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Mordirith

Mordirith is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Mordirith
Biographical Information
Other namesEärnur, The False King, Gothmog
TitlesSteward of Angmar, Lieutanant of Morgul
PositionSecond-in-command to the Witch-king
LocationAngmar
Minas Morgul
AffiliationSauron
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1928
Family
ParentageEärnil II
Physical Description
RaceMan (early)
Wraith (later)
GenderMale

Mordirith is a character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings Online. He is the main antagonist of Shadows of Angmar, the first release and first Epic Volume of the game. He was the Wraith steward of Carn Dûm.

The Witch-king's Steward, Mordirith, was once his greatest foe: Eärnur, King of Gondor. Eärnur was twice challenged by the Witch-king, and the second time he could not refuse. He rode into Minas Morgul and was never seen alive again.[1] Mordirith later appeared in Angmar to rule in the Witch-king's stead, but few knew his true identity. Under Mordirith's rule, Orcs and evil Men multiplied in the remnants of the realm so that by the time of the War of the Ring Angmar posed a threat to the diminished peoples of Eriador.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"