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Old 10-17-2020, 01:29 PM   #1
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Why was Sauron so powerful during his war against Celebrimbor and the elves?

In the books, there was not mention of any forces except orcs that he used against Eregion. We would think Celebrimbor and the Noldor would have no problem crushing the orcs. Or were the numbers of Sauron's orcs just too massive for them to overcome?
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:44 PM   #2
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The latter. Quantity often beats quality, exampled by Isildur's war-hardened party being overcome by a superior force of inferior fighters.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:27 PM   #3
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Also, Sauron knew the city, and - given how much we know Celebrimbor worked with "Annatar" - it's possible he actually had a hand in building its defences. Which certainly gives him an advantage when it comes to pulling them back down.

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