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The Darkness

The dominion of the Dark Lord

A term usually used symbolically for the dark power of Sauron and the regions under his sway. During the War of the Ring, though, Sauron's Darkness became a dreadful reality, as it spread out of Mordor and covered the lands of the West for many days.

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The Dark

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