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Grey Havens

Aug 27 2013, 2:33am

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Durin's Bane wasn't mentioned at all in the Book of Mazarbul, apparently it was mostly orcs who had slain Balin and his colony. It would have been much scarier had Tolkien written in the Balrog as the destroyer of the failed colony, instead of orcs.

As for the Battle of Azanulbizar, the Balrog probably could have wiped out the remainder of the dwarven army, who were left reeling after the war with the orcs. But instead he chose to avoid the battle, and just sat inside and looked scary. Yeah, you're right - Durin's Bane seems to have been very lackadaisical at times.

Subject User Time
Are Azog and Bolg the most powerful orcs in tolkien lore? boldog Send a private message to boldog Aug 21 2013, 11:07am
    The Great Goblin Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Aug 21 2013, 4:40pm
        Idea for book: just add With Forward by Henry Kissinger patrickk Send a private message to patrickk Aug 22 2013, 8:15am
    They are of the few Orc-lords that get a mention by name! Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Aug 21 2013, 10:57pm
    Infamy Lio Send a private message to Lio Aug 21 2013, 11:15pm
        Don't forget about the Great Goblin... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Aug 22 2013, 10:19pm
            Ah, forgot to mention the GG! Lio Send a private message to Lio Aug 23 2013, 10:57pm
                The Balrog Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Aug 24 2013, 5:19pm
                    I've always wondered… Lio Send a private message to Lio Aug 24 2013, 7:29pm
                        True... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Aug 27 2013, 2:33am
    Don't forget Ugluk. Perhaps of the orc who are named and encountered, but certainly they would not AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Aug 22 2013, 4:08am
    Orcobal ElendilTheShort Send a private message to ElendilTheShort Aug 24 2013, 10:12am


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