The Nine Ringwraiths

The nine Ringwraiths (BS: Nazgûl) are the highest servants of the Dark Lord Sauron. They are former Mannish Kings of the Second Age, originally noble and stalwart rulers, but corrupted by the gifts the Dark Lord gave to them: the Nine Rings of Men. They have become the undead and undying slaves of their master, wielding many dark powers.

Other Titles

Black Riders, Nazgûl, The Nine, Nine Riders, Nine Ringwraiths, Nine Servants, Shriekers, Úlairi, Winged Shadows

The Nazgûl in MERP

Rank Names Original Name
1. the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Black Captain Er-Mûrazôr (Tindomul)
2. the Shadow of the East, the Black Easterling, the Second Chief, the Dragon-King Khamûl (Kómul)
3. the Dog-Lord Dwar of Waw (Dendra Dwar)
4. Dawndeath, the Cloud-Lord Indûr, Jí Amaav
5. the Storm-King, the Blind Sorcerer Akhôrahil (Herundil)
6. the Ice-King Hôarmûrath of Dír
7. the Dark Messenger, the Quiet Avenger Adûnaphel (Númeniel)
8. the Fire-King, the Unclean Ren Jey
9. the Horseman, the Long Rider Ûvatha Achef (Ûvathar)

The Nazgûl in CODA

Rank Names Original Name
1. Ulaire Minya the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Black Captain
2. Ulaire Attea the Shadow of the East, the Black Easterling, the Second Chief, Keeper of Dol Guldur, Black Predator, Second of the Nine, The Easterling Khamûl
3. Ulaire Nelya the Black Hunter, Lieutenant of Morgul, Third of the Nine
4. Ulaire Cantea Black Assassin, Lieutenant of Guldur, Fourth of the Nine
5. Ulaire Lemenya Black Enemy, Fifth of the Nine, Lieutenant of Morgul
6. Ulaire Enquea Black Threat, Lieutenant of Morgul, Sixth of the Nine
7. Ulaire Otsea Black Specter, Lieutenant of Morgul, Seventh of the Nine
8. Ulaire Toldea Black Shadow, Messenger of Morgul, Eight of the Nine
9. Ulaire Nertea Black Horseman, Messenger of Guldur, Ninth of the Nine

The Nazgûl in The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game

Rank Names Original Name
1. the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Black Captain
2. the Shadow of the East, the Black Easterling, the Second Chief, Keeper of Dol Guldur Khamûl
3. the Dark Marshal
4. the Betrayer
5. the Undying
6. the Dwimmerleik
7. the Knight of Umbar
8. the Tainted
9. the Shadow Lord

The Nazgûl in The Battle for Middle-earth

Rank Names Original Name
1. the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Black Captain
2. the Shadow of the East, the Black Easterling, the Second Chief, Keeper of Dol Guldur Khamûl
3. Lieutenant of Carn-Dûm, Morgomir

The Nazgûl in War of the Ring (SPI)

Rank Names Original Name
1. the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Black Captain
2. Gothmog

The Nazgûl in LOTRO

Rank Names Original Name
1. the Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Black Captain
2. Shadow of the East, the Black Easterling, the Second Chief, Keeper of Dol Guldur, The Lieutenant of Dol Guldur, Cursed Rider Khamûl
3. The Lieutenant of Guldur, Bane of Rhûn
4. Grim Southron
5. High Sorcerer of Harad
6. Gloom of Nurn
7. Black Blade of Lebennin
8. Forsaken Reaver
9. Reaver of Khand, Woe of Khand, the Fell-Rider


The Nazgûl in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, some of the Nazgûl are re-imagined, seemingly each replacing one of the "original nine", some Nazgûl are identified as Helm Hammerhand, Yukâ and Riyâ, Isildur Elendilion and - ultimately - Talion. This is however in stark contradiction to the Legendarium in which clearly is stated that the Nine were nine Kings of men who were corrupted in the Second Age. They never died nor were destroyed and replaced by other, newer Wraiths.

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