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Dates
First seen in c. II 2250; went 'into the shadows' II 3441; reappeared in Middle-earth c. III 1300; the title 'Black Captain' was most associated with his command of Sauron's forces in the War of the Ring in III 3019
Origins
The chief of the Men who fell under the power the Nine Rings to become the Nazgûl
Race
Originally a Man
Settlements
Held Minas Morgul; this title is most associated with his part in the assault on Minas Tirith
Other names
Title of
The unnamed being most often called the Lord of the Nazgûl or the Witch-king of Angmar

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Black Captain

Marshal of the forces of Mordor

A title taken by the Lord of the Nazgûl, used especially of his position as general of the armies of Sauron during the War of the Ring.


See also...

Black Rider, Rammas Echor

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  • Updated 8 September 2018
  • Updates planned: 1

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