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Morgul-knives

Weapons of the Nazgûl

The cursed knives used by the Nazgûl had strange and terrible properties, and the wounds they dealt could do far more than injure their victims. If a Ringwraith were able to pierce the heart of a mortal with his knife, that mortal would become enslaved, and transform over time into a lesser wraith. The enchanted blade of a Morgul-knife would fade away into the air if it was taken from its owner, but the evil magics inscribed on its hilt would still retain some of their power.


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