mutated from Orcs, they are significantly larger, faster, and stronger than the former species.

Members of this faction take orders only from their creator, and wreak destruction wherever they go.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dunland

•Half-trolls

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Mordor
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel
•Tauredain

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm



Lothlórien

Galadhrim Shield  The Elves of Lothlórien  Galadhrim Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Warden, Warrior)
Traders: LordSmithWanderer
Items: Armour (Galvorn, Horse) • Bow (Mallorn) • CloakEdhelmirEquipment (Mallorn)
Hithlain (Ladder) • LembasMallorn LadderMallorn Torch
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableElvengrassForgeMallorn Box
Structures: SmithyTreehouse


The Galadhrim of Lothlórien are a peaceful yet powerful faction of Elves. Their land is that of beauty and light, headed by the Elven Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel.

The realm of the Galadhrim is one of the safest places for the Free Peoples of Middle-Earth, and the Elves there will fight to keep it that way. Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dúnedain of the North

•Fangorn
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Woodland Realm

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Durin's Folk
•Gondor
•Moredain
•Rohan
•Tauredain

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel



Mordor

Mordor Shield  The Spawn of Mordor  Mordor Banner

Mobs: Black Uruk (Archer) • Olog-haiOrc (Archer, Banner Bearer, Bombardier)
SlaveSpiderWarg (Bombardier)
Traders: ChieftainSlaverSpider KeeperTrader
Items: Armour (Black Uruk, Morgul, Morgul Horse, Warg) • Equipment (Black Uruk, Morgul) • Skull Staff
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeMossThornsTorch (Morgul)
Structures: CampDungeonFarmSpider PitTower (Slaver) • Warg Pit


Mordor is the corrupted realm which the Dark Lord Sauron inhabited for the greater part of the Third Age. It is festering with foul creatures, most predominately the Mordor Orcs, that spawn both day and night.

The faction of Mordor is indisputably evil and formidable, acting as a force that threatens to engulf Middle-Earth and its Free Peoples in darkness.

Note that the spawn of Mordor has difficulty trusting strangers and they attack any creature or player with limited Mordor Alignment. The chance of being attacked decreases the higher your alignment gets, and when it reaches +100, they will no longer target you. Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel

•Dunland

•Isengard

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dorwinion
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm



Moredain

Moredain Shield  The Moredain of Far Harad  Moredain Banner

NPCs: Moredain (Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: ChieftainHuntsmanHutmaker
Items: Armour (Chieftain) • Equipment
Blocks: BasketBrickCrafting Table
Structures: Hunter CampVillage


The Moredain people are not very well-known among those of Middle-Earth. They dwell in the southern reaches of Harad and rarely travel beyond their homeland.

Moredain are tribesmen, skilled at survival in the open savannah in which they live. They have a unique culture that involves the worship of the Great Lion. Their major enemies are the Tauredain, whom they call "Forest-Men."

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Mordor

•Near Harad

•Angmar

•Blue Mountains
•Dale
•Dol Guldur
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Isengard
•Lothlórien
•Rhúdel
•Woodland Realm

•Dúnedain of the North

•Gondor
•Rohan
•Tauredain



Near Harad


The Southrons of Near Harad are mostly isolated from the rest of Middle-earth. They do, however, have frequent disputes with their northern neighbors, the Gondorians, and as such they joined the side of Mordor during the War of the Ring.

Most of the land belonging to this faction is inhospitable desert, so the population of Southrons is concentrated mainly in a fertile land located along the Near Harad River. Here, many of the Haradrim live in large villages, iconic for their large bazaars where large quantites of goods are available. The desert which surrounds Near Harad Fertile sometimes features pyramids of formidable size, built by the Southrons in days past.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Half-trolls

•Mordor
•Moredain

•Angmar

•Blue Mountains
•Dale
•Dol Guldur
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•Gundabad
•Hobbits
•Isengard
•Rhúdel

•Dúnedain of the North

•Gondor
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm



Rhúdel

EasterlingShieldSmall  The Easterlings of Rhúdel  Easterling Banner

NPCs: Easterling (Archer, Clansman, Farmhand, Fire-thrower, Golden, Warrior)
Traders: Market TradersWarlord
Items: Armour (Golden) • BowEquipmentFire-potKhamûl's Fire
Blocks: Brick (Red) • Crafting Table
Structures: Settlements


The Golden Easterlings are a great kingdom of Dark Men, bound to the will of Sauron, and are ready to serve him in his war against the Free Peoples. While not as strong as the men of Gondor, they are skilled in the art of fire, and are in a trade parternship with their neighbors, the Dorwinrim. They also are known for their golden armors and hilts, hence the name, "Golden Easterlings"

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Mordor •Angmar

•Blue Mountains
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Dol Guldur
•Fangorn
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Hobbits
•Isengard
•Moredain
•Near Harad
•Tauredain

•Dale

•Dúnedain of the North
•Gondor
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm



Rohan

Main article: Rohan (Faction)

Rohan Shield  The Men of Rohan  Rohan Banner

NPCs: Banner BearerBowmanFarmhandShieldmaidenWarrior
Traders: Market TradersMarshal
Items: Armour (Horse, Marshal) • BowEquipment
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: BarrowFortressMead HallVillageWatchtower


Rohan is the realm of the Rohirrim, whose lifestyles revolve around the training and breeding of horses which they hold sacred. Because of this, the Rohan faction comprises of the best horses and cavalry in all of Middle-Earth.

As one of the greatest kingdoms of Men, the Rohirrim, or Eorlingas, have a long history, vibrant culture, and expansive territory that stretches from the foot of the Misty Mountains to the great Anduin River.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dale

•Dúnedain of the North
•Gondor
•Hobbits

•Blue Mountains

•Dorwinion
•Durin's Folk
•Fangorn
•High Elves
•Lothlórien
•Tauredain
•Woodland Realm

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Dunland
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Moredain
•Mordor
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel



Tauredain

Tauredain Shield  The Tauredain of Far Harad  Tauredain Banner

NPCs: Tauredain (Banner Bearer, Blowgunner, Farmhand, Warrior)
Traders: ChieftainFarmerShaman
Items: TauredainAmulet150 AmuletArmourTauredain Blowgun BlowgunTauredain Cocoa CocoaTauredain Dart Dart
Tauredain Equipment EquipmentJungleRemedy RemedyObsidian Shard ShardTorch tauredain Torch
Blocks: BrickCrafting TableGravel
Structures: PyramidVillage


The Tauredain (Sindarin: Forest-men) roam the Jungles of Far Harad which they hold sacred. They have a feud with the Limwaith and the Moredain, and members of either of those two factions would do well to avoid messing with the Tauredain, for their warriors are the strongest warriors in the jungle, and they are the only faction to use blowguns.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Fangorn
•Angmar

•Blue Mountains
•Dale
•Dol Guldur
•Dorwinion
•Dunland
•Dúnedain of the North
•Durin's Folk
•Gondor
•Gundabad
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Isengard
•Lothlórien
•Rhúdel
•Rohan
•Woodland Realm

•Half-trolls

•Mordor
•Moredain
•Near Harad



Utumno

Balrog  Utumno  Melkor Plate

(Located under Forodwaith, after walking through the Pits)

NPCs:

First Floor: Ice SpiderOrc (Archer) • Warg (Ice)
Second Floor: Orc (Archer) • Tormented ElfTrollWarg (Obsidian)
Third Floor: BalrogOrc (Archer) • Tormented ElfTrollWarg (Fire)

Armour & Equipment:

ArmourBalrog WhipEquipmentPickaxe of the Underworld

Blocks:

First Floor: Ice Brick (Glowing) • Ice Pillar
Second Floor: Obsidian Brick (Fiery) • Obsidian Pillar
Third Floor: Fire Brick (Burning)• Fire Pillar

Items:

KeyMelkor Plate


Utumno is the most corrupted of all factions, headed by the Dark Lord Melkor himself. In fact, it is impossible to get positive alignment with this faction. The forces of Utumno are hostile to all other NPCs in the mod and will attack them without hesitation. They are powerful as well, being the sole faction that contains balrogs, ancient fire-demons thought to exist only in lore.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
None None All factions


Woodland Realm

Wood-Elf Shield  The Wood-elves of Mirkwood  Wood-Elf Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Scout, Warrior)
Traders: CaptainSmith
Items: Armour (Galvorn, Scout, Elk) • BowEquipment
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch
Structures: HouseLookout PlatformSmithyTower (Ruined)


The Wood-elves (Silvian Elves) of the Woodland Realm are arguably the most dangerous of the Elven race, being both powerful warriors and distrustful characters at the same time. In fact, they will not hesitate to attack any player that does not have at least +50 alignment with their faction.

Nevertheless, the vigilant Wood-elves guard the last peaceful realm within the corrupted forests of Mirkwood. They represent one of the last Elven civilizations remaining in the Third Age of Middle-Earth.

Inter-faction relations

Allies
Neutral
Enemies
•Dorwinion

•Dúnedain of the North
•Fangorn
•High Elves
•Hobbits
•Lothlórien

•Blue Mountains

•Dale
•Dunland
•Durin's Folk
•Gondor
•Moredain
•Rohan
•Tauredain

•Angmar

•Dol Guldur
•Gundabad
•Half-trolls
•Isengard
•Mordor
•Near Harad
•Rhúdel



Other Factions

Listed above were all the true factions in the mod; that is, groups of NPCs with an associated alignment meter. However, there are some other technical 'factions' defined in the mod's code.

Neutral

Neutral is the faction assigned to all entities which have no defined faction. This includes animals, vanilla mobs, players, and even inanimate objects like paintings and arrows. The Neutral faction has no properties; it is merely a 'placeholder', so that the mod does not always have to handle the possible case where a mob has no faction.

Hostile

Hostile is a faction defined for NPCs that are always hostile to all other factions (including their own) and players. This includes the Bandits most notably, and some other mobs, such as the Gondor and Rohan ruins wraiths.

Dark Huorns

Dark Huorns is another invisible faction which includes the Dark Huorns of the Old Forest. This faction was defined purely so that Hobbit alignment could be gained from killing Dark Huorns. Previously, the Dark Huorns were assigned to the 'Hostile' faction.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Factions

  • [Endorsed] Hiring high tier units requires loyalty

    19 messages
    • Direranger50 wrote:The minimum lead over another faction would work, but it could also be difficult to achieve with the current methods of gain...
    • TheSquidychicken wrote: AlteOgre wrote:I think what you're describing relates more to the minimum alignment requirement you need to be a...
  • [Closed: F.A.Q] Ally to Utumno

    2 messages
    • What if when you have enough alignment with Mordor you could travel to Utumno and pass a test to join its ranks
    • I'd group this with positive Utumno alignment. Sorry, please read the F.A.Q

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