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Maia Race

Sauron, Lieutenant of Morgoth

When Arda, the World-That-Is, was concieved, it was done so at the hands of a mighty being named Eru. He instructed the spirits he had created, named the Ainur, in all manner of music. For eons he taught them, in pairs or small groups, until finally his grand concert was ready. When the Music, the Ainulindalë, began, the Ainur were astonished at its beauty, and amazed to find that their Music actually sang of a world, describing it in great detail. When the Music was finished, Eru revealed that some of the most powerful spirits of the Ainur would have the chance to go down and form the world that had been Sung about. Many spirits jumped at the chance, some greater, some lesser. Those greater were named the Valar, with power as gods, and the lesser Maiar, as demigods.

Centuries passed as the Valar struggled to fashion a beautiful world like unto the one they had witnessed in the Music. Just as it seemed that the world began to approach its prophesied beauty, one of the most powerful Vala, Melkor, betrayed his brothers and sisters and waged war, taking the name of Morgoth and marring the young world. He tempted and corrupted many of the Maiar to his command; some becoming Balrogs, some becoming great Were-wolves and demonic Vampires. The greatest of his servants was a great craftsman of the household of Aulë, the Smith. He was called Mairon, the Admirable, and was named Sauron by Morgoth, his new master.

Many wars and upheavals predate the events of the War of the Ring in Middle-earth, but even though his power had lessened over the ages, Sauron was still perhaps the single most powerful being this side of Valinor, home of the gods. It is thus fitting that we are reminded of this power as he is the only card in the entire Lord of the Rings TCG with the Race of Maia.







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maia.txt · Last modified: 2013/02/28 16:52 (external edit)

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