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Old May 20, 2015, 09:38   #11
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That quote says they are black men, not half-trolls. Like =/= is. The use of the phrase "like half-trolls" is to signify that although they are men, they bear aspects of trolls.
Well, there are also troll-men (same folk). IMO half-troll doesn't really exist, not in Tolkien world, but there are people that are like trolls, big and ugly.

Same way hobbits are not actually their own species, they are men, just much smaller and with hairy legs.

I would like to see kobolds replaced with something more tolkenian, maybe Drúedain or something like that. Maybe even pure orc rather than creature that doesn't exist in anywhere else than as player race.
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Old May 20, 2015, 09:48   #12
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I would like to see kobolds replaced with something more tolkenian, maybe Drúedain or something like that. Maybe even pure orc rather than creature that doesn't exist in anywhere else than as player race.
According to monster.txt kobolds do exist as a non-player (i.e. monster) race.
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According to monster.txt kobolds do exist as a non-player (i.e. monster) race.
Ah, yes. They are there. Those k -things. Nevermind then.
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Old May 20, 2015, 12:34   #14
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There are no "Orcs" in The Hobbit. There are "Goblins". By the time of writing The Lord of the Rings, all references to "goblins" disappeared and were replaced with "orcs".
They grew up in the intervening years. Goblins must be baby orcs - just like starlings are baby pigeons.
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There are no "Orcs" in The Hobbit. There are "Goblins". By the time of writing The Lord of the Rings, all references to "goblins" disappeared and were replaced with "orcs".
I don't have english version of Hobbit at hand, but IIRC there is some mention about orcs in Hobbit. Also similarly other way around in LoTR, but I don't recall any mention of goblins in Silmarillion.
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