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Dates
Mordor was settled by the Dark Lord c. II 1000; it was under Gondorian control between II 3441 and c. III 1980; Sauron was finally ejected and its Orcs destroyed in III 3019
Location
Mordor, the Black Land directly to the east of Gondor
Race
Pronunciation
Mordor is pronounced 'morr'dorr' (all the 'r's should pronounced - 'rr' is used here to emphasise this)
Meaning
Mordor means 'Black Land' or 'Dark Land'; Orcs comes from the Old English for 'demons'
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Mordor-orcs

The Orcs that served the Red Eye

All of the Orcs of Middle-earth would follow Sauron at his will, but in Mordor itself were those that carried his livery and lived under his direct command. There were numerous different types of Orc in Mordor's service, from the lesser Snaga to the great Uruk-hai. The Uruk-hai actually originated in Mordor, some time before III 2475. Though most Mordor-orcs seem to have been soldiers, others were specialised for different tasks, such as hunting.


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