|Agandaûr is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.|
|"Agandaûr" from The Lord of the Rings: War in the North|
|Death||T.A. 3019 |
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Agandaûr is one of the main characters and antagonist of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. He is a descendant of the Black Númenóreans and Sauron's most cruel servant. He was both a mighty sorcerer and warrior, being able to fight Elladan and Elrohir at the same time.
 Early Life
Agandaûr's birth date, as well as most of his personal details, are unknown. He must have started to serve Sauron somewhere in the Third Age. Agandaûr became a great warrior and sorcerer, likely being taught by Sauron himself.
 War of the RingNazgûl were sent to retrieve the One Ring, Agandaûr was sent north to conquer Eriador and destroy Rivendell. He assembled an army in Fornost of Orcs of the Misty Mountains. With Tharzog, chieftain of the Orcs of Mount Gram, in charge of his soldiery he passes his knowledge of sorcery to the Orcs through the scrolls of his lieutenant, Wulfrun..
Just shortly after the Nazgûl defeated the Rangers at Sarn Ford, Agandaûr met there with the Witch-king. Telling him he had finished the preparations and was ready to attack, as assistance for the Nine Riders in the Hunt of the Ring. The Witch-king ordered him to return and attack immediately.
After his return to Fornost his soldiers captured a giant Eagle, named Beleram, who was spying on his forces. On Aragorn's order Eradan, a Dúnadan, Andriel, an Elf loremaster from Rivendell, and Farin, a Dwarf from Erebor, infiltrated Fornost to stop the army of Orcs from joining the Nazgûl. When they found the chained Eagle, they helped him to escape. When they met with two more infiltrators, Elladan and Elrohir, they formed a team to kill Agandaûr. After they fought a way to the citadel tower Eradan, Andriel and Farin dealt with Tharzog while Elladan and Elrohir confronted Agandaûr. Tharzog was killed but Agandaûr had the upper hand in his battle with the Half-elves. However, when the Half-elves where joined by Eradan, Andriel and Farin, he fled on the back of a Fell beast. Even though Beleram pursued him in the air, Agandaûr escaped the Eagle's clutches by summoning a thunder storm.
Through he is not encountered, Agandaûr is active in the North. It is revealed he recruited the renegade Stone-giant Bargrisar to Sauron's side and that he is gathering great following from the Orcs at Mount Gundabad. Furthermore, he intends to forge an alliance with the Dragon Urgost, promising him the city of Nordinbad in exchange for his services. To prevent the rescue of the Wizard Radagast from the clutches of Spider-Queen Saenathra, Agandaûr tasks Wulfrun with harrying Andriel, Farin and Eradan; to obtain Urgost's aid he sends forth a massive host to assault Nordinbad while awaiting the answer to his offer.
In his fortress of Carn Dûm, Agandaûr finds himself confronted by the same trio, who challenge him to account for his misdeeds. Though he proves a formidable warrior and a skilled sorcery, the Black Númenórean is severely weakened by the heroes' combined might. At the same time, Sauron met his downfall with the destruction of the One Ring. With his master defeated, Agandaûr loses all of his power and fades into nothingness, leaving only his mask as a poor reminder of his existence.
Agandaûr's conversation with Urgost appears to be based on that of Dáin Ironfoot and the emissary of Sauron mentioned in The Council of Elrond.=
 =See Also
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Enemies", warinthenorth.com (accessed 21 February 2012)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Citadel Tower
- ↑ "The Black Númenórean" dated 1 February 2011, Youtube (accessed 21 February 2012)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Prologue
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Main Gate
- ↑ The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Chapter 1: Fornost, Inner Wards