LotRO Spotlights Half-Orcs in Creatures of Middle-earth

half-orc.jpgThis week’s Lord of the Rings Online Creatures of Middle-earth feature highlights Half-orcs.

The denizens of Middle-earth fear the Orcs and Goblins, and rightly so. These creatures leave a path of destruction as they rampage through the long dark nights. Even now there are tales of vast armies of these creatures amassing in the East. However there are also frightening whispers of a hidden menace among the free-people of Middle-earth.

Even more disturbing, however, are rumours of the Half-orcs: creatures with the blood of both Man and Orc, capable of walking nearly unnoticed among the Free Peoples, looking like a Man of the South, with features that only hint at their monstrous blood. In addition, these half-breeds can travel in full sunlight with no ill effects. It is said that these Half-orcs are within the borders of Eriador even now, living amongst the folk of Bree-land and even wandering in the peaceful Shire.

The origin of the Half-orc is not clear. Some surmise that they are the result of experimentation by Saruman the White, though none can say why a Wizard of the great order that includes Gandalf the Grey and Radagast the Brown would turn to such vile pursuits. Others believe Half-orcs have an ancient origin, and have been living throughout Middle-earth since days long past.

via Lord of the Rings Online

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