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Khamûl

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Called the [[Shadow of the East]], Khamûl was the second of the nine [[Ringwraiths]], second only to the [[Lord of the Nazgûl]], and referred to as [[Sauron]]'s lieutenant.
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'''Khamûl''' was the second of the nine [[Ringwraiths]], second only to the [[Witch-king of Angmar|Witch-king]] himself. He was called [[Sauron]]'s lieutenant, '''Shadow of the East''', and '''the Black Easterling'''. He was a king of [[Easterlings]] before being given one of the [[Nine Rings]]. He was the only Ringwraith whose name was given by [[Tolkien]].
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Khamûl was the Wraith who pursued the [[Hobbits]] to the [[Ferry at Buckleberry]] in [[the Shire]], and who asked [[Hamfast Gamgee]] for "Baggins" the day after [[Frodo Baggins]] had left [[Hobbiton]].  He commanded the fortress of [[Dol Guldur]] after Sauron's return to [[Mordor]]. Following the destruction of the [[One Ring]], Khamûl perished with the rest of the Ringwraiths.

Revision as of 23:23, 12 October 2005

Khamûl was the second of the nine Ringwraiths, second only to the Witch-king himself. He was called Sauron's lieutenant, Shadow of the East, and the Black Easterling. He was a king of Easterlings before being given one of the Nine Rings. He was the only Ringwraith whose name was given by Tolkien.

Khamûl was the Wraith who pursued the Hobbits to the Ferry at Buckleberry in the Shire, and who asked Hamfast Gamgee for "Baggins" the day after Frodo Baggins had left Hobbiton. He commanded the fortress of Dol Guldur after Sauron's return to Mordor. Following the destruction of the One Ring, Khamûl perished with the rest of the Ringwraiths.