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Great Orcs

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A common name for the large soldier-orcs of [[Mordor]] and later also [[Isengard]] that troubled [[Gondor]] and [[Rohan]] in the late [[Third Age]].
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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]].
  
 
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]].
 
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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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.