What did Mordor look like after Sauron left?

What did Mordor look like after Sauron left?

Mordor was essentially deserted after Sauron's fall, since the orcs that lived there fled or were killed. However, it is told that once every thousand years a nameless wanderer comes to Mordor in search of something lost. When found, this person becomes as one of the Maiar, spirits created by God that serve him.

In J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, Gollum is such a person who finds his way into Mordor. There he meets Sméagol, a creature transformed by greed and evil into a body-servant for Gollum. Together, they travel to the city of Minas Morgul, where Gollum seeks an artifact called "the Ring". At the city, they are captured by the undead Nazgûl, servants of Sauron who have been sent to find and kill any remaining Maiar. With their last strength, Gollum and Sméagol fight off the Nazgûl but are defeated. Before they die, however, Gollum tells Sméagol what he has discovered about the way out of Mordor and how to find safety. After Gollum dies, Sméagol discovers that he has been followed by another creature named Túrin.

What happened to the Orcs after Sauron died?

What happened to the Orcs following the fall of Sauron in The Lord of the Rings? They were all murdered. They either killed themselves or fled far away, where the Ents, etc. slaughtered them, while the few survivors were finally tracked down. This is stated by Gandalf when he is explaining why the Orcs should not be enslaved: "They are mortal like us; they will die...And so will all things else."

This means that even if you don't kill them, eventually they will die. So it doesn't make sense to enslave them because they will just die. Also, killing them brings an end to their suffering too!

Who lived in Mordor before Sauron?

Shelob, who escaped the War of Wrath and dwelt in the Ephel Duath, was the first known inhabitant of Mordor. With both the mountain of fire and the Ungoliant's offspring, there would have been reason to fear the region even before Sauron came. The Nurnen Sea and its environs were fruitful enough for farming. There were also wild animals to be found in the mountains, and perhaps a few hunters or fishermen.

After Shelob, there is no record of anyone living in Mordor for many years. When Sauron returned from Middle-earth he brought his slaves with him: the Balrogs. It is possible that during his absence someone else had occupied the land; otherwise it can be assumed that when Sauron arrived he found an empty world ready for him to rule.

It is not known who the original inhabitants of Mordor were, but they must have been driven out by Sauron before the start of the Second Age. He destroyed all other kingdoms in Middle-earth excepting that of Men, and since we do not know how long he held them captive before destroying their cities we cannot say for sure if they were present when he invaded.

In any case, they were gone when Sauron took over, and so were all other beings besides the Balrogs. That is why some people believe that the only real characters in the Lord of the Rings are the creatures of Tolkien's imagination: elves, orcs, and wizards.

Why was Sauron just an eye?

During the Second Age, Sauron resurfaced and consolidated authority in Mordor. When Sauron was defeated by Prince Isildur of Gondor, his finger and ring were severed. Sauron appeared as an eye from then on. Some say this happened when he attempted to seize the throne himself; others that it occurred when he tried to regain his physical form after being banished for most of the First Age.

In any case, he lost his ring finger and an eye, which was replaced with an artificial eye made by Galadriel. Even so, he continued to rule through his servants until his death about a thousand years later. After that, his spirit remained alive within Barad-dûr until its destruction at the end of the Third Age.

In Tolkien's writings, we are told that Sauron was dark and terrible to behold. His skin was blackened by sinium, and his eyes red with rage. Most who saw him fled before him. It is said that only two men fought him hand to hand: Elendil, king of Gondor, and Legolas, son of Thranduil. But even they did not stand against him for long. At the end, Sauron was slain by Éomer, prince of the Númenóreans.

What happened to Mordor after Sauron?

Mount Doom lay in the north-western corner of this region, where Sauron had fashioned the One Ring. Barad-dur, Sauron's fortress, situated near Mount Doom. Sauron became known as the Dark Lord of Mordor after this. Sauron returned to Mordor as a spirit immediately after Numenor's destruction and restored his dominion. He gathered about him servants who were loyal to him; and they began to build again the city that he had destroyed.

But many noble spirits remained behind in Gondor when Sauron took possession of it. These were sent into exile by the King who feared for his people's safety. But the Rangers of Ithilien refused to be driven out and fought bravely against the armies of Mordor. In the end, they were defeated but not destroyed, for some of them fled to the West. There they joined the Ranger Company of Gondor who had been founded long before by my father, Aragorn II. This company was called the Last Alliance of Elves and Men because they had forsaken all other claims to live in peace together. They marched against Mordor with the help of the Dwarves who were now under the rule of Durin VII. When the Battle of Pelennor Fields was over, all hope seemed lost until Gandalf the Grey came riding up with the Eagles. They drove back the army of Mordor and saved Gondor. After this victory, Aragorn declared himself king of Gondor and Arnor.

Was Sauron still loyal to Morgoth?

"Sauron had not served Morgoth without getting infected by his thirst for destruction and hate of God (which had to end in nihilism)." -J.R.R. Tolkien.

How did Mordor fall during the War of the Ring?

Sauron gathered all of his armies into Mordor during the War of the Ring. Following the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, a West Host marched to the Black Gate. At the Battle of the Black Gate, Sauron dispatched his army to attack the Men of Gondor and Rohan, but Frodo Baggins destroyed the One Ring, and Mordor fell. Later that day, Gandalf the White arrived at the Black Gate with an army of Men.

During the battle, many great foes were slain, and many more were hurt. The Rohirrim brought reinforcements from the south, while the Gondorians sent troops from Minas Tirith. In the end, the Orcs were defeated and the Black Gates were destroyed. This means that Sauron was finally defeated, but at a great cost. Before he died, Galadriel gave King Eärnur an ancient sword called Long-sorrowing. When Eärnur tried to use it against an Orc, however, it broke! He told Galadriel this and she said that someday someone would come who would be able to wield it well.

In T.H. White's book The Hobbit, there is a passage about how Merry and Pippin met Thráin II, son of Thrain, who had been transformed into a warg by Sauron. They found him in a valley surrounded by orcs, where he was being tortured by Olog-hai.

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