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'''Bolg''' was the son of [[Azog]], who succeeded his father as leader of the northern [[Orcs]]. He led one of the armies that fought in the famous [[Battle of Five Armies]], and was slain there by [[Beorn]].
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'''Bolg''' was the son of [[Azog]], who succeeded his father as leader of the northern [[Orcs]] after Azog was killed by [[Dain II Ironfoot]] at the [[Battle of Azanulbizar]] in [[Third Age 2799]]. This started Bolg's hatred towards the [[Dwarves]] and after the [[Great Goblin]] was killed during an encounter with [[Thorin Oakenshield]] and Co. in [[Third Age 2941]], his hatred grew for them grew even more.
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==Battle of the Five Armies==
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Bolg gathered an army of [[Orcs]] from the [[Misty Mountains]] to their capital at [[Mount Gundabad]]. They marched eastward through the [[Grey Mountains]] with a host of [[Wargs]] and a cloud of bats overhead.
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Once they reached the [[Lonely Mountain]], Bolg led the Orcs and Wargs into battle with the Dwarves, [[Wood-elves]], and [[Lake-men]]. Surrounding him was a group of huge Orcs with steel scimitars. When [[Thorin Oakenshield]] attempted to pierce their ranks he became surrounded and died from his wounds. The [[Eagles]] arrived and after them came [[Beorn]] in the shape of a bear. Beorn killed Bolg and the Orcs and Wargs were soon defeated.
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==References==
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* [[The Hobbit]], "[[The Clouds Burst]]" pg. 292-93, 295-96
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* [[The Hobbit]], "[[The Return Journey]]" pg. 302
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* [[The Lord of the Rings]], [[Appendix A]], "[[Durin's Folk]]" pg. 359
  
 
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Revision as of 00:20, 5 September 2007

Bolg
Orc
Biographical Information
Other namesBolg of the North
Physical Description
RaceOrcs

Bolg was the son of Azog, who succeeded his father as leader of the northern Orcs after Azog was killed by Dain II Ironfoot at the Battle of Azanulbizar in Third Age 2799. This started Bolg's hatred towards the Dwarves and after the Great Goblin was killed during an encounter with Thorin Oakenshield and Co. in Third Age 2941, his hatred grew for them grew even more.

Battle of the Five Armies

Bolg gathered an army of Orcs from the Misty Mountains to their capital at Mount Gundabad. They marched eastward through the Grey Mountains with a host of Wargs and a cloud of bats overhead.

Once they reached the Lonely Mountain, Bolg led the Orcs and Wargs into battle with the Dwarves, Wood-elves, and Lake-men. Surrounding him was a group of huge Orcs with steel scimitars. When Thorin Oakenshield attempted to pierce their ranks he became surrounded and died from his wounds. The Eagles arrived and after them came Beorn in the shape of a bear. Beorn killed Bolg and the Orcs and Wargs were soon defeated.

References