The Witch-King of Angmar was the name taken by the Lord of the Nazgûl when he founded the kingdom of Angmar in the middle of the Third Age. The Witch-King was not only the most powerful of the Nazgûl but he was the second most powerful evil being in Middle-earth. His power was trumped only by Sauron himself.

The Witch-King began life in the Second Age. He was named Tindomul. He was born a prince of Númenor, the second son of King Tar-Ciryatan. Having received one of Sauron's nine rings, he was quickly seduced and enslaved by the dark lord. The Witch-King used the ring's power to learn sorcery. Not only was he an adept practitioner of the blackest magic, but he proved to be an able military commander. The Witch-King's boldness and daring on the battlefield was buttressed by a prophesy that no man would kill him.

During the slow build up to the War of the Ring, Sauron sent this most powerful Nazgûl to conquer and hold the Northern kingdom of Arnor. The Witch-King and his army of orcs and fell men were routed from Arnor by a fleet from Gondor led by Eärnur and elves from Rivendell led by Glorfindel. Eärnur and Glorfindel spared the orcs and fell men no mercy. They slew every last one, save for the Witch-King himself who used his magic to escape to Barad-dûr.

The Witch-King also lead Sauron's attack on Gondor. On the verge of conquest, the Witch-King's attack was nearly routed when Théoden and the Rohirrim took to the field. His orc armies began a panicked retreat. The Witch-King swooped in to take control of his rapidly disolving army. He slew Théoden. The Rohirrim now began their retreat at the sight of this unstoppable horror show who had just slain their king. However, his killing of Théoden enraged Éowyn (disguised as a male Rohirrim, as women were not allowed battle) and Merry.

Assuming she was a man, the Witch-King challenged this lil upstart puke, noting that no man could kill him. She revealed herself to be a woman and, with a helpful leg up from Merry, she slew him. Curiously, the sword Merry used to stick the Witch-King with, the sword he found in the Barrow-downs, was wrought long ago in the Northern kingdom, the very kingdom the Witch-King vanquished. Ostensibly the blades they found were laden with spells and curses against the Witch-King. The curse upon the blade helped break a spell on the Witch-King that kept his body somewhat sword proof, therefore allowing Éowyn to administer the fatal coup de grace.

In battle, the Witch-King wielded a black mace and wore a crown upon his head.

The Witch-King goes several other names, such as Er-Mûrazor, the Black Prince, and the Lord of Morgul.

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