The Lord of the Rings: Shadow of the East
Wizards, also called Istari, are the most renowned of the Maiar in the Third Age. Members of the “Order of Wizards,” they wield direct influence on events shaping the later history of Middle-earth. In fact, the power of the five chiefs of the Order is such that they contest Sauron’s might. The five chiefs are Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar, and Pallando, but the Order is greater than they. The lesser Wizards wander the the far-flung corners of the world, assisting the Free Peoples who have never heard of Aman or Númenor and have suffered only the darkness of Melkor. Unfortunately, this is a difficult mission and many of the lesser Wizards were killed, corrupted, or fell into despair.