“The road goes on for ever,” said Pippin; “but I can’t without a rest. It’s high time for lunch.”
Don’t worry about me Pip
requested by anon
Nazgûl: (Black Speech, 'nazg' meaning ‘ring’ and ‘gûl' meaning 'wraith') Nine beings, slaves of the Nine Rings and the chief servants of Sauron. Originally Men, three of them Black Númenóreans, the Nazgûl were each given one of the Nine Rings by Sauron in the Second Age, and, being desirous of power, were easily corrupted. About Second Age 2250 they first appeared as the Nazgûl, beings utterly dependent on Sauron, or, more accurately, on his power acting through the One Ring. When Sauron fell at the end of the Second Age, the Nazgûl were overthrown or went into hiding. They reappeared about Third Age 1300, at which time their chief, the Lord of the Nazgûl, became the Witch-king of Angmar. The other eight stayed in the East until about 1640, when they secretly entered Mordor and began to prepare that realm for Sauron, who was in Dol Guldur. In 2000, joined by their Lord, the Nazgûl besieged Minas Ithil, capturing the city and its palantir in 2002. From this time, the Nazgûl were closely associated with Minas Morgul, as Minas Ithil was then called. In 2951, ten years after its desertion by Sauron, three Nazgûl went to Dol Guldur and stayed there until the War of the Ring.
In 3018 Sauron sent the Nazgûl, who by this time were known as the Black Riders, because they rode swift black horses, to the Shire to search for Frodo and the Ring. Although the Lord of the Nazgûl wounded Frodo on Weathertop, he escaped from them, and their steeds were later destroyed in the Ford of Bruinen. A few months later, in 3019, they reappeared, mounted on flying beasts. The Winged Messenger was a Nazgûl. The Nazgûl were active in the Siege of Gondor and the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, in which their Lord was slain, but the remaining Nazgûl were destroyed, with their Rings, when the One Ring was unmade in Orodruin.
The Nazgûl were the principal tools through which Sauron worked; they wielded a great power and terror, and were used as messengers and scouts , and to lead Sauron’s armies and cow his enemies. Their power together at night was nearly as great as Gandalf’s. They could be wounded only by weapons with special spells on them, and any blade which touched them melted. The Nazgûl were strongest at night and in deserted places, and were afraid of fire and the name Elbereth. Because of their evil power, people who were near them for long developed the Black Breath. As with others corrupted by the Rings, they were invisible to normal eyes, and could be seen only by their black clothing. The Nazgûl had a keen sense of smell, but they were seemingly blind by normal standards. They could emit extremely loud, piercing, frightening cries. The Nazgûl used the Black Speech.
None of the names of the Nazgûl are given, although Gothmog was possibly the name of the second-highest Nazgûl.
Called in Elvish the Úlairi and in Westron the Ringwraiths. Also called the Black Riders, the Fell Riders, the Nine Riders, and the Black Wings when appropriate, and the Shadows, the Nine, the Nine Servants of the Lord of the Rings, and, by the Orcs of the Tower of Cirith Ungol, the Shriekers.
Lee Pace as Thranduil on The Battle Of The Five Armies set. (x)
♥Thorin, Fili, Kili♥ (BOFA poster part)
so comes snow after f i r e
lord of the rings colour palettes
In his heart, Frodo begins to understand. The quest will claim his life.
You must be Mr. Boggins
Something moves in the shadows, unseen, hidden from our sight. It will not show itself, not yet. But every day it grows in strength.
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