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The Nomad Chieftain is an NPC that you can hire Harad Nomad troops from.


Chieftains spawn in one of the large tents found within Nomad encampments.


Like all hiring chieftains, the Nomad Chieftain will ignore any player, regardless of alignment, until attacked, at which point he will defend himself with the weapon he is wielding (a Haradric pike). If a Chieftain is hurt in combat, he will heal himself quickly as soon as combat is over.


At an alignment level of +150 with Near Harad, you can talk to the captain and he will show you a screen that allows you to hire units. The prices and alignment requirements are as follows:

Unit Unpledged Cost (Silver Coins) Pledged Cost (Silver Coins) Alignment Required ( Near Harad faction) Requires Pledge ( Near Harad faction)
Nomad Guard 20-40 ( 20  to  40 ) 10-20 ( 10  to  20 ) +150 No
Nomad Archer 40-80 ( 40  to  80 ) 20-40 ( 20  to  40 ) +200 No
Nomad Camelman 40-80 ( 40  to  80 ) 20-40 ( 20  to  40 ) +250 No
Nomad Camel Archer 60-120 ( 60  to  120  120 ) 30-60 ( 30  to  60 ) +300 No
Nomad Banner Bearer 40-80 ( 40  to  80 ) 20-40 ( 20  to  40 ) +300 No



  • I'm sure our endurance would outlast any other army if we did have to take up arms against the North.
  • I suppose you look like you're ready to lead my men.
  • If you wish to hire my guards, you will need to pay me well!
  • Keep one eye on the guards, Person. Especially if you have any valuable goods lying nearby...
  • My guards are well-trained, Person. But they do like treasure.
  • You want to hire my guards? Do you have the coin?
  • Our guards are trained to escort the trade caravans. But they are no less fierce on the field of battle!
  • Welcome, Person. Are those silver coins I hear clinking in your pockets?
  • I hope you have the wealth to back yourself up in here.
  • You may be a friend of our people... but here, we care more for the amount of silver you carry.
  • By the Serpent! How did you find our camp, Person?


  • You're not a trader, nor from the desert. Why would my men follow you?
  • My men serve their own people, not strangers.
  • I don't see your caravan anywhere, Person. What use would you have for my guards?
  • Your sunburns tell me you aren't ready to lead my men.
  • The art of trade seems foreign to you still, Person.
  • Would you even be able to afford paying my men to protect your wares?


  • Begone! You aren't welcome here!
  • Back away from the wares!
  • How dare you show your face like this!
  • The trade is off, but you will pay!
  • I have half a mind to drag you into the burning sands with us!
  • Curse you and begone, Person, you are no friend of Harad!
  • And here I was thinking perhaps there was still some hope for the pale-skinned!
  • I knew you weren't trustworthy!
  • You will not leave my sight alive, Person!
  • The price for your crime is your life!
  • Such lack of decency! You are no better than the bandits!
  • I hope the Sun burns you alive!
  • I hope your bedroll will be full of scorpions!
  • Even if you survive, the desert always claims her price!
  • May the vultures feast on your corpse!
  • The Great Serpent shall not forgive you, Person!
  • We are trained to kill thieves. You'll be no trouble at all!
  • Just you wait, northerner. We are coming with more than you can prepare for!
  • You think you can beat us? We were raised by the desert herself!
  • Our endurance will long outlast yours, rat!
  • I will chase you across the desert if I have to!
  • I don't need water to drown you. I will use your blood!
  • Now, how did those incompetent soldiers let you pass the borders of Harad?
  • Let me introduce you to the nomadic way of torture!
  • You can't honestly think you can beat us desert-conquerors!
Harad Contest Shield.png  The Southrons of Near Harad  Near Harad Banner.PNG

NPCs: Slave
Traders: Merchant
Items: Black Númenórean ArmourBowEquipmentRobes
Blocks: BasketBrickChestCrafting Table
Structures: Ancient FortressObeliskPyramid

Umbar Shield.png  The Corsairs of Umbar  Umbar Banner.PNG

NPCs: Umbarians (Archer, Banner Bearer, Corsair, Soldier) • Gondorian Renegade
Traders: BartenderBazaar TradersCaptain (Umbar) • FarmerSlaver
Items: Armour (Umbaric, Horse) • Equipment (Umbaric)
Blocks: BrickCrafting Table
Structures: CampHideoutSettlement

Near Harad Shield.png  The Southrons of the Coasts  Near Harad Banner.PNG

NPCs: Southrons (Archer, Banner Bearer, Champion, Warrior)
Traders: BartenderBazaar TradersFarmerWarlord
Items: Armour (Horse, Champion) • Equipment
Blocks: Crafting Table
Structures: Settlement

Harnedor Shield.png  The Harnedhrim of Harnennor  Near Harad Banner.PNG

NPCs: Harnedhrim (Archer, Banner Bearer, Farmhand, Warrior)
Traders: BartenderBazaar TradersFarmerWarlord
Items: Armour
Blocks: Crafting Table
Structures: CampSettlementWatchtower

HelmetNomad.png  The Nomads of the Great Desert  Southron Nomads Banner.PNG

NPCs: Nomads (Archer, Banner Bearer, Guard)
Traders: Bazaar TradersChieftainMerchant
Items: Armour
Blocks: Crafting Table
Structures: Settlement

Gulfing Shield.png  The Gulfings of Khopazul  Gulf of Harad Banner.PNG

NPCs: Gulfing (Archer, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: BartenderBazaar TradersFarmerWarlord
Items: ArmourEquipment
Blocks: Crafting Table
Structures: Settlement