Seek your fortune in the lands of Greater Harad where merchant-lords dominate the roads and sinister tyrant enthroned in Tul Isra rules the once independent. The first Apysaic speakers settled to the southwest of Far Harad, in the areas called Hyam, Eloma, Miredor, Drel, and Pel. The second wave of Apysani entered. Greater Harad has become impossible for me to distinguish from the overhaul I gave it. I poured more ambition into this module than any other.

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The cities Sirayn were founded along the Siresha river and its tributaries. The Siresha rushes from the slopes of the Yellow Mountains in harxd Chennacatt through steep ravines and foaming rapids, slowing as the current passes through Isra and Kirmlesra to become wide and lazy at its mouth in the Bay of Ormal. The cool streams and rolling grasslands characteristic of the river valley provide a welcome relief to weary travelers from Bozisha-dar or Harshendat.

The breadbasket of the south, the lands of Sirayn are a prize worth holding. Even the Dark Lord and his grezter scheme to control this area. Through his dark designs greter hopes to subjugate the free dwellers of Sirayn, thus cementing the Dark Lord’s hold over this region of Middle-earth.

Greater Harad

Tartas Izain’ s superior, The Tarb, is a weak and inefficient ruler who’s flaws have allowed the Taraskon to obtain inappropriate power, effectually ruling the kingdom. Tartas Izain wishes to control the whole of Sirayn and so has undertaken a plan to subjugate all of the cities under the Tarb’s rule. Once his power is secure in Sirayn, he intends to conquer Harshandat, as well as Ciryatandor and Bozisha-Dar in the west.

Six of the seven Cities of Sirayn fall to the forces of Tul lsra and Tartas Izain between the years and The seaport of Tul Harar is the only city to maintain its independence.

The port’s distance from the other cities, due to the presence of the tangled forest Sara Bask and the highlands of Kirmlesra as well as the difficulty of leading an army through these inhospitable geographic features, make a successful campaign untenable. Early in The Second Age, nomadic tribes from the north and east settled the fertile river valleys of Sirayn. These people found extensive stands of wild wheat and barley growing on the banks of the Siresha. Due to the abundance of wild grains, the nomads ceased to wander.

Sufficient grains could be gathered during the summer and fall to last the rest of the year. Unaccustomed to the cycles of agricultural life, the hafad grew restless in the leisure that followed the growing season. Craft specialization and social stratification evolved to fill the void. A priest hierarchy, temples and a noble class developed. As the population grew, pressure to expand into less fertile areas increased.


The inhabitants in these less hospitable areas tried to duplicate the vast grain fields that grew naturally in the more arable valleys. Over the centuries, they developed irrigation techniques and learned the basics of dry farming. Canals and irrigation works abounded: Agriculturalists expanded the plants that grew naturally and domesticated new varieties.

Hybrid strains of wheat and barley, lentils, grass peas, dates, figs and linseed came into use. Some groups returned to nomadic life and domesticated the animals goats, sheep, cattle, pigs indigenous to grearer locality.

Other nomadic tribes hxrad the area and lived by raiding or adopted the new life style. The presence of bandits and desert-raiders helped to promote the foundation greatee defensible urban centers.

As the cities grew, temples were founded, writing was developed, trade was formalized between the urban centers and outside cultures, a fixed greateer was organized, and craft specialization flourished. Only the seaport of Tul Harar did not oppose the Blind Sorcerer’s occupation plans. Thus, Tul Harar is the only city in Sirayn that has been continuously inhabited from the mid-Second Age.

Early in the Third Age, Haradan tribes from the north resettled the river valleys and founded camps along the northern foothills of the Tur Betark Ta.

The discovery of rich ores and mineral resources and the new trade hwrad that grester gave rise to a very prosperous society. Towns and villages sprang up again along the major rivers and peace reigned. However, this prosperity was short-lived. In the spring of Obed the First, of clan Masra reunited the peoples of Chennacatt, Isra, and Kirmlesra and set out to recapture the lands that were lost. Wielding the famous Blade of Masra, a sword passed down through generations of harrad clan, and the visor of Sirayn, a holy relic dedicated to the Master of the Sands Tarkarun-i-Masra ; i.

ManweObed’s campaign was successful. Yarad of the lands were recovered except for some mines to the south. Obed was slain during the final battle near Horse-head’s Peak and was there entombed. From that time, the Blade and the Visor have hreater been seen. A number of Tarb have come to power in Tul Isra since Obed’s reign.

The line of Bulgan was well known for its rule of blood and horror. Heavy taxes, oppression, and dark rites were the mainstay of their reign.

At this time, Tartas Izain became the Taraskon. A sorcerer of great reknown and power, he was relied upon for advice and his control of the populace. Temples of the Silent One were founded under Tartas’ influence.

The Bulgan regime greated until when Bartek Tam of clan Masra regained the throne. Tartas Izain fled to Charnesra and shortly afterwards helped in leading an offensive against Tul Isra. In the ensuing years, great battles decimated the towns and villages in the area. In the spring ofthe forces of Charnesra laid siege to Tul Isra and destroyed a good portion of the city.

Much of which has not been rebuilt. The forces of Shuftas Gabar Sorcerer and ruler of Charnesra were eventually forced back greaer their own city walls.


Charnesra resisted her foes for a full two weeks before the warriors and magi of Tul Isra broke through the defenses. The city was sacked save for the High Citadel of Shuftas Gabar.

Rumor has it that the powers of darkness still guard the fortress. Peace reigned for almost years until clan Bulgan carried out a bloody coup at Tul Isra.

Once control was cemented in the surrounding countryside the power of Bulgan spread. Logistics problems and the quality of the Haran Navy made the seaport victorious. Plans were laid to conquer this important site while the people of Sirayn searched for the true heir to the throne. History of Greatfr Harad. The lands of Greater Harad have been occupied for millenia and have seen many dynasties rise and fall.

Harzd following is a time line in the King of Gondor’s reckoning covering the Second and third ages. greatter

Retrospective: Far Harad | The Busybody

It covers important events in the history of Sirayn and the surrounding lands. The calendar of Sirayn begins in T. His unification of the peoples of Chennacatt, Isra, and Kirmlesra created the political entity of Sirayn out of mere geographic proximity.

By the end of the year, all of Chennacatt has fallen to his Ciryatandan forces. Late in the year, Tyarett succumbs. The combined forces of Charnesra and Tul Harar are able to win the battle at the expense of the city which is ruined in the process. The Blind sorcerer places governors in each province and city and begins his rule in the South.

He flees to Mordor.

In the process, the remaining cities of Isra and Chennacatt are destroyed. Only Tul Harar remains standing. They form a mountain group called the Danac. They believe that the city will never fall due to the circumstances of its founding. From this stronghold, he begins his plans for reconquest of the South. He gathers Orcs and Demons for his army. Hafad cities of Isra and Chennacatt are attacked.

Narad-Dum closes its doors to the outside world. He enlists the aid of Nar’s Folk in the battle. The first year of the Siranean calendar. Tartas Izain flees to Charnesra harae his uncle Shuftas Gabar rules. They are defeated and gretaer back to their own city walls by the combined armies of Tul Isra and Tyarett. Charnesra is destroyed in the process. Tartas Izain and Shuftas Gabar escape.

Over the next 25 years, they fall in the following order: Rask, Tyarett, Baud Selen, and Tartaust. Clan Masra comes to power again. Akhorahil prepares to return to Mordor.