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Old 06-17-2003, 06:26 AM   #21
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I have found a quote from the book.
But even as they retreated [...] a huge(!) orcchieftain, almost man-high (!) clad in black mail from head to food[...]
That is the passage in Moria shortly before the Balrog is coming.
So, if the orc chieftain was huge and almost mansize, the orcs of Moria couldn't be that tall. But then, if their tribe is living in caves for centuries, it seems clear that, without any light, they don't get that tall.

[ June 17, 2003: Message edited by: Balin999 ]
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