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"a complete consistency [...] is not to be looked for, and could only be achieved, if at all, at heavy and needless cost." — Christopher Tolkien
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Biographical Information
DeathF.A. 510
Fall of Gondolin
Physical Description

Orcobal was the chief champion of the orcs present at the Fall of Gondolin. He was slain by Ecthelion of the Fountain, who "cleft the head of Orcobal [...] to his teeth" before the gates of Gondolin.[1]

He only appears in Tolkien's early The Fall of Gondolin.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin".