Scott over at the Trollish Delver shared about a guide to the Uruks. It is quite interesting, especially in relation to the design of Trollword specifically and T&T in general.
In the middle, I was caught by a sentence that inspired an odd idea:
While Loopo was still around, Zweetz, the alien-bird serpent wizard, kidnapped thousands of Uruks and took them to a desert island where he shaped them for a millennia into a new race: the Cyurks.
Not knowing about the Cyurks, I may be restating an idea that already exists. Think of refined, technologically advanced and possibly cybernetic orcs. Knowing science or magic beyond human scope, they could easily out-match the knowledge of the best wizards. They would rival any of the ancient elven spellcasters. Then again, they may have better toys, but individual Cyber-orcs wouldn't necessarily have more knowledge...
Maybe some necromancer animates one of these things that has been dead for over a thousand years.
More coming in a future post. What do you think?