The One Ring: The Nameless Fellowship
Orcs of the Misty Mountains
Among the most numerous of the malicious creatures serving the Shadow, the Orcs of the Misty Mountains are used to living and making war in the deep places beneath the earth, where their sight is keener than any other Orc. When they are encountered in their mines, they are savage fighters and reckless in assault, but they leave the dark under the mountains only when marching to war or to avenge their fallen kind, as they suffer badly the light of the sun.
The Orcs of the Misty Mountains are a wild and independent lot, bent on their own purposes and aims when the Shadow’s influence is weak, but ready to obey the will of their Master when directly subject to it. The smallest among them are often referred to as Goblins.