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Sauron's History

Khamul

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Im sorry, but i havent read any of TOlkiens books except for the hobbit, fotr,ttt, and the rotk so i havent read the books Chris Tolkien wrote and sim. etc so can you please give me a run down on the history of sauron and morgoth if you have a link that i can go to it would also be much appreciated
 

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In the beginning the Creator (Ilúvatar) and the Ainur (sing.: Ainu), who were the offspring of Ilúvatar's mind, created the world through what Tolkien calls the "Music of The Ainur". And of course one of the boys - poor Melkor (also called Morgoth), who else - couldn't keep the tune and sang out of tune - probably some weird rap or something: but it was loud and vain and endlessly repeated... - and good old Erú (that was Ilúvatar's nickname) at first only raised an eyebrow at Melkor, but Melkor - stubborn and having a few temper tantri - still refused to learn reading of music and sing properly in the chorus-line. Lateron everyone started yelling at him and he was expelled, and he had to remain outside, when the others would sing. There he was, humming to himself his own song, kicking stars, shaking fists at his comrades and pondering how he could get back at them, for he - of course - wanted the others to sing his song instead of the other way round and hence came the evil into the world in the very beginning of times...

14 of those Ainur-guys (those are called the Valar [sing.: Vala], with Manwë being their foreman, or even the boss) and a couple of sub-ordinates (called the Maiar [sing.: Maia] were ordered to do the rough work of preparing Arda - and Middle-Earth in particular - for Ilúvatar's children (Elves and Men) so they would find everything nice and cozy on their arrival. Some of those jobs were really tough like creating light, sea, rising the mountains (can You imagine what a crazy job that one must be?), trees, rivers and later even the sun and the moon, short: anything and everything.

Still Melkor wanted to have everything his way and destroyed a lot that they had made and kept hindering and offending Valar and especially poor Maiar who were working their hineys off to fulfil the orders of Manwë, their slavedriver, who had them working overtime and underpaid on behalf of Ilúvatar. The latter also being the reason that Melkor had an easy play to do some headhunting and hire a few of Manwë's Maiar (probably he was paying better or they changed employance because of the "fringe-benefits" Melkor could offer). Sauron was one of those and a few other ones that got new jobs as Balrogs and their main job back then was it to scare the hell outta the poor innocent Children of Ilúvatar or the dwarves (I'm not quite sure though what exactly a job-description for a Balrog looks like or Gothmog would've already gotten my application-letter...) and hence annoy Valar and Maiar even more.

And even much later in the 3rd age - Melkor had been fired long before and Sauron had taken over Melkor's job as CEO of the "Dark Forces Inc." - another handful of the Maiar (well, at least sorta) have been sent over from the almighty west to meddle in the competition between "Children of Ilúvatar Inc." also known as "Elves/Men-Alliance" vs. the "Dark Forces Inc." - something like the fight between Unix/Linux vs. Microsoft (Apple probably playing the role of the Dwarves) nowadays, but anyway, I am getting side-drawn - to side with the Elves and the Men. Those guys were called the Istari (Gandalf, Saruman or Radagast were of their kind).
 
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Saurons History

Briefly, Sauron was originally one of the Maia who followed Melkor in the First Age of Middle Earth. He survived the overthow of Melkor when the Valar and Elves destroyed Thongorodim. I forget the full details but they can be found in the Silmarrilion. Hope that's some help.
 

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ok thanks for the information much appreciated
 

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