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Old 06-11-2003, 10:59 AM   #17
Pile O'Bones
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Dwalin has just left Hobbiton.

I also always thought that orcs were a good deal smaller and weaker than humans and usually had numbers on their side. However, they have other advantages too. In The Hobbit, Tolkien describes orcs as being extremely stealthy.He also says that although they weren't too intelligent, they were extremely cruel and cunning. I believe the quote said something about orcs creating many devices for killing large numbers of people. Perhaps this and their overwhelming numbers were their advantages in battle.

[ June 11, 2003: Message edited by: Dwalin ]
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