In addition to their armies, Dark Lords in fantasy tend to have a group of specialized servants that act as their main enforcers. The most infamous example would be Sauron’s Nazgul from The Lord of the Rings. Thanks to the rings of power Sauron gave them, the Nazgul became slaves to his will. While Sauron was regaining his strength, the leader of the Nazgul, the Witch-King of Angmar, led his armies in his stead. Another example of specialized servants would be the Ra’zac from the Inheritance Cycle, who performed the more shady tasks for their master, King Galbatorix. A third example would be the White Walkers from Game of Thrones, who served as the lieutenants and bodyguards of the Night King. In addition to an army of monsters, the Dark Lord in my fantasy series will have a specialized group of inhuman followers who act as his enforcers.

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