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You will serve me for all eternity.
In the body of Elf or Man, you are unchanged, Celebrimbor.
The foremost fallen Maia and a prime firebrand of the evil that plagues Middle-earth, Sauron fell to the ways of rebellion at the dawn of time. Since then he remained one of the main adversaries of the Powers and the Free Peoples as the second Dark Lord, striving to suborn Middle-earth by the strength of arms or sheer malice. While Sauron stood, he was feared throughout the land, even to the farthest reaches beyond the Great Sea.
Sauron was once an immortal spirit of the Maiar, he joined the forces of Morgoth before his master was cast out during war against the Elves. He managed to survive and go into hiding, but decided that he wanted to control Middle-earth by domination. Taking on his fair form Annatar, Sauron formed an alliance with the Elves so he use the Smith Elf Celebrimbor. Sauron would appear as Annatar, bringing the Elf-lord a mithril hammer as a gift of their partnership. Once Celebrimbor created the Rings of Power, Sauron decided to spread his corruption through them by giving the rings to men such as Suladan and Helm Hammerhand. He was also an ally and lover of Shelob, but betrayed her once he corrupted Suladan, resulting in her being forced into the mountains.
While Celebrimbor crafted the rings, Sauron created the One to dominate all others. Upon his betrayal, he struck Celebrimbor down and had some orcs restrain him as he makes him aid in the creation of the One Ring if he wanted his wife and daughter to live. Once the Ring was made, Sauron tried to strike Celebrimbor down with his mace, but the latter managed to escape. When Celebrimbor faced off against Sauron, he found that his family was tied to rocks and when Celebrimbor was about to finish Sauron off, the latter was able to take the ring from him. Sauron proceeds to kill Celebrimbor's family and beat him brutally with a welding tool, killing him in the process.
The Bright Lord (Shadow of Mordor DLC)
After Celebrimbor escaped from Sauron, a manhunt was ordered on the Elf whose kingdom is in ruins and his family in chains. Celebrimbor proceeds to have a tower built in opposition to Sauron who is certain that Celebrimbor will fail and never reach the Halls of Mandos, and plans to rebuild Eregion when Barad-dûr is destroyed.
Celebrimbor then demands that Sauron releases his family and serve him. Sauron demands him instead to return the One Ring to him as every moment he resists will bring more pain to his (Celebrimbor's) family. Their argument continued when Celebrimbor opposes Sauron, who claims the elf abandoned all reason and cannot win or even survive against him as he (Celebrimbor) is right to fear him. As Celebrimbor persists in his victories, Sauron tells him he will die and he will know hatred, despair, and darkness. The elf scoffs at this, saying Sauron will know victory, glory, and revenge when the dark lord knows subjugation at his hands. Sauron then threatens to have the elf's soul bound to Mordor with no way of seeing his family again. Celebrimbor declares he will take over Mordor and will nullify his threats by taking all from Sauron from his ring to his armies.
As Celebrimbor's war against Sauron rages on, the Dark Lord told him that he will flay the elf's corpse and show it as a display for those in Mordor to see while his skin flies in the wind as retribution. Sauron also proclaims there is no limit to his power. Sauron also considered Celebrimbor's victories hallow and his steps are taking him closer to doom. Sauron also insists that the elf is powerless to stop him and will become what he sought to destroy. As the fight rages, Celebrimbor demands Sauron to come in order to finish him once and for all. Sauron warps in and demands that the elf surrender the ring. Celebrimbor refuses, declaring himself the true lord of the rings. The duo proceeds to fight brutally with Sauron refusing to believe he can lose easily and that the ring was always his and turns the orcs war chiefs the elf had by his side against him.
After Celebrimbor kills the war chiefs, Sauron brings them back to life as the fight continued, Sauron proceeds to banish the elf from death and takes back his ring. This is followed up with Sauron bludgeoning Celebrimbor, killing his wife and daughter, and binding the elf's spirit to Mordor which cannot be undone until the ring is destroyed.
Shadow of Mordor
After Sauron returns to Mordor, Celebrimbor explains to Talion, the game's protagonist, that Sauron wanted him for the ability to forge rings and was responsible for the disasters that happened, including the nine rings that turned kings of men into the Ringwraiths known as the Nazgûl. Once Talion learns of Sauron trying to kill Celebrimbor, he is alerted to Sauron's awareness of their presence. After defeating the Tower of Sauron, the duo proceeds to track down the weakened Sauron only for the Black Hand of Sauron to absorb Celebrimbor from the protagonist who manages to defend himself from the Black Hand and drive back Sauron himself.
Shadow of War
After a ring to combat Sauron was forged, Talion comes face to face with Shelob in a humanoid form who asks him to look at the Palantir as she believes that Sauron refuses to rest until he dominates Middle-earth. Celebrimbor and Talion resolve to seize the Palantir before Sauron could. When protecting Minas Ithil, Talion learns some of the towers built by Celebrimbor had Sauron's mark on them and mocks the elf through his corruption. They also give him sight from them. However, the Haedir can be purified to turn the towers against Sauron. Through this, Talion can see what has been lost and all that will be lost if Sauron's corruption comes back.
Talion checks and learns that the city is built on the remains of Celebrimbor's kingdom. At one of the barrows Sauron was not aware of, Talion learns that Celebrimbor has had honored dead buried in it. When the city is struck by green fire, the Witch-king of Angmar arrives and demands Castamir to surrender the palantír in exchange for his daughter's freedom. After getting what Sauron wanted, the Witch-king strikes Castamir down fatally. After a fight against Talion, the Witch-king brings the Palantir to Sauron and reports that the new ring has been located in the hands of Shelob. Sauron commends him for this and tells him Minas Morgul is his place to command. He then orders the king to bring Celebrimbor's ring.
When the Witch-king asks about Shelob, Sauron orders him to send all the Nazgûl after her. Talion manages to intervene however and drive them off and claim the ring instead, in order to have Sauron defeated with it. Later, Talion is informed that his fortress is being attacked by Sauron's forces with the secret passages sealed off. Celebrimbor explains that this is a time for testing their defenses. However, this attack was foiled, but Talion is betrayed by Bruz and nearly killed.
After Talion retakes the fortress and has Bruz dominated and shamed for his actions, he eventually was able to show the strength of the army he is leading to Sauron and that they will take over Mordor. As more fortresses are being taken, Celebrimbor states Sauron cowers as they come closer to their goal. As shown in the past, after Isildur lost Sauron's ring in the river, Sauron made him into one of the Nazgûl. In the present, Celebrimbor still insists that he will dominate Sauron and have Mordor as well as the rest of the world restored to light and order.
When Talion finds himself dying, the female ranger who was with him tells him their sacrifices will not be in vain and takes the ring he had. Just then, Shelob's spiders crawl over him where she chastised him for not seeing. A revived Talion then heads off to capture Minas Morgul. Once Talion captures the dead city and the Palantir, he witnesses a vision where Sauron and Celebrimbor confront each other with their fight culminating in them being merged into one spirit where they continued to fight within. After the One Ring fell into the fires of Mount Doom, Sauron dies while Celebrimbor's soul passes into the afterlife.
Only you could accomplish such art, Celebrimbor.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor in his fair form.
Silver-hand! You dare stay in Mordor. You think to challenge me here, but you will fail. Your spirit will never see the Halls of Mandos.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor upon the first tower being built.
Enough! I will end you myself. Nothing will prepare you for what comes next.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor after the latter dominated his warchiefs.
You will give me what is mine, Celebrimbor!
~ Sauron confronting Celebrimbor.
Come die, thief.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor.
The One is mine.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor during their fight.
Arrogant fool. Do you really think you could defeat me so easily? What's yours has always been MINE!
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor.
Obey your true master!
~ Sauron resurrecting his fallen orc captains.
We are bound together, Celebrimbor. You are banished from death.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor.
You lost the Ranger. That was a mistake.
~ Sauron to Celebrimbor on losing Talion.
Sauron (guised as Annatar) and Celebrimbor becoming allies.
Sauron (guised as Annatar) and Celebrimbor.
Sauron and Shelob.
Sauron in Shadow of Mordor.
Sauron vs. Celebrimbor.
Sauron acting as a vessel of the Black Hand, confronting Talion.
Sauron being held back by Celebrimbor.
Sauron in Shadow of War.
Sauron in the cinematic trailer for Shadow of War.
Sauron learning from the Witch-king that his servants have taken Minas Morgul.
Sauron being confronted by Celebrimbor and Eltariel.
Sauron fights Celebrimbor once more.
Celebrimbor attempts to dominate Sauron.
Sauron merges with Celebrimbor.
Sauron and Celebrimbor in the eye, fighting for dominance.
Sauron's defeat upon the destruction of the One Ring, with Celebrimbor's spirit escaping.
Middle-earth Shadow of War- Sauron Final Boss Fight and True Ending