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    ‘The Rings Of Power’: Who Created The Orcs And When?

    The Rings of Power‘ also known as ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerrecently premiered on Amazon Prime. The show has so far met with a mostly positive critical response with praise directed towards its visuals. It is based on the appendices by J. R. R. Tolkien and is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth.

    The events in the show take place thousands of years before the events of the film trilogy. But most of the well-known characters are there in the show. Some of the most popular ones are Men, Orcs, Elves, and Dwarves. But who actually created the orcs and when were they created?

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    Who Created The Orcs In ‘The Rings Of Power’ And When?

    The first look at the Orcs in the upcoming 'Lord of the Rings: The Rings Of Power'
    The first look at Orcs in ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings Of Power’

    Orcs are a race of monsters in Middle-earth who are aggressive, ugly, and malevolent. They are in contrast with the nature of the elves. Just like humans, Orcs are also mortal creatures.

    In Tolkien’s work, Orcs were the main soldiers of the Dark Lord’s armies and served as their servants. They were created by the first Morgoth, the first Dark Lord during the Years of the Lamps.

    They served him and later his successor in their quest to dominate the entire Middle-earth. Before Oromë first found the Elves at Cuiviénen, Melkor kidnapped a few of them and brutally deformed them.

    The elves were then changed into the first Orcs. This was the main reason for their opposite personality to Elves as they were forcefully converted into one.

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    Sauron’s Control Over The Orcs

    Sauron in Lord of the Rings
    Sauron in Lord of the Rings

    Sauron was the dark lord during the second and third age in middle earth. He created his realm in the land of Mordor.

    Orcs constituted the main army of Sauron during the War of the Elves and Sauron. Despite having more Orcs, the battle was won by the Elves due to their superior fighting techniques.

    In the third age, Orcs remained the backbone of Sauron’s army of Mordor and of Isengard when he ruled them.

    This was also the time when a new and stronger breed of Orc appeared, called Black Uruks. His eventual downfall in the Third Age led to the depletion of Orcs.

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