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Exploring Middle-Earth: Barad Gúlaran

Posted by Keith Cross on Oct 30, 2007  | Comments

Exploring Middle-Earth: Barad Gúlaran - MMORPG.com

The developers of Lord of the Rings Online have decided to show off Barad Gúlaran, another of their home brewed locations, where the Witch-King of Angmar once studied Sauron's dark lore.

When the Lord of the Nazgûl first came to Angmar and established his new realm as Witch-king, he built the great city of Carn Dûm and thence sallied forth to conquer Arnor. Unbeknownst to all but the Wise, however, he also built a fortress amid the wastes of Angmar, which he called Barad Gúlaran. There, he continued his studies in the dark arts he had learned from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Though many secrets of power and the world of shadow had been laid bare to him when his Ring consumed him, there was much still he wished to learn. Chief and most secret of these was a way to break the bonds that enslaved him to the Lord of Barad-dûr, and thus make himself a great Power. When Eärnur, Prince of Gondor, and Glorfindel of Rivendell drove him from Angmar, the Witch-king's hopes of gaining this power were dashed. He could never again return to Angmar, and was forced to leave his secrets in Barad Gúlaran free to whoever sought them.

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