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Old 01-28-2003, 08:14 PM   #7
The Saucepan Man
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The Saucepan Man has been trapped in the Barrow!

Do you have the LOTR: TT video game or the Directors cut DVD both of these have info on them
I wouldn't take that as gospel, though. The films have them being bred by Saruman from orcs and "goblin men", whatever they may be.

In the books, they were bred by Sauron in Mordor, although by what method they were bred is not known. They are described in the Tolkien encyclopedia thus:

They were black-skinned, black blooded and lynx-eyed, nearly as tall as Men and unafraid of light. The Uruk-Hai were of greater strength and endurance than the lesser Orcs, and more formidable in battle.
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