Morgomir is a Nazgul who was once a very honorable and powerful Magi from the Norse Lands of Denmark. Born as Morgomir Habsburg he would the son of low level merchants at the time and was a member of the now extremely powerful House Habsburg. Morgomir would come to marry Elinor of whom he loved deeply and her death at the hands of Isilmo was the near death blow to Morgomir's sanity, but her moral strength drove him to keep fighting despite his pain.
He is the only Nazgul to use Magi, and this alone makes him quite remarkable. His main piece of uniquness though is the fact that while he was in Denmark he crafted a spell that would make the ring of power Sauron gave him useless if he was betrayed in his deal to save his village, so when he was betrayed and given the ring it did not corupt his mind but simply his body.
Morgomir was born somewhere in Denmark, and for all the usual royalty ties of the Nazgul, Morgomir was born in poverty by comparison. His parents were low level merchants, but early in his life his father fell out of favor and was banished from the main branch of House Habsburgh forming House Habsburg but in this new role his family came to control a small village in Denmark where they ruled effectively. This quiet, and peaceful lifestyle was interupted when the Andals, and their servents begin heavily invading the northern coats of Denmark. While Morgomir was in Denmark he gained quite the reputation for protecting his village, and as time went on more and more Norse came to Denmark in the hopes of beating this masterful Magi that everyone was so afraid of. Tribes of Northman would attack his village, and every time they did Morgomir and his Magi would defeat them. For years he held against the tide, and he spent the offtime rebuilding and adding to the defences of his village. This pattern went on for almost 10 years until eventually during an attack a man approached the village consumed in shadows and darkness. The Dark man was Isilmo and he would begin killing Morgomir`s family and villagers in order to eventually give Morgomir no choice but to join Mordor and the Nazgul. While he was being blackmailed he came up with idea of punishing Mordor if they should betray him and to do this he crafted a spell that would make the ring of power Sauron gave him useless if he was betrayed in his deal to save his village. So when he was betrayed and his people and family killed the ring of power did not work and only his body was overwhelmed with coruption while his mind remained the same noble mind it had been before. After being "corupted" he was named the Lord of Minas Frogral a fallen Gondorian fortress in southern Mordor where he would rally the broken Atlantian remnents of the area and rally them behind his tough, but honorable rule. Morgomir would take part in the Gondor Civil War where he led a large contingent of Mordor Uruks into the Battle of Cair Andros where he moved behind the lines through Pelagir and was meant to attack any relief coming from behind, but instead ignored the incoming Elves and Men allowing them to rout the Orc army at Cair Andros, and following this battle Morgomir led his army into a massacre at Osgiliath where he survived alongside a handful of his personal Black Numenorian Knights. Morgomir would travel northward into the Kingdom of Orthanac where he was commanded to assist the Mordor loyalist forces of Orthanac against a White Numenorian rebellion within its ranks, and in this he would take many Frogral nobles with him and while he was in Orthanac he and his Frogral forces were able to secretly greatly assist the White Numenorian elements in Orthanac ending the rebellion with a Mordor victory but creating a large resistence force more akin to his own in Frogral. While he was away King Rendrian Westcellia would spark a rebellion and by the time Morgomir was able to return all he was able to do was save the kingdom and he was forced to hand over Rendrian where he alongside dozens were executed for their roles in the rebellion. Morgomir would travel north in secret while the Witch King, John Lovie, and The Dark Marshal met with the Bolten`s and when the command was given to send forces he would silently kill Calisto Malhuud under the guise of being Isilmo and then take his position in the army going west.
In a way he is the least monsterous of the Nazgul, and there have been stories told of Morgomir sparing the lives of people during a fight. This emotion is in complete disregard to the constant struggle, and madness he is given by the Lord Sauron due to his wearing of the ring, which causes any who wear it to become angry, and utterly loyal to the cause of Sauron. The reason for this control is the fact that he is so powerful in Magi that he was able to create a shield for himself that allows himself to not be effected by the ring of Sauron, and thus he has maintained his sanity, and has moved away from the service of Sauron and has been consistently undermining the Mordor war effort especially in Kandor where he feeds the Arakhora information.
Morgomir was born somewhere in Denmark, and for all the usual royalty ties of the Nazgul, Morgomir was born in poverty making him unique in yet another way to the other Nazgul. His parents were low level merchants, but early in his life his father fell out of favor and was banished from the main branch of House Habsburgh forming House Habsburg but in this new role his family came to control a small town in Denmark called Copenhagen where they ruled effectively.
Campaigns of Morgomir
Main Article : Campaigns of Morgomir Habsburg
| The Rise and Fall of Morgomir|
You trusted the wrong person. I will now show you the consequences of your failure.
While Morgomir Habsburg was Lord of the village of Copenhagen he would become quite facinated by the large ancient ruins that dotted the landscape around the village of Copenhagen, and it was in the fasination that he begin to explore them. Exploring the ancient ruins he would uncover an ancient door that no one had ever been able to open and opening this door would become a goal that always sat in the back of his mind as he went about his life as lord of Copenhagen. While ruling over Copenhagen he would turn this small village into a place of prosperity and strength bringing in hundreds of poor Teutons from the main branch of his families main holding of Aalheld and putting them to work bringing more wealth and power to the town.
See Also : Battle of Copenhagen (1932)
As the years rolled by for Morgomir as lord of Copenhagen he had begun construction of a ring wall around the town and had become the target of jealousy from the main branch of his family of whom would send Reilin Habsburgh into southern Swedan where he would pay a small tribe of Vendals to attack Copenhagen.
For years following the great victory over his cousin Reilin it was the forces of Morgomir that held against the tide, and he spent the off time rebuilding and adding to the defenses of his village. It was during these years that Copenhagen's population continued to expand, and their wealth was increasing as Morgomir became so powerful that he begin using simply elemental's to assist him and no longer cold bear even the thought of his people dying in battle.
Mordor Invasion of Denmark
See Also : Battle of Copenhagen (1938)
Many have wondered how this kind of man could fall to Sauron, and for Sauron this was a tough one to get, but he found Morgomir's weakness in the same way he found everyone elces. The weakness he discovered was the actual village in which he lived. Sauron sent one of his more dark of servents in Isilmo to destory the village if the young Magi did not heed the command of Isilmo. Isilmo entered the village clad in all dark and as he scared the villagers he approached Morgomir and gave him the decree from Sauron. With this in mind Morgomir spent the first day with his people where the vast majority including his wife and children begged him to remain with them. Though he doubted his ability to defeat this man, he didn't trust the creature enough to trust him, so he decided to defend the village. On the second day Isilmo returned but this time the entire village was surrounded by a massive force of Orcs. The small village had no hope of ever defeating the might of the massive army. With this in mind Morgomir said goodbye to the people he loved, and left the village to meet with Isilmo who was waiting outside the village. When he met with Isilmo he asked Isilmo if the deal was still in place to save his village and Isilmo said yes. With his village's survival now complete he lowered his staff, and allowed the elite Orcs surrounding him to contain him in chains. Once the chains were around his hands Isilmo looked at him and said the following.
With that Morgomir watched as Isilmo ordered the Orcs to destroy the village, and following the destruction he was forced to walk through the village as Isilmo ordered his family, including his wife, and children to be brutally raped, and then murdered right in front of him. As a final act of brutality Isilmo would curse Morgomir to see himself in reflections and mirrors in the image of his son in his son's final moments further breaking the sole of Morgomir.
See Also : Mordor
With everything he loved destroyed he was transported back to Mordor through a portal and his arrival in Mordor was quite the contrast to the endless white that was Denmark.
After being "corrupted" he was named the Lord of Minas Frogral a fallen Gondorian fortress in southern Mordor where he would rally the broken Atlantian remnants of the area and rally them behind his tough, but honorable rule.
Amras, and Thingol would be discovered by Morgomir following his arrival in Mordor as a supposed servant of Sauron, and seeing their nobility Morgomir would release the two from their curse bringing them to Minas Frogral where they formed the first of his wraiths.
Gondor Civil War
The End of the Line
Main Article : Battle of Narvine Fields
| The End of the Gondor Civil War |
They will not sit idle after our victories in Cair Andros and Ethring. We need to move quickly if we are to end this conflict. We need to look at this map and force their hand in a single fight. Force them to attack where we want them to.
The War would finally come to an end when the forces of Mordor and Umbar would team up to attack the Gondorian Fortress of Narvine. The forces of Mordor were reeling from the miraculous defense of Cair Andros, and before this the utter defeat of the Umbar forces attempting to destroy House Mason at Ethring. The Mordor forces begin to regroup around Minus Morgal and prepared to move once again into Gondor this time they were led by the Witch King and their force was massive along the lines of the original armies attacking throughout the land. The Gondor scouts were especially well alert during the early movements and because of this the Gondorian army was able to arrive in Narvine a day before the Mordor, and Umbar armies did, and this turned the battle into more of a siege.
The fortress was the main backbone of the eastern Gondorian defences and for this reason it was especially well prepared for the attack that everyone knew was inevitable. Before the Battle had begun the fortress had its command handed over to the twin brothers Tar-Arannoa Ellesar, and Tar-Vislen Elessar of whom brought a large force of Tower gaurds of whome were not foreseen by the forces of Mordor as they moved within. The forces of Mordor were at first moving against Minus Ithil but they discovered the fortress was heavily defended by two of the Numenorian commanders in the form of Tur-Halbaard Elessar, and Edrion Elessar thus the forces of Mordor used a large Orc force to besiege Minus Ithil while they moved the total force southwards towards Narvine in a move that would cut off the main Gondor force in the south from the rest of Gondor. As the force from Mordor moved south the main thrust of Umbar moved northward towards the main Gondor Force at Ethring which forced the main force to remain in place. King Arathorn Elessar understood that the forces of Gondor were completely surrounded in the south but with the army in the north in tatters following the defence of Cair Andros, and the central army still stuck fighting against the army of Sarauman in Osgiliath and besieged in Minus Ithil he had no choice but to attempt to defeat the Umbar force once and for all.
The Siege Begins
The Army of Mordor moved quickly against the forces at Narvine as they were determined to take the fortress and quickly trap the rest of the Gondor Army around Ethring where they would be picked apart and destroyed. Led by the Witch King the army of nearly three hundred thousand attacked the fortress nestled into the hills which had a defence army of little over sixty thousand and was weakened from nearly two years of fighting. The seige begin quickly with the forces of Mordor swarming at the walls in huge numbers which had little hope of defeating the defenders but each night this continued which made the defenders weaker and weaker. After three days of fighting the forces of Mordor had lost almost seventy five thousand to the defenders but the defenders were down some ten thousand dead while another fifteen thousand were wounded. While the defenders awaited the fourth day and the coming of their eventual fall the situation in Ethring changed dramatically.
Massacre at Barfurd
Along the Umbar front the forces of Gondor were opposed by the massive army of Umbar of which was situated in the large city of Barfurd. The Umbar army was very large but at the same time they were led by the brother of Castamir Bedroog in Vastamir Bedroog of whome was a skilled but inexperianced leader. Arathorn saw that his Kingdom was going to fall unless he changed things dramatically and thus he created a plan where a large force of Gondor Cavalary would move eastward around the border with Umbar through the mountain passes there and move to the east of the Umbar army unaware. The sentries along the Umbar border were massive as Castamir had drilled his brother to death that he needed to be careful about ambushes, but the mountain path was so inaccesable and far away from the front that there were very few sentries there and what few were there were of little skill and even less prepared. The Cavalry moved quickly and was able to destroy the few scouts in the mountain pass and arrived on the eastern swamps of Barfurd four days after they had left. With their arrival Arathorn moved the entire Gondor force southward and provoked the Umbar army into action by massacring the scouts located along the border and thus at the same time bliding the Umbar forces to their movement. Vastamir sent word to his brother who told him that he would move a relief force to Barfurd and that Vastamir would not move until he arrived. Vastamir was prepared to follow this but Arathorn begin using scouts to taunt the defenders and Vastamir suffered insults from his commanders which forced him to make the rash decision to move the Umbar army north in order to defeat Arathorn.
The moment the Umbar army moved north Castamir got word and moved his force quicker to the location but he was a week away and had no real hope of arriving in time. Vastamir led the forces north and despite whispers from his commanders that they had little knowledge of what they were facing he continued north due to the fact that he was heavily influenced by several rash commanders within his retinue. As he moved north he was shadowed by the ten thousand cavalry of the Gondor force of whome moved in behind and to the eastern side of him in preperation for the coming Battle. As the two sides engaged in Battle the Gondorians did not make any attempt to be agressive and the Umbar forces assumed this was because they were so much more numerous and they doubled their attack. As the entire Umbar force was engaged the cavalry moved into the Battle and hit the unprepared Umbar forces in the rear and side. As Vastamir realized the mistake he made he charged forward in the hopes of defeating Arathorn before his forces were completely massacred. He would make his way to Arathorn who was heading for him and the two would duel and when the dust settled Vastamir lay dead along with the entire army of Umbar. Following this victory the forces of Gondor moved relatively undamaged northward towards the Battle of Narvine and the forces of Mordor were completely unaware of this movement.
The End of the Siege
The fourth day of the Siege of Narvine would come and as was the case everyday the forces of Mordor moved against the city but this time they were in trouble as the main Gondor force was watching from the hills nearbye and was awaiting this attack. During the enseuing siege the Gondor Army under Arathorn moved north towards the seige and hit the rear of the attacking force. Isilmo was in the skies overhead and was the first to see the attackers, and this was followed shortly after by the Witch King of whome both attempted to shift there forces but realized quickly that the army was far to invested in the siege to turn completely and they watched as a massive melee ensued between the Gondor forces and the now completely surrounded Mordor army of which started to turn into a massacre. As this happened the Witch King and Isilmo landed at the heart of the Gondor army and begin to fight at the center. There presence caused great fear and nearly routed the Gondorians until Arathorn and his son Aragorn arrived on the scene and engaged them in battle. During this ensueing conflict Arathron would be struck down along with his second in command in Malvo Openias and all hope seemed lost until Aragorn stepped forward and fought him. While they fought his uncle was killed by Isilmo but was then forced to pull back after Tar-Vislan defeated him and nearly killed his Wraith. With the Mordor force nearly completely massacred the Witch King looked around and realized that he was completely surrounded and thus pulled back leaving the field completely in Gondor's hands. With the defeat of this force the forces of Mordor no longer had the forces capable of winning the conflict and Sauron watching his army in near defeat ordered the general retreat from Gondor's lands of which the final force to leave was Sarauman of whome was harried by Gandalf their entire time leaving.
Orthanac Civil War
Morgomir would travel northward into the Kingdom of Orthanac where he was commanded to assist the Mordor loyalist forces of Orthanac against a White Numenorian rebellion within its ranks, and in this he would take many Frogral nobles with him and while he was in Orthanac he and his Frogral forces were able to secretly greatly assist the White Numenorian elements in Orthanac ending the rebellion with a Mordor victory but creating a large resistence force more akin to his own in Frogral.
The First Frogral Rebellion
Main Article : First Frogral Civil War
| The Plots of Morgomir|
Did you think there would be no consequences to all the things you've done?
Morgomir having never been truly corrupted due to his betrayal back in Denmark had spent generations living under the rule of Sauron, and during this time he would be extremely forlorn to his fate, and did little other then brood within the walls of Minas Frogral, but this would all change during the rise of Ilrin-Rendrian Westcellia II. of whom as the King of the Kingdom of Frogral it would be Morgomir that would come greatly admire and over time the two became the best of friends. Together Morgomir, and Rendrian would come to form a religion of there own based around the tenants of the Atlantian Pantheon but hidden beneath the banner of the One of Sauron, and for decades the two would expand the control of the Seven Eyes Temple of Frogral, as well as expanding the personal army of Frogral all the while this was happening they were able to avoid being discovered due to Morgomir personally either corupting the true Sauron elements within Frogral or killing them and replacing them with men loyal to Rendrian.
The Frogral Rebellion
Ilrin Rendrian senior would fall deeply behind the preaching of Morgomir and in this devotion he would not listen to Morgomir who demanded secrecy above all things and begin expanding an underground network he called the Seven Knights of Frogral of whom worked against the forces of Mordor. While Morgomir was in the north under commands of Sauron it would be Rendrian senior that led a large force of Frogral forces against an army of the Kingdom of Nurn and massacred the entire force but as they retreated they were caught by Isilmo the Nazgul Lord of Nurn of whom captured several commanders including the brother of Rendrian. Having successfully hidden his involvement in the Seven Knights of Frogral rebellion he was eventually discovered after his brother who had remained a captive for weeks of being tortured by the Nazgul Isilmo he would finally give up Rendrian's involvement. Having discovered that Rendrian was a traitor it would be Isilmo that sent word to The Dark Marshall and together the two Nazgul led a large army to Minas Frogal and put the city under siege and despite the desire of Morgomir to assist his friend he was unable to jeopardize the entire operation and so turned against Rendrian senior leading to his death.
The Second Frogral Rebellion
Main Article : Second Frogral Civil War
| The Plots of Morgomir|
Did you think there would be no consequences to all the things you've done?
Katerine and Rendrian would be imprisoned following the discovery that they were secretly supportive of the Seven Knights of Frogral and unlike his father Rendrian would not be executed instead he would be sent north to Dol Guldur where he would held as a hostage to keep the support of his child regent and more importantly to keep control of Morgomir.