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Great Orcs

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'''Great Orcs''' was a common name for the large soldier-orcs of [[Mordor]] and later also [[Isengard]] that troubled [[Gondor]] and [[Rohan]] in the late [[Third Age]].
 
'''Great Orcs''' was a common name for the large soldier-orcs of [[Mordor]] and later also [[Isengard]] that troubled [[Gondor]] and [[Rohan]] in the late [[Third Age]].
  
In fact, this name is only ever used by [[Éomer]], and may only have been current in [[Rohan]], but the fearsome creatures it described had been known for five hundred years when he spoke these words: creatures whose name in their own [[Black Speech]] was [[Uruk-hai]].
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In fact, this name is only ever used by [[Éomer]],<ref>{{TT|III2}}</ref> and may only have been current in [[Rohan]], but the fearsome creatures it described had been known for five hundred years when he spoke these words: creatures whose name in their own [[Black Speech]] was [[Uruk-hai]].
  
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Revision as of 02:16, 30 April 2013

Great Orcs was a common name for the large soldier-orcs of Mordor and later also Isengard that troubled Gondor and Rohan in the late Third Age.

In fact, this name is only ever used by Éomer,[1] and may only have been current in Rohan, but the fearsome creatures it described had been known for five hundred years when he spoke these words: creatures whose name in their own Black Speech was Uruk-hai.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"