The Ongûlûn (Ad."Abârnômthon") was the most powerful mortal in the service of the Necromancer. He gave his fealty to Sauron during the Second Age, at the same time as his cousin Khôrahil, who later became one of the Ringwraiths. The Ongûlûn was a sorcerer, utterly evil and completely loyal to Sauron and the Witch-king. His great power conferred on him a high degree of immunity to the spell of dread which the Úlair casted over mortal Men, and his long association with them had artificially lengthened his life span.

He had served Sauron in many capacities over the centuries. The Ongûlûn was a master of persuasion, and his silver tongue had won the Dark Lord many friends and allies. At times, he worked as Sauron's assassin, using his magic to murder the Necromancer's enemies. Capable of greater independent thought than eight of the Nazgûl, the Ongûlûn's intelligence, experience, and deviousness had produced many evil schemes carried out on Sauron's behalf. The Ongûlûn played a major role in the corruption and downfall of Rhudaur. All of the Ongûlûn's attention was currently focused on the destruction of Arthedain, although he longed to crush Lindon and Rivendell in revenge for Angmar's defeat in T.A. 1409. Much of his energy was devoted to planning the slow, deadly campaign against the Dúnedain. He held the Mur-Grishi in perpetual readiness to strike at the king of Arthedain, awaiting only the command of the Witch- king.


Original form in MERP:Angûlion

The MERP name seems to be a mix of black speech and Sindarin, this was here changed into a more common orcish/black speeck spelling.


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