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(Many of) The first Orcs had been tortured Elves, after this they multiplied the "usual way". Others might have been lesser Maiar (See: Boldog http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Boldog) It seem… (View Post)
just that the elves (btw, this background story was actaully beeing reworked by Tolkien before he died, he wasn't able to complete it though) didn't just "go to bed and wake up an orc" but … (View Post)
not only their aesthetic. I've read some rather horrific stuff about what the Assyrians did with some of their enemies. Of course not all of that has to be true, but it could've served as an inspirat… (View Post)