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Silent Watchers

Guardians of the Tower of Cirith Ungol

Mysterious beings set to watch the road and guard the entrance to the Tower of Cirith Ungol. Though the Silent Watchers are never identified with certainty, it seems that the name probably refers to beings such as the Two Watchers, the triple-bodied, vulture-headed creatures that sat silently and malevolently within the archway of the Tower's gate.

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