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Nameless Things

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The secret and very ancient creatures that dwell in the dark depths of the world. [[Gandalf]] came upon them in the depths beneath [[Moria]], but would say nothing of them to his companions. All we know of them is that they gnawed dark tunnels far beneath the earth, through which Gandalf escaped from the depths of the chasm beneath [[Khazad-dûm]].
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'''Nameless Things''' were creatures that are said to have dwelled in the depths of [[Arda]] (though they are only known to have lived under the [[Misty Mountains]]). They tunnelled deeper than any [[Dwarf]] would ever go.  
  
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They were described by [[Gandalf]] as very ancient, but their actual origin is unknown. They could have been made by [[Melkor]] when he created the Misty Mountains. It is also possible the [[Watcher in the Water]] is one of these Nameless Things.
 
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Revision as of 09:08, 12 March 2008

Nameless Things were creatures that are said to have dwelled in the depths of Arda (though they are only known to have lived under the Misty Mountains). They tunnelled deeper than any Dwarf would ever go.

They were described by Gandalf as very ancient, but their actual origin is unknown. They could have been made by Melkor when he created the Misty Mountains. It is also possible the Watcher in the Water is one of these Nameless Things.