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Used after the capture of Minas Ithil by the Nazgûl in III 2002; that tower was destroyed after the War of the Ring
A valley in the western slopes of the Ephel Dúath
The tower of Minas Ithil (later Minas Morgul) was built by Elendil and his sons
'Black Sorcery'


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The city of the Ringwraiths and its vale

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Literally, an Elvish word meaning 'sorcery' or 'black arts'. It is seen especially in the name Minas Morgul, given to Minas Ithil on the borders of Mordor after its capture by the Nazgûl in III 2002. After that time, the word came to be used generally for the evils associated with that city, or Imlad Morgul, the noxious valley in which it stood.

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