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Grishnákh

Location(s): Mordor

Race/Species: Orc

Title(s): Captain of the Mordor Orcs

Dates: died 29 February 3019

Description:
The leader of the Mordor contingent of Orcs executing the Orc-raid at Parth Galen:

In the twilight [Pippin] saw a large black Orc, probably Uglúk, standing facing Grishnákh, a short crook-legged creature, very broad and with long arms that hung almost to the ground. Round them were many smaller ... ones from the North.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

... there was Grishnákh again, and at his back a couple of score of others like him: long-armed crook-legged Orcs. They had a red eye painted on their shields.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

'You have spoken more than enough, Uglúk,' sneered the evil voice. 'I wonder how they would like it in Lugbúrz. They might think that Uglúk's shoulders needed relieving of a swollen head. They might ask where his strange ideas came from. Did they come from Saruman, perhaps? Who does he think he is, setting up on his own with his filthy white badges? They might agree with me, with Grishnákh their trusted messenger; and I Grishnákh say this: Saruman is a fool, and a dirty treacherous fool. But the Great Eye is on him.

'Swine is it? How do you folk like being called swine by the muck-rakers of a dirty little wizard? It's orc-flesh they eat, I'll warrant.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

A long hairy arm took [Pippin and Merry] by the neck and drew them close together. Dimly they were aware of Grishnákh's great head and hideous face between them; his foul breath was on their cheeks. ...

Suddenly he seized them. The strength in his long arms and shoulders was terrifying. He tucked them one under each armpit, and crushed them fiercely to his sides; a great stifling hand was clapped over each of their mouths.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 3, The Uruk-Hai

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 22Dec04, 26Dec04

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