Aliases: The White Hand, Saruman the White, Curunir, Curumo, Sharkey, Sarman of many colors.
Date of Birth: ?
Height: rather tall, around 6 feet
Date of Death: 3019 T.A.
Date of Marriage: N/A
Physical description: White hair, rather like to Gandalf
in appearance. Black hair near temples, and corners of mouth.
Biography: Saruman came to Middle Earth as the
Chief of the Istari, and was the head of the White Council. But for many
years, Saruman concealed his secret desires for power and glory. He desired
to have the One Ring, and spent many years building armies, in preparation
for war. Saruman despised Gandalf, for I believe he knew who was the more
powerful, and he knew he could never sway Gandalf to aid him in his evil
plots. Saruman was greatly learned in the lore of the rings, and Sauron's
history. He knew that Gandalf knew where the ring lay hidden, and it frustrated
him that he could not get the information out of him. Saruman's chief power
was his voice, to a unaware listener, it sounded sweeter than elvish singing,
and he could persuade nearly anyone to do his bidding. In 2953, Saruman took
the tower of Orthanc for his fortress, here he began to build his evil armies,
and it was his own forces which did damage to Fangorn Forest, and caused his
downfall. About 3000 TA, Saruman used the palantir of Orthanc, and was trapped
by Sauron, after which, though he thought himself to be free, he was controlled
by the Dark Tower. In the year 3010, he sent his servant, Grima, to Theoden.
Grima managed to wither Theoden into an early dotage, until he was revived by
Gandalf in 3019. Saruman brought about his own destruction by not minding what
his armies did to the Fangorn Forest, and forgetting about the Ents. During
the War of the Ring, the Ents took revenge upon Isengard, and held Saruman
captive in his own fortress, until the king was recrowned, then Treebeard,
thinking Saruman was now harmless, allowed him to surrender the keys of Orthanc
and flee. Saruman had long had secret dealings in the Shire, and headed there
almost immediately, and set to work his last evil plot. Frodo, Sam, Pippin, and
Merry deeply regretted tarrying on the way home once they got there. They found
walls, and machines, and gates, and rules. All things that were never found in
the Shire when they departed. They soon got roused the spirits of the unhappy
hobbits, and caused quite an uprising, and caused all the ruffians to flee. Without
his henchmen, Saruman didn't have a leg to stand on, and was ready to depart the
Shire; but not without one last strike. Saruman attempted to stab Frodo with a
concealed dagger, which just glanced off Frodo's armor. Frodo was still willing
to let him leave unharmed, but Saruman's poor, long tortured servant, Grima,
had different ideas. Grima sprang on Saruman and sliced his throat, and was
struck dead by the surrounding hobbit archers. Saruman's spirit rose from his
body like smoke from a fire, looked toward the West, wavered, and dissapeared
with the wind.