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    Orcs of the Mountains The large goblins of the Misty Mountains A race of Orcs that inhabited the Misty Mountains. They were of a recognisably different kind to
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      Orcs of the Mountains
      The large goblins of the Misty Mountains


      A race of Orcs that inhabited the Misty Mountains. They were of a
      recognisably different kind to other Orcs, being somewhat larger than
      most, and well adapted for life in their tunnels beneath the
      Mountains. Their most important contribution to history was at the
      beginning of the Third Age, when they descended from their Mountains
      to attack Isildur as he rode home from the War of the Last Alliance.
      Thus, the Orcs of the Mountains were directly responsible for the loss
      of the Ruling Ring that Isildur carried.

      Long centuries after that fateful raid, their chieftain Azog slew the
      Dwarf-king Thrór, and so triggered the long War of the Dwarves and
      Orcs. After that War, most of the Orcs of the Mountains were slain or
      scattered, but some survived under the leadership of Azog's son Bolg.
      They still had a part to play in history: not least because it was the
      capture of Bilbo Baggins and his companions by a band of these Orcs
      that led to the finding of the Ring - the same Ring their ancestors
      had caused to be lost nearly 3,000 years before.
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