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One of the many titles given to the greatest of the nine Nazgûl. His name was not known, but he was known as the Lord of the Nazgûl and the Witch-king of Angmar. His title 'Morgul-lord' refers to his rule over Minas Morgul on the borders of Mordor. It was there that he brought the line of the Kings of Gondor to an end when he snared Eärnil. Centuries later, as the War of the Ring began, Sauron sent him with his Black Riders to search for the Ring itself. Later, the Morgul-lord fought in the Battle of the Pelennor, where he was finally overcome by Meriadoc Brandybuck and Éowyn of Rohan.

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