The Tolkien Monster Encyclopedia
by Calle Mattsson
This page is devoted to all the monsters and races belonging to darkness.
Here you will find Orcs, Goblins, Balrogs and many more fearsome creatures.

Black Númenórean
In the Akaballêth is told the story of Númenor, the mightiest kingdom of men during the second age, which was destroyed by Eru. Sauron had corrupted most of the númenóreans into worshipping Morgoth and this led to the kingdom´s downfall. Some of the black númenóreans had departed to Middle-earth before the downfall and so survived. The black númenóreans made a great haven in a place named Umbar, which lay on the coastlands in the south of Middle-earth. They were a great sea power and for many centuries they raided and pillaged the coastlands of Middle-earth. Sauron gave three of them rings of power and they were later counted among the Nazgûl. To two others, who were named Herumor and Fuinur, he gave other powers and  they became lords among the Haradrim. Another black númenórean mentioned in LotR3 was the Lieutenant of Barad-dûr, also called the Mouth of Sauron, who was the spokesman of Sauron. The black númenóreans often came to Gondor to attack the other noble remnant of the númenórean race, the Elendili, the Elf-friends. They were defeated by Hyarmendacil of Gondor in the third age and the survivors fled to Harad and Mordor.
The Downfall of Númenor