Orcish Short Description Glossary
- Lvl: 14. One of two powerful Orcish commanders in the Umbar region (the other. Garg). He carried a +20 scimitar.
- Lvl: 23. One of four Orc-kings slain by the Adan hero Tuor in the First Age, Balcmeg died like his brethren: Orthrod, Lug, and Orcobal. Read LTales2 181.
- Lvl: 10. An Uruk Captain of Goblin-gate’s garrison posted to the Wolf-gate, Balkhmog possessed +5 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch/14), a +5 shield, a +10 broadsword, and a +5 shortbow. See ICE’s Goblin-gate 15.
- Lvl: 1. Barfka was an Orcish soldier of Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 15. Bugrug was the powerful commander of the Barz Thrugrim tribe in Fangorn Forest. His equipment included a +20 Scimitar of Human-slaying (detects good at 50’), AT Pl/18(+15), +10 DB greaves, two Arrows of Elf-slaying, and a +15 helmet that casted 50’ diameter Darkness spell 2x/day. See ICE’s Ents of Fangorn 45.
- Lvl: 14. Cro was a great Uruk fighter from Ered Mithrin north of Mirkwood. He was known to regularly use Brithagurth poison. See ICE’s Mirkwood 125.
- Lvl: 14. A champion of the Shirkag tribe of the Nan Gulduin, Drurgangra lived in the highlands of eastern Mirkwood. He owned a Helm of Rear-sight and a +10 short sword. See ICE’s Mirkwood 125.
- Lvl; 9. A demented Half-orc, Dunadd lived in Cardolan around T.A. 1600 – 1700. He sought to control the region of the Beffraen and the Kingdom of Saralainn in Cardolan. Dunadd suffered from a split-personality neurosis and carried within his fractured mind three distinct personae: 1) Dunadd himself, a slightly megalomaniac Pretender to the throne of Saralainn; 2) Cennaigh, the true heir; and 3) False Cennaigh, a servant of the Witch-king of Angmar. See ICE’s Raiders of Cardolan 8, 9.
- Lvl: 6. There were many Orcs who were named Fha-korlash, for it is both the title and the adopted name of a Chief of the strange Scara-hai tribe that settled in northern Ithilien, outside the gates of Mordor. (The name means “Great Jaw” in the Orcish tongue.) Every Orc who has held the title has won a ritual fight against either the past Chief or some other contender. He carries life and death authority over his tribe, although he is still a vassal of the demonic Werewolf, Gaurhir, the High-chieftain of the Scara-hai. The Fha-korlash wields the tribal totem, a great +10 cleaver that acts as either a broadsword (1-hand) or halbard (2-hand) and is often coated with Ashgurash poison. He also wields magic bladed bracers, giving him a +10 bonus to his DB and RR and negating arm crits on a roll of 01 – 50. The bracers permit the wearer to make two +10 dagger attacks each round for each arm so long as he is bare-handed. See ICE’s Gates of Mordor 23, 26, 31.
- Lvl: 9. Forak was the Orcish rogue who commanded the Forak-Eiginn, a mercenary and raiding troop operating in Cardolan. His equipment includes two +10 spears, a +10 chain shirt (AT Ch/13), and Boots of Deftness (which prevent wearer from ever fumbling a maneuver). Forak knows one Open Essence list to 10th lvl. See ICE’s Lost Realms of Cardolan 34, 63.
- Lvl: 4. A warrior of the Scara-hai tribe in northern Ithilien, Gaballol wielded the famous Scara-hai or-bukar, a clawed club. He was a Shirûk (Or. “Leaper”), or commander of a five-Orc squad called a Bukra (Or, “Claw:). The Shirûks were famous for the acrobatic and tumbling maneuvers they could effect using their skills and their or-bukars. See ICE’s Gates of Mordor 5, 14.
- Lvl: 14, Garg was one of two powerful Orcish commanders in the Umbar region. (The other was Ashturg.) He carried a +20 scimitar.
- Lvl: 2, Garny was the unusually malevolent, cunning, and over- ambitious Orcish assistant to Gorbla, the smith and mine-chief in the village of Garkash. See ICE’s Trolls of the Misty Mountains 21.
- Lvl: 9. The Uruk commander of the Ongushar tribe in Fangorn, Gaskbuz carried a +15 scimitar that transmitted a 6th level poison (which only needed be renewed once/week) He wore +10 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch/14) which eliminated upper body crits on a roll of 01 – 15. See ICE’s Ents of Fangorn 31, 45.
- Lvl: 4. A muscular Orcish smith, Gorbla was the chief of the mine for the village of Garkash situated in the Rhudaurian Misty Mountains. He routinely makes excellent non-magic equipment of +5 and +10 quality. See ICE’s Trolls of the Misty Mountains 21.
- Lvl: 4. Orcish soldier of Leegrash’s band, Gorron lived in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 6, Gorthok was an Uruk. He was the son of Ulzog, King of the Snagahai tribe in Moria, See ICE’s Moria 69.
- Lvl: 20. Grashukh the Uruk was a Guard Captain in Dol Guldur. He served Sauron, “the Necromancer,” and later fought under the Úlair Khamûl. See ICE’s Mirkwood 124.
- Great Goblin
- The Great Goblin described in Bilbo’s work There and Back Again was the Lord of Goblin-gate and King of the Central Misty Mountains. His title was Great Goblin, but his real name was Ogrod. He was slain by Gandalf during his encounter with Bilbo and Thorin’s Dwarves, who were on their quest to Erebor (T.A. 2941).
- Lvl: 3. An extremely stupid lesser Orc scout of Cardolan, Hukor was a malcontent on the raider ship Seregromen. He served as the bodyguard for the evil Animist Abdahkil. Hukor used a +5 spear. See ICE’s Raiders of Cardolan 18.
- Lvl: 1. Ikgor was an Orcish soldier of Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 7. An effective and clever Uruk, Leegrash and his band took over the ruins of the abandoned fortress of Cameth Brin in Rhudaur during the early Fourth Age. He was a veteran of wars among the troops of Cirith Ungolm Harad, and Rhûn. Leegrash was the youngest Uruk to ever make the rank Drartul (Or. “Sergeant”). His equipment included a +20 short sword that casted a Light spell once a day, a +10 scimitar, and a +5 throwing dagger. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 34 – 35.
- Lvl: 22. One of four Orc-lords of great reknown slain by the Adan and hero Tuorin the First Age, Lug suffered the same fate as Balcmeg, Orthrod, and Orcobal. Read LTales2 181.
- Lvl: 1. An Orcish soldier, Lurd was one of Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 5. Lurshas was an Orc-chieftain noted for his youth and extreme brutality. He commanded the western remnants of the Urughash tribe, who were posted on the border of Arthedain. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 55.
- Lvl: 10. Luzog was the Uruk warrior who served as the Captain of the garrison at Goblin-gate’s Back Door. He carried a +10 scimitar and a +5 shortbow, and he wore +5 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch/14). See ICE’s Goblin-Gate 15, 37.
- Lvl: 7. An Orcish rogue and assassin, Malkur owed allegiance to the Witch-king of Angmar. He resided at Carn Dum, but was ordered to spy on the Orcish town of Garkash, which was nestled in the Misty Mountains of Rhudaur. Unusually clever, Malkur spoke several languages, and was nearly as proficient in unarmed combat as he was with weapons. He was a convincing liar, known for his subtlety and deviousness. See ICE’s Trolls of the Misty Mountains 15, 21.
- Lvl: 9. Maugrath the Uruk was King of the Durbaghash tribe in Moria. Often unstable, he had a capricious temper. Maugrath constantly made peculiar demands, launched costly and unforeseeable wars, and offered elaborate bloody sacrifice ceremonies to his Orcs. Those who he captured that didn’t get eaten or cooked as incense were sent to Moria’s Balrog. Maugrath used +15 Adarcer equipment. See ICE’s Moria 69.
- Lvl: 2. An Orcish soldier of Leegrash’s band, Narkga resided in Rhudaur and helped occupy the ruins at Cameth Brin after the War of the Ring. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 13. A Half-orc mage, Nargla served in the band of Mong-finn (a leader of the Hillmen in the Trollshaws) and lived in Rhudaur. He possessed 78 PP, knew 15 spell lists, and had a +80 directed spell OB. His equipment included a +10 amulet (+10 DB, x3 Essence PP multiplier) and +30 robes.
- Lvl: 8. Nazog was a Half-orc, the part-Variag thief of the Uruk-ongrum tribe who haunted the mountains of Morgai. The Gondorians offered a 500 gp bounty for his head, based on his thievery and murders “against the soldiery of Ithilien.” Nazog was an extremely elusive and clever quarry who earned a +10 broadsword and a Ring of Invisibility (24 hrs 1x/wk). He wore a +5 chain shirt (AT Ch/13). See ICE’s Shelob’s Lair 23.
- Lvl: 3. Nurl was an Orcish soldier of Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 15. Ogrod was the Great Goblin who, in T.A. 2941, encountered Thorin’s Company. He ruled Goblin-gate when Bilbo found Sauron’s One Ring of Power. Like many of his predecessors, Ogrod was an unusually large (the kind that best survives bloody power struggles) Orc who slew his rivals for the throne. He was twice as tall as most of his minions and had a bulbous head which seemed too big for his body. Ogrod was usually clever, cautious, and conserving, but his explosive (insane) temper and pride caused him problems. While ostensibly owed allegiance to Bolg, the King of the North, he remained somewhat independent and constantly was afraid that Bolg would replace him. Nonetheless he was Bolg’s (Lord of Gundabad) best vassal. Ogrod wore +10 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch/14) and carried a +5 shield, a +5 shortbow; and the great sword Elthewer (see the entry under Urgubal). See ICE’s Goblin-Gate 24, 37.
- Lvl:2. A lesser Orc warrior of Cardolan some time before T. A. 1700. One Fang was a malcontent on the raider ship Seregromen. He served as a bodyguard of the evil Animist Abdahkil. One Fang used a +5 throwing dagger in his left hand and a short sword in the right. See ICE’s Raiders of Cardolan 18.
- Lvl: 30. An Orc-lord of great reknown, Orcobol was slain by the Adan hero Tuor during the First Age (the others being Orthrod, Balcmeg, Lug). He was the greatest Orcish King of his time. Read LTales2 181.
- Lvl: 26. Orthrod was one of four Orc-lords slain by the Adan hero Tuor in the First Age. Read LTales2 181.
- Lvl: 7. Pochak served the Mage Leärdinoth, who resided at Strayhold east of Mirkwood and served as captain of Leärdinoth’s Orc soldiers. Rude, unpleasant, and fierce he was a good tactician and an able warrior, despite his short stature. Although he had no Uruk blood, he was very gifted. Still, he received little respect. Pochak bore a +15 Dwarvish hand-axe and wore +5 chain mail (AT Ch/15). See ICE’s Brigands of Mirkwood 36.
- Lvl: 2. Rask was Orcish soldier of Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 2. Rekka was a member of Leegrash’s Orc-band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 4. Rhukskâ was a warrior of the Scara-hai tribe in Northern Ithilien. He wielded the famous Scara-hai Or-bukar, a clawed club, and was a Shirûk (Or. “Leaper”), the commander of a five-Orc squad called a Bukra (Or. ”Claw”). The Shirûks were famous for the acrobatic and tumbling maneuvers they employed in melee. See ICE’s Gates of Mordor 5.14.
- Lvl: 6. Rulthak was the Uruk Chieftain of the Uroth-burm tribe that threatened Arthedain in the middle of the Third Age. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 54.
- Lvl: 5. Shagog was the son of Ulzog, the Uruk King of the Snagahai tribe in Moria. See ICE’s Moria 69.
- Lvl: 13. Shagrath was a potent Uruk fighter from the Ered Mithrim. He was known to regularly use Ashgurash poison. See ICE’s Mirkwood 125.
- Lvl: 9. Shagrug was one of the Uruk Chieftains of the Uroth-burm tribe that served the Witch-king in the North. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 55.
- Lvl: 6. An Uruk Chieftain of the Orcish village of Garkash in the Rhudaurian Misty Mountains, Shardakh was large, strong, unsubtle, and not too bright. Still, he was an effective, domineering leader. His magical gauntlet added +5 to the wearer’s OB and +10 to his crit rolls! See ICE’s Trolls of the Misty Mountains 14,15,21.
- Lvl: 14. An Uruk warrior of the Uruk-ongrum tribe in the Morgai mountains, Skargnakh was strong and brutal but not bright. He was a better fighter than he was a leader. His cruelty increased over the years because of successful raids on his herds. Skargnakh collected the skulls of his enemies and either displayed them as trophies or bejeweled them as goblets from which to drink his favorite delicacy: spiced blood, and a + 5 short bow. He wore +10 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch/14). Skargnakh carried a +15 broadsword, a +5 shield, and a potent magic item called the Ongrum. A large +10 skull-mace, it yielded 2x concussion hits, conferred a +20 DB. and served as a +4 Channeling spell adder that stored 3 Channeling spells (up to 10th lvl each). The wielder could cast 2 Firebolts each day, but he had to have a 96+ strength to use it. See ICE’s Shelob’s Lair 23.
- Lvl: 9. Strulug was the Uruk Chieftain of the Urughash tribe. His forces threatened Arthedain during the middle of the Third Age. See ICE’s Rangers of the North 54.
- Lvl: 4. Thergor was a Half-orc rogue, an assassin who lived in Cardolan. He used Sharkasar poison, carried a +10 short sword and a+5 short bow, and wore a chain shirt (AT Ch/13, only –10 encumbrance). See ICE’s Lost Realms of Cardolan 64.
- Uklurg Ironfangs*
- Lvl: 13. An Uruk warrior of the Uruk-ghashvir tribe of the Morgai Mountains, Uklurg wore +15 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch/14) and +20 Boots of Quickness. He carried a +10 battle-axe, +5 dagger, and a +5 longbow. See ICE’s Shelob’s Lair 23.
- Ukog the Lame*
- Lvl: 15. Ukog the Lame was a great Uruk fighter from the Ered Mithrin. He was known for his peculiar walk and his fondness for brains. See ICE’s Mirkwood 125.
- Lvl: 7. The Uruk king of the Snagahai tribe in Moria, Ulzog faced a number of almost unconquerable problems as king. His tribe was made up of extremely small Orcs, averaging only about three and a half feet in height. In addition to this, his tribal members were mentally dim and given to pointless quarreling. Even his sons were uncontrollable. The tribe’s only good fortune was that they were excellent bowmen. See ICE’s Moria 69.
- Lvl: 2. Urfa was an Orcish soldier who followed the Uruk Leegrash, a powerful Orc-captain who lived in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 16. A Great Goblin. Urgubal was a huge, savage, and cunning Uruk warrior who won his power as the lord of Goblin-gate by treachery, combat, assassination, and rich bribes to both the Witch-king and the overlord of Gundabad. He reigned through T.A. 1640. The Goblin-king’s court was decadent, brutal, and revolting in its entertainments, and Urgubal himself was swollen with fat from his gluttonous lifestyle. The Great Goblin’s spy network, brutality, and personal skill kept his position intact. He wielded Elfhewer, a massive Second Age weapon of Orcish design. It was a four and a half foot long +20 Scimitar of Elf-slaying that delivered double criticals against Elves (each resolved with a +10 to the critical resolution roll) and detected Elves within 1000’. The scimitar was intelligent and harbored additional spell powers. As Great Goblin Urgubal also possessed a shield, morning star, and short bow. He wore +10 chain mail and greaves (AT Ch 14). See ICE’s Goblin-Gate 15, 37.
- Lvl: 1. Urmek was an Orcish soldier in Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 3. A tough lesser Orc warrior from Cardolan, Utor was a malcontent on the raider ship Seregromen. The evil Animist Abdahkilas chose him as a bodyguard. Utor used a +5 morning star. See ICE’s Raiders of Cardolan 18.
- Lvl: 2. An Orcish soldier, Utsar was one of Leegrash’s band in Rhudaur. See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 4. Uunk the Uruk was the lieutenant of the clever Orc-lord Leegrash in Rhudaur. He wielded a two-handed war hammer, which struck as a battle-axe (doing puncture and crush crits). See ICE’s Hillmen of the Trollshaws 35.
- Lvl: 5. A scout of the Scara-hai in northern Ithilien, Virsh achieved the status of lieutenant of his tribe. He served the Chief Fha-Kórlash. As such, he was one of the Karg-Kragór (Or. “Tearing Fang”), who were notorious for their use of poisons and venoms. Virsh himself was clever and quick. An effective spy and setter of traps, he commanded the Orcs under him forcefully but he was always submissive to his superiors. See ICE’s Gates of Mordor 16, 22.
- Lvl: 13. Volog was the Great Goblin of Goblin-gate at the beginning of the Fourth Age. He came to reign as an inexperienced Uruk king over the remnants of Goblin-town after the disastrous (from an Orcish point of view) War of the Ring. His chief enemy was the seasoned and powerful Northman Grimbeorn the Old, the son of Beorn. Volog wore + 10 chain shirt and greaves (AT Ch/14). He carried the deadly Orcish artifact called Elfhewer (see Urgubal above). See ICE’s Goblin-Gate 37.
- Lvl: 10. An Uruk animist and evil cleric, Yazhgar was the High-priest of Goblin-gate. He was a stooped, 5’ tall Orc who wore voluminous red robes. Nonetheless, he instilled even more fear in the Orcs of Goblin-town than Urgubal. Having no scruples or compassion, Yazhgar was a completely untrustworthy servant of the Great Goblin who manipulated his brethren and conceived schemes purely for his own advantage or enjoyment. Those who resisted him became bloody sacrifices. Yazhgar encouraged the Orcs in Sauron’s evil creeds and predicted the return of the Dark Lord’s reign.
The Uruk animist knew eleven spell lists, had 60 PP, and wore a Ring of Protection (+15 DB and RR). Yazhgar bore the potent Viperstaff, a 5’ iron stave with a head like a coiled snake. He also carried the +15 Scepter of the High-priest of Goblin-town, a x3 Channeling PP multiplier that enabled the wielder to cast a Shadow spell 2x/day and transmit a 10th lvl paralysis poison (2 – 24 hrs) each time he delivered a critical strike. See ICE’s Goblin-Gate 16, 37.
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