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Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-earth - The Istari Summary & Analysis

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The Istari Summary

Istari is the true name of the wizards. These beings appeared in Middle Earth during the third age and then departed, never to return again. To most races, they looked to be merely aged human men, but over time people noticed that they did not age. Some thought them to be a part of the Elf race, but they actually came out of the west as emissaries for the Valar. Their total number is not known, but to the northern lands of elves and men there came five. The first to come is a noble man all dressed in white, seen as the head of the order. Then there are two dressed in blue, one clad in brown, and one that humbly cloaked himself in grey. Upon meeting the grey wizard, Cirdan deemed that he was in fact the wisest and greatest of the group...

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