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|−|The title given to the two great [[ Ainur]] who ruled the forces of darkness in [[Middle-earth ]], Morgoth and Sauron. |+|
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|−|[[Morgoth]] descended into [[Arda]] at its beginning, and battled with the [[Valar]] for ages uncounted before the awakening of [[Elves]] and [[ Men]] from his fortress at [[Utumno]] in the north of the world. The Valar defeated him and imprisoned him for three ages, but on his release he returned to [[ Angband]] , north of [[ Beleriand]] . During the [[ First Age]], the [[Noldor]] made hopeless war upon him for the return of the [[Silmarils]], but at last the Valar came to their aid and overthrew Morgoth, banishing him forever from the World. |+|
was the ancient lieutenant of Morgoth, and after the first Dark Lord's defeat, he took on his mantle and became a Dark Lord himself during the early [[ Second Age]]. Taking the land of [[ Mordor]] to dwell in, he corrupted the [[ Númenóreans]] . Though he was defeated at the end of the Second Age, and his Dark Tower of [[Barad-dûr]] was thrown down, he rose again during the [[Third Age]], and was finally defeated with the destruction of the [[One Ring]] in 3019 (Third Age). |+|
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Revision as of 15:35, 20 March 2012
Dark Lord was the title given to the two great Enemies of the Free Peoples of Middle-earth, Morgoth (or Melkor) the fallen Ainu, and Sauron, a Maia.