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Herumor was a Black Númenórean who lived in the late Second Age. After the Downfall of Númenor he, along with Fuinur, rose to power among the Haradrim and served Sauron.
Herumor means "Black Lord" in Quenya (from heru = "lord" and morë = "dark").
The New Shadow
In "The New Shadow", a short tale included in The Peoples of Middle-earth, Herumor is also the name of the leader of a growing evil cult in Gondor during the Fourth Age about one hundred years into the reign of Eldarion, the son of Aragorn. This Herumor could be the same as the Númenórean ruler of the Haradrim, as there is some speculation that he became either one of the Ringwraiths or the Mouth of Sauron.
Other Versions of the Legendarium
In the defunct Middle-earth Role Playing game from the 1980s, Herumor is given an extended history. Tolkien, however, had nothing to do with writing this history. Fuinur is then his older brother.