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Gondor

Gondor - the South Kingdom

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Gondor in the second Age - Númenórean Colonies

The South Kingdom or Gondor (S."Land of Stone"; older númenórean Name: Turmen Hyallondiéva or Hyallondië) was the great Dúnadan kingdom that lay west of Mordor and north of the Bay of Belfalas. Osgiliath on the Anduin served as the Gondorian capital until T.A. 1640, when the throne was moved to Minas Tirith.

Geographic

  • Type: Alluvial Vales.
  • Area: 230,250 square miles.
  • Elevation: Average: 600 feet. Lowest point. Sea level. Highest point - Orod Edhelion (S. ".Mount Edhelion"): 6,900 feet.
  • Climate: Average annual precipitation: 35-55 inches. Mean annual temperature: 55-65 °F. Average low - Narwain: 25 °F. Average high - Cerveth: 85 °F
  • Composition: Gondor lost some of its coastal lands during the catastrophe which wiped Beleriand from the map. The Ethir Anduin a drowned river mouth, the harbor at Lond Ernil, and the sea cliffs of Belfalas were created by the raising of the level of the sea. Dark black basalt made up the bedrock in most of the region, with some sedimentary layers of shale, limestone, and sandstone in the fertile alluvial valleys. In some locales, the granitic base showed through, and in the vicinity of the Ered Tarthonion, one could find large outcroppings of marble. North of the Ered Nimrais, layers of sandstone and chalk predominated. Though Gondor's mineral wealth came mostly from the White Mountains, smaller mines dotted the countryside, producing nickel, tin, and lead. Saltpanning was a major industry in Anfalas and in the Ethir Anduin.
  • Notes: Gondor's reputation as the "Land of Stone" relied upon the fact that it held some of the most fertile lands of northwestern Endor. Except for the lush groves of Ithilien, there were no large forests present, but small copses of pine, cyprus, larch, juniper, and lebethron dotted the countryside. The sea also played an important role in the lives of most Gondorans, providing food and transport.

The Realm in TA 1149

Gondorkings

Kings of Gondor

  • Political Organization: Absolute monarchy with some characteristics of both traditional feudal and constitutional structures.
  • RulerHyarmendacil I (Ciryaher) Last of the Ship-Kings of Gondor. During his reign, Gondor reached the height of its power, its borders reaching their furthest extent. The Kingdom extended east to the Sea of Rhûn, south to the nearest lands of the Haradrim, as far north as Mirkwood, and west towards the borders of Arnor.
  • Administrative Organization: The King's authority embodies executive, legislative, and judicial power. He conducts diplomacy, commands armies, confers titles, and decrees punishments. He is restricted only by an unwritten obligation to uphold the traditional laws of the Kingdom, which can only be changed with the consent of the Crown Council. This august body is comprised of one hundred of the most prominent nobles in the realm. A Steward, generally a wise man advanced in years, who is prohibited from going to war in person or leaving the realm, rules in the King's absence and ensures continuity between reigns.
  • Population: ~12,000,000 Gondorians (Including lesser Dúnedain and Daen), ~3.000 Woses, ~600 Elves, ~8000 Marshmen, ~60,000 Southrons.
  • Military: 120,000 levy
  • Products: Fish, salt, marble, finished products, grain, cattlefruit, spices, herbs, textiles, books, art, glass, iron, zinc, lead, gems, wool.
  • Symbol: The White Tree on a Black Field.

Gondor is the largest and best-organized political unit of Men in Middle-earth. For ease of administration, it is divided into provinces and territories. Those regions originally settled by the Men of Númenor comprise the  provinces. Areas conquered by Gondor following the death of Elendil became territories. In general, the provinces take precedence in court over the territories, but the King's direct command over the territories (usually through the military), ensures a significant political role for all regions of Gondor. Both provinces and territories are often divided into smaller fiefs governed by a Hando or a Squire responsible to the Lord of the province or directly to the King himself. It is usual for the administrator of a province or territory to have several powerful lieutenants under his authority.

The Realm in TA 3019

Characters

Ainur: Grey eye Lone Lady Nenselde the Wingild Roamingstar Samdir of Osgiliath Silverfroth Truetongue

Elves:

Amroth son of Amdír Andovon Pathdal Annelena Arinmir Celeborn the Wise Cirdur Elwen of Edhellond Galadriel Legolas II Greenleaf Melthien Mithrellas Rongo

Men:

S.A. and early T.A.

Allandale Anardil of Gondor Anárion Elendilion Aratan Atanatar I of Gondor Buldar Cemendur of Gondor Ciryanar Ciryon son of Isildur Díriel Eärendil of Gondor Elendil the Tall Elendur son of Isildur Elmar Er-Murazor Hazad Longbeard Isildur Elendilion Meneldil of Gondor Merro Riac Mogru Morthec Gruan Ohtar the Esquire Ostoher of Gondor Rómendacil I Siriondil I Tal-Elmar Turambar of Gondor

Before T.A. 1640:

Aldamir Atanatar II Alcarin Beruthiel Castamir the Ursurper Ciryandil Eärnil I of Gondor Eldacar of Gondor Hyarmendacil I Hyarmendacil II Minardil Narmacil I Rómendacil II Tarannon Valacar of Gondor

T.A. 1640:

Húrin of Emyn Arnen Tarondor of Gondor Telemnar of Gondor

Between T.A. 1650 and T.A. 2950:

Alphros Artamir of Gondor Belecthor II of Gondor Beregond of Gondor Beren of Gondor Boromir I of Gondor Calimehtar I of Gondor Cirion the Steward Denethor I Díor of Gondor Eärnil II of Gondor Eärnur of Gondor Ecthelion I of Gondor Ecthelion II of Gondor Egalmoth of Gondor Elphir Faramir son of Ondoher Finduilas of Dol Amroth Fíriel of Gondor Gilmith of Dol Amroth Hador of Gondor Hallas of Gondor Húrin II Mardil Voronwë Morwen of Lossarnach Narmacil II Ondoher Pelendur of Gondor Telumehtar Umbardacil Turgon the Steward Túrin I Túrin II Vorondil the Hunter

T.A. 3019:

Adrazar Adrahil II Alcarin of Minas Tirith [[Amroth Anborn the Ranger Angbor the Fearless Aragorn Elessar Argirion II Barahir of Ithilien Baranor of Lossarnach Benrodir Beregond of Lossarnach Berethor Bergil son of Beregond Borlas of Pen-Arduin Boromir son of Denethor II Cirion of Minas Tirith Corinir Damrod the Ranger Daughter of Shadow Denethor II Derufin of Erech Dervorin of Ringló Dorelas the false Priest Duilin of Morthond Duinhir of Morthond Eärnur of Harlond Ecthelion II Elphir Erchirion Eun of the Mountains Falborn Faramir of Ithilien Finduilas II of Dol Amroth Fíriel of Pelargir Forlong the Fat Gilgir Golasgil Goromil of Ithilien Grager Guthrond Hedrigan Herion of Pinnath Gelin Hirgon the Errand-Rider Hirluin the fair Húrin the Tall Imrahil of Dol Amroth Ingold of Minas Tirith Ioreth of Imloth Mellui Iorlas of Minas Tirith Irolas of Minas Tirith Lothiriel I of Dol Amroth Mablung of Ithilien Madril Maethor Mektar Morwen of Lossarnach Nosdiligand Ostisen the Moorlander Súrion of Pelargir Taliesin Targon of Minas Tirith Turgon of Dol Amroth Vorondil of Minas Tirith

Fourth Age: Amrothos Alphros Arwen Undómiel Beregond of Lossarnach Berelach Borlas of Pen-Arduin Elboron Eldaravir Eldarion Telcontar Elphir Erchirion Eranoth Findegil of Gondor Haerangil Herumor the Dark Lord Morgon Othrondir of Gondor Saelon Tirgil

Orcs:

Gríshru Holdor Narg Pushdug

Settlements and Points of Interest

Abad Elemir Abad Luithiad Abedec's Watch Adanadar Adavalinda Aegollant Aelin Veren Aerost Aerthir Aerthir Lighthouse Agar Alagrant Alegh Alphaelin Aludor Amon Aerrych Amon Anglebed Amon Anwar Amon Barad Amon Baran Amon Corch Amon Darthir Amon Dîn Amon Dur Amon Gorgor Amon Lontir Amon Uilos Amloth Amrûnaur An Côsa Brâs Andram Angast Angbor`s Keep Anghabar Annon Drúin Annon Wain Annúbad Annúlond Anwarbad Aragorn's Camp Aragorn's Pavillion Ard-Galen Arnach Arnbâd Arobel Astirian Balarost Balibogach Balimur Balorn Bar-en-Dinnen Bar Algund Bar Amlug Bar Annúnaid Bâr Aroth Bar Cymen Bar Dirnen Bar Duilin Bar Elir Bar Elmar Bar Engui Bar-Erib Bar Erui Bar Estë Bar Ethir Bar Feryth Bar Gilcudor Bar Gilraen Bar Harest Bar Húrin Bar Iaur Dínen Bar Illuin Bar Luindol Bar Lymen Bar Malréd Bar Melui Bar Metrast Bar Miruvor Bar Morthil Bar Morvegil Bar Nepos Bar Nevedui Bar Norond Bar Novond Bar Orchaldor Bar Rocu Bar Rohallor Bar Serë Bar Serni Bar Sindbar Bar Tawar Bâr Tarnaher Bar Tumladen Bar Tyliand Bar Uial Barad Aerhir Barad Aerrych Barad Amroth Barad Feron Barad Galathil Barad Hiraer Barad Ithilnen Barad Loen Barad Metrast Barad Nemorn Barad Othnir Barad Perras Barad Rill Barad Tarlang Barad Vedui Barad Wethrin Baradaphel Barandor Barfalas Barlín Iaur Beleganor Benish Armon Borgil's Grave Brangobel Brethil Brimlad Brindalin Cabed Anghen Caberas Caerost Cair Andros Cairros Calembel Caleneithel Calenfen Calenhad Calenhirost Calost Camp of the Grey Host Car Gaul Bar Caraghir Caragost Caras Tolfalas Carasast Carlost Cathlond Causeway Forts Caverns of Emyn Ernil Caves of the Avorrim Ceberas Celdol Celentir Celerdain Cenic Locen Cenic Minith Chaichail Crosda Chaichail Puchel Chaichail Reulan Cirith Aralanthir Cirith Iaur Cirith Negen Cirith Ninniach Cirithost Cirith Ungol Cliff Caves Coastal Signal Tower Corgonin Cormallen Coromin Corsair Cave Courc Court of Anglind Crithost Cross-roads of the Fallen King Crossing Hall Crossings of Erui Crossroads Cûl Bin Cûl Veleg Cûm Arelaid Cûm Taran Dallarandil Dâr Matum Deshghar Din-Lamedon Dimrost Dínadab Dindal's Watch Diniath Dior Dol Aerrochben Dol Amroth Dol Brannor Dol Calimir Dol Caranthan Dol Ereb Dol Faeren Dol Gilmith Dol Gwaer Dol Maldring Dol Tarlang Dolfin Dor-en-Ernil Battleground Dor-en-Ernil Corsair Cave Dorthonion Drambor Drinbar Drû Bhûta Drúabad Dudhrandir Duindir Dúneth's Camp Dunlogan Dunmardo Duranil's Grave Durlin (Gondor) Duvlin Echad-i-Sedryn Echorost Edhellond Eilenach Eilenaer Eilendoth Eithel Ulmo Elf Village Emlin Emyn Arnen Overlook Emyn Ernil Spider Cave Endil Enedhîr Engui Enta Sirith Erchar's Camp Erech Eregost Erelas Erinath Erynos Ethillorn Ethir Ethraid Engrin Ethring Ethring Lumber Camp Ethrond Everhaven Eyes of Oclanoc Fallen Beacon Fanghîn's Cave Fanuilond Faramir's Lookout Ferendil Firguld`s Lair Firimas Forbidden Halls Forlong's Hall Gaerlond Gaeros Gaersûl Galadhad Galdir's Dell Galenwath Galibur Garth Lotheg Gethron's Manor Gilin Gilros Girilthir Glamorgarth Glanhir Glaniath Glinduin mere Glorfindel's Hut Glorlach Gobel Othnir Gobel Tolfalas Gondraim Gríshru Gwaerost Gynd Haedrec's Cave Haerlond-ena-Lefnui Halach Haldanen Hall of the Gentle Hand Hall of Lady Vanyalos Hallras Haramon Harciril Harlanc Harlond Harmindon Has Annûn Hashadîr Hata Kebir Hata Khezrat Heldasiril Hellui Helluin Henneth Annûn Herevorn Herion's Camp Herumal's Tower Hill of Shades Hill of the pyre Hillock Hoeg's House Hogo Tarosvan Hollowcliff Horin`s Tower Húrin's Hall Hwalord Hwarin Hyallondië Hyand Byth Hyarpendë Iantras Iant-in-Eilph Iant Linhir Iant Tinnen Iaurost Imlad Angren Imlad Arheledh Imloth Melui Imrath Imrazôr's Hallow Ithilien Lookout Ithilliant Jal Kepir Jal Vârsha Kadar Karas Taurina Karmâh Kechel Kêr Bras Kêr Izel Khîrgan-nam Lag-konzi Lag-majakul Lag-malmabus Lag-scara Lag-shermat Lalornen Lamedon Bandit Encampment Lân Mefam Lancrath Lang Boha Lanrain Lanthiriath Larkanen Larnach Leaguer of Mardil The Leaping Fish Lebinnevet Lebinor Lendin Lenn Dûskud Lhingroth Lindabad Lindon Linhir Lochen Lómost Lórilad Lornost Lond Cobas Lond Deryn Lond Faeren Lond Feren Lond Galen Lond Rhaen Lond Tathren Long Bridge Lorilad Lornost Lothan Lothgobel Lothuial Luk Kakhát Lumber Camp Luntil's Ferry Maegond Makham Hosh Makham Jurrar Makham Mijann Malbarth Malrach Manor Ranoran Mar Maliarnin Mellainende Merinand Methed Lebennin Methrast Mierách Min-Rimmon Minas Andhen Minas Anduin Minas Anghen Minas Anor Minas Arnach Minas Arthor Minas Beleganor Minas Brethil Minas Daldor Minas Imduin Minas Ithil Minas Rosuldrië Minlos Mindolluin Moon-land Falls Monastery of Maldovitar Monastery of Mirkal Monastery of Sucevitar Monastery of Voronet Morgûl Gate Morlad Morthondost Nar Amrûn Nardol Nardol Quarry Nargond Narvindon Naur Amrûn Nelbel Nendath Nenmarros Nimrond Nindad Estolad Nineryn Oathbreakers village Obel Rimmon Oclanoc Ólt Orc War Camp Orod Ethelion Osgar Osgiliath Ossaren Ossarnen Ost Anglebed Ost-in-Girilthir Ostithil Ost Lontir Ost Norhír Ost Rimmon Ost Saerthond Ost Sarram Ostara Ostithil Parth Duin Parth Forant Parth Galen Parth Gladló Parth Iaur Parth Lisc Paths of the Dead Pel Chardún Pel Dúven Pel Enaid Pel Forod Pel Tundalaf Pelargir Pelinel Pellas Pen-Arduin Pin Hingen Pinnorost Porosîr Púkelhyrne Ráma Rammas Echor Ranoran Ras Morthil Rast Rhaen Rasuldrie Raudfêrn Rauros Rendûl Rianbar Rilmost Rimmon Rimmon-Quarry Ringnen Rohallor Rolanthir Romenost Rond Benithiel Rond Berúthiel Rond Deren Rond Rhandir Rondalph Rosuldrie Ruen's Hut Ruins of Ethillorn Rustrond Saerthondost Sardol Sarlond Sarnhad Sarn Erech Secluded Glade Serelond Setmaenen Shadow-watch Sibiu Sighisoara Silvermine Simbel Sindamos Sindbar Sirbad Siriath Sirthanc Slaen Caradoc Slaem Puchael Snathlin Spathlin Spider Cave The Stones Stone-Circle Stone of Erech Suceva Tadrent Tailain Tailan Taramon's Villa Târik-Ûriyat Tarlang's Crown Tarnost Telagar Telengaur Telerid Temple of Suceva Thama Aklam Thamas Adlannar Thamas Neldor Tharagrond Tharagrondost Tharcairion Thargol Tharven Théoden's War-Stead Thinbar Thonfalas Thoredarb Tingobel Tir Arnen Tir Bannor Tir Eiliant Tir Elena Tir Faroth Tir Feren Tir Obel Tir Serni Tir Uial Tirith Aerar Tirith Cobas Tirith Nimmen Tirith Nindor Tirith Wilwarin Tisgila Keep Toldil Tor na Tolini Torech Ungol Torngroth Trenas Troggha's Tower Tûm-i-Cereg Tumbrui Tumladen Tungobel Tuntham Turmen Udul Úlond Umb Dolen Umb Estelwain Vairenna Veriladen Vinyamar War-Stead of the Eorlingas Wathduin Western Post Westhold Whisper Glen Woodhold Zigil Jabâl

Regions

Agar Ahasiril Alagdor Alec Vale Andrast Andrast Coast Angrast Anfalas Anórien Aranelaith Ard-Galen Arnbâd Arnach Aron Ered Arthor Aug Lamedon Balimur Balorn Bay of Belfalas Beacon Hills Beaconmarches Belfalas Blackroot Vale Border Marches Bredonach Brethil Cabed Araheledh Caergaladrin Cair Andros Calenhir Cape Belfalas Caradhram Caraghir Carnen Vale Celebros Celgalen Celos Celossien Central Gondor Cers Balimur Cil-Iscod Cilir Valley Ciril Cirith Aralanthir Cirith Calenen Cirith Dudhrandir Cirith Iaur Cirith Nimrais Clearfalls river Cliffs of Shadow Cobas Cormallen Cûm Locen Cypress Hills Daldor Dark Woods Din Lamedon Doranórien Dor-en-ernil Dor-in-Edhil Dorthonion Drúwaith Iaur Druxaldë Duilqen Dunmardo Dyn Berain East Anfalas Eastern Gondor eastern highland Elemir Lands Elena Emlin Emreth Emyn Arnen Emyn Caer Emyn Eglain Emyn Ernil Emyn Fuin Enedhîr Eneyn-in-Onodlo Engui Ered-en-Edhel Ered Tarthonion Erinath Erui Erui Delta Eryn Cordovath Eryn Faeren Eryn Laegol Eryn Mith Eryn-in-Únahoth Ethir Anduin Ethir Lefnui Far Anórien Ferensiril Foothills of Ephel Dúath Forithilduin Forithilien Frontier Marches Fuintir Galdir's Dell Gilrain Vale Gilrain Woods Glinduin Valley Gorbelgod Grey Wood Hairaverkien Haldanen Harithilduin Harmaka Harnendor Haunted Hills Havens of Belfalas Heart of Gondor Heldasiril Hidden Vale High Vales Hills of Ithilien Hills of Tarnost Hithliniath Hwanhir Iaurló Imduin Imlad Angren Imlad Arheledh Imlad Carnen Imlad Tathren Imloc Duinna Imloth Melui Imrath Gondraich Isle of the Ulond Ithilien Ithilien Woods Lamedon Landor Lankanen Lanthiriath Larkanen Lebennin Lebennivet Lefnui Leigos Vale Lindon Lô Dhaer Locen Valley Loeg Balimur Loeg Glanhir Lond Cobas Lond Feren Lond Nornin Lórel Lossarnach Lower Lebennin lower Lefnui valley Lyghiril Lymen Methrast Miruvor Morgulduin Morlad Mornan Morthond valley Morthond-Ringlo estuary Morvegil Na-tyliand Nan Celgalen Nan-i-Feryth Nan Engui Nan Girith Nan Harlond Nan Lefnui Nan Requain Nan Roechbin Naur Amrûn Near Vales Nen Galen Nen Gilros Nen Hwárin Nevedui Nin Firn Nindor Nineryn North Ithilien Old Anórien Orchaldor Parth Feren Parth Gladló parth-i-certémar Parth Iaur Paths of the Dead Pelennor Fields Perth Maiwin Petrel Bay Pilindhir Pinnath Gelin Ram Galen Rámanen Ramgalen Rammas Echor Ras Drúadan Rast Hanadh Ras Miulimë Ras Nimrais Rast Morthil Rast Rhaen Ringló Vale River Runda Rohallor Royal Demesne Rúasir Ruhonir Ruiaval Island Scâda Pass Serni Sindbar Sirith South Ithilien Succava Vale Swamps of Lamedon Talath Anór Talath Lethen Talath Lothien Tarlang's Neck Tathrendalf Taur Andrast Taur-in-Drúadan Taur Broseliand Taur ithilien Tharagrond Tinnen Tirith Dûr Tol Aduial Tol Aerhir Tol Falthui Tol Fennas Tol Lochú Toldil Tolfalas Tum-i-Cereg Tumbrui Tumladen Udul Ulond Umb Dolen Umb Estelwain Upper Lebennin upper Lefnui valley Urb Duien Vale of Erech Valley of Stonewains Western Gondor western highland

Roads

Castle Road Ciril and Ringlo Road Cirith Dudhrandir Eastern Road Feren Paths The Hidden Way The High Road Hyarmentie Irit Núrn Ithilien Road Len Lefnui Men Dirnen Men Dubat Men Ernil Men Falas Men Galen (Laitie Iaur) Men Harad Men Harnen Men Harondor Men Ithilien Morthond Road North-south road Northern Road old road Overgrown Trail Paid-i-Rendir Paths of the Dead Poros Road Rak Chelkar Rak Harmal Rath Amrûn Rathon Arat Rathon Gondor Southern Road Western Road

Peoples

Men

Dwarves

Elves

Giants

Orcs

Kelvar

Aurochs Blue bears Blue otters Cattle Cliff-Bucks Cliff buzzards Craven Eagles Crows Culvert Slugs Deer Dolphins Dragonflies Drúnen Trout Eventide-Stalkers Fen-Flies Fen-Lurkers Fish Forest Bats Foxes Frogs Giant Squid Great Spiders Green asps Grey Sperm Whale Gulls Hawks Herd-Cows Herons Herring Horses of Gondor Hunting Bats Insects Kine Kirinki Land Tortoises Lathbears Lizards Mollusks Morgûl Spiders Mosquitos Mountain-Goats Mountain-Lions Mountain-Lizards Pike Rimmon Burrowers River Turtles Rodents Sand-Norbogs Sea-Eagles Sea-Lions Sea-Serpents Sea-Turtles Seals Sewer Bugs Sharks Sheep  shimmering river-toads Shore Hounds Shore Turtles Singing Birds Small Lizards Snakes Stoneland-Goats Storks Swans of Gorbelgod Swans of Ulmo Toads Vale-Bears Vale-Harts Valley-Boars Valley Goats Voles Waders Whales White Hart Wild Boar Wolves

Olvar

Alfirin (Flower) Amrúnan Athelas Barley  Beruthiel's Rue big orange mushroom blackberries blushblade Bright Lily Cave Mushrooms Cemenduril Blossom Culumalda Dewleaf Duskflower Entscloak Everworth Galenas  Gwathlas Hauntreek Horsetail Lebethron Lomthond Maiden's Helm Maresfoot marrow-root Marsh Marigolds Mountain Pine Oxlip Great Reeds Great Rushes Reed Saerthond Settlegang Shadowleaf snagbane Spearflower Taters Trollstrife trueleaf Tunglewort Vetchling Wanderbeard Wearywort White Trees Wine Wheat

Other Names

  • Arthor na Challonnas
  • Gondo-ndor
  • Hallonnas
  • Hyallondië
  • Land of Stone
  • Ond
  • Ondonórë
  • Ondor
  • Realm of the South-harbourage
  • Stone-using people’s land
  • Stoneland
  • South-Kingdom
  • Southland
  • Sunlend
  • Suthlend
  • Turmen Hyallondiéva

References

  • MERP: Assassins of Dol Amroth
  • MERP: Calenhad A Beacon of Gondor
  • MERP: Campaign and Adventure Guidebook
  • MERP: Erech and the Paths of the Dead
  • MERP: Ghosts of the Southern Anduin
  • MERP: Haunted Ruins of the Dunlendings
  • MERP: Havens of Gondor
  • MERP: Isengard and Northern Gondor
  • MERP: The Kin Strife
  • MERP: Middle-earth Adventure Guidebook II
  • MERP: Middle Earth Campaign Guide
  • MERP: Minas Ithil
  • MERP: Minas Tirith
  • MERP: Northwestern Middle-earth Campaign Atlas
  • MERP: Palantir Quest
  • MERP: Sea-Lords of Gondor
  • MERP: Southern Gondor: The People
  • MERP: Southern Gondor: The Land
  • Other Hands Magazine: The Eyes of Oclanoc and Other Tales

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