Black Pits

From Tolkien Gateway
This article is about the dungeons under Barad-dûr. For the Black Pit (Moria), see Moria.

The Black Pits were dungeons of torment under Barad-dûr.[1] They were known to Shagrat who cursed "The Black Pits take that filthy rebel Gorbag!" after the two orc companies had had a disastrous fight in the Tower of Cirith Ungol.[2]

Shagrat also told his underling Snaga that they both would "be for the Black Pits" if the news of the happenings in the Tower would not get through to Sauron.[2]