18 October 2011

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 110: Azog

An Orc-chieftain of the tribe of Orcs occupying the abandoned Dwarf-realm of Khazad-dûm, Azog was perhaps one of the most important Orcs in Middle-earth.  He began the War of the Dwarves and Orcs after murdering and decapitating Thrór, Heir of Durin, in TA 2790. Upon beheading the Dwarf, Azog stuffed a small pouch of money into his mouth, and branded his name on the Dwarf's helm. This fueled much hatred among the Dwarves; Thráin, Thrór's heir, sent a force of Dwarves to seek Azog and have their revenge.

Nine years later, at the Battle of Azanulbizar, Azog slew Náin, son of Thráin, and was in turn slain by his son, Dáin Ironfoot. Upon his death, the Dwarves returned the money pouch, stuffing it into his mouth, as he had done to Thrór.

Azog was succeeded by his son, Bolg, who took over rule of Moria for 150 years and later led the Orcs in the Battle of Five Armies, though he, too, was slain in battle.

1 comment:

  1. Talk about a spit in the face by Azog, that's some hatred right there.