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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 205 - Breeding programmes

16th April 2015 (14:10)

Sauron's involvement in breeding orcs and werewolves is canon; his involvement in breeding big scaly lizard things that breathe fire is my extrapolation.

Also, in his earlier writing Tolkien described there being hordes of Balrogs - entire armies of them. Later on he wrote that pehaps it would be better if there were only a few, maybe seven or so.

Or maybe there were hundreds of lesser Balrogs, but only seven of them had wings? :)

Part 205: Breeding programmes

Next time: Part 206: King of the world

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Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
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Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 17th April 2015 08:54 (UTC)

When he became the Dark Lord of Mordor Sauron had all these records of his early years confiscated and destroyed. :)

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