Half-Orcs (Or."Bâlaki", "Half-breeds", or "Gongsharai", "Goblin-men") were half-bloods of Orcish and Mannish descent.Some Half-Orcs appeared rather mannish, although usually ugly and sallow-faced, some appeared as horrible creatures with the bodies of men and goblin-heads.
There are several different bloodlines or breeds of Half-Orc created by Saruman in his experiments:
- Men of the White Hand - standard half-orcs with mannish appearance.Saruman´s spies and Slayers are of this kind.Also most of his Ruffians in Eriador.
- Dûr-edain or Greater Half-Orcs - rare crossbreeds of Uruk-Hai and high Men.The Berserkers of Isengard are of this kind, as are some Uruk-Hai commanders.
- Drû-Uruks - rare crossbreeds of Goblin, Uruk and Wose blood. Saruman´s servants, the lesser orc sorcerers of Isengard are of this kind.
- Goblin-men - Half-Orcs with rather goblin-like appearance.Many of Sarumans ruffians and some of his Wolfriders are of this kind.
- Ill spawned - horribly deformed half-orcs.
- Fighting Uruk-Hai (Saruman´s Uruk-Hai) - perfected Uruk-Hai with a trace of Goblin-Man blood, making them completely immune to sunlight.
Half-Orcs of renown
- Baugúr - a half-orc and Pitmaster of Saruman in Isengard (Goblin-man)
- Bugrug - Saruman´s slavemaster (Drû-Uruk)
- Cosimo - one of the leaders of Sharkey's ruffiens in the Shire.
- Squint - Saruman's most trusted spy and carrier
- Doeth - one of the two servants of Saruman sent to Bree (Man of the white Hand)
- Dunaedd - a demented Half-Orc from Cardolan posing as the cardolandren heir Cyneig (Goblin-Man)
- Durbuhuk - a Warlord of half-orcish Brigands in the southeastern Hithaeglir.
- Euog - one of the two servants of Saruman sent to Bree (Goblin-man).
- Flizhpot - Saruman´s brute and chief of the orcish lumber-camp in Fangorn (ill-spawned)
- Gazmog the Messenger - Saruman´s Servant and Orc Overseer (Drû-Uruk).
- Grimbosh - Captain of sharkey´s shipping at Tyrn Gorthad (Dûr-Adan).
- Long Tom - Chief of Sharkey´s company in the shire (Man of the white Hand).
- Lurtz - first of Saruman´s perfected Uruk-Hai (Uruk-Hai perfected).
- Móg - Chief Commander of Saruman´s forces (Dûr-Adan).
- Nargla - Half-orc Sorcerer in the Band of Mongán Finn (Goblin-Man)
- Nazog the Murderer - a thief in Ithilien, part orc part Variag, a member of the Uruk-Ongrum (Goblin-man)
- Sargulk -ne of Saruman's Chief-Spies in Dunland.
- Saviga - an orcish Witch, partly Orc partly Northron, Queen of Gundabad and spouse of Zalg (Goblin-man)
- Sharku - Saruman´s chief Warg-Rider (Uruk-Hai-Wolfrider)
- Thergor the Half-Orc - a half-orcish Assassin from Enedhwaith (Goblin-man)
- Thrugg - Chief of Saruman´s Berserkers (Dûr-Adan).
- Wrnach - Chief of Saruman´s spies (Man of the white Hand).
- Lotr RPG (CODA): Isengard Sourcebook