The Hope of Erethor
Oruks, also called elite orcs or greater orcs, are the much larger kin of normal orcs. They usually reach well over 8 feet tall but closely resemble normal orcs in all ways except build: oruks are much stronger and stockier. It is believed that oruks are the result of a union with a male orc and a female ogre. In contrast to lesser orcs, oruks are highly disciplined and straightforward. the Oruks of Aryth were bred to lead their lesser cousins in battle, althoughthey often segregate themselves into all oruk military units once battle is joined. Oruk military units are highly organized, tactically superior and far more dangerous than those of noraml orcs. Such oruk Units formed the vanguard of Izrador’s armies during the Last Battle, and they proved devastating to the defending human, elf and dawrf units. Oruks do not separate themselves into their own clans, despite their tendency to self-segregate while in an orc army.