Nuzgûl Hutch

The Mouth of Sauron

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Just who is the Mouth of Sauron? What does he act like, look like? How does the Ring War affect him? Over at her Live Journal Adraefan suggested the fascinating idea that it was Earnur, captured by Sauron and kept undead somehow. But that's not the only possibility. He could be Haradri, one of the men from Nurn, anything.

Is there a spark of goodness in him? Does he then feel guilty about what he tried to do with his ruse with Frodo's mithril shirt? (Or any other foul deed he did for Sauron, for that matter.) Or is he evil beyond redemption and enjoys being that way? Assuming he survives, how does that fit into the Fourth Age?

Obviously there are more questions than answers. The Challenge? Write a piece of any type or length exploring this fascinating character.

Thanks to Marta for this great idea.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Werecat - Something Wicked This Way Comes
General Audience
Last Updated: 30 Dec 06
A former corsair captain who resents the king, a strange man who speaks in eerie rhymes and their meeting in Umbar during a night of the early years of the Fourth Age. Some disturbing subjects implied, but nothing graphic.

MEFAs 2005 - Honourable Mention, Horror
Mithrils 2005, SemiFinalist, Original Character


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Adoption Date: 26 Sep 06
Adoption Date: 10 Sep 06
Elena Tiriel
Adoption Date: 25 Jun 06

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Created: June 25, 2006

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Entries: 4

Originator: Marta

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