Realm of Ossiriand
Was once a god and the first Dark Lord
Filled with pride, anger, malice, and lust for power and domination, Morgoth brought great ruin upon the earth marring its originally perfect symmetry.
Initially, Morgoth could take on any form he chose. The Gods took on forms reflective of their moods. Morgoth, in his arrogance, malice and desire to be bigger and better than all his brethren, took on a form recorded as
”...a mountain that wades in the sea, and has its head above the clouds, and is clad with ice and crowned with smoke and fire, and the light of the eyes of Morgoth was like a flame that whithers with heat and pierces with a deadly cold.” (Silmarillion)
Originally the brightest, most beautiful, most powerful Gods, he fell through jealousy, pride and hatred of others until he became a lesser spirit, who spent himself in wasteful wrath and in effort to gain complete domination over the very substance of the World. This fallen, diminished spirit, Morgoth, took the form of an exceedingly tall, majestic Dark Lord whose very presence invoked terror and fear. As he squandered his power in domination and the sending forth of his will to do evil deeds making him less powerful for every creature he gave some his great spirit to, this is shown by the fact that an elf was able to injure what was originally the most powerful of all the Gods, he became bound to this form. Although details are not given, it is likely his skin is black as coal, and his eyes are said to be able to daunt men into doing his will. In his duel with Fingolfin he wore black armor, a black shield with no emblem, and wielded a huge hammer called Grond.