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Old 12-18-2015, 06:43 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Inziladun View Post
What about scurvy and beriberi, though? Surely even Orcs couldn't subsist on just meat and Vitamin S(auron).
Well I don't know. I mean, a certain Elf - and potentially even a certain Man - could subsist on nothing whatsoever for years during the First Age when trapped in the Thangorodrim. (Though on the contrary it always bothered my sense of realism that Beren swore to kill no good creature and essentially became a vegetarian. Hard to do when you can't plant, have limited time to gather, and can't really make stocks because you're on the run/hunt from/for Morgoth's creatures.)

But point taken. Perhaps my perception of orcs has been influenced too much by the movies.
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