Harad

Ange1e4e5

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Harad is the setting for the Season 5 Frame, as Gandalf would be there trying to get the Haradrim to not support Sauron in what would later become the War of the Ring.

But what part of Harad should Gandalf be in? This will impact establishing shots in scripts. The Hosts have not been clear on what part of Harad Gandalf should be in.
  • Near Harad is primarily desert, a place where Gollum describes the "yellow face [the Sun] is bright and terrible". The land has a west-flowing river where the port of Umbar is located and the northeast border is shared with Khand The Haradrim of that area have had dealings with Umbar and Gondor for years. The land has been compared to North Africa (anything north from the southern border of the Sahara Desert).
  • Far Harad is described as being roughly the size of a continent, with multiple climates and regions, compared to Sub-Saharan Africa. There are also several rivers and the area is mostly covered with jungle. The Mûmakil (aka Oliphaunts) hail from this area, and the Haradrim have domesticated some.
 

Ange1e4e5

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So it appears that the Frame will be taking place in Near Harad, to give it a bit more of a history with Gondor. The action will primarily take place in a city-state. Any ideas for a Haradrim city-state name?
 
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