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In Middle-Earth the term Imp usually refered to a young, half-grown or juvenile Orc. Imps (BS: Foshan, or Fosh-Hai) were the Orcish form of offspring, equivalent to Mannish or Elvish children; however, Imps were known to be less akin to younger sentient beings and more so to wild, uncoordinated beasts. This was because, little-known to others, Orcs were in fact, born as soulless animals without a Fea, and only by the ritual of the Hûdhsunga was a semi-Demonic spirit introduced to the Orc’s body, without which they remained pure monsters. The term, particularly in the First Age, could also mean a lesser Demon or fallen Fay.

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