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The '''Orcs of Mordor''' were the [[Orcs|orc]] footsoldiers of [[Morgoth]],{{fact}} and when he was banished from the World, they remained under the control of his lieutenant [[Sauron]]. After Sauron established himself in the Black Land of [[Mordor]], his Orcs continued to battle with [[Elves]] and [[Men]] over many centuries.  
 
The '''Orcs of Mordor''' were the [[Orcs|orc]] footsoldiers of [[Morgoth]],{{fact}} and when he was banished from the World, they remained under the control of his lieutenant [[Sauron]]. After Sauron established himself in the Black Land of [[Mordor]], his Orcs continued to battle with [[Elves]] and [[Men]] over many centuries.  
  

Latest revision as of 21:19, 26 December 2012

Orcs of the Red Eye by John Howe

The Orcs of Mordor were the orc footsoldiers of Morgoth,[source?] and when he was banished from the World, they remained under the control of his lieutenant Sauron. After Sauron established himself in the Black Land of Mordor, his Orcs continued to battle with Elves and Men over many centuries.

The Orcs of Mordor were not simply gathered from the remnants of Morgoth's armies, but were also bred anew by Sauron. There were many types in the service of the Red Eye, but the largest and fiercest were the Uruk-hai, a form first seen about five hundred years before the end of the Third Age. It seems that Sauron could breed armies of Orcs with enormous speed when they were needed. According to Aragorn, for instance, it had taken just a few years for the Orcs to multiply in Mordor to the vast hordes seen in the War of the Ring.