The Lord of the Rings Online [[ExpandedUniverse expands on]] [[TheLordOfTheRings the books it is based on]] with material supplementing the books' main story and drawing from background lore. Detailed here are characters made for the purpose of the game or minor characters from the lore that are given much more detail in LOTRO. This will contain spoilers.


The Dúnedain of the North, descendents of the people of Arnor. See also their entry in [[ the People Tropes of the books]].
A Ranger who watches over Bree-land.
* HeroicSacrifice: To destroy the cauldron Dutegelh.

Along with Aragorn, one of the first Rangers Men and Hobbit characters encounter. Wounded by a Morgul blade during the introduction instance and turned into a servant of evil. See '''Antagonists in Volume 1: The Shadows of Angmar'''.

An old friend of Aragorn. Leader of the Wardens of Annúminas, a sub-group of Dúnedain who watch over the old capital of Arnor and the lands surrounding Lake Evendim.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Taken and dropped to his death by a Nazgûl's Fell Beast during the Battle of the Morannon.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Lives long enough for the player to hear his last words, which he smiles as he says.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Calenglad:''' From above... I saw light. It cannot... be quenched... The new age...]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Subverted. Calenglad has feelings for Gwindeth, the Blue Lady of Nenuial, but she cannot return his feelings, as he is but one mortal Man and she is older than Arnor itself. She still mourns the death of Elendil, over three thousand years ago. It's really the kingdom of Arnor itself she has a relationship with:
-->'''Gwindeth:''' And so it is I give my love to that which can outlast the lifetime of a single Man.

A Ranger who watches over the Lone-lands.
* CallBack: When summoned to the Grey Company, he gives a small speech about how he will miss the lands that he call home, but that he will go nonetheless. This speech makes a return during a cutscene that plays after his death.
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler:Reappears in a NightmareSequence that the player character has for reassurance.]]
* KingIncognito: Inverted, the Rangers of the Grey Company each carry an imitation of the [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia Ring of Barahir]], heirloom of Aragorn's line, to confuse enemies if one of them is captured. The ruse fails Candaith when he tries to convince the leader of a host of Oathbreakers that he is Aragorn.
* SacrificialLion: During Epic Volume 3, Book 3, he is killed by the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Oathbreaker shades]] after their leader sees through his deception.
* SpiritAdvisor: Appears in one of the player's dreams to guide them through their nightmare.
* TheStoryteller[=/=]MrExposition: He tells the player a lot about the backstory of the Dúnedain, and how it relates to what happens in the game.

A young Ranger found in Ered Luin.
* ComingOfAgeStory: His character arc. Upon first meeting him, he feels unworthy of being a Ranger and needs help finding his confidence. As of the Grey Company's journey to the Pelennor Fields, he has matured into a courageous and respected Ranger. [[spoiler: Sadly, his life is cut short.]]
* CowardlyLion: Despite his self-doubts, is mentioned by Langlas as having comforted him from the terror of the Oathbreakers' presence at Pelargir.
* HumbleGoal: Wishes to live up to his ancestors and prove himself worthy of the bow gifted to him by the Elf Penglir.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler: Mentioned to be one of the eight Rangers slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Needs to be convinced this after he loses the bow Penglir gave him.

A Ranger who followed Golodir into Angmar, but was separated from him.
* InformedDeformity: Despite sharing the same character model with almost all the other Rangers, Corunir is described as "relatively plump for a Ranger" in one of the session plays.
* UndyingLoyalty: Remains loyal to Golodir despite the latter's disappearance and will go to great lengths to ensure Golodir's safety.

A Ranger who led a company of Rangers into Angmar and hadn't been heard from since.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: He is slain during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]
* CrusadingWidower: In this case, a crusading father.
* CynicismCatalyst: The death of his daughter Lorniel.
* DistressedDude: When the player first hears of him, he is being held captive by Mordirith.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: As he lays dying, he is happy knowing that he is finally free from Mordirith and can at last be with Lorniel.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Golodir suffers this from Lorniel's death, and it's up to the player to snap him out of it.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler: He leaps unto the massive Olog Thrúgrath]] and drives his sword into the troll's chest, but is pummeled in the attempt, and mortally wounded when Thrúgrath's carcass falls on him.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He is not happy that his freedom was paid for with his daughter's life, and is angry at the player for allowing her to be a part of the rescue. He does get over his anger when given a chance for revenge, however.
* RescueIntroduction: He is introduced being presented and released by Mordirith at the gates of Carn Dûm - only to witness his daughter's murder.

Second in command to Aragorn. Leader of the Rangers of Esteldín and later the Grey Company.
* AscendedExtra: Other than Aragorn, he is the only named Ranger of the North to make an appearance in the book.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Predictably, he meets his end on the Pelennor.]]
* DoomedByCanon: Halbarad is mentioned in the books as having died during the battle of the Pelennor Fields, though he is part of much of the game's story before that point. [[spoiler: During the battle, he is personally slain by Gothmog/Mordirith.]]
* {{Narrator}}: Narrates many of the cutscenes and storyline-instances on the road towards Rohan, though he shares the role with a few other characters.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gothmog stuns Aragorn, and Halbarad [[TakingTheBullet throws himself in front of his Chieftain]] to save him.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: At one point in the ''Rise of Isengard'' storyline, he self-deprecatingly admits that he's come to feel this about the player, impressed with their ability to so easily win [[MagneticHero trust and friendship]] from a wide variety of people, noting that just one word of counsel from them was enough to convince Prince Théodred to pursue a course of action, whereas his own attempts had failed several times.

A Ranger who watches over the Shire.
* ConflictingLoyalty: When summoned to ride with the Grey Company to Rohan, and the aid of his chieftain Aragorn, he cannot decide whether to go, or to stay and protect the Shire (as originally charged by Aragorn), which he fears will come to harm in his absence. He leaves it to the player to decide.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: If he was persuaded to leave to Shire, he dies TakingTheBullet for Horn.]]

A Ranger first encountered with the Golden Host in Mirkwood.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler: Mentioned to be one of the eight Rangers slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]

A Ranger who helps the Elves and Dwarves of Ered Luin.

Golodir's daughter, who seeks to free him from Mordirith.
* ActionGirl
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: To save her father Golodir. [[spoiler:Golodir is saved, but she is killed.]]

A far-traveling Ranger, currently dwelling with the Lossoth of Forochel.
* BadassBoast: And a gutsy one, at that. With the Grey Company betrayed by Dunlendings, the player character and Lothrandir are taken to Isengard as prisoners. The long (off-screen) journey leaves Lothrandir in great pain, yet, he still manages to pull one of these off, before defiantly running straight into Isengard itself.
-->'''Lothrandir:''' I am Lothrandir of the Dúnedain. I have walked among the frozen wastes and the fiery south-lands. I do not fear this place.
* DefiantCaptive: A session play has him repeatedly antagonize his Uruk captors until they attack him, upon which [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight he defeats them with his bare hands]].
* GoingNative: Lothrandir has lived among the Lossoth for a long time and sees them as his people as well.
* MeaningfulName: Possibly. His name could mean either "flower-pilgrim" or "snow-pilgrim" (depending on if the ''loth'' in his name is the Sindarin for flower(s) or the word ''los'', "snow", lenited to ''loth'' when placed before ''randir''). The latter would be appropriate as he dwells in the frozen North.
* WalkingTheEarth: He is known for wandering farther abroad than most other Rangers.

A Ranger skilled with healing salves, potions, and poultices.
* ChekhovsGift: Gives Langlas a pouch of herbs on the way to the Pelennor. The player character is given the herbs by Langlas, and can burn them to distract Orcs while infiltrating Narchost.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler: Mentioned to be one of the eight Rangers slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]
* TheMedic: Sells curing and restorative potions at the Ranger camp in Harndirion, and is mentioned by his brethren as being a skilled healer.

A Ranger who has much experience dealing with the Dead.
* CunningLinguist: Understands the BlackSpeech, which few of the Free Peoples do.

A Ranger in Bree-land the player finds just too late to save him from Amdir.
* AlmostDeadGuy
* DyingMessage: Sends you to find Renolind after being mortally wounded by Amdir.
* SacrificialLamb: Is one of several Rangers murdered by Amdir during the Race of Man prologue missions.

A Ranger first encountered with the Golden Host in Mirkwood.
* KilledOffScreen: [[spoiler: Mentioned to be one of the eight Rangers slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]

A Ranger who sometimes dwells in Rivendell and wanders the Trollshaws.
* InterspeciesFriendship: With the Elf-maiden Elweleth. Possibly InterspeciesRomance, but if so it never gets anywhere. He later mentions that "she has gone away, and will never return", so it seems [[LiteralMetaphor that ship has literally sailed]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: Of the Rangers gathered in Volume III Book 1, he is the only named Ranger that the player has never encountered before.
* TheStoic: Has a reputation for being slow to laugh and smile, except in Elweleth's presence.

A young Dúnadan scholar in Bree-land.
* DyingMessage: Just before dying, sends you to find Strider at the Prancing Pony in Bree.
* SacrificialLamb: Is one of several Rangers murdered by Amdir during the Race of Man prologue missions.

Leader of the Rangers in Bree-land. More settled than most Rangers.
* GoingNative: Perhaps not to the extent of Lothrandir, but he is on better terms with the Men of Bree than the other Rangers.
* TheReliableOne: Described as being calm and wise.
* WalkingTheEarth: Inverted. Most of his kindred do this, but Saeradan is more settled than the rest and lives in a cabin. This makes him more trusted by the folk of Bree-land.

A Ranger who contacts the player after the events in Archet for the purpose of finding Amdir.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By declaring his intention to slay Amdir right in front of him, he causes the fallen Ranger to take his vengeance on their brethren.
* SacrificialLamb: Is the first victim of Amdir when he goes BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* MercyKill: Attempts to do this to Amdir, for Amdir's sake and all others'. It backfires when Amdir kills him first, then starts killing other Rangers.

A Ranger who helps put an end to the fallen Amdir.
* BitCharacter: Plays a major role in one early instance, and features in no other quests.


[[folder: Bad Guys]]

!Antagonists in Volume 1: The Shadows of Angmar

A Ranger in the process of transforming into a wraith by a Morgul-blade.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The wound inflicted by the Nazgûl's Morgul-blade turns him into a wraith, resulting in him getting progressively sicker and paler over time, becoming a transparent, pale maniac out to murder his fellow Rangers (starting with his brother Toradan), and finally a robed servant of the Eye.
* FacialHorror: When he's partway between Man and Wraith his face looks like a corpse's, with gaunt skin and no nose.
* FateWorseThanDeath: He showcases what happens to those who are stabbed by a Black Rider's Morgul-blade and don't get cured in time. You end it for him soon.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts one against the Nazgûl to protect the Hobbits in Archet but is only wounded. Unfortunately, this is a far ''[[FateWorseThanDeath worse]]'' fate.
* HeroKiller: As a result of his transformation into a Cargul, he is driven to murder his fellow Rangers.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion
* SacrificialLamb: If your character is a Hobbit or of the Race of Men, he and Aragorn (who at this point in the storyline is known as Strider) play a large role in the game's intro. He does not last long.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: He snaps when Toradan declares his intention to MercyKill him. He would have fallen into shadow anyway, but this makes him go after his kindred specifically.
* TragicMonster: At the end of Chapter 1, Amdir becomes one of the red-robed Cargûl, and you have to kill him.
* TransformationSequence: He completes his transformation into a wraith before your eyes just before your final encounter with him.

!!!Mordirith, [[spoiler: Gothmog]]
The Steward of Angmar, responsible for its resurgence in the absence of its true king. Formerly the last King of Gondor, Eärnur, who rode into Minas Morgul to challenge the Witch-king of Angmar and was never heard from again.
* BigBad: During the Angmar storyline. Interestingly, he is not seen that often, and is even absent for more than half of the storyline, allowing [[TheDragon Mordrambor]] and [[TheStarscream Amarthiel]] to get most of the screentime.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: Claims he was given a stronger form as Gothmog, upon being brought back from the Void after his death in Angmar.]]
* TheDragon: To the Witch-King as the Steward of Angmar [[spoiler: and as the Lieutenant of Minas Morgul]]. He also arguably becomes one to [[spoiler: Sauron in Epic Volume IV]].
* EvilGloating
* TheFaceless: Like the Nazgûl.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: There's a few hints thrown out during the storyline foreshadowing the eventual reveal that Mordirith is Eärnur, last king of Gondor. For example, a shield found in Angmar is noted by one of the characters as being highly unusual, being from Gondor; It is by the players believed to have belonged to Eärnur. Another example is a seemingly throw-away line by Mordirith just before his first defeat, after being called by his title "False King"; "I am more justly a king than he who sits before my throne," referring to the Witch-King. As was later revealed, there's actually some truth to that claim.
* HeroKiller: As Mordirith, he is responsible for the deaths of Lorniel, Laerden, and Narmaleth. [[spoiler: As Gothmog, he kills Halbarad at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]
* IHatePastMe:
-->'''Laerdan:''' I remember when you were called Eärnur and were the Witch-king's most hated foe.\\
'''Mordirith:''' Silence! That name means nothing to me!
* InSeriesNickname: The False King, to differentiate him from the long-gone true Witch-King of Angmar. Perhaps an unintentional IronicNickname, as he actually was a king in his past life.
* IHaveManyNames: Mordirith, The False King, The Steward of Angmar, [[spoiler: Gothmog, Lieutenant of Minas Morgul]]
* KilledOffForReal: Somehow the broken sword Dúnachar, perhaps with the help of some power of Narmaleth's, is able to put a final end to the False King. [[spoiler: Or so you're led to believe until Epic Volume IV.]]
* MasterOfIllusion: Prefers to stay hidden and let illusions do the fighting for a while before showing his true self. He uses them to demoralize both Golodir and Narmaleth by showing illusions of the deceased Lorniel and Laerdan, respectively.
* PutOnABus: He is 'killed' during Book 8, but his spirit is bound to the Witch-king's, and so he cannot be permanently killed by such means.
* TheReveal: Mordirith is Eärnur, [[AllThereInTheManual the last king of Gondor, who rode to Minas Morgul at the Witch-King's challenge and was never seen thereafter]], turned into a wraith and placed in charge of Angmar. [[spoiler: In Epic Volume IV, it is revealed he is Gothmog, the Lieutenant of Minas Morgul.]]
* ReforgedIntoAMinion
* TheBusCameBack: Absent for several books of Volume I after his first defeat, then makes a dramatic return. Although it seemed he was killed, it was not really a case of UnexplainedRecovery, as powerful wraiths cannot be killed by normal means. [[spoiler: Comes back after a much, much longer bus ride as Gothmog in Epic Volume IV.]]
* TragicVillain: Eärnur was the Witch-King's nemesis before being turned into a wraith and made into his Steward.
* VillainExitStageLeft: [[spoiler: After being defeated by Aragorn and the Grey Company, he flees back to Mordor with his tail between his legs.]]
* WasOnceAMan: His past is the same as that of the Nazgûl, being a mortal man turned into a wraith (though weaker than the Nazgûl) in Sauron's service.

Most prominent of several Black Númenórean sent by Sauron to aid Amarthiel when she becomes Regent of Angmar.
* AmplifierArtifact[=/=]UpgradeArtifact: Tann Morgul. What it is exactly is not revealed, but it apparently boosts his sorcerous powers a great deal.
* AnIcePerson: Shows these to a small degree in Forochel, though he prefers fire (see below).
* BlackMagic
* CompellingVoice: His voice is wickedly smooth, and he is able to dull Tadan's senses until the Ranger hands over the magical artifact he needs to break out.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Functions as Amarthiel's second in command, but is revealed to be working for Mordirith in his absence.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Speaks to the player kindly until the player disappoints him by failing to hand over Tann Morgul.
* FlamingSword
* ISurrenderSuckers: Allows himself to be captured so he can manipulate the heroes while being held prisoner, and he kills a bunch of Rangers when he finally blasts his way out.
* PlayingWithFire: His primary use of combat magic.
* TheStarscream: Ends up taking Amarthiel's place as Champion of Angmar under Mordirith.
* VillainTeleportation: Capable of disappearing in a column of flame.

Champion of Angmar and later its Regent in Mordirith's absence. Later revealed to be an elf-maiden of Lindon and later Eregion and the daughter of Laerdan. [[EvilMentor Sauron in his guise as Annatar]] introduced her to the craft of Ring-making and had her craft a lesser magic Ring. Under Sauron's influence, she fell to darkness and became Amarthiel.
* AnArmAndALeg: Gets her hand cut off by Mordrambor when he takes Narchuil from her.
* BigNever: Upon Mordirith taunting her that she will always be remembered as a villain and her father as a fool. [[PreMortemOneLiner The last thing she says to Mordirith before killing him.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Takes the guise of an old woman named Sara Oakheart as an insult to the true Sara Oakheart, who watched over her during her captivity and was apparently killed after her escape.
* FallenHero: Narmeleth was an elf-maiden of Lindon, who after being swayed by [[EvilMentor Sauron in his guise as Annatar]], ended up being possessed by the spirit of Amarthiel and taken into the service of Mordirith.
* HumiliationConga: At the end of Book 14, she is defeated by Mordirith, then had her hand cut off and her ring taken by Mordrambor while she was helpless, then had her father ([[LaserGuidedKarma who she just left barely alive]]) show up to save her only to be killed effortlessly. At that point, she's completely helpless and taken captive by the player.
* ManipulativeBitch: She is not above appearing as Narmeleth to get what she wants from Laerdan.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: After shaking of the guise of Amarthiel, she leads an assault against Angmar and Mordirith. She kills Mordirith herself, only to die seconds later.
* RingOfPower: Her ring Narchuil, one of the lesser magic Rings.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Seeing her father die is enough to make Narmeleth shake off the spirit of Amarthiel.
* TheStarscream: When Mordirith is first defeated, Amarthiel takes the opportunity to take control of Angmar. When Mordirith returns, she does not bow down, instead fighting him for control.
* TakingYouWithMe: To Mordirith. [[spoiler: It [[PutOnABus took a while]] but [[BackFromTheDead he got]] [[TheBusCameBack better]].]]
* TinTyrant: Complete with a scary-looking metal mask and a red robe and hood.
* VillainousBSOD: After her HumiliationConga.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Amarthiel. She has a tendency to take on the shape of innocent-looking old women.

!!The Blackwolds

Bree-land ruffians and brigands that fall under the sway of Angmar early in the Race of Man storyline.

* AntiVillain: Type I. They're decidedly nowhere near as evil as the rest of the villains, especially after the most villainous of their number, Skunkwood and Eogan, are taken down. Most of them are just Bree-landers that fell in with a bad crowd.
** One early-level quest has you tracking down a specific Blackwold to tell him that his ''mother'' wants him to quit bandit-ing and come home. These guys aren't exactly set to displace Sauron on the scale of villainy.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: They are broken and scattered thanks to their partnership with [[BadBoss Angmar.]]

!!!Calder Cob

A guard of Archet who Captain Brackenbrook believes has been loyal to him and Archet since he was a boy. But Calder's true allegiance lies with the Blackwolds, and he leads a deadly assault with the Blackwolds upon Archet and murders Captain Brackenbrook, the leader of the village, before being taken down.

* StarterVillain: Calder Cob is your final enemy in the Intro scenario for Hobbits and Men.
* TreacherousAdvisor: To Captain Brackenbrook.
* TreacherousQuestgiver: Your quest for him ends with you being ambushed by a Blackwold Wolfmaster who Calder tipped off.

!!!William Skunkwood

Skunkwood is the leader of the Blackwolds in Archet Dale, and the one who made the deal with Angmar.

* TheBeastmaster: Skunkwood regularly employs wolfhounds in his fighting in addition to his men.

!!The Dourhands

A clan of Dwarves from Ered Luin that trace their descent to the evil Dwarf-lord Skorgrím Dourhand. With Skorgrím resurrected by Ivar the Bloodhand, the Dourhands have fallen to evil. They have joined forces with the goblins, their ancestral foes, and are attempting to start a war between the Elves and the Dwarves of Ered Luin.

* EnemyMine: The Dourhands have joined up with the goblins, normally the ancestral foes of the Dwarven race, in their service of Skorgrím and Angmar.
* WarForFunAndProfit: The Dourhands kidnap the elven prince Avorthal in the hopes of starting a war between the Elves and the Dwarves of Ered Luin.

!!!Gormr Doursmith

Gormr is the steward appointed by Thorin Oakenshield before he left to take part in the events of ''Literature/TheHobbit''. The discovery of the body of Skorgrím, the fallen king of his people, in the Silver Deep Mine has triggered a desire in Gormr to restore the lost glory of the Dourhands. But joining with an evil Gaunt-lord of Angmar will cost him dearly...

* RegentForLife: Gormr was supposed to rule Thorin's Hall until Thorin returned, but since Thorin's death, Gormr and his clan have taken over rule of the fabled hall.
* StarterVillain: Bringing down Gormr and restoring Longbeard rule to Thorin's Hall is your first objective as an Elf or a Dwarf.
* TragicDream: Gormr's goal was to serve his fallen king again and reclaim the lost glory of the Dourhand clan. Instead, Gormr was betrayed by Ivar and his clan fell to evil.

!!!Skorgrím Dourhand

The evil ancestor of the Dourhand clan, Skorgrím sought to become immortal, and sought the relics of the Elves in order to carry out this dream. He met his end in the Battle of Edhelion, when Talagan Silvertongue, an elven warrior, sacrificed himself to bring down the library upon him. Now Skorgrím has been resurrected by the evil Gaunt-lord Ivar the Bloodhand and he and his clan are now servants of Angmar.

* DeadPersonImpersonation: Using their corpse, no less.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Skorgrím's quest for immortality brought him and his clan into war with the Elves and ultimately led to his fall.
* PuppetKing: Skorgrím hasn't really returned from the dead, but is merely been possessed by a malevolent force, meant to control the Dourhands.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Skorgrím was resurrected by Ivar the Bloodhand and has become a servant of Angmar.

!!The Gaunt-Lords

Powerful and dangerous necromancers made in mockery of the Five Wizards. They hold power over Fear/Death, Wounds/War, Poison/Pestilence, Disease/Plague, and [[AllYourPowersCombined Purest Evil]].

* EvilKnockOff: Of the Five Wizards. Ivar is this to Radagast, Gortheron to Gandalf, and the other three have counterparts in Saruman and the Blue Wizards (which of these three is the counterpart to which is not revealed).
* EvilSoundsDeep / EvilSoundsRaspy: Deep for Gortheron and raspy for the other four.
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The lesser four are based on the War, Famine, Pestilence and Death version.
* KilledOffForReal: This is your goal during the In Their Absence instances and quest line, by killing all five of them in succession.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Thadúr the Ravager, Drugoth the Death-monger, Ivar the Blood-hand, Ferndúr the Virulent, and Gortheron the Doom-Caller.
* TheNecromancer: Aside from the Horsemen of the Apocalypse theme, this is their thing. The Witch-King of Angmar is a famous necromancer, but the Gaunt-Lords and their underlings seem to be responsible for maintaining his wights. This is Drugoth's specialty.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: They are technically not liches, as they were never mortal, but they certainly fit the role.
* OnlyMostlyDead: The lesser four are defeated one after the other in quests that occur prior chronologically to the In Their Absence story, by which Gortheron has resurrected them all.
The Gaunt-lord of Death, responsible for reanimating the long-dead dragon Thorog.
* AnIcePerson: Capable of some hard-hitting frost attacks when encountered in Sâri-surma.
* CastingAShadow: His Fear attacks deal shadow damage.
* DemonicPossession: The Gaunt-Lords are evil spirits in physical form, and in the fight against Drugoth in the Misty Mountains, he does this to the carcass of Thorog, the dragon that killed Durin V.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: The two locations he is fought in are both in cold places, and he in his final fight he uses his powers over frost and blizzards.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The aforementioned possession of Thorog's corpse.
* ScaledUp: Of a sort - he doesn't directly transform into a dragon, but rather possesses its corpse.
* VillainousBreakdown: Seems to suffer one in between his defeat at Helegrod and his re-appearance during "In Their Absence". He's described by a quest giver as being so insane he makes his already dead troops fight each other.
The Gaunt-lord of Pestilence, overseer of the haunted valley of Imlad Balchorth in Angmar.
* BadBoss: As demonstrated by the mercenaries he brings to the Lost Temple, it is unwise to work for a plague-mongering necromancer who can just reanimate your corpse when you succumb to the disease.
* MysticalPlague: He is the Gaunt-Lord of Pestilence, and this is his plan for Eriador before the player's fellowship puts an end to him.
* NoMouth: He's missing his lower jaw.
* PlagueMaster
The Gaunt-lord of War, reanimator of Skorgrím Dourhand and responsible for awakening Naruhel the Red Maid.
* AmplifierArtifact[=/=]UpgradeArtifact: His helmet, or rather Gortheron's helmet that he kept for himself.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Due to the corruption Ivar has brought to Agamaur, the water and plants are tainted red.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Does this to the evil Dwarf-lord Skorgrím Dourhand in the finale of the intro scenario for Elves and Dwarves.
* TheStarscream: Declares this in his monologue before you fight him the second time.
* TookALevelInBadass: When first killed, he appears in an instance meant for three level 32 characters. In In Their Absence, he is the penultimate boss in a level 65 (and up, thanks to level scaling instances) 12-person raid.
The Gaunt-lord of Famine, originally found in the Great Barrow of the Barrow-downs.
* ButtMonkey: Some players find him this. He's always the easiest to kill of the Gaunt-lords.
* EvilPlan: He wants to launch a poisonous attack on the Shire. He needs time to prepare his poison. How does he keep the heroes busy? By trapping some Hobbits with poisonous [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pies]] of course!
* FantasticRacism: He hates Hobbits.
* MasterPoisoner: In In Their Absence, he has developed a toxin called Darkthorn.
* PoisonousPerson: He is also capable of summoning clouds of poison in battle.
* WaterSourceTampering: The players must destroy his cauldron of poison before he dumps it into a well.
The Gaunt-lord of Purest Evil, leader and most powerful of the five.
* AllYourPowersCombined: While the other four Gaunt-lords have their own thematic powers, Gortheron can use all of them.
* EvilGloating: Big fan of it.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The other Gaunt-lords have [[EvilSounds raspy voices]], Gortheron has a deliciously evil-sounding deeper version of it.
* IKnowWhatYouFear: Type 3: "Can you defeat that which smote your wizard? Can you stand against Durin's Bane?"
* MasterOfIllusion: The Fear Wing of Ost Dunhoth is all an advanced illusion.
* OneWingedAngel: Possesses the form of an enormous white troll while battling the heroes.
* PortalDoor: Seems to be capable of opening these to summon minions from across Eriador to Ost Dunhoth. Near the end of the fight, he calls upon Sauron and attempts to open a portal to Mordor to finish the heroes off. [[spoiler: but Gandalf intercepts his call.]]
* TheReveal/[[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes]]: At the end of the players battle against him, [[spoiler: a vision of Gandalf appears, announcing his return (and making his first in-game appearance) as Gandalf the White. This weakens Gortheron enough to allow the players to take him down]]. Complete with ThisCannotBe
* TitleDrop: The title of the storyline ("In Their Absence") is dropped when Gortheron relays the fate of the five Wizards. Interestingly, it was initially believed that the title referred to the absence of the Rangers of the North, who at that point had just left Eriador behind.
* [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Would You Like To Hear How They Abandoned You]]: At the end of the players battle against him, he says that with the five Wizards being absent (two having gone into the East, Radagast caring only for nature, Saruman having turned evil, and Gandalf (at the time believed to be) dead), the dark powers of Mordor will triumph. [[spoiler: Backfires with Gandalf's return]].

!Antagonists in Volume 2: The Mines of Moria

Chieftain of the Orcs of Moria and a major foe to the Dwarves attempting to recolonize their lost kingdom.
->"''I am Mazog, Cleaver of Dwarf-skulls and Master of Orcs!''"

* MultipleChoicePast: He is described as the both the son of Azog, and the son of Bolg (two orcs that appeared in Tolkien's writings), throughout the storyline, in addition to being named as brother of Bolg (which fits under "son of Azog", Bolg being Azog's son).
** Alternatively, the father of Azog may have ''also'' been named Bolg, making all of these statements technically correct, fitting his description as the "brother of [[DeadGuyJunior Bolg]]", the "son of Azog" and "(grand)son of Bolg".
* OlderThanTheyLook: Though it is hard to tell how old an orc really looks, [[MultipleChoicePast assuming he is the son of Azog]], he is at least 220 years old.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Just before being brought by the Hidden Guard to the gates of Dol Guldur, to be part of a prisoner-exchange, he begs to be let free, a sharp contrast to the mocking, almost nonchalant tone that he has displayed earlier during the storyline. As noted by the elf Achardor, it is quite likely that Mazog fears being brought to Dol Guldur, that he is likely to be put in the dungeons for failing his master Gorothûl.
* HeroKiller: In the "We Cannot Get Out" Session Play flashback, he and his orcs kill off Ori at the end.
* HopelessBossFight: When facing him as Ori in the Session Play. You get him down to a third of his health, then he regenerates it, turns invincible, and summons a whole load of orcs to surround you.
* PrisonerExchange: He is taken to Dol Guldur as a prisoner to be exchanged for the dwarf Bori ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and some other dwarves who were also taken captive]]). [[FromBadToWorse The exchange does not go as planned]].
* TheReveal: Two of them, upon being captured. First, that the captured dwarf Bori isn't being kept in Moria, but in Dol Guldur in Mirkwood. Second, that Moria soon wouldn't have been fit for him to rule, that he would have had to abandon it anyway, on account of the sorcerer Gorothûl seeking to draw nameless creatures from the depths to claim it.

A sorceror of Dol Guldur who uses the Orcs of Moria against the Iron Garrison and the Galadhrim.
* BlackMagic: He's a sorcerer of Dol Guldur.
* FlatCharacter: Especially when compared to the earlier villains of the Angmar storyline, who were very fleshed out. He only appears three times throughout the entire storyline (one of which, his defeat, is an optional epilogue-quest) and isn't given any sort of backstory or characterization, apart from being described as a servant of Sauron.
* JustFollowingOrders: Reveals he is not in charge of Dol Guldur, the Nazgul are, and so the PrisonerExchange he agreed to without their input must be [[DeadlyEuphemism rescinded]]. Of course, this isn't much of a justification except for the sake of VillainsNeverLie.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The true BigBad of the Moria storyline, being the one behind the orc-chieftain Mazog.

!Antagonists in Volume 3: Allies of the King

The primary antagonist of the third volume. His tropes from [[ The Lord of the Rings]] apply here.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Summons copies of himself during the fight against him on the Tower of Orthanc.
* ElementalPowers: Each of his copies has a different elemental theme:
** [[PlayingWithFire Saruman the Fire-lord]]
** [[AnIcePerson Saruman the Frost-master]]
** [[CastingAShadow Saruman the Shadow-bringer]]
** [[ShockAndAwe Saruman the Storm-maker]]
** [[PoisonousPerson Saruman the Venom-keeper]]
* RingOfPower: In imitation of Sauron, crafts a magic ring for himself along with several lesser rings for his champions. The player characters seize the lesser rings and [[OverclockingAttack turn their power against the master ring]], shattering it.

!!! Lheu Brenin
Chieftain of the Hebog-Lûth, the Falcon Clan of Dunlendings. His clan is initially unaligned and actually offers shelter to the Rangers, but when he learns of the power of Saruman, he quickly turns on the player and the Rangers.
* CharacterDeath: He is finally killed by the player and Gimli beneath Helm's Deep.
* DirtyCoward: He much prefers his own followers do all the fighting and even begs for his life during his defeat.
* FaceHeelTurn: Appeared quite happy to host the Rangers and even considered joining the fight against Saruman. Then [[IFightForTheStrongestSide he saw how powerful Saruman appeared to be.]]
* FatBastard: Has quite a pot belly.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Is initially friendly and welcoming to the player character and the Rangers. During his betrayal, he apologizes and claims it is an unfortunate necessity for the sake of his people.
* HeroKiller: He and his clan kill possibly a dozen or so Rangers.
* WorthyOpponent: Claims the Rangers are this to his clan.
* WouldHurtAChild: Besides threatening to kill a young Rohirrim girl during his final encounter, his entire goal during the Battle of Helm's Deep is to sneak into the Glittering Caves and massacre the defenseless women and children of Rohan.

A mysterious giant and servant of Saruman that appears in the [[EndlessWinter Wildermore]] region, spreading terror throughout the region.

* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: Wears an artifact on his back that emits endless cold. It's revealed to be the Stone of Thangorodrim, an artifact from the First Age granted to him by Saruman.
* AnIcePerson: Thanks to the Stone of Thangorodrim.
* Badass: When you curbstomp an Ent without the use of fire, you qualify for this.
* BrownNote: The Horn of Winter turns out to be the key to his defeat.
* CursedWithAwesome: He views the "gifts" he received from his master as a curse at first, despite the power he has been granted.
* HybridMonster: He is both giant and Huorn.
* NighInvulnerable: An [[WhenTreesAttack army of Huorns]] couldn't bring him down.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The artifact he carries causes blizzards to form and giant spikes of ice to grow from the ground where he walks. Just his being in the general area causes an entire region of Rohan to be blanketed in snow.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Why he seeks revenge. He was just a stone giant who wanted to take a look at the little folk in the area near his home, but they wounded him and drove him off.
* PowerIncontinence: When he's weakened enough, the Stone of Thangorodrim falls off his back, its ice powers go out of control and trap him
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Was badly wounded by the Rohirrim, and Saruman [[EmergencyTransformation put him back together with Huorn parts]] in exchange for his service.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motivation for attacking Wildermore.
* SealedEvilInACan: At the conclusion of the Wildermore storyline, he's left trapped in ice, but is probably still alive.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Thrymm Red-beard's horn, due to Núrzum's Huorn parts.

!Antagonists in Volume 4: The Strength of Sauron

!!!Balakôr the Scourge
So-called Heir of Castamir, leader of the Corsairs of Umbar.
* CoolBoat: His flagship, the Night-jewel.
* FakeAristocrat: Claims to be descended from Castamir the Usurper and therefore to have a claim to the throne of Gondor, but when Aragorn confronts him on this he admits he took the title because it was of use to him.
* KingOfThieves: He's of the Pirate King variety, though his ambitions are loftier than mere piracy.
* {{Pirate}}: His underlings, for the most part, are and act like pirates, but he's more of a military conqueror.

A sorceror of Mordor who antagonizes the Rohirrim. Originally encountered in landscape quests in the Sutcrofts, he later plays a role in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Threatens the life of Fastred's infant son Folcred, and briefly convinces him that Folcred has been taken by his Orcs.
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], he has a tendency to pitch his voice up at certain points, punctuating his dialogue creepily.
* GoOutWithASmile: A villainous version.
--> '''Crúmgam''': My death means nothing! I have inflicted what hurts I could, and that fills me with gladness as I die! Mordor and Sauron!
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Kills Fastred in the Battle of the Pelennor. Later on, during the Epic series, he stuns the player character and their allies, allowing his Orcs to slay either Horn or Halros depending on whether the latter is there to [[TakingTheBullet Take the Bullet]].]]
* MasterPoisoner: Not as promiment as his fire magic, but Léofdag was poisoned by one of his agents, and [[spoiler: Fastred]] drops dead quite suddenly after fighting him, despite not having been visibly wounded.
* PlayingWithFire: Besides casting fire-based attacks, he is also capable of summoning fiery spirits.
* VillainTeleportation: Like Mordrambor, he retreats in a pillar of flame on several occasions.

!Antagonists in The Black Book of Mordor: Where the Shadows Lie

!!!Borangos the Horror
A Great Rogmul discovered by Sauron's servants in Mordor long ago.
* EvilIsBurningHot: A demon similar to a Balrog, but lesser in power and with more emphasis on fire.
* ItAmusedMe: His reason for pledging loyalty to [[spoiler:Lhaereth the Stained]].
* KingMook: Regmyl are relatively lesser spirits, subservient to beings like Sauron and the Balrogs, but Borangos is perhaps the mightiest of their kind.
* TheMagnificent: "The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Horror]]"
* PlayingWithFire: Aside from being able manipulate fire, he can also imbue living creatures with this power.
* SealedEvilInACan: Was buried beneath the site of Nargroth and unsealed in its excavation.

!!!Dulgabêth, the Black Word
The former Mouth of Sauron, now styling himself Sauron's Heir. One of the Gúrzyul. His tropes from [[ The Lord of the Rings]] apply here.

* TheAgeless: The Gúrzyul, or Deathless, are men and women chosen by Sauron to be bled by his Morgul-blade to grant them this boon. Compared to the Nazgûl, they are less powerful and can be killed by normal means, but unlike the Nazgûl they were not unmade by the destruction of the Ring.
* DragonAscendant: Was Sauron's favoured of the Gúrzyul, and changes his title from the Mouth of Sauron to Sauron's Heir after the Dark Lord's defeat. [[spoiler: At the end of Volume 1, Book 4 he's betrayed and defeated soundly by Lhaereth.]]
* TheRemnant: He's taken the remains of Barad-Dûr as his own stronghold, and commands many Black Númenóreans who survived Sauron's fall.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Said in the book to have long forgotten his real name, and an account by another Gúrzyul indicates they take new names upon their initiation.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: His longevity, hinted at in the book, is further detailed in the game. See TheAgeless above.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: [[spoiler:Turned into a shambling, plague-infested shell of himself by Lhaereth.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: Attempts this with Lhaereth to gain power and reunite Mordor. [[spoiler:It doesn't go as he planned.]]

!!!Lhaereth the Stained
A plague-brewing being of ancient evil appearing akin to a Morroval. One of Sauron's oldest and most loyal servants.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: The swamp of Agarnaith, where Lhaereth rules, and the River Chaydash that runs through it run red with diseased blood.
* DragonAscendant: As an embodied evil spirit like Sauron, she served him longer than any of the other rulers of Gorgoroth, and commands many Uruks, infected Orcs, and Merrevail. [[spoiler: At the end of Volume 1, Book 4 she comes out on top as Sauron's successor.]]
* TheDreaded: She's known to have wiped out entire cities with her plagues, it's said no one comes back from her fortress, Seregost (without being horribly altered) and she rules over a festering, bloody swamp that in some ways is the most dangerous region of Gorgoroth. The Easterlings have an IronicNurseryTune about her, calling her Sweet Lara.
* HumbleGoal: Sauron promised to give her an heir once Middle-earth was under her control. [[ForegoneConclusion This never came to pass]].
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Her Kind]]: Claims to be this, and continuing her kind is her main motivation for working for Sauron.
* MadScientist: Of the very evil variety. Those who enter Seregost are used as test subjects for her plagues and poisons. If they're lucky they die horribly from disease. [[ReforgedIntoAMinion If not...]]
* MonsterProgenitor: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. She rules over many Merrevail and appears similar to them, but claims to be the [[LastOfHisKind last of her kind]].
* [[PlagueMaster Plague Mistress]]: One of the greatest brewers of disease serving under Sauron, and responsible for the Great Plague which devastated much of Middle-earth and ended the Gondorian occupation of Mordor. [[spoiler: She's working on a second Great Plague that has no cure.]]
* UngratefulBastard: She experiments even on Easterlings who were loyal to Sauron.
* UnholyMatrimony: Agrees to marry Dulgabêth to reunite the splintered factions of Mordor. [[spoiler: It's a ruse to get her revenge on him.]]
* WeWillMeetAgain: [[VillainExitStageLeft Flies away]] after she is confronted in her keep and [[spoiler:her plague-cauldrons are destroyed]] but promises this in a rather ominous way.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Betrays, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech angrily denounces]], captures and [[spoiler:breaks the mind of]] [[spoiler:Dulgabêth the Black Word]] for failing Sauron. [[spoiler:Gothmog]] is next on her list for the same crime.

!!!Ugrukhôr, Captain of the Pit
The ruler of Udûn, and another member of the Gúrzyul.
* TheAgeless: Like Dulgabêth, he was made Gúrzyul by Sauron.
* CoolMask: Wears a scary metal mask to cover his scarred face.
* EvilSorceror: Like the rest of the Gúrzyul.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Was serving Sauron way back when Gondor was driven out of Mordor, 1379 years ago.
* RedRightHand: Was burned by Sauron as punishment for attempting to assassinate Dulgabêth.
* TheResenter: To Dulgabêth, whom Sauron favours.
* VillainsNeverLie: When the Thandrim surrendered to him, he promised them safe passage out of Mordor. He killed all but one of them [[ExactWords once they were through the Black Gate]].

!!!Urudanî Stonemaiden
Once one of the Gúrzyul, now changed into something else by Borangos.
* TheAgeless: Was one of the Gúrzyul before her transformation. Now she's something more.
* BullyingADragon: Upon encountering Borangos, she immediately tried to subdue him. This [[ReforgedIntoAMinion went poorly for her]].
* ElementalEmbodiment: Borangos seems to have turned her into a being made of flame.
* [[EvilSorceror Evil Sorceress]]: As is standard for Black Númenóreans of any standing.
* MeanBoss: In a flashback, berates and threatens her minions for being too slow excavating Nargroth.
* MindRape: Is said to be able to induce a burning sensation in someone's head just by looking at them.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Overpowered by Borangos and turned into a being made of fire under his command.
* SuperSenses: Due to her altered state of being, disguises don't fool her as they do her fellow leaders of Mordor.
* {{Telepathy}}: How she seems to communicate since her transformation.
* TheVoiceless: Doesn't speak aloud after her transformation.
* [[WasOnceAMan Was Once a Woman]]: Used to be a Black Númenórean.



Son of Brogur, one of the leaders of the Iron Garrison expedition to Moria.
* BigDamnHeroes: When the elf Issuriel falls ill to a deadly poison, Bróin braves the forest of Mirkwood to find a rare flower that forms part of the antidote (the player had achieved the same task prior, but the antidote then was only enough to save the orc-prisoner Mazog, [[ButThouMust at the insistence of Issuriel herself]]), and returns with it just in time to disprove Mazog's claim that the dwarves had abandoned the elves just as things turned for the worst.
** He does it again just moments later, during the negotiations where Mazog was to be exchanged for the imprisoned dwarf Bori, when the sorcerer Gorothûl casts a spell that renders the player, and the elves of the Hidden Guard, frozen and immobilized. Tired from the journey to Dol Guldur and resting a few paces behind (so that the company would not appear weak), Bróin alone was saved from Gorothûl's spell, and he subsequently broke it by striking Gorothûl with his walking staff, allowing the company to escape.
* ButThouMust: When the orc-chieftain Mazog is captured, Bróin asks you for your opinion on what to do with him; Keep him alive so that he might be traded at Dol Guldur in exchange for Bróin's imprisoned cousin Bori, or slay him. Bróin, however, has already decided to keep Mazog alive, and overrules any suggestion to the contrary.
* CallBack: When you first meet Bróin, he mentions that he hopes to become a great hero, and that "The Glorious Tale of Bróin the Mighty" will serve to inspire young dwarves in years to come. During the later stages of the storyline, he once again names the tale, wondering if the main verse of the tale would tell how he desperately sought the flower that would be the cure against the deadly poison plaguing the elf Issuriel, and remarking that it didn't seem very glorious when he was hurrying through the darkness of Mirkwood, tripping over stones and roots, searching for a flower that might not even be found.

!!!Durin the Sixth
The King of Khazad-dûm when the Balrog that would later be called Durin's Bane was awoken. He was the second to last King of Khazad-dûm and the last to bear the name of Durin until the Fourth Age or later.
* AscendedExtra
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard: In proper dwarven fashion, [[ tucked into his belt]].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Goes up against the Balrog that would end up being the doom of Moria.
* HeroicSacrifice: He appears to be fully aware that the Balrog is beyond him, but fights it so that his son can escape and become King.
-->'''Durin VI:''' Nafni, protect my son! He must rule in Khazad-dûm now!
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He doesn't send his guard to fight the Balrog to give himself a chance to survive; He fights the Balrog himself.

An old companion of Thrór. Now an ancient, senile Dwarf living in isolation under the care of Frithgeir in the Longbeards' abandoned settlement in Enedwaith.
* AscendedExtra: Had a small role in canon when it came to the death of King Thrór and the start of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs.
* CloudCuckooLander
* HypocriticalHumor: At one point, Nár tells the player that he/she is not making sense. This takes place after he had answered the question "Why have you brought us here (read: down into an old dwarf-mine), dwarf?" with [[NonSequitur "Roast mutton"]].
-->'''Nár:''' What is it? You are speaking nonsense. You should speak more clearly if you want to be understood.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: Though at first glance, it might seem like he's just saying random things, much of what he says are actually [[CrypticBackgroundReference references to things he experienced that happened hundreds of years ago]], that [[GeniusBonus those familiar with Tolkien's writings might recognize]]. Basically, he believes he is still in that timeframe, even mistaking the player for old friends of his.
* ScatterbrainedSenior
* TalkativeLoon
* TheReveal: He has been fed information from Saruman, unaware that he has gone evil.
* WhamLine: During a brief moment of sanity, he reveals that he knows of the Grey Company's plans to pass through the Paths of the Dead.



An elf who is first encountered at Gath Forthnir in Angmar. [[spoiler:He is the father of Narmeleth/Amarthiel, whom he imprisoned after her split personality was revealed]].
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: His time as a prisoner in Sammath Baul has not been kind to him. He directs the player to collect the two halves of Narchuil, then sends the player off to retrieve his breastplate in Angmar only for him to abscond with Narchuil in a desperate attempt to bring Narmeleth back for good.

One of the members of the Hidden Guard, which brings Mazog to Dol Guldur in secret to exchange hostages.
* HeroicSacrifice: When the hostage exchange falls to pieces and three of the Nazgûl join the fray, he holds off all three of them so the player and the other members of the Hidden guard can escape.
* HotBlooded: If it were up to him, he would march to Dol Guldur in the most direct path, doing away with secrecy, and facing Goruthûl head-on. He is also ''furious'' when Raddir dies and Issuriel is poisoned, and Issuriel passes on the single antidote to keep Mazog alive. The only thing that holds him back from murdering Mazog there and then is his duty to fulfill the Hidden Guard's mission.

A lore-master of Lothlórien and one of the members of the Hidden Guard.
* BadassBookworm: In contrast to the other members of the Hidden Guard, Issuriel is a lore-master and not a warrior, but she holds her own in the battles in instances.
* ButThouMust: There is only enough antidote for one patient, and the character is forced to choose between offering it to Issuriel or Mazog. If you choose Issuriel, she refuses because if Mazog were to die then the whole objective of the Hidden Guard would fail.
* TheMedic: In addition to lore, she has also studied medicine. Unfortunately, [[ShootTheMedicFirst debilitated from being poisoned by spiders]], she is unable to gather the ingredients and make the antidote herself, so the player gathers the ingredients and the antidote is made by another elf at Ost Galadh.

An elf of Lothlórien, sister of Corudan, and one of the members of the Hidden Guard. She wields two knives which she has named Egnassigil and Lanchigil.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: It foreshadows her own death:
-->'In the dream I am climbing a long staircase, but there are no walls on either side. Shadows press close all around me, and far below a single light twinkles in the darkness. I can see no foes, but a great feeling of dread hangs upon me and I cannot breathe but with a great effort. I reach for Lanchigil, but he is gone; with my other hand I grasp Egnassigil, but it is too late! I am falling, falling, falling from the stairway, and before waking I hear a voice call out from a high place, 'It grieves me that they will no longer strike fear into the hearts of her foes.'
* DualWielding: She wields two knives in battle.
* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Sigileth dies offscreen in the Battle at the Tower of Dol Guldur.]]

An elf of Lothlórien and a member of the Hidden Guard.
* ArcherArchetype: Wields a bow in battle.

An elf of Lothlórien and brother to Sigileth, he joins the player character, Nona, and Horn as they journey down the Anduin in the Fellowship's wake.
* ArcherArchetype: He wields a bow as his weapon of choice named Fimloth.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He disappears before the Battle of the Hornburg while scouting and isn't heard from again.



!!!Celandine Brandybuck

!!!Mundo Sackville-Baggins
A relative of Lobelia and Lotho Sackville-Baggins, he is captured by Blackwold brigands under the impression that he is the "Baggins" the Black Riders have been looking for.

!!!Bounder Boffin

!!!Mayor Will Whitfoot


[[folder:Men of Eriador]]

!!Men of Bree-land


!!Treg Gallorg

!!Trev Duvardain

!!The Lossoth of Forochel
A group of people who inhabit the shores of the Ice-bay of Forochel. They are distrustful of outsiders.


See also their entry in [[ the People Tropes of the books]].
* AscendedExtra: Many of the major Rohirrim characters in the game are mentioned by name in the books, more so than other factions.
* CulturalPosturing: Have a tendency to display this towards strangers and crossing over into NobleBigot territory regarding Elves and ''especially'' towards the Dunlendings.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Common among the nobility of Rohan, not just for the people but also for their town, for example Tordag and Torferth of Torsbury.

Thane of Aldburg in the Eastfold, ruling in Éomer's stead.

Reeve of the Norcrofts, reigning from his Mead Hall in the town of Cliving.
* AccidentalMurder: Athelward wounded Pendulf, son of Thane Mildreth, in a duel to defend his honor. The wound became diseased and Pendulf died. Later revealed to be a [[SubvertedTrope Subversion]], Athelward deliberately poisoned Pendulf.
* HopelessSuitor: He has a history of trying to get Thane Mildreth to marry him. As she considers him responsible for the death of her husband and her son, and she is not pleased when he sends the player to deliver yet another wedding proposal to him.
* TheMole: He's working for Saruman in secret, and has been working to weaken the Eastemnet all along.
* MustMakeAmends: Claims to feel this way for killing Pendulf.
* PapaWolf: When Isengard refuses to spare his daughter Ides if she stood in the way, he makes a rapid HeelFaceTurn.

Son of the late Thane Wulfrad of Thornhope in the Entwash Vale, he seeks vengeance on the Orcs and Uruks who sacked his home.

Wife to Thane Utred of Langhold.
* SacredHospitality: A champion of this ideal when she and Thane Utred welcome the player to their town.

Thane of Beaconwatch in the Eastfold.

Daughter of Thane Cynegar of Scylfig and the betrothed of Thrymm Red-beard.
* TheDeterminator: No matter how hopeless it seems and no matter how often Gárwig and the player attempt to dissuade her, there is nothing keeping Cyneberg from searching for any sign of Thrymm Red-beard.

Thane of the Entwade, and husband to Léoflad.
* DespairEventHorizon: Léoflad and the refugees from the Entwade were slaughtered before they reached Aldburg. This, combined with what he feels is Théoden's inactions, drives him to march to Edoras and attempt to murder Éowyn. Luckily Éowyn and the player are able to subdue him.

Marshall of Rohan and former Thane of Faldham in the Norcrofts.
* AscendedExtra
* BadassMustache
* BigDamnHeroes: Just as things seems to have turned for the worst, Elfhelm arrives with a company of riders to turn the tide of the battle.
* TheCavalry: He leads the cavalry that arrives for the First Battle of the Fords of Isen.
* HorsebackHeroism: Strikes down the Uruk who gave Théodred his mortal wound (though off-screen).

Thane of Faldham in the Norcrofts and son of Elfhelm.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler:Is slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.]]

!!!Ellen Fremedon
Wife of Dúnhere, the Thane of Underharrow. She is tasked with hosting refugees as they pass through her town to Dunharrow, a task which she resents.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: She harbors a deep dislike of Éowyn for many reasons, first and foremost for behaving like a gloryhound. Other quibbles are the lack of news of her husband Dúnhere from the Fords of Isen, the endless stream of refugees lead by Éowyn who overwhelm her small town and its resources, and finally resenting that her own daughter Dúnburg looks up to Éowyn and her shieldmaiden, gloryhound ways rather than taking after her own trade as a minstrel.

The young and bloodthirsty Reeve of the Sutcrofts. He reigns from the settlement of Snowbourn, built on the ruins of a Gondorian castle called Ost Lothrant.
* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Dies attempting to kill Cr&uacte;mgam, and though the sorceror is killed later in the battle, Fastred's attempt has no noticeable influence on this.]]
* BloodKnight: Fastred loves to slaughter orcs and collect their heads as trophies.
* DoomedByCanon: Fastred is mentioned in the books as having died the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. [[spoiler: He is slain by his nemesis Cr&uacte;mgam, a sorceror of Mordor.]]
* [[HonorBeforeReason Honor]]/RevengeBeforeReason: He insists on defending Snowbourn to the end, and ignores Éomer's orders to retreat across the Entwash.
* HotBlooded
* HeroicBSOD: He is briefly overcome with despair when Cr&uacte;mgam lies about abducting his infant son Folcred.
* ItsPersonal: Has a vendetta against Cr&uacte;mgam for threatening his land, his people, and his family.
* PapaWolf: Anyone would be upset when their infant son is kidnapped, but a man as hot-tempered as Fastred...
* SorryThatImDying: His last words are to his wife and son (said to them from afar, as are safely back home in Rohan), for [[spoiler:failing to kill Crúmgam]].
--> '''Fastred:''' Elfláed... Folcred... forgive me...
Reeve of the Broadacres. The only female Reeve, Frithild is an old shield-maiden and mentor to Éowyn.
* BraidsOfAction
* LadyOfWar
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: She meets her end at a feast held in her honor in this manner.

Reeve of Wildermore, ruling from his seat at Lornsettle in the settlement of Forlaw, and crippled by his grief from the loss of his loved ones to Núrzum's destruction.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Two of his sons were already dead before the arrival of Núrzum, but three of his sons and several of his grandsons were killed by Nurzum, leaving him to grieve in his Mead Hall.

Thane of Garsfeld in the Sutcrofts, and uncle to Fastred, Reeve of the Sutcrofts.
* KilledOffForReal: He is killed in the siege of Hytbold.

Son of Gísil, the Thane of Garsfeld, and cousin of Fastred. He leads the people of Garsfeld to Snowbourn.

Théoden King's elderly minstrel and Horn's former mentor.
* TheBard
* CoolOldGuy
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: For disobeying Théoden and returning to Edoras, Gléowine is sentenced to ride by Théoden's side and compose the ballad for what may be the king's final ride to battle.
* DrowningMySorrows: After his banishment, he is found hung over in Snowbourn, and one quest has the player try a variety of [[HideousHangoverCure hangover cures]] to sober him up.
* TheExile: He is first encountered being banished from Edoras by Gríma. He is later convinced to return anyway, because...
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Like Horn and the player character, he returns to Edoras despite his banishment, because of the great threat Saruman poses to Rohan.

Thane of Grimslade in the Westfold and Captain of Rohan.
* HeroicBSOD: The player finds him in this state after the second battle at the Fords of Isen, guarding Prince Théodred's grave in the middle of the fords.
* DoomedByCanon: Grimbold dies at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Reeve of the Wold and Aldor of the Eastemnet.
* DoomedByCanon: Harding is mentioned in the books as one of the Rohirrim slain at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
* GoodIsNotNice: When the player first meets him, they are interrupting a private council. Harding proceeds to banish the player from the town of Harwick and not imprison them for no wrongdoing. Justified because any stranger could be suspicious and visit a calamity upon Harwick as that upon Langhold. He gets better in the end.
* KilledOffScreen: The player finds his body after the battle, but does not see him fall.

Son of Herubrand, Reeve of the Stonedeans.
* DoomedByCanon: Herefara dies at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields along with his father Herubrand.

Reeve of the Stonedeans, a land populated by many Rohirrim of Dunlending ancestry. Woodhurst is his capital, but an attack on the mead hall has forced him into hiding.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: He is sure of the prophecy that he and his son will be killed by Orcs - which makes him feel invincible against Dunlendings. [[spoiler: The prophecy comes true on the Pelennor Fields.]]
* DoomedByCanon: Yet another Rohirrim character fated to die at the Pelennor Fields. Which means he's right about the Dunlendings.

A good-hearted minstrel who never seems to be welcome anywhere before meeting the player.
* AscendedExtra: A more extreme example than most in this game. He is mentioned only once in the books, as one among many, in a lament for those that fell at the Fields of Pelennor. In the game, he is a major character who accompanies the player throughout Rohan.
* TheBard: He's introduced as being fond of history and storytelling.
* TheExile: He was banished from the Riddermark for slandering Grima and questioning the ancient feud with the Dunlendings, leading him to be sent to Stangard. And ''then'', he's banished from Stangard after deciding to help Nona when she's wounded. However he soon decides to ignore this for the greater good, pointing out the latter banishment is the reason it's not ''his'' fault he's been forced to disobey Théoden's mandate to remain in Stangard.
* DoomedByCanon: Like many of the Rohirrim to fall at the Pelennor Fields, this is literally the only thing the canon has to say about him. [[spoiler: This can be subverted however is Halros dies instead, otherwise Horn dies as he was foretold to do.]]
* NiceGuy: He's the friendliest individual in Stangard the player meets and the only one willing to help Nona when she's injured.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: This leads to him being banished twice.
* PunishedForSympathy: Horn finds he is no longer welcome in Stangard after helping the injured Nona.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Grima Wormtongue had him banished to Stangard for slandering him in song.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: His primary characteristic, despite it often leaving him worse off than when he started.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: He can actually survive the Battle of the Pelennor Fields if Halros was convinced to leave the Shire.]]
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: If Halros dies in his place during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Horn remarks that the man who was Horn already died on the battlefield.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: This is a huge part of Horn's struggles in the middle of Vol. 3 - coming to terms with his feelings for Nona. They eventually do hook up at the end of Vol. 3, Book 10.

An old woman purported to be able to see the future. She lives in a cave above Woodhurst.
* BlindSeer
* TheHermit
* VaguenessIsComing: She makes a vague prediction of Horn's death.

Reeve of the Entwash Vale, ruling from Eaworth, and father to Ingmar, Ingyth, and Horn. He was the former captain of King Théoden's personal guard. He is torn between staying loyal to the king's (Grima's) commands to leave the orcs and uruks and riding out to destroy them, as advocated by his mother Góda and his son Ingmar respectively.
* IHaveNoSon: The reception of his son Horn when the latter, the player character, Nona, and Corudan arrive at Eaworth is dripping with this. Horn insulted Grima Wormtongue and was thus sentenced to serve at the outpost of Stangard, however, he has now defied the King's wish and returned to Rohan before his sentence was complete. Ingbert is also displeased that Horn is a traveling companion of Nona, a woman of the Dunlendings and the sworn enemies of the Rohirrim.

Wife of Thane Ordlac of Oserley. Daughter of Gísling and granddaughter of Thane Gísil of Garsfeld.
* ArrangedMarriage: Lufa was married to Thane Ordlac for political reasons.
* TheBait: The player uncovers a plot to murder her. Ordlac's plan? Have the player stand guard at her house and wait for the attackers to come.
* UnwantedSpouse: According to her, once they were married, Ordlac set her aside and never even stayed with her in their house.

Thane of Middlemead in the Kingstead, a trade settlement located at the crossroads of West Rohan.
* DespairEventHorizon: The death of his only remaining councilor, Egbalth, drives him to this. He eventually snaps out of his depression with the player's help.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: After the deaths of the members of his council, he sends away all the townsfolk of Middlemead to Edoras and plans on invoking this trope in the face of the invading forces, however the player character snaps him out of his depression and he finds the will to live again. Fortunately, both the player character and Mágla manage to escape alive.
* HandicappedBadass: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. Since losing his arm, he's not the warrior he once was, and no longer wields his sword. However, he doesn't hide from combat despite only wielding a shield.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: In combat, he bears a shield in his good arm, with no hand for a weapon.
* TheStrategist: Éowyn [[InformedAttribute describes him]] as being a brilliant tactician.

The daughter of Thane Sparhafoc of Fenmarch. She is betrothed to Éomer, Third Marshall of the Mark and Reeve of the Eastfold.
* ArrangedMarriage: She is betrothed to Éomer, but with the death of his cousin Théodred and his new status as the heir to the throne, such a match would not be appropriate. Thane Sparhafoc asks the player to break the news to her gently, news which she does not take well.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Appears to have fallen for Cúthing, son of Thane Cútha, while taking care of his wounds.

The widowed Thane of Elthengels in the Norcrofts. Her husband Pendrad was slain by marauding Orcs and her son Pendulf was killed in a duel when he challenged Reeve Athelward for his inaction. On top of this, Athelward has taken her only remaining child, her daughter Siflád, as a ward.

Thane of Oserley in the Broadacres.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* LastDisrespects: He makes a show of making honoring Frithild during her funeral, but it is pointed out that his words are hollow.
* TheMole: Has secretly sided with the White Hand.
* StepfordSmiler: Seems to be a really cheerful guy, which just masks his depravity.
* WouldHurtAChild: Specifically Reeve Frithild's orphaned children. Thankfully, Torferth and the player character [[BigDamnHeroes thwart him just in time]].

The young Thane of Floodwend in the Wold.
* AChildShallLeadThem: Recently inherited his title at a young age, and is closely adviced by his mother, Etta.
* CharacterDeath: Dies in the assault the Witan at Hytbold.

Thane of Fenmarch in the Eastfold. Father to Meregyth.

!!!Théodred, prince of Rohan
The Prince of Rohan, son and heir of Théoden King.
* AscendedExtra: His role in the books was a minor one, used as a means to characterize Théoden more than anything. In the game, he is given a much more expanded role, and it is easier to relate to his death after fighting alongside him.
* DeadpanSnarker
-->'''Théodred:''' Grimbold estimates that each one of us is worth at least twenty uruks, but he is from Grimslade, and the men of that place are not known for their mastery of numbers.
* DoomedByCanon: Players familiar with Tolkien's work knew that he was bound to die as soon as they met him. Finally happens when he, and the player character, takes part in [[AllThereInTheManual the First Battle of the Fords of Isen]].
* LastRequest: As part of his [[LastWords dying speech]], he asks to be left at the Fords of Isen, to be buried there to ever guard it, rather than to be taken to Edoras and buried.
* NeverSayDie: Averted. He does not want the death of his squire to be sugar-coated for him.
-->'''Théodred:''' Cynstan... where is...\\
'''Grimbold:''' You need your rest, my Prince. We will speak of Cynstan another time...\\
'''Théodred:''' Grimbold... I am not... a child...\\
'''Grimbold:''' Cynstan fell defending you from the Orcs, my Prince. He was very brave.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After all the aid you lend him and his riders, he does not hesitate for a moment when it comes to aiding you in the rescue of the Rangers imprisoned by the Dunlendings of Tûr Morva.
** It's later mentioned that Théodred had wavered in whether or not to follow Halbarad's advice regarding taking the fight to Saruman, until one word of your counsel was enough to convince him, implying that part of his willingness to aid the Grey Company is out of respect for the player's choice of allies.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's often leading the charge and fighting alongside his men during the battles.
* WarriorPrince: Very evident during the course of the storyline. Sadly, this doesn't save him during the ill-fated Battle of the Fords of the Isen.
* WhatTheHellHero: When meeting him for the first time, he isn't entirely happy about the player character having spent time helping the Dunlendings, the ancient enemies of Rohan. He gets over it rather quick, though.

!!!Thrymm Red-beard
Nephew and heir to Gárwig, Reeve of Wildermore, and the beloved hero of Wildermore.
* BrownNote: Thrymm wields the Horn of Wildermore, which when blown weakens the Huorns. [[spoilers:This becomes key to Núrzum's demise.]]
* IdentityAmnesia: [[spoilers:After he is thrown into the wilderness, he forgets his own identity, only knowing that he had a hatred of Orcs. What breaks him out of his amnesia is seing Cyneberg's face.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: After Núrzum tosses Thrymm into the wilderness, he is treated as dead even though no body was found. No body was used for his funeral. However, because of this trope and despite the odds, it gives Cyneberg hope that Thrymm may still be alive.

!!! Tordag
Thane of Torsbury in the Broadacres.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: He was at first reluctant to accept Frithild, a woman, as Reeve of the Broadacres. She broke his nose in a brawl, and he's been loyal to her since.
* InTheBack: Murdered by a traitor this way.

The Thane of Langhold, the northernmost settlement in the Wold and most likely the first settlement in the Mark that the player will visit.
* SacrificialLamb: He is killed and his town destroyed soon after the player character arrives, demonstrating how dire the situation in Rohan is.

The sixteen year-old Thane of Walstow in the Sutcrofts. She is betrothed to Déorwine, squire to King Théoden and son of Thane Gísil.

!!The Riders Four
A contingent sworn to Lord Éomer which was dispatched to harry the orcs marauding the plains of Rohan, they saw the Easterlings amassing in the east and make it their mission to warn the reeves of the impending invasion.

Burnoth, son of Baldeg. His steed is Brynmód, nicknamed Prancey by his daughter Céolwen.

Léofdag, son of Winedag. His steed is Flyting.

Hutha, son of Hengest. His steed is Hafoc.

!!!Ulf the Reaver
Born Wigelm, son of Waldere. His steed is Gesith.


The 'Wild Men' of Dunland, a region at the southern end of the western side of the Misty Mountains. Ancient enemies of the Rohirrim.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Draig-lûth, or Dragon Clan, is always hostile and reviled by the other clans.
* AnimalMotifs: Each clan is named after a creature that the clan holds sacred. They are the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Draig-lûth]], the [[TheMarvelousDeer Caru-lûth]], the [[EverythingsBetterWithCows Uch-lûth]], the [[NobleBirdOfPrey Hebog-lûth]], the [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Avanc]][[MixAndMatchCritter -lûth]], and the [[FullBoarAction Turch-lûth]].
* BarbarianTribe: Subverted. The Rohirrim see them as brutal savages, but the game shows them having a rich culture, even if their architecture and dress are less refined than those of other Men.
* CulturalPosturing/NobleBigot: They are frequently dismissive of strangers and other cultures, especially the Rohirrim.
* EnemyMine: They despise the Rohirrim and have a natural distrust for most outsiders, but most tribes are willing to put this aside and fight alongside them (albeit begrudingly) to fight Saruman and the White Hand, who they see as the greater threat.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Much [[NotSoDifferent like the Rohirrim]], in fact.
* SacredHospitality: Subverted; if they're not actively hostile (re: attacking) the player character, then they accept the player into their homes begrudgingly, at least initially.
-->"The Uch-gwirod[[note]]The Ox-spirit[[/note]] requires us to give welcome to duvodiad[[note]]The Dunlendish term for outsiders[[/note]]."

A messenger of the Falcon-clan sent by Lheu Brenin to reassure the Uch-lûth of Enedwaith that they do not stand alone against Saruman.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Was unaware of [[spoiler:Lheu Brenin]]'s treachery, and sides with [[spoiler:the Uch-lûth]] over [[spoiler:his own clan]] when the latter attacks the former's village.

!!!Glynn Brenin
The leader of the Uch-Lûth of Enedwaith, ruling in the settlement of Lhanuch.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Takes the time to listen to Gwilhum, the emissary of Isengard, as well as his various brehurs and brehureses, with input from the player character, before deciding to forgo an alliance with Saruman.

!!!Lheu Brenin
Chieftain of the Hebog-Lûth, the Falcon Clan of Dunlendings. See '''Antagonists in Volume 3: Allies of the King'''.

Wadu's sister, who becomes a major character in Epic Volume III.
* CoolSword: Nona wields an ancient Rohirrim sword that her brother carried for awhile. The sword has some as-yet unexplained properties that helped drive off a Nazgûl.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Nona is prone to BrutalHonesty, CulturalPosturing and is often HotBlooded, but demonstrates UndyingLoyalty towards those she regards as friends. Over the course of the storyline, she frequently thanks the player for all they have done for her and for showing her new lands and cultures (even if she finds them [[NobleBigot strange]]).
** When Elthengels - a settlement of Rohan - is raided by orcs, Nona is quick to step up in defense of its villagers, explaining that her feud is with Rohan's kings and rulers, and not its innocent commonfolk.
* LoveEpiphany: For Horn, while the two of them travel through Rohan with Corudan and the player character. Afraid that this will weaken her, she leaves the group to come to terms with her feelings.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: This is a huge part of her character arc in the middle of Vol. 3 - coming to terms with her feelings for Horn. They eventually do hook up at the end of Vol. 3, Book 10.
* [[YouKilledMyFather YouKilledMyBrother]] The death of her brother Wadu drives Nona to call herself "Wadu's Ghost" and to prey on the turncoat Dunlendings responsible for his death.

An apprentice wizard, first found outside his hut outside of Galtrev.
* AnimalMotifs: Ravens and crows, appropriately enough.
* CloudCuckooLander: Rook unfortunately does not have the greatest grasp on reality, mistaking a shiny ball as a "Palantír" and not being able to tell that his Avanc mount was already dead.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:He is later encountered as a boss, titled "The Lord of Pinions," in the Osgiliath instances.]]

Nona's father.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Over the course of the storyline. When he bids Nona on her journey with the player, he offers her some kind words, despite his own admission that he's not particularly good at fatherly talks.
* IHaveNoSon: His original attitude towards Wadu, who he considers a coward, even after being told of his death. Though as per the above trope, he eventually softens.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Though it's less of an angst-ridden rampage and more of a friendly competition with the player.



!!!Derufin & Duilin
Sons of Lord Duinhir of the Blackroot Vale
* ChallengeSeeker: They go hunting for Mûmakil in Ithilien because they hear that none of the Rangers yet have managed to slay any of the creatures.
* CharacterDeath: In the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, the brothers aid the player character and Reeve Ingert by drawing away a trio of Mûmakil, but they're trampled in the process.
* FriendlySniper: Both are archers who eagerly invite the player character to hunt with them.
* SiblingTeam

Lord of the Blackroot Vale, father to Derufin and Duilin.
* OutLivingOnesOffspring: Duinhir is devastated by the deaths of his boys on the Pelennor.

Lord of Lossarnach
* AnAxeToGrind: He and his soldiers wield axes in battle.
* BigFun: Nicknamed "the Fat" and loves to spend time feasting and reminiscing with his friends.
* CharacterDeath: Mortally wounded during the Battle of Pelennor Fields, and lives just long enough to have one last talk with Aragorn - the man he knew as Thorongil.

Lord of Anfalas
* CharacterDeath: Killed by a Olog during the Battle of the Morannon.
* RousingSpeech: Gives a brief one of these to the Host of the West before they march into Dagorlad.

Lord of the Pinnath Gelin
* KilledOffscreen: Killed during the Battle of Pelennor Fields.

Daughter to Imrahil, the Prince of Dol Amroth, she leads the city while her father is away at war to the east.
* ArrangedMarriage: Unwillingly brokered by Denethor between her and his son Boromir.
* KissingCousins: One of her concerns over her arranged marriage, aside from the fact that neither party is particularly interested, is that she and Boromir are first cousins.


[[folder:Corsairs of Umbar]]
A Corsair captain first encountered in the occupied town of Lothgobel, who later journeys through Western and Central Gondor.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Thinks the Heirs of Castamir will lead the Corsairs to ruin, so he teams up with the player against them.
* HeelFaceTurn: Is first encountered as a leader among the Corsairs raiding Western Gondor, but he soon ends up siding with the Free Peoples.
* HonorAmongThieves: The Corsairs adhere to something called the Way. Jajax is accused of abandoning it for withdrawing from Lothgobel and allying with Gondorians. He accuses the Heirs of Castamir for abandoning or corrupting it by being harsh and brutal to their own men.
* LovableRogue: Opposes the forces of Sauron so that the Corsairs can stop working for them and go back to "mischief".
* PragmaticVillainy: Agrees to lead his band out of the town they took over, to spare them from being killed by the player character.


[[folder:The Ballad of Bingo Boffin]]
!!!Bingo Boffin
A gentle-hobbit of Michel Delving, while planning a dinner for his neighbours, he finds a map in a cookbook and decides to seek out an adventure.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: When Bilbo offers his praise for his writing, all Bingo can hear is "there's not enough excitement" and that his story may become a snoozer.
* TheLoad: Despite being the star of his own storyline, Bingo does little, if anything, of note (other than wander haphazardly into danger). Players are less than enthused about this.
* MissingMainCharacter: At one point in the story, Bingo disappears into an underground river, so you end up working with Willem and Spalvi to locate him.
* NonActionGuy: Not once does he participate in any fights. Justified because it is his first time out of the Shire. Averted when [[spoiler: Theodore wanders into Draigoch's Lair; Bingo not only runs all the way to the cave to rescue Theodore, but actively partakes in combating the insects residing there.]]

!!!Willem Whiskers
A lynx that the player character and Bingo help set free in the Stone-Trolls' Glade.
* AndroclesLion: Befriends Bingo and the player character for freeing him from a trap.
* AlliterativeName: '''W'''illem '''W'''hiskers.
* HiddenDepths: He seems to just be tagging along only because he likes Bingo, but he's actually searching for a home for his family.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion

!!!Haley Meadowsweet
Haley is a woman first encountered being regaled by Theodore of all his treasure exploits. [[spoiler:She is the Master Treasure Seeker.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Compared to Theodore Gorse, who dismisses one of the finest Dwarven trinkets as a fake.

!!!Theodore Gorse
Theodore is a "Master Treasure Hunter" of the finest calibre, first encountered in the Forsaken Inn. He is about to retire, if not for that last treasure which has stumped him.
* TheDitz: Theodore, what made you think wandering into [[spoiler: Draigoch's]] Lair was a good idea? He's a [[spoiler: DRAGON]], FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!
* SmallNameBigEgo: Proclaims himself the "Master Treasure Hunter" and is first seen regaling [[{{Irony}} Haley Meadowsweet]] of his past exploits.

Spalvi is a Dwarf who Bingo and the player encounter, injured in the Misty Mountains by Corcur hill-men who have stolen his possessions. [[spoiler:He is actually a Dourhand Dwarf.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: Sports an eyepatch for unclear reasons.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Turns on his Dourhand brothers and frees Bingo from captivity because he doesn't want to associate with them any longer.]]
* MeaningfulRename: He eventually selects the name Stout-heart to replace his old name, [[spoiler:Dourhand]], a reflection of his change of allegiance.
* StickyFingers: [[spoiler:He stole Skórgrim's Star, the Rothstone, when he escaped from Gabilazan with Bingo.]]

!!!Bert Bartleby
A travelling trader found as Bingo progresses along his journey in major settlements, always with his loyal companion Old Rattlesacks, his horse.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Bingo acknowledges that Bert and Old Rattlesacks have been following them as his journey progresses.


!!!The Jorthkyn "Earth-kin"

The Blue Lady of Lake Evendim.

!!!The Huntsman
AKA the Rhi Helvarch. Revered by the Dunlendings, he resides in his Hall in a remote corner of the Mournshaws, accessible only through a portal or at his behest.