2. Author’s Notes
ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatulûk
agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
One Ring to rule them all,
one Ring to find them,
one Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.
Annatar – ‘Lord of Gifts’, a name Sauron took in the Second Age when he appeared in a fair form among the Eldar. I decided to use this name here since I think he probably wouldn’t have wanted his servants to call him ‘Sauron’ (‘the Abhorred’).
moonlit tower – Minas Ithil, the Tower of the (Rising) Moon, later Minas Morgul
no longer than the blink of an eye measured in the eternities I have walked this earth – the siege of Minas Ithil actually lasted 2 years before the city fell in 2002 TA
as he accepted my challenge... – King Eärnur of Gondor rode to Minas Morgul in 2050 TA, accepting the Witch-king’s challenge first issued in 2043 when Eärnur received the crown. He was never seen again and the rule of the Stewards began in Minas Tirith.
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