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Yet, Master Peregrin, we have this honour: ever we bear the brunt of the chief hatred of the Dark Lord, for that hatred comes down out of the depths of time and over the deeps of the Sea. Here will the hammer-stroke fall hardest. For if we fall, who shall stand?

–Beregond about Gondor in The Return of the King, Minas Tirith


Gondor Soldiers are the bulk of the fighting force of Gondor. They defend their homeland from evil creatures such as Mordor Orcs. They wear tough Gondorian armour and fight with sturdy Gondorian swords, warhammers and spears.

Gondor Archers are similar to Gondor Soldiers, but they use bows and arrows instead of melee combat. Gondor Tower Guards are a special type of soldier who guard the Beacon Towers and are distinguished by their winged helmets.

Behaviour Edit

Gondor Soldiers will defend their home to the last man! Gondor Soldiers attack any sort of evil creature and take unkindly to the player if they have a negative alignment to Gondor. When they see something that doesn't belong in Gondor, they will charge at it and try to kill it.

Attack strengthEdit

Weapon Damage (HP)
Spear 4 (4hearts) (melee), 5 (5hearts) (throw)
Sword, Lance* 4-5 (4hearts to 5hearts)
Warhammer 7 (7hearts)

*Only mounted Gondorian soldiers will ever wield lances.

Spawning Edit

Gondor Soldiers spawn throughout the land of Gondor. They can spawn in any light level, but only on top of grass blocks. Soldiers naturally spawned in this way will continually spawn and despawn over time, similar to other mobs. They can sometimes spawn riding a horse; if so, the horse will be armoured.

Gondor Soldiers can spawn wielding any of these four weapons; sword, warhammer, spear or dagger. The most common units, however, are swordsmen.

Additionally, Gondor Fortresses will generate with Gondor Soldiers. The soldiers in the fortresses do not despawn. If they are killed or somehow removed from their position, the structure will spawn more soldiers to replace them. 

Hiring Edit

You can hire these soldiers from a Gondorian Captain, to be found in Gondor Fortresses, if you have a Gondor alignment of at least +150. They cost 30 Silver Coins, and are the cheapest Gondorian unit. When hiring Gondor Soldiers, they will be wielding a random Gondorian Melee Weapon. They can also be purchased for the same price from Lebennin Levymasters, found in Pelargir fortresses and watchforts, but have a Gondor alignment requirement of +200. A mounted variant will cost you 50 silver coins and +250 alignment.

Advantages Disadvantages
Average armour. No ranged attack
Average health. Weak against mounted foes (Warg riders) unless mounted
Can spawn mounted. Black uruks can make short work of them.
Their low cost and alignment requirement allows a new player to hire a large army early on in the game. Very weak against Olog-hai and other trolls

DropsEdit

Gondor Soldiers commonly drop bones. They have a rare chance of dropping the Gondorian armour or weapons that they are carrying upon their death.

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Bone Common 0-1 Bone
Gondorian Sword Rare 1 SwordGondor
Gondorian Dagger Rare 1 DaggerGondor
Gondorian Warhammer Rare 1 HammerGondor
Gondorian Spear Rare 1 Gondorian Spear
Gondorian Lance Rare 1 LanceGondor
Gondorian Pike Rare 1 PikeGondor
Gondorian Helmet Rare 1 HelmetGondor
Gondorian Chestplate Rare 1 BodyGondor
Gondorian Leggings Rare 1 LegsGondor
Gondorian Boots Rare 1 BootsGondor

SpeechbankEdit

FriendlyEdit

  • I long to see a king on the throne of Gondor again.
  • It is a shame that you could not have come to Gondor in happier days, [username].
  • I hope to see the glory of Gondor restored someday.
  • I am a knight of Gondor.
  • Gondor is not as great as it once was.
  • These are dark times. A great power is rising in the East.
  • We are truth-speakers, we men of Gondor.
  • Welcome to Gondor.
  • Welcome to Gondor, [username].
  • Welcome, [username]. What business brings you to Gondor?

HostileEdit

  • For Gondor!
  • No pity for the foes of Gondor!
  • This is a fell hour for Gondor indeed!
  • Sons of Gondor! Hold your ground!
  • By the White Tree, I will see you slain!
  • You are an enemy of the throne of Gondor, [username]!
  • Your death shall be swift, [username]!
  • I swear to Gondor that your death shall be swift!
  • Enemies have entered Gondor!
  • You may go no further. You will not enter Gondor!

HiredEdit

  • You are a true friend of Gondor, [username].
  • The foes of Gondor shall fall before us!
  • I fight for Gondor, [username].
  • Today, we fight! For Gondor!
  • For Gondor!
  • May our deeds restore Gondor to its former glory!
  • Our enemies are right to fear the might of Gondor, [username]!

HistoryEdit

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • Gondor Soldiers were the first good-aligned fighting NPC to be added to the mod. They were followed by Galadhrim Warriors (then simply called Elf Warriors).
  • When unit hiring was first added to the mod, Gondor Soldiers could be hired for 10 coins and +100 alignment.
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 Soldiers of the Blackroot Vale  BlackrootVale Banner

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

Dol Amroth Shield  The Knights 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 Hillmen of Lamedon  Lamedon Banner

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

Lebennin Shield  The Folk of Lebennin  Lebennin Banner

NPCs: Levyman
Traders: Captain
Items: Gambeson

Lossarnach Shield  The Mountaineers of Lossarnach  Lossarnach Banner

NPCs: Axeman
Traders: Captain
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pelargir Shield  The Mariners of Pelargir  Pelargir Banner

NPCs: Marine
Traders: Commander
Items: ArmourEquipment

Pinnath Gelin Shield  The Warriors of Pinnath Gelin  PinnathGelin Banner

NPCs: Soldier
Traders: Captain
Items: Armour

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