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Falas

They were the Falathrim, the Elves of the Falas, who in after days had dwellings at the havens of Brithombar and Eglarest, the first mariners in Middle-earth and the first makers of ships.

Quenta Silmarillion, ,Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië


The Falathrim are Telerin Elves who halted at the shores of Beleriand. Here they learned much from the Maia Ossë and did not depart to Valinor when at last summoned by Ulmo, unwilling to continue on the journey to Valinor without their missing lord, Thingol. They still hold Thingol as their King, though they take Círdan as their Lord, and he rules over the Falas. The Falathrim are friendly sailors and shipwrights, but will fiercely defend themselves if attacked by any of the Orcs of the Shadow of Morgoth.





Lore

In ancient days, the Teleri dwelt for long years in Beleriand, and they learned much from Ossë, a Maia of the Sea. When Ossë's master Ulmo conducted the most part of the Teleri into the West, Ossë persuaded some few to remain behind. They settled on Beleriand's western shores, building themselves Havens at Brithombar and Eglarest. Círdan was their leader, and they were known as the Falathrim, or Elves of the Falas, the first builders and sailors of ships in Middle-earth's history.

They were the second of two "subdivisions" of the Teleri to stay behind, the other being the Eglath, who stayed behind to find their lost lord Elwë.

After the Return of the Noldor, the Elves of the Falas became fast in friendship with the Deep Elves. With Finrod's aid, the Havens of the Falas were strengthened and rebuilt. The Elves of the Havens enjoyed peaceful relations with all the Elves of Beleriand, and were particularly closely allied with the people of Nargothrond. As one of the most remote peoples from Morgoth's forces in Angband, the other Elvish lords would often send their children to the Elves of the Havens for safekeeping.

They fought beside the Noldor, too: in the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame"), their mariners rescued High King Fingon from overwhelming hordes in Hithlum. But the Elves failed to contain Morgoth, and after the Dagor Bragollach, the Elven Kingdoms of Beleriand began to fall, and the possible doom of Falas to the Dark Lord seems at hand. But the Elves and Mariners of Falas are brave, hardy, and strong, and will not let the Great Havens at Brithombar and Eglarest fall into ruin without dealing Morgoth's Shadow a heavy blow.  

Lore Roles in the Falathrim

Role Character Info Player IGN (If Taken)
Cirdan One of the Oldest Elves, and Lord of the Havens of Falas. RytheGameGuy

Mod Info

The Falathrim use the Dol Amroth faction (retextured) to portray their appearance.

Settlements

Settlement Builder(s) Location
Brithombar N/A
Eglarest

RytheGameGuy, PolarClad (Future)

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