Brigands were Outlaws,criminals banned by the officials of the Realms who gathered in organized gangs.These gangs often acted as highway robbers and plunderers, marauders and raiders.Often they were irregular or partisan soldiers who, after lost wars, still pursued their former ambitions, often they were landless farmers, Herdsmen or refugees who had fallen to the ways of brigandage out of hardships and poverty. Orc tribes often started off as small bandit gangs before they eventually could establish themself in a particular region and became regular tribes, the borderlands of the great Kingdoms often were home to lawless men who prayed on caravans or lonely outposts and in the wild lands, such as the fallen kingdoms or Arnor, semi-nomadic pillaging and reaving had become the normal way of life for many scattered small clans of men.


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