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"Radbug" by Jon Foster
Biographical Information
LocationCirith Ungol
Death14 March, T.A. 3019[1]
Cirith Ungol
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Radbug

Radbug was an Orc under the command of Shagrat at the Tower of Cirith Ungol. During the Battle of Cirith Ungol Radbug had his eyes squeezed out by Shagrat, killing him. It is believed that Radbug had refused to obey him.[2] Shagrat threatened the Orc Snaga with a similar fate if he didn't follow his orders.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 325, entry "Radbug"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"