Númenórean (5e Race)
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"But to the Atani I will give a new gift." ― Eru Ilúvatar, from the Quenta Silmarillion, "Of the Beginning of Days"
Being descendants of the Edain, the men of Númenor were well bred. Exceptionally strong individuals were legendary.
Most had dark hair; however, lighter hairs (blondes) did exist. They were also on average very tall; with six foot, four inches being the average among them. Many far exceeded such height; Elendil himself bearing the nickname Elendil the Tall for being over seven feet high. One characteristic that set them apart from typical men was their ages. Númenóreans were not immortal as the Elves or Ainur, however in gratitude in their service during the War of the Wrath, they were blessed with extended lifespans averaging over 300 years. Bloodlines from the House of Elros could live for over 400-500 years. They aged slower than other Men.
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The Númenóreans were descendants of the Edain of the First Age, who proved themselves allies of the Elves, from whom they gathered knowledge of all things surrounding them. The two races fought together against Morgoth.
During that Age, unions of Elves and Men were made; Lúthien and Beren whose son, Dior Eluchíl, married Nimloth of Doriath and Elwing was born. Idril and Tuor, the second couple, were parents of Eärendil. Elwing and Eärendil met at the Havens of Sirion and from their union twins were born: Elros and Elrond. To the two half-elves, the Valar gave a choice: Elros chose to join the race of men, whereas Elrond chose to join the elves.
When the last battle was won by the forces of Valinor, the Valar rewarded the Edain by giving them a place to dwell outside the troubled world of Middle-earth. Ulmo raised Elenna, later known as the Island of Númenor. Halfway between Endor and Aman, the descendants from the Three Houses established the Kingdom of Númenor in S.A. 32 and would last and dominate all other mortal peoples throughout the entire Second Age. Elros became the first King of Númenor.
At the foundation of Númenor all the people held the Eldar in friendship. White ships from Tol Eressëa brought many gifts to the Bay of Andúnië: birds, flowers, and healing herbs, and a branch from Celeborn, the White Tree of Tol Eressëa, which grew at the court of the king of Armenelos.
As the fear of death crept into the hearts of the Dúnedain, the Firstborn became envied for their immortality. Tar-Atanamir was the first to speak against the Eldar and the Ban of the Valar. Little by little the Númenóreans abandoned the use of the Eldarin tongues. It was during the time of his son, King Tar-Ancalimon, that the two parties were formed, the Elf-friends and the King's Men. Ar-Adûnakhôr was the first to choose an Adûnaic name and began to persecute the Faithful, punishing all those who would speak the Elven tongues openly. In the end the Eldar came no more to the land of Númenor.
Númenor was a monarchy. The King held the power of decision over the affairs of the state. However, there was an advisory body, the Council of the Sceptre, which consisted of the Heir of the King and lords from the six regions of Númenor: Forostar (Northlands), Andustar (Westlands), Hyarnustar (Southwestlands), Hyarrostar (Southeastlands), Orrostar (Eastlands) and Mittalmar (Inlands).
There were two main political parties: Elendili or the Faithful, led by the Lords of Andúnië, always loyal to the Elves. In the later years they were a small group, oppressed by the opposing King's Men who rebelled against the Valar and their ban and set dominions among the Men of Middle-earth and laid heavy tribute upon them. As their number and power increased, they forced the Elendili to move from Andúnië to the eastern side of the island, at Rómenna. Pelargir was a harbor built where the river Sirith met Anduin and it was founded by the Faithful in S.A. 2350.
Male: Talion, Aragorn, Felasus, Anor
Female: Luciel, Bridgnet, Alesous, Felous
The Númenóreans were extremely skilled in arts and craft, with the forging of weapons and armour; although they were a peaceful people, their weapons, armour, and horse-riding skills could not be contested anywhere else in Arda, save for the Valar. But the Númenóreans were not warmongers, hence the chief art on the island became that of ship-building and sea-craft. The Númenóreans became great mariners, exploring the world in all directions save for the westward, where the Ban of the Valar was in force. They often traveled to the shores of Middle-earth, teaching the men there the art and craft, and introduced farming as to improve their everyday lives.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score each increase by 1.
Age. Númenóreans were not immortal as the Elves or Ainur, however in gratitude in their service during the War of the Wrath, they were blessed with extended lifespans averaging over 300 years. Bloodlines from the House of Elros could live for over 400-500 years. They aged slower than other Men. They matured at the age of 30.
Alignment. Any alignment can fit.
Size. Númenórean on average are very tall; 6 foot 4 inches being the average among them. Many far exceeded such height. There weight is the same as other humans who happen to be around the same height. Regardless of your height and weight range, Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Feat. You gain a feat of your choice.
Skilled. You gain 2 skills of your choice.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Elven and one extra language of your choice
Random Height and Weight
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*Height = base height + height modifier