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'''''Mordirith''''' is a character created specifically for ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''. He is the main antagonist of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar|Shadows of Angmar]]'', the first release and first Epic Volume of the game. He is the [[Wraiths|Wraith]] steward of [[Carn Dûm]].
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'''''Mordirith''''' is a character created specifically for ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]''. He is the main antagonist of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar|Shadows of Angmar]]'', the first release and first Epic Volume of the game. He was the [[Wraiths|Wraith]] steward of [[Carn Dûm]].
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The [[Witch-king]]'s Steward, Mordirith, was once his greatest foe: [[Eärnur]], [[Kings of Gondor|King of Gondor]]. Eärnur was twice challenged by the Witch-king, and the second time he could not refuse. He rode into [[Minas Morgul]] and was never seen alive again.<ref name="AA">{{App|Gondor}}</ref> Mordirith later appeared in [[Angmar]] to rule in the Witch-king's stead, but few knew his true identity. Under Mordirith's rule, [[Orcs]] and evil [[Men]] multiplied in the remnants of the realm so that by the time of the [[War of the Ring]] Angmar posed a threat to the diminished peoples of [[Eriador]].
  
The [[Witch-king]]'s Steward was once his greatest foe: [[Eärnur]], [[Kings of Gondor|King of Gondor]]. Eärnur was twice challenged by the Witch-king, and the second time he could not refuse. He rode into [[Minas Morgul]] and was never seen alive again. <ref name="AA">{{HM|AA}}, "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"</ref> Mordirith later appeared in [[Angmar]] to rule in the Witch-king's stead, but few knew his true identity. Under Mordirith's rule, [[Orcs]] and evil [[Men]] multiplied in the remnants of the realm so that by the time of the [[War of the Ring]] Angmar posed a threat to the diminished peoples of [[Eriador]].
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After Mordirith was defeated in Angmar, his spirit returned to Minas Morgul, where he received another body from his master. He led the Morgul-host in the conquest of [[Osgiliath]] and the siege of [[Minas Tirith]] under a new name - Gothmog, the Dread Terror of Minas Morgul. After the defeat of Sauron's forces at the [[Battle of Pelennor Fields]], it appears that Gothmog shut himself in Minas Morgul, cut off from both Mordor and Ithilien, as the forces of the West destroyed the bridge leading to the [[Morgul Vale]] from the west and the spawn of Shelob took control of the [[Ephel Duath]] near Minas Morgul.
  
 
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Mordirith is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Mordirith
Man (early)
Wraith (later)
Biographical Information
Other namesEärnur, The False King, Gothmog
TitlesSteward of Angmar, Lieutanant of Morgul
PositionSecond-in-command to the Witch-king
LocationAngmar
Minas Morgul
AffiliationSauron
LanguageWestron
BirthT.A. 1928
Family
ParentageEärnil II
Physical Description
RaceMan (early)
Wraith (later)
GenderMale

Mordirith is a character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings Online. He is the main antagonist of Shadows of Angmar, the first release and first Epic Volume of the game. He was the Wraith steward of Carn Dûm.

The Witch-king's Steward, Mordirith, was once his greatest foe: Eärnur, King of Gondor. Eärnur was twice challenged by the Witch-king, and the second time he could not refuse. He rode into Minas Morgul and was never seen alive again.[1] Mordirith later appeared in Angmar to rule in the Witch-king's stead, but few knew his true identity. Under Mordirith's rule, Orcs and evil Men multiplied in the remnants of the realm so that by the time of the War of the Ring Angmar posed a threat to the diminished peoples of Eriador.

After Mordirith was defeated in Angmar, his spirit returned to Minas Morgul, where he received another body from his master. He led the Morgul-host in the conquest of Osgiliath and the siege of Minas Tirith under a new name - Gothmog, the Dread Terror of Minas Morgul. After the defeat of Sauron's forces at the Battle of Pelennor Fields, it appears that Gothmog shut himself in Minas Morgul, cut off from both Mordor and Ithilien, as the forces of the West destroyed the bridge leading to the Morgul Vale from the west and the spawn of Shelob took control of the Ephel Duath near Minas Morgul.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"