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Uruk-hai scouts

The Uruk-hai scouts as portrayed The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

"We slew the great warrior. We took the prisoners. We are the servants of Saruman the Wise, the White Hand: the hand that gives us man's flesh to eat."
Ugluk boasting about the exploits of his group

The "Uruk-hai scouts" were an early band of Orcs from Isengard, bred under Saruman's oversight and led by Ugluk.

History Edit

In the War of the Ring, these Uruk-hai were sent out to retrieve the One Ring, with instructions from Saruman to bring back both it and its bearer. The Fellowship of the Ring was to be killed, and the Ring brought to Isengard. However, not having instructed them to the specific individual, Saruman ordered them to take "the halflings" alive. Therefore the Orcs, who arrived at Parth Galen after Frodo had run away, kidnapped Merry and Pippin, and began heading back to Isengard at full haste. They were met by reinforcements sent from Isengard later, under the command of Mauhúr. They were, however, slowed by the less indulgent Grishnákh and his Orc patrol from Mordor. In that week they were ambushed by the banished Rohirrim and wiped out next to Fangorn Forest.

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

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Receiving their mission from Saruman

In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, these Orcs are first led by Lurtz, who slays Boromir and is then killed by Aragorn. In the next film, Ugluk, another brutal Uruk, had succeeded him as their captain.