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Old October 8 2009, 04:15 AM   #16
Hound of UIster
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Re: A Middle Earth Question

Funny enough the origin of the orcs was never set in stone by Tolkien. He went back and tried to revise it (along with the origin of Middle Earth to fit more in line with what was known of astronomy in the 20th century) several times due to his discomfort of the idea of the orcs being all evil and yet having sentience and free will. The orcs being marred elves was one of the theories along with them being marred humans, corrupted maiar of some form or souless creations on the order of simulcrums,
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