Orcobal

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Orcobal
Orc
Tom Loback - Ecthelion slays Orcobal.jpg
"Ecthelion slays Orcobal" by Tom Loback
Biographical Information
TitlesChampion of the Orcs
LocationGondolin
AffiliationMelko
DeathSlain by Ecthelion during the Fall of Gondolin
Gondolin
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Orcobal

Orcobal was the "champion of the Orcs" that was slain by Ecthelion in Gondolin.[1]

History[edit]

During the Fall of Gondolin, Orcobal was the champion of those Orcs which assailed the Gondothlim alongside the Balrogs at the coming of the Drakes. Orcobal was ultimately slain by Ecthelion of the Fountain, who, after killing two goblin captains, "cleft the head of Orcobal their chiefest champion to his teeth" before the gates of Gondolin.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Orcobal is clearly Gnomish, but it is not glossed.

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

Orcobal never appeared within any of Tolkien's writing after "The Fall of Gondolin" in The Book of Lost Tales.

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