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Black Pits

The dungeons of the Dark Tower

The dungeons and torture chambers of Sauron beneath his Dark Tower of Barad-dûr. In the text of the The Lord of the Rings the term is used once without explanation (by the Orc Shagrat: 'The Black Pits take that filthy rebel Gorbag!'1), but in his unpublished index to the book Tolkien explains that Shagrat was referring to the real torture pits of Sauron.


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1

The Return of the King VI 1, The Tower of Cirith Ungol

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Black Pit

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