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The Umbar Captain is a unit trading NPC from whom you can hire Umbar units. They wear a full suit of armour (minus the helmet) and wield Umbaric weapons.

Upon hiring from an Umbar Captain, the player earns the achievement "The Might of the South".


Umbar Captains will stay within their fortress. They won't attack, unless provoked, and in which case they will defend themselves with the weapon they are wielding.


Umbar Captains spawn in Umbar fortresses, which can be found in Umbar. They can occasionally spawn mounted on a horse.


They will most often drop bones, but occasionally they might drop their armour .


If the player has 150+ alignment with the Near Harad, he will allow you to hire troops.

Unit Unpledged Cost (Silver Coins) Pledged Cost (Silver Coins) Alignment Required (Near Harad) Requires Pledge (Near Harad)
Umbar Soldier 30-60 ( 30  to  60 ) 15-30 ( 15  15  to  30 ) +150 No
Umbar Archer 50-100 ( 50  to  100 ) 25-50 ( 25  25  to  50 ) +200 No
Umbar Horseman 50-100 ( 50  to  100 ) 25-50 ( 25  25  to  50 ) +250 No
Umbar Banner Bearer 50-100 ( 50  to  100 ) 25-50 ( 25  25  to  50 ) +300 No



  • Go! Lead our men to the dawn of a world without Northlings!
  • I hope you do these men right by letting them fight on the front lines.
  • Be careful, Person. They get rowdy if you don't let them fight.
  • Ah, Person. I do have some recruits ready for the field. Take a look!
  • You better leave some for me, Person!
  • Aye, if you've got the coin, you can buy some men off of me.
  • Feel free to lead my men into the heart of Gondor, Person.
  • Honestly, the men I have with me prefer to stick to land.
  • My men are much more loyal than those Azûlim, Person.
  • Fresh warriors, ready for hire!
  • Here to hire more of my warriors, Person?
  • I have a few fresh recruits who would do well under your command, Person.
  • If you seek battle with the Gondorians, you would not find finer men than my own.
  • Word has spread of your deeds, Person. My men would be honoured to fight alongside you.
  • Do you seek to command the mighty warriors of Umbar?
  • Word of your deeds has spread quickly in our lands. It would be an honour for my men to serve you!
  • My men are strong and mighty warriors. Do you seek to hire some?
  • Don't be fooled, Person. The Northerners are quick to use you for their own aims.
  • These warriors have a few tricks up their sleeves, Person.
  • Be sure to leave some for the rest of us.
  • I can grant you the command of a few of my men.
  • With my men under your banner, the Aphûr-lâi will surely flee!
  • You have proven yourself to me, Person. Go! Lead our men to battle!


  • Perhaps you'd be better off asking those Gulfings for men.
  • No thanks. My men don't follow those of empty promises.
  • No men of mine would follow you, Person. You reek of Gondor an' the North.
  • You come from Gondor, Person. We ain't that blind.
  • I'm sorry, but we can't risk passing our commands to strangers.
  • With your poor reputation, I wouldn't even care if you were a Black Adûnôn.
  • You might have more luck trying the Corsairs, or the mercenaries. But not these true-blooded men of Umbar.
  • I don't see why anyone would follow you, Person.
  • We ain't as simple as the Corsairs, Person. I won't let you lead my men to their death.
  • You seem like a renegade to me, not a leader.


  • You've led yourself into some dire circumstances, Person!
  • We've been fighting your kind for generations. There's no way you can stop us!
  • Lord Sauron, guide my strike!
  • Phôinûr's work shall not be undone by the likes of you!
  • Khôrumor's work shall not be undone by the likes of you!
  • The gates of Umbar shall not be broken!
  • I'll smite you back to the North!
  • Umbar will remain free, you northern rat!
  • Northerners always think they stand a chance!
  • Yes, flee back to the North!
  • Come here, Gondorian scum!
  • You've no business being here, Person!
  • For Umbar!
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

Coin 1.pngTrading in the Lord of the Rings Mod Coin 1.png