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Southern Fiefs

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The '''Southern Fiefs''' were the provinces of [[Gondor]].  
 
The '''Southern Fiefs''' were the provinces of [[Gondor]].  
  
They provided much of [[Minas Tirith]]'s needs: [[fish]] from the [[Ethir Anduin|Ethir]], [[:Category:Flowers|flowers]] from [[Lossarnach]], and at earlier times, stone from [[Anórien]]. The fiefs also provided skilled soldiers.  
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These seaboard lands along the [[Bay of Belfalas]] provided much of [[Minas Tirith]]'s needs: [[fish]] from the [[Ethir Anduin|Ethir]], [[:Category:Flowers|flowers]] from [[Lossarnach]], and at earlier times, stone from [[Anórien]]. The fiefs also provided skilled soldiers.  
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By the late [[Third Age]], most regions of gondor were either deserted or overrun and only the Southern Fiefs remained. During the [[War of the Ring]], the Outlands are under attack from the south by a large army of [[Corsairs of Umbar|Corsairs from Umbar]], allies of [[Mordor]], and they sent small reinforcements to [[Minas Tirith]].<ref>{{RK|V1}}</ref>
  
By the late [[Third Age]], most regions of gondor were either deserted or overrun. During the [[War of the Ring]], only the Southern Fiefs remained.
 
  
 
The Southern Fiefs were:
 
The Southern Fiefs were:
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* [[Ringló Vale]]
 
* [[Ringló Vale]]
  
==Inspiration==
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==Etymology==
 
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A [[wikipedia:Fiefdom|fief]] is, in feudalism, a piece of inheritable land given to a vassal. The vassal returned this gift with (military) allegiance and/or revenue.  
A fiefdom is, in feudalism, a piece of inheritable land given to a vassal. The vassal returned this gift with (military) allegiance, revenue, or both.  
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==See also==
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*[[Captains of the Outlands]]
  
==References==
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{{references}}
* ''[[The Return of the King]]'',
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*[[The Houses of Healing]]
**[[Minas Tirith (chapter)|Minas Tirith]]
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**[[The Houses of Healing]]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiefdom Fiefdom at Wikipedia]
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Revision as of 10:11, 14 May 2015

The Southern Fiefs
Vassals to Gondor
General Information
LocationSouth West Gondor
TypeVassals to Gondor
DescriptionCoastlands south of the White Mountains
InhabitantsNúmenórean, Pre-Númenórean

The Southern Fiefs were the provinces of Gondor.

These seaboard lands along the Bay of Belfalas provided much of Minas Tirith's needs: fish from the Ethir, flowers from Lossarnach, and at earlier times, stone from Anórien. The fiefs also provided skilled soldiers.

By the late Third Age, most regions of gondor were either deserted or overrun and only the Southern Fiefs remained. During the War of the Ring, the Outlands are under attack from the south by a large army of Corsairs from Umbar, allies of Mordor, and they sent small reinforcements to Minas Tirith.[1]


The Southern Fiefs were:

Etymology

A fief is, in feudalism, a piece of inheritable land given to a vassal. The vassal returned this gift with (military) allegiance and/or revenue.

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"