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Went to war in III 1944
Formed to defend South Ithilien, but also fought in the Battle of the Camp in the North
Led by Eärnil, a descendant of the House of Anárion


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Southern Army

Gondor’s defence against the Haradrim

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The smaller of the two armies formed by King Ondoher of Gondor, to protect his kingdom against the double threat of the Wainriders to the northeast, and the Haradrim to the south. The Captaincy of the Southern Army was given to Eärnil, a descendant of the royal line of Gondor.

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