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Friday, September 25, 2009

Races of Middle-Earth: WIZARDS

a.k.a Istari

A very powerful race whose purpose of inhabiting Middle-Earth is to unite the other variety of races against Dark Lord Sauron.

Appears as old men and who age slowly. Wizards possess several hand and mental powers.

It is believed that there are 5 Wizards that existed. The two highest among them are Curinir (Man of Skill) or known as Saruman and Mithrandir (The Grey Pilgrim) or Gandalf the Grey.

Saruman is the more powerful of the two and resides at a tower in Isengard, in the East. Gandalf, on the other hand, prefers to roam in the West. He is the bearer of The Ring of Fire given by Cirdan, greatest of the High-elves, which enables him to "rekindle the hearts in a world that grows chill".

Grey Wizards will only be able to transmute into more powerful White Wizards if they successfully pass through the "Shadow".