|Many people upon seeing
Ar-Isildur on bungie.net or elsewhere assume that he is named
after Isildur who cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand (from
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings). While inspired, this
simply is not true.
You see, the hero Isildur had a Black Numenorean cousin.
This cousin was also named Isildur, and because he was a king
in Haradrim, he called himself Ar-Isildur (the "Ar" of course
is adunac for "King", and if you are learned in Tolkien lore
you will see the sheer irony in the nature between the royal
title and the name "Isildur").
As one would expect, the hero Isildur and Ar-Isildur are
complete opposites in every conceivable way. Isildur is
polite, generous, and humble. Ar-Isildur is rude, selfish, and
continually brags about that one time he killed 24 soulless
with 1 wight. Isildur lusts for battle. Ar-Isildur lusts for
doughnuts. Isildur is limb lithe and very athletic. Ar-Isildur
can't move his fat ass out of his computer chair (or maybe he
just doesn't want to). Thus Ar-Isildur fights his foes the
only way he can, over the internet.
He fights with the grim efficiency of a turtle. He has
decided to take part in the MWC tournament in order to prove
himself above the hero Isildur and his army. Unfortunately for
him, he failed to realize Isildur did not have a computer,
much less the internet. Nonetheless, Ar-Isildur is a worthy
foe, except when it comes down to actually _playing_ the