|“||Leading the line came walking a big thick-limbed horse, and on it sat a man of wide shoulders and huge girth, but old and grey-bearded, yet mail-clad and black-helmed and bearing a long heavy spear. Behind him marched proudly a dusty line of men, well-armed and bearing great battle-axes; grim-faced they were, and shorter and somewhat swarthier than any men that Pippin had yet seen in Gondor||”|
–The Return of the King, Minas Tirith
The Axemen of Lossarnach are hardy warriors sworn to the Fiefdom of Lossarnach, called the Vale of Flowers, and are skilled with axes both handheld and thrown. They wield Lossarnach Battleaxes and Throwing axes and wear Lossarnach Armour.
Axemen don't really bother with NPC's or players that are at least neutral with Lossarnach (or any other fiefdom of Gondor, for that matter), though they like friendly players/NPC's even more. If an entity comes into sight that is enemies with Lossarnach, that enemy will be dealt with by whatever method these axemen find appropriate. If the enemy is far away, throwing axes are the weapon of choice, but at close range, a good hard hit on the head with a Lossarnach Battleaxe is generally all that is required to keep the average Orc from coming back for more.
These powerful units can be hired from a Lossarnach Captain if you have +200 alignment and 30 silver coins. As with other units, their cost decreases as the player's alignment increases.
|Equipped with a reliably strong weapon||Weaker-than-average armour|
|Cheap, considering their strength||Cannot be mounted|
|Possesses both a range and melee attack, making them incredibly versatile units|
|Able to tackle large enemies with moderate success|
The Axeman of Lossarnach commonly drop bones. They have a rare chance of dropping the Lossarnach armor or weapons that they are carrying upon their death.
|Lossarnach Throwing axe||Rare||1|
|The Men of Gondor|
Soldier (Archer, Banner Bearer, Tower Guard)