|Title||Nazgul of Mordor|
Isilmo is one of the most ancient of the Nazgul, and this is due to the fact that he was born on Atlantis, where he grew up within the Atlantian city of Pontellious. Although he had the taint of the corruption of Malekor within him he was allowed to survive the destruction of Atlantis due to his noble soul, but he swiftly became further and further corrupted following his arrival in Conarch where he found the spread of corruption had spread there. Arriving in Conarch the Atlantis born noble was given control over the Conarch city of Pal Fasio of which he ruled effectively for a time, but his extensive darkness would lead to him becoming increasingly depressed and in this depression he withdrew himself from the affairs of the city. While Numeron was still in its golden age the darkness of Mordor began to spread into Conarch, and while acting a Conarch lord he would meet the dark lord Sauron, and the first time Isilmo met Sauron he was using an elven body form, and this immediately got the attention of the depressed Isilmo. Sauron spent much time with Isilmo as he knew that for his main servent in Braizen Highven to win he would need to maintain the support of the Teutons, so in this way he planned to use Isilmo to control the Teutons. Sauron would lead his three Nazgul and a massive Orc/Mordor army against the forces of Fingon Feanor, and the Numenorians and during this battle the forces of Sauron would crush the invaders so completely that the Empire of Numeron lost the will to re-enter the lands of Mordor leaving the problem to the Kingdom of Conarch, and the Kingdom of Taraban. Isilmo would become involved in a rivalry with Morgomir after he was sent north in order to turn him by whatever means neccessary. Isilmo would choose to massacre all of Morgomir`s family and villagers and this would eventually lead to Morgomir surrendering and joining the Nazgul in order to attempt to save his family. Isilmo would lie and after putting on the ring Morgomir would watch as Isilmo would go back on the deal and massacre the remnents of the village and all of the remainder of his family. Isilmo following this would disapear for many years only reapearing during the Gondor Civil War when he took part in the Battle of Narvine Fields, and during the battle he fought Aragorn Elessar and was defeated and his corporal form destroyed. Reforming years later in Mordor he held a vengeance against Aragorn and his line and for this reason travelled to Umbar silently where he would corupt the line of Castamir in a grand plot to eventually destroy Gondor. He would silently infiltrate the southern Gondor border and join the expanding army of Umbar within Gondor, and while there he would give Sarah Mason the order to kill Ildarion Elessar or her entire family would be killed.
He is remarkable even for a Nazgul due to the fact that his corruption is so great that he is nearly ethereal. Now all natural things rebel in his presence, vegetation withers, animals sicken and bold warriors cower. He is an abomination whose merest presence is poison to life, honour and hope. He is mainly present in the western Mordor front where he is amongst many of the armies of Mordor that enter Gondor. For this reason he is one of the more seen of the Nazgul. He led the siege of Minus Ithil for many years and it was only through the premonition of the Dark Marshal that led him to not accompany the Orc army before it was destroyed by the alliance of Gondor, High Forest and Lucerne.
Isilmo is one of the most ancient of the Nazgul, and this is due to the fact that he was born on Atlantis, where he grew up within the Atlantian city of Pontellious.
Destruction of Atlantis
Although he had the taint of the corruption of Malekor within him he was allowed to survive the destruction of Atlantis due to his noble soul, but he swiftly became further and further corrupted following his arrival in Conarch where he found the spread of corruption had spread there.
Main Article : Empire of Numeron
Arriving in Conarch the Atlantis born noble was given control over the Conarch city of Pal Fasio of which he ruled effectively for a time, but his extensive darkness would lead to him becoming increasingly depressed and in this depression he withdrew himself from the affairs of the city.
Rise of Sauron
| Rise of the Dark Lord |
He rose to promince amid the ruins of the Numenorians. Hiding in their rotten corpse noone noticed as he corupted everything around him.
With the knowledge of what he was, he now lost all traces of Velkan, and became what his evil father wished him to become in a tool of Evil. Changing his name to Sauron he wandered the Earth for hundreds honing his abilities attempting to find a way to become greater then his father. Travelling to far away Cathay he would hone his abilities for almost a hundred years before finally Malekor became enraged by the delays of Sauron and when he couldn't convinse Sauron himself Malekor sent his champion Morgoth down to Europe where he made Sauron understand that he needed to become greater now and to stop waiting for things. Returning to Europe he traveled to his ancient homeland of Palias where he would instigate a religious revolt in the city rallying the people of Palias to his side before moving north where he he discovered the Mountains of Mordor. Finally Sauron discovered the place that would become his fortress in the form of the fire wracked mountains of Mordor, and begin to set down roots in the land of which was controlled in part by the Empire of Numeron, but the Emperor of Numeron saw little economic possibility in Mordor and left it mainly in the control of a client state in the form of the Kingdom of Mordor. Arriving from the east into Mordor with his army of Palias he was able to trick the King of Mordor into allowing him in as a vassal of the Kingdom of Mordor and would settle in the lands of northern Mordor wherein he made great efforts to appear to be a loyal vassal, and with the freedom this provided he secretly had his forces build himself a great gateway deep in the mountains of Mount Doom, and from there he planned to teleport to the continent of Africanas. Before he could do this Sauron would begin the construction of the devices that would be responsible for the corruption and destruction of untold lives, and lands in the form of the Rings of Power.
Rings of Power
Main Article : Rings of Power
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie
One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
-Song of the RingsSauron understood that he needed a way into the minds of the Numenorians and so he devised the plan of creating devises that would corrupt individuals within the Numenorians and others into following him into darkness. Sauron understood the crafting of the devices but needed someone else to create them so that the world would take them and not believe they were being corrupted, At first he approached the Sindar Elves of the forests of Europe and in High Forest he was turned away, as he was in Athel Loren. He attempted to get the Dwarves to craft them but they barred him entrance. Finally Sauron had better luck with the Elven-smiths of Eregion to whom he presented under the alias of Annatar, an emissary from the High Elves. The Gwaith-i-Mírdain of Eregion were mostly High Elves and wished to have the same joys in their Kingdom as the Elves who had returned to Ulthuan had received, and with this in mind the Elves of Eregion started to make the Rings with knowledge gained from Annatar. The Rings were of various kinds: the lesser rings were only essays in the craft before it was full-grown. The Greater 16 were created, and the Elves of Eregion begin to send them throughout the world just as Sauron had convinced them to do, with some going to Elves, some going to Dwarves, and the ones meant for the humans were given to Annatar as a gift to him so that he could give them to the humans himself. When Annatar departed from Eregion, Celebrimbor Mirdrain went on to forge the Three Rings of the Elves using the knowledge he had gained from him, but without his involvement, and finished them around the time that Sauron begin crafting his own personal ring.
The One Ring
Main Article : The One Ring
The One Ring was created by the Dark Lord Sauron following his departure from Eregion in order to enlarge his own might by combining it with the power of the Elven smiths, and thus to give him control over the other Rings of Power, which had been made by Celebrimbor and his people with Sauron's assistance. Sauron forged the One Ring secretly in the fires of Mount Doom. His will was then inside a Ring that could control the other Rings. Thus, he was more powerful than ever before when he wore the Ring, but became much weaker when he lost it. Though it appeared to be made of simple gold, the Ring was virtually impervious to damage, and could only be destroyed by throwing it into the pit of the volcanic Mount Doom in which it had originally been forged. This Ring also basically meant that unless you destroyed the ring you could never truly kill Sauron because a piece of him was inside of the Ring and would never leave the world while the Ring still lived. With his means of corupting the humans of Europe in place he would decide on his next stage when he left Mordor through his portal into the lands of Africanas. When he arrived in Africanas he saw much of what he saw in Europe, in that Africanas too had Growing Kingdom of Humans and small groupings of other races. It was in the southwest of Africanas that he would discover the Orcs and with them he would find his foot soldiers.
Controlling the Orcs
See Also : Orcs
The Orcs at this point were not even close to becoming the massively powerful creatures they would one day become, and they were still all completely Ferel Orcs as the High Orcs had not yet risen and caused the expansion of the Orcish Race. In these mindless creatures Sauron saw something that he didn't think the humans would ever be able to show them in the Orcs lack of morals or ethics and their simple mindless ability to follow simple commands to the letter. So in this primitive state it was simple for Suaron to gain their loyalty through a series of kind acts and uplifting members of their tribes into positions of power and then causing these uplifted Orcs to become obsessed with him. As his control over these Orcs grew he begin moving many of these Sauron loyalist Orcs towards his great portal in Africanas and from here he told them of the greatness of his Empire and they fell in love with this idea. With their control now a done deal he was able to transport large numbers of these ancient Feral Orcs back to Mordor where he hid them in the eastern canyons of the mountain range and slowly built them into his own personal army.
With his army expanding dramatically in number and organization Sauron would continue his corruption of the Numenorian client nation in the form of the Kingdom of Mordor of whom was ruled at the time by King Aedheld Nelya. Aedheld would reject Sauron's offering of a Ring of Power but dejected at first Sauron found a willing taker of the Ring of Power in the form of Aedheld's son Ulaire of whom took the Ring and was swiftly corrupted by Sauron. Using Ulaire he would take control of the Kingdom of Mordor causing a coup which wiped out the members of the Monarchy resistant to his rise, and with this in place he used Ulaire as a puppet on the throne of Mordor as he went about his real task which was to construct a capital from wherein he could conquer all of Mordor. With his holdings in eastern Mordor established Sauron begin setting them to work creating the massive fortress of Barad-Dur where he would create the centerpiece of the Empire he was building. The Mordor Orcs would grow quickly into a large army mainly in the canyons of the eastern parts of Mordor, and it was here that they begin to be noticed by the Empire of Numeron. Being noticed was exactly what Sauron wanted as he wanted to create a reason for the Numenorian expansion to stop moving eastward as he wanted time to grow, and at the same time he wanted to take control over Harad which would be difficult if they kept moving eastward. He used his massive powers and the untold thousands of Orcs now populating the Mordor region to quickly finish Barad-Dur and then with its creation he also created numerous fortresses, and towns throughout eastern Mordor which allowed for the creation of even more Mordor Orcs to the point that he knew he was ready for the Numenorians. He would begin by assaulting the Numenorian fortress of Tol-Durthang of which would be known by the Orcs as Durthang of which was the massive Numenorian fortress that was once meant to control the entire Mordor range but now simply blocked Sauron's advance westward. These attacks were shocking to the defenders of Tol-Durthang as until this point Sauron was still deemed to be a small player that controlled the Kingdom of Mordor but his control of the Orcs was something that none within the Numenorian government had come to fathom. Despite being outnumbered by a massive margin the Numenorian defenders were able to hold against the forces of Mordor but were weakened and thus called for assistance from the mainland.
Defence of Fingon FeanorFollowing this call for assistance the Empire of Numeron would arrive with a large army nearly two years after the completion of Barad-Dur and when they arrived it was the powerful High Elf Fingon Feanor that would be leading the army of Numeron alongside the Prince of Gondor in the form of Tur-Ilderion Elessar, and his younger brother Tar-Teldrion Elessar from House Elessar. Alongside the two princes of House Elessar would silently be the princess of Gondor in the form Ar-Erella Elessar of whom dawned the equipment of a regular man at arms and joined her beloved brothers in joining the fight, and her Magi control was something that she believed would be of great assistance. The arrival of Fingon, and Ilderion's army would lead to the end of the siege of Tol-Durthang with the Orcs, and forces of Mordor retreating back from Tol-Durthang out of sight of the fortress awaiting the movement of the Numenorian army. Fingon joined by all seven of his sons and the army of the Numenorians massed this force at the fortress of Tol-Durthang and from here he was able to spy the edges of the giant fortress of Barad-Dur of which the creation of was the main reason for the arrival of he and his army. Fingon was an ancient High Elf as he had been born on Ulthuan before the coming of Chaos so he was still a little arrogant about the power of the High Elves and thus he was prepared to quickly beat this pathetic race that resisted them and then take control of Mordor for the Empire of Numeron of whom he now swore loyalty too. As his army moved towards Barad-Dur they underwent nearly constant assaults from large groups of a strange green skinned race they knew to be denizens of Africanas, and these attacks caused large casualties to his army and the closer they got the more numerous these forces became. Fingon Feanor would never reach Barad-Dur as his army would be wiped out when Sauron himself came to the front of the Numenorian army and joined by his sister Flemeth, and thousands of Orcs surrounded his army and they proceeded to wipe them out. During the massacre three of the Nazgul in the form of Adunaphel the Wroth, Ulaire Nelya, and IsilmoTwo of Fingon's sons were killed during the Battle and only a few dozen Numenorian survived the Battle including Fingon, and his five remaining sons, but also among the dead were the two princes of Gondor which was a major blow to House Elessar. Also during the massacre Erella Elessar would be captured after her Magi abilities were discovered by Flemeth and captured by Flemeth she was brought back to the Korcani Wilds where she would be tortured for years on end. Eventually her torture would end with her suicide and turning into a "Daughter of Flemeth" of which she became one of the earliest members of the Daughters of Flemeth. Fingon Feanor would remain in Tol-Durthang but forced his sons to return to Ulthuan while he remained for many years holding the fortress against the forces of Mordor, and during this time he would become completely discouraged by the turn of events as he would watch as Sauron destroyed the Empire of Numeron through the use of puppets and then a century late he watched as the successor Kingdom of Gondor abandoned Tol-Durthang for the more easily defended city of Minus Telif. With the abandonment of Tol-Durthang he would leave the Kingdom of Gondor and travel north where he created a farmstead in Denmark that he has lived in ever since not wishing to see his family after his failure. Also among those affected was Tari-Aurelian Titus of whom was captured during the fighting and was brought before the Dark Lord Sauron himself and while his low status was too low to offer him a ring of power Aurelian would be corrupted by the words of Sauron and became a Black Numenorian before returning to the ranks of his family in Gondor where he lied stating he had escaped and his overjoyed family did little to question him trusting him wholly.
Downfall of Numeron
Main Article : Downfall of Numeron
See Also : Mordor
Capture of Morgomir
See Also : Morgomir
Many have wondered how this kind of man could fall to Sauron, and for Sauron this was a tough one to get, but he found Morgomir's weakness in the same way he found everyone elces. The weakness he discovered was the actual village in which he lived. Sauron sent one of his more dark of servents in Isilmo to destory the village if the young Magi did not heed the command of Isilmo. Isilmo entered the village clad in all dark and as he scared the villagers he approached Morgomir and gave him the decree from Sauron.
"This village has two days to decide its fate. On one hand you may fight to defend your village, but you will all be killed. Or the second choice is you alone Morgomir leave this village and meet me north of here, and if you do this your beloved villag will be spared."
With this in mind Morgomir spent the first day with his people where the vast majority including his wife and children begged him to remain with them. Though he doubted his ability to defeat this man, he didn't trust the creature enough to trust him, so he decided to defend the village. On the second day Isilmo returned but this time the entire village was surrounded by a massive force of Orcs. The small village had no hope of ever defeating the might of the massive army. With this in mind Morgomir said goodbye to the people he loved, and left the village to meet with Isilmo who was waiting outside the village. When he met with Isilmo he asked Isilmo if the deal was still in place to save his village and Isilmo said yes. With his village's survival now complete he lowered his staff, and allowed the elite Orcs surrounding him to contain him in chains. Once the chains were around his hands Isilmo looked at him and said the following.
"Your pathetic village will die now. Did you honestly think anything you did would save it? Our Lord Sauron wishes for your service, and your service he shall get."
With that Morgomir watched as Isilmo ordered the Orcs to destroy the village, and following the destruction he was forced to walk through the village as Isilmo ordered his family, including his wife, and children to be brutally raped, and then murdered right in front of him.
Gondor Civil War
The End of the Line
Main Article : Battle of Narvine Fields
| The End of the Gondor Civil War |
They will not sit idle after our victories in Cair Andros and Ethring. We need to move quickly if we are to end this conflict. We need to look at this map and force their hand in a single fight. Force them to attack where we want them to.
The War would finally come to an end when the forces of Mordor and Umbar would team up to attack the Gondorian Fortress of Narvine. The forces of Mordor were reeling from the miraculous defense of Cair Andros, and before this the utter defeat of the Umbar forces attempting to destroy House Mason at Ethring. The Mordor forces begin to regroup around Minus Morgal and prepared to move once again into Gondor this time they were led by the Witch King and their force was massive along the lines of the original armies attacking throughout the land. The Gondor scouts were especially well alert during the early movements and because of this the Gondorian army was able to arrive in Narvine a day before the Mordor, and Umbar armies did, and this turned the battle into more of a siege.
The fortress was the main backbone of the eastern Gondorian defences and for this reason it was especially well prepared for the attack that everyone knew was inevitable. Before the Battle had begun the fortress had its command handed over to the twin brothers Tar-Arannoa Ellesar, and Tar-Vislen Elessar of whom brought a large force of Tower gaurds of whome were not foreseen by the forces of Mordor as they moved within. The forces of Mordor were at first moving against Minus Ithil but they discovered the fortress was heavily defended by two of the Numenorian commanders in the form of Tur-Halbaard Elessar, and Edrion Elessar thus the forces of Mordor used a large Orc force to besiege Minus Ithil while they moved the total force southwards towards Narvine in a move that would cut off the main Gondor force in the south from the rest of Gondor. As the force from Mordor moved south the main thrust of Umbar moved northward towards the main Gondor Force at Ethring which forced the main force to remain in place. King Arathorn Elessar understood that the forces of Gondor were completely surrounded in the south but with the army in the north in tatters following the defence of Cair Andros, and the central army still stuck fighting against the army of Sarauman in Osgiliath and besieged in Minus Ithil he had no choice but to attempt to defeat the Umbar force once and for all.
The Siege Begins
The Army of Mordor moved quickly against the forces at Narvine as they were determined to take the fortress and quickly trap the rest of the Gondor Army around Ethring where they would be picked apart and destroyed. Led by the Witch King the army of nearly three hundred thousand attacked the fortress nestled into the hills which had a defence army of little over sixty thousand and was weakened from nearly two years of fighting. The seige begin quickly with the forces of Mordor swarming at the walls in huge numbers which had little hope of defeating the defenders but each night this continued which made the defenders weaker and weaker. After three days of fighting the forces of Mordor had lost almost seventy five thousand to the defenders but the defenders were down some ten thousand dead while another fifteen thousand were wounded. While the defenders awaited the fourth day and the coming of their eventual fall the situation in Ethring changed dramatically.
Massacre at Barfurd
Along the Umbar front the forces of Gondor were opposed by the massive army of Umbar of which was situated in the large city of Barfurd. The Umbar army was very large but at the same time they were led by the brother of Castamir Bedroog in Vastamir Bedroog of whome was a skilled but inexperianced leader. Arathorn saw that his Kingdom was going to fall unless he changed things dramatically and thus he created a plan where a large force of Gondor Cavalary would move eastward around the border with Umbar through the mountain passes there and move to the east of the Umbar army unaware. The sentries along the Umbar border were massive as Castamir had drilled his brother to death that he needed to be careful about ambushes, but the mountain path was so inaccesable and far away from the front that there were very few sentries there and what few were there were of little skill and even less prepared. The Cavalry moved quickly and was able to destroy the few scouts in the mountain pass and arrived on the eastern swamps of Barfurd four days after they had left. With their arrival Arathorn moved the entire Gondor force southward and provoked the Umbar army into action by massacring the scouts located along the border and thus at the same time bliding the Umbar forces to their movement. Vastamir sent word to his brother who told him that he would move a relief force to Barfurd and that Vastamir would not move until he arrived. Vastamir was prepared to follow this but Arathorn begin using scouts to taunt the defenders and Vastamir suffered insults from his commanders which forced him to make the rash decision to move the Umbar army north in order to defeat Arathorn.
The moment the Umbar army moved north Castamir got word and moved his force quicker to the location but he was a week away and had no real hope of arriving in time. Vastamir led the forces north and despite whispers from his commanders that they had little knowledge of what they were facing he continued north due to the fact that he was heavily influenced by several rash commanders within his retinue. As he moved north he was shadowed by the ten thousand cavalry of the Gondor force of whome moved in behind and to the eastern side of him in preperation for the coming Battle. As the two sides engaged in Battle the Gondorians did not make any attempt to be agressive and the Umbar forces assumed this was because they were so much more numerous and they doubled their attack. As the entire Umbar force was engaged the cavalry moved into the Battle and hit the unprepared Umbar forces in the rear and side. As Vastamir realized the mistake he made he charged forward in the hopes of defeating Arathorn before his forces were completely massacred. He would make his way to Arathorn who was heading for him and the two would duel and when the dust settled Vastamir lay dead along with the entire army of Umbar. Following this victory the forces of Gondor moved relatively undamaged northward towards the Battle of Narvine and the forces of Mordor were completely unaware of this movement.
The End of the Siege
The fourth day of the Siege of Narvine would come and as was the case everyday the forces of Mordor moved against the city but this time they were in trouble as the main Gondor force was watching from the hills nearbye and was awaiting this attack. During the enseuing siege the Gondor Army under Arathorn moved north towards the seige and hit the rear of the attacking force. Isilmo was in the skies overhead and was the first to see the attackers, and this was followed shortly after by the Witch King of whome both attempted to shift there forces but realized quickly that the army was far to invested in the siege to turn completely and they watched as a massive melee ensued between the Gondor forces and the now completely surrounded Mordor army of which started to turn into a massacre. As this happened the Witch King and Isilmo landed at the heart of the Gondor army and begin to fight at the center. There presence caused great fear and nearly routed the Gondorians until Arathorn and his son Aragorn arrived on the scene and engaged them in battle. During this ensueing conflict Arathron would be struck down along with his second in command in Malvo Openias and all hope seemed lost until Aragorn stepped forward and fought him. While they fought his uncle was killed by Isilmo but was then forced to pull back after Tar-Vislan defeated him and nearly killed his Wraith. With the Mordor force nearly completely massacred the Witch King looked around and realized that he was completely surrounded and thus pulled back leaving the field completely in Gondor's hands. With the defeat of this force the forces of Mordor no longer had the forces capable of winning the conflict and Sauron watching his army in near defeat ordered the general retreat from Gondor's lands of which the final force to leave was Sarauman of whome was harried by Gandalf their entire time leaving.
The First Frogral Rebellion
Main Article : First Frogral Civil War
| The Plots of Morgomir|
Did you think there would be no consequences to all the things you've done?
Morgomir having never been truly corrupted due to his betrayal back in Denmark had spent generations living under the rule of Sauron, and during this time he would be extremely forlorn to his fate, and did little other then brood within the walls of Minas Frogral, but this would all change during the rise of Ilrin-Rendrian Westcellia II. of whom as the King of the Kingdom of Frogral it would be Morgomir that would come greatly admire and over time the two became the best of friends. Together Morgomir, and Rendrian would come to form a religion of there own based around the tenants of the Atlantian Pantheon but hidden beneath the banner of the One of Sauron, and for decades the two would expand the control of the Seven Eyes Temple of Frogral, as well as expanding the personal army of Frogral all the while this was happening they were able to avoid being discovered due to Morgomir personally either corupting the true Sauron elements within Frogral or killing them and replacing them with men loyal to Rendrian.
The Frogral Rebellion
Ilrin Rendrian senior would fall deeply behind the preaching of Morgomir and in this devotion he would not listen to Morgomir who demanded secrecy above all things and begin expanding an underground network he called the Seven Knights of Frogral of whom worked against the forces of Mordor. While Morgomir was in the north under commands of Sauron it would be Rendrian senior that led a large force of Frogral forces against an army of the Kingdom of Nurn and massacred the entire force but as they retreated they were caught by Isilmo the Nazgul Lord of Nurn of whom captured several commanders including the brother of Rendrian. Having successfully hidden his involvement in the Seven Knights of Frogral rebellion he was eventually discovered after his brother who had remained a captive for weeks of being tortured by the Nazgul Isilmo he would finally give up Rendrian's involvement. Having discovered that Rendrian was a traitor it would be Isilmo that sent word to The Dark Marshall and together the two Nazgul led a large army to Minas Frogal and put the city under siege and despite the desire of Morgomir to assist his friend he was unable to jeopardize the entire operation and so turned against Rendrian senior leading to his death.
See Also : Morgomir
Isilmo and Morgomir maintain a heavy rivalry after Isilmo was ordered to capture Morgomir and during this capture he ordered the rape, and murder of Morgomir's family. Isilmo is so far gone morally that he doesn't even remember this but on three occasions Morgomir has attempted to have Isilmo killed, but on each occasion the crafty Isilmo has managed to keep himself alive.