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Entered Arda at its beginning; most were destroyed in c. I 583
At least one survived, and re-emerged in Moria between III 1980 and 25 January III 3019
valarow'kar ('ow' as in English 'now')
'Demons of Power'
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Demons of Power

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A Quenya name formed from words vala, 'power' and rauko, 'demon'. The Valaraukar were the monstrous Maiar that Melkor took into his service, to become some of his most feared and dangerous servants. In Middle-earth, their name was changed from the Quenya form Valaraukar to the more familiar Sindarin form: Balrogs.

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