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Orc name=Lagduf
Lagduf by John Howe
Biographical Information
LocationTower of Cirith Ungol
Death14 March, T.A. 3019
GalleryImages of Lagduf

Lagduf (late Third Age) was an Orc soldier who served under Shagrat in the garrison of the Tower of Cirith Ungol. During the War of the Ring, a riot broke out in the Tower with a rival band of orcs from Minas Morgul. Lagduf attempted to escape with another Orc named Muzgash, but they were both shot as they ran from the fortress.[1]

Other versions of the legendarium

The earlier form of this character's name used by Tolkien was Laghorn.[2]

Portrayal in adaptations

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Though unidentified, a trio of Uruk-hai are encountered by Samwise Gamgee on the stairs of the tower after the battle. Since only one Uruk (Snaga) was encountered by Sam on the stairs in the novel, it is likely that the other two are meant to be Lagduf and Muzgash.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: II. The Tower of Kirith Ungol", p. 26. Cf. also Index