The Taranians were a mythical mannish race that had once colonized the coasts of Emer. As they were described as technologically advanced and having perished by a combination of famine, disease, natural disasters, and exhaustive warfare between themselves and the Elves and finally having met their end by the drowning of their island-continent home beneath the Lonely Sea in a terrible earthquake, they may actually have been Númenóreans, possibly colonists or explorers who had ventured to the Inner Seas and the , then unexplored, continent of Southernesse.
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