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Morgoth, once named Melkor, was the first Dark Lord of Middle-earth and once the master of Sauron who eventually became the second Dark Lord.

Background Edit

He waged war against his creator Eru Ilúvatar and the Valar as he attempted to corrupt Arda's very matter and destroy it. Using vast armies of Orcs and other foul creatures, Morgoth began his wars upon the Free Peoples and would have achieved victory, if not for his defeat at the hands of the Host of Valinor. With his fall, Sauron, the greatest of his servants, set himself as the second Dark Lord and strove to enslave all of Arda's beings.

In the "Shadow of " SeriesEdit

Morgoth himself, for reasons obvious, does not appear or even discussed throughoutly both in Shadow of Mordor  and Shadow of War, altough some of his legacy became crucial to the plans of an Uruk necromancer, Zog.

Zog first attempted to revive and assume control of Tar Goroth, a Balrog who once served within Morgoth's forces. But Zog only succeeded in waking him, prompting the fallen Maiar to rampage throughout Mordor before it was defeated by TalionCelebrimbor, and the Spirit of Carnan.

Later, Zog used necromancy to resurrect the Archers of Morgoth, an elite division of the first Dark Lord's marksmen. This was also foiled by the trio who killed the archers. Zog would later attempt to reawaken Tar Goroth, but he failed, and was killed when Talion interrupted the ritual. 

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