Its name meant "Iron of Death" in Sindarin, and it was black, but its edges shone bright and cold. With it Túrin performed great deeds in his battles against Morgoth's armies, so he became known as Mormegil "the Black Sword". He also commited senseless acts with Gurthang, but his most reknowned act was the slaying of the dragonGlaurung. The sword broke when Túrin killed himself upon it, and was later buried with him.
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
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