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Urgath

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Originally the Urgath(Ul."South-People") were a collection of southern Ulgath tribes in the second Age.They , in constrast to the northern Ulgath (who became known as the Murgath), did not come under dominion of the Baradhrim and settled on the southern shores of the Inland Sea.

The Urgath were the ancestors of the Guvar and later the Brygath (eastern Urgath) and Gathmarig (western Urgath) peoples.

the Urgath at 1650

The Urgath are a loose collection of matriarchal tribes descended from the Southern Ulgath of the Second Age.Their ancestors dwelt for centuries along the banks of the Talathrant River and were allied to the Variags before both peoples were evicted by rebellion. In their journey to Rhun,they were transformed into a much smaller collection of tribes and were content to dwell in peace along thesoutheastern coast of the Sea and along the Surubeki River.The Urgath developed into a pastoral semi-sedentary people,and their cultural traditions have had a great deal of influenceon the Gathmarig culture which evolved in their midst.Over its history, Urgath culture has shown itself to be prone to outside influence. The shadow gained control of the tribes through religion in the Second Age and the Urgath fought onthe side of Mordor at Dagorlad. Later, the Urgath wereheavily influenced by Folyavulda traders and sided with the men of Kelepar against the servants of Kerkassk in the War of Clay Jars. Since the plague, however, the Urgath havebeen thoroughly dominated by Mistrand and are again counted among the subjects of the Dark Lord.

known Clans

Sahd

later history

the Urgath of Mistrand evolved into the Gathmarig while their poorer more southern brothers became the Brygath.The Kings of Mistrand later made the Brygath their vassals, both tribes became the Igath, the uniting force of the Wainrider confederacy.

References

  • Fan Modules: the Inland Sea, by Mike Campbell, Luke Potter and Justin Morgan-Davies.
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