Most commonly known in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. Soon after that time they became extinct, mostly because of their harsh nature of eating manflesh, even cannibalism. They resemble raggedy men with grotesque features and sharp teeth. Many probably died because they were riddled with diseases. They were slightly intelligent, though rarely spoke anything human, mostly roars and growls. They have been known to ride on large, fierce wolves known as wargs. They have large pointed ears, like their warg mounts, and inhabit woods or abandoned forts, usually made of stone or brick. they are blacksmiths, and, though many times their weapons are blunt, they are good archers and warriors. They have never been known to reach six feet tall or over, and their weak, wrinkles skin makes them less strong than men.