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Urzahil as shown in the Return of the King, portrayed by Bruce Spence


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Mouth of Sauron, "Faithless and Accursed"
Lieutenant of Barad-dûr, Messenger of Mordor, Emassary of the Dark Lord, Ambassador of Sauron
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"My master, Sauron the Great, bids thee welcome."
―Urzahil addressing the leaders of the Free Alliance at the Black Gate

Urzahil, also known as the Mouth of Sauron, was a living Half-orc the ambassador and messenger of Sauron, and the Lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dûr in Middle-earth at the time of the War of the Ring.


"The halfling was dear to thee, I see. Know that he suffered greatly at the hands of his host. Who would have thought that one so small would endure so much pain?"
― Urzahil lying of Frodo's death
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Urzahil confronts Gandalf

Born in 2871 3A, Urzahil was a Black Númenórean who lived in the land of Mordor during the Third Age. He and the Black Númenóreans had established their dwellings in Middle-earth during the years of Sauron's domination and worshiped him. Urzahil entered the service of the Dark Tower when it first rose again (its rebuilding began in 2951 of the Third Age), and through cunning grew to power under Sauron and learned great sorcery.

On December 5, 3001 3A, Urzahil was well over 130 years old and briefly appeared in person when he haggled with the armies of the Free Alliance in front of the Black Gate. He briefly insulted the host, asking who had authority to treat with him, and dismissed Aragorn's claim as King. He tried to convince the future king and the wizard Gandalf to give up and let his master win the battle for Middle-earth. Had the plans of Sauron succeeded, Urzahil would have become the new lord of Isengard, replacing Saruman after his death.


Urzahil about to be executed

When Gandalf told him that Sauron's reign is ending, Urzahil felt angered by his words but he smiles again and throws Frodo's mithril vest in front of them and says how Frodo suffered before dying. It lets a tear out of Gandalf's eye and the Dark Numenor smiles but Aragorn rides towards him. After saying that takes more than a broken Elvish blade to be a king, Aragorn suddenly draws Anduril and beheads him to everyone's disgust.

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