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Blackwolds is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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The Blackwolds were a group of evil Men created for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

History

Nothing is known about the origins of the Blackwolds. Yet, it is implied that they were a group of Men from Bree-land that broke their ties with the rest of the free peoples. It is not stated what motivated them to do so.

The group was led by William Skunkwood who allied it with the forces of Angmar. The Blackwolds helped the Nine find the Hobbit who is carrying the One Ring. The Nazgûl did not inform them why they they were looking for the Hobbit nor did they give a discription of the Hobbit, only that the last name was Baggins. They mananged to capture Mundo Sackville-Baggins while he was staying at Archet. Just when they were attempting to transport him away for questioning, the Ranger Amdir freed him. Mundo along with his friend Celandine Brandybuck managed to burn their camp as they escaped.[1]

Later, after the death of William Skunkwood, the Blackwolds were led by Éogan. He continued his allegiance with Angmar. He was also slain, but never stated how. With the Blackwold leaderless they decided to break their ties with Angmar, since it has proved unprofitable. The Dourhand Dwarves soon heard about their intentions and slayed the rest of the Men.[2]

References

  1. The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, "Stirrings in the Darkness"
  2. Chapter 1: "Unravelling the Thread"