Alokkair
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First and foremost of the great enemies of the West, Alokkair was an extremely powerful Gauth sorcerer, who rose to prominence in the Second Age during the War of Wrath. Alokkair was known by many titles: the "Lich-King" of Adar", "the Deceiver," "the Pretender," and the "Wolf-Lord." Alokkair rose up three times against the West, before his destruction in the year 1297/4.

ORIGINS


Alokkair was a Gauth sorcerer and a talented acolyte of the Dark-Elves for much of his life. Trained in the arcane arts by the Dark-Elves, Alokkair soon became a powerful mage in his own right. When the War of Wrath ended, and the Dark-Elves were driven beneath the surface, Alokkair swore revenge on those who had defeated his masters. He wandered the East for many years, dominating local tribes of orcs and humans he came upon, and ever increasing his magical powers.

Alokkair soon set his eye upon the fortress of Erôn-Mystarë, home of the Saar Council. He attempted to capture it, but was defeated in the Fierce battle of Orgorod in 252/3. The Saar council was aided by both the races of dwarves and elves, as well as seven races of men. Alokkair’s army was completely annihilated and he was believed slain for many years. It was for this defeat that Alokkair swore to destroy both the races of northern dwarves and the Wood-Elves.

RISE TO POWER IN THE THIRD AGE


Alokkair was believed to have been slain at Orgorod in 252/3, but it was not the case. He remained in hiding for many years re-building his powers. For a while he dwelt at the fortress of Erôn-Mored, and plotted against the powers of the West who had defeated him. He hated the Saar, the elves, and dwarves for his earlier defeats.

THE WAR OF THE MELANTHIR


By the end of the Third Age, Alokkair had amassed a huge army or orcs and eastern barbarian men, including large numbers of Gauth warriors. His armies invaded the West in 1175/3 in what became known as the War of the Melanthir. But Alokkair had not counted on the Council of Sorcerë, who had foreseen his actions and given each of the Seven Champions of the West a Melanthir sword to defeat his orc hordes. At the Battle of Thürdrum in 1179/3, Alokkair’s armies were defeated by the First Alliance and he was taken prisoner by the Rynnish prince Eradan Myrnäe.

RELEASE & RESURGENCE


Alokkair was not a prisoner long; he soon forged a plot to free himself from the dungeons of Castle Myrdon. In 236/4, he secretly had King Elmar Myrnäe’s daughter Aranmë murdered, and then bargained for his freedom in return for restoring her life. Alokkair was released, but in return he restored Princess Aranmë as a cursed being, who soon murdered both her parents as a heinous parting gift. Alokkair soon ventured back into the East and bided his time. Soon thereafter, the Amari colonists began expanding their new kingdom of Adar. Alokkair sought them out in the guise of an old man; befriending the Adari kings and helping them win military victories and gain enormous wealth. Alokkair had his own ambitions, though. He secretly plotted to overthrow the Adari monarchy, take the throne of Adar for himself, and then use the power of the kingdom to destroy the West to avenge his earlier defeat and imprisonment. Soon Alokkair was controlling the kingdom of Adar, which by 440/4, became known as the Realm of the Wolf.

By the end of the Fourth Age, Alokkair had destroyed or weakened the kingdoms of Thalar, Cyrendar, Eldara, Rhodara, Thekarë, and Kronar, using both warfare and treachery.

WAR OF THE PRETENDER


Finally, in 1293/4, Alokkair again invaded the West, beginning the War of the Pretender. The West was weak and most believed no one could withstand the second eastern onslaught. But the West endured, and the Second Alliance finally defeated Alokkair’s armies at the Battle of the Dawn in 1297/4. Alokkair himself was slain at the hands of King Eromir Myrnäe III during that same battle, who then took Alokkair’s sword (believed to be the actual Sword of Akhmahra) back to Castle Myrdon as a war prize.