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Who are the goblins in front of the great goblin's throne

Postby MisterNazgul » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:58 am

Does anyone have an idea who the goblins on which the great goblin steps on when he gets up from his throne?

http://i.imgur.com/HrOyBmn.jpg link to a picture of the goblins I'm talking about
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Re: Who are the goblins in front of the great goblin's thron

Postby Hasan006 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:28 pm

How do you mean "who are they"? Just some random Goblins from Misty Mountains, why does it matter?
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Re: Who are the goblins in front of the great goblin's thron

Postby MisterNazgul » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:11 am

Just curious
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Re: Who are the goblins in front of the great goblin's thron

Postby Gandalf Greyhame » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:08 pm

I was going to be smart and say "Step Goblins", but I think "Slaves" would do. Lowest of the low. They're name don't matter since they were never referred to. I also have theory that Goblins are to Dwarves what Orcs are to Elves. Maybe at some stage they were Dwarven captives, Goblinised. Unless it was stated otherwise in one of the Apendixes.
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Re: Who are the goblins in front of the great goblin's thron

Postby Otaku-sempai » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:51 am

In the Black Speech those goblins would have probably been called snaga, which translates as 'slave(s)'.
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Re: Who are the goblins in front of the great goblin's thron

Postby Gandalf Greyhame » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:59 am

Otaku-sempai wrote:In the Black Speech those goblins would have probably been called snaga, which translates as 'slave(s)'.


Really, then the one called 'Snaga' by name, must have had tough time being one of the head guys named after their word for slave. Maybe they didn't tell him the meaning of his name.
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Postby Otaku-sempai » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:37 am

Gandalf Greyhame wrote:Really, then the one called 'Snaga' by name, must have had tough time being one of the head guys named after their word for slave. Maybe they didn't tell him the meaning of his name.

If Snaga was really his name and not an epithet. Actually, there were two Orcs in LotR called Snaga: one was part of Ugluk's band, slain in Rohan; the other was an Orc in the Tower of Cirith Ungol who fell and broke his neck fleeing from Sam.
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