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  • Goblins and Orcs

    The words Goblin, Hobgoblin and Orc are often used interchangeably, and those creatures these words describe are as varied as the cultures of Men. Some are dark-skinned, some pale, some green-skinned; they can be tall, broad or squat, or small and agile. …

  • Giant Spiders

    Giant Spiders haunt and hunt within Mirkwood, and in a few other places where sunlight rarely reaches. They are enormous, some as large as horses, and terrifying. They are intelligent hunters who love to liquify and then devour other living things, and …

  • Vampires

    Vampires, or vampire bats, are a menace, particularly where there is bloodshed. They are drawn out by the gore-crows and ravens that follow a war-host into battle in order to feast on the aftermath. Most are simply large, fanged, blood-drinking bats, but …

  • Wolves and Wargs

    In Middle-Earth, wolves are more sinister - more in line with their role in European fairy-tales - but Wargs are far more dangerous. Wargs are huge, intelligent wolves, able to speak to each other and to their Goblin allies, and actively cunning and cruel …

  • Wights

    A Wight (which is simply Anglo-Saxon for "man") is a dead body that is animated by sorcery, malice, or even an ancient curse. Slower but far stronger than a normal Man, Wights haunt the graves where they were once buried, jealously guarding their grave- …

  • Wraiths

    Wraiths are a powerful kind of ghost, spirits of the dead whose bodies are decayed or lost, but who are trapped in Middle-Earth for some reason. No more substantial than breath, they are able to kill through fear alone.

  • Nameless Things

    "Some of these caves, too, go back in their beginnings to ages before the goblins, who only widened them and joined them up with passages, and the original owners are still in odd corners, slinking and nosing about." -Gandalf, in The Hobbit "Far, far …

  • Stone-troll

    Stone-trolls can grow as large as their troll-ish cousins, but tend to be somewhat more intelligent than many. Those that prey on civilized areas can learn Westron over time, though they speak a mongrel form of it, especially if speech helps them taunt …

  • Naur the One-Ear

    _Killed in battle with the heroes, with [[:grimbar | Grimbar]] landing the killing blow, recovering her Rohirrim sword._ Naur the One-Ear is a fierce Orc captain leading a raiding-band in southern Mirkwood. He is known in recent months for wielding a …

  • Magric

    Magric is well known in the foothills of the Misty Mountains, and has been living as a reclusive trapper there for years. He is actually quite jovial, but solitary, and sometimes works for Lord [[:hartfast | Hartfast]] as a guide. Recently revealed to …

  • Gibbet King

    A sinister figure about which little is known, the Gibbet King was executed, and then dug his way out of his own grave. He came to serve the Necromancer of [[Dol Guldur | Dol Guldur]]. He is currently said to be dwelling in the ancient ruin of the [[ …