Gaunt Men

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Gaunt men are one of the many creatures bred and twisted by darkness in Angband during the First Age. Part of the creatures known as Ancient Evil, Gaunt men served Morgoth (Sauron’s master) in Angband prior to Morgoth’s expulsion from the world. After Morgoth’s fall, the remaining Gaunt men went into hiding in the realm that later became Angmar. Their power was greatly diminished. With the return of Sauron their power has returned they now walk the world again, and joined the forces of darkness,


Gaunt-lords

When The Five Wizards, sent by the Valar to aid in the fight against Sauron, arrived to lend wisdom to the Free Peoples of Middle-earth, the Witch-king summoned the Gaunt-men to his service. Among them, five gained greater power to match the five Wizards. These five, embodying death, pestilence, famine, war, and purest evil, became known as the Gaunt-lords. The Gaunt-lords were created using lore surrounding the coming of the Wizards and the physical manifestation of spirits. These creatures are among the most powerful of the Enemy’s servants.

The main Gaunt-lords are:


Gaunt Men

The many types of Gaunt Men (and Lords) that have come forth and been reported in the war are: