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Greater Orcs in LOTRO

Mordor fighting Orcs

Goblins in LOTRO

Goblins from the Movie Series

Uruk-Hai in LOTRO


Orc-kind was a general term referring to the different breeds of Orc including Boldogs, Goblins or Gongs, Greater Orcs, Half-orcs, Hobgoblins, Snagas, Uruks, and the various sub-breeds such as the orcish trackers.

A great number of physically distinct Orc-breeds existed,[1][2][3][4][5] as Orcs were often selectively bred for special purposes. The most notable sub-breeds were: smaller and more agile and sneaky Scouts, trackers, and Woodsmen; strong and enduring workers; heavily built and burly common foot-soldiers; and more human-like Uruk-hai Elite Warriors.

Genealogy of the Orc-Kind

Other possible Orc-kind


Orc tribes were often in conflict, unless unified under a single ruler.

A number of Orcish tribes are known to have dwelt in the Westlands and other regions of Arda.

See also


  1. Middle-earth Role Playing: Mount Gundabad, ISBN-10: 1558060693, Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm) (October 1989)
  2. Middle-earth Role Playing: Gorgoroth, ISBN-10: 1558061053, Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (September 1990)
  3. Middle-earth Role Playing: Goblin-gate and Eagle's Eyrie, ISBN-10: 091579540X, Publisher: Iron Crown Enterprises (July 1985)
  4. Middle-earth Role Playing: The Grey Mountains, ISBN-10: 1558061541, Publisher: (ICE) Iron Crown Enterprises (1992)
  5. Middle-earth Role Playing: Empire of the Witch-king, ISBN-10: 1558060243, Publisher: Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) (November 1989)