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Yazneg

Yazneg is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Yazneg
Orc
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Yazneg.jpg
"Yazneg" from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Biographical Information
PositionFormer Lieutenant of Azog
AffiliationAzog
LanguageOrcish
DeathT.A. 2941
Weathertop
Physical Description
GenderMale
Eye colorYellow or Brown
GalleryImages of Yazneg

Yazneg was an Orc who was Azog's initial lieutenant during his pursuit of Thorin and Company in the Hobbit film series. He was played by John Rawls. His appearance was derived from early concept designs for Azog.[1]

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[edit] History

After spotting the Company of Dwarves camping out, Yazneg sent Fimbul to tell Azog that they found Thorin and his Company. They catch up with Thorin near Rivendell, but are distracted by Radagast and his rabbit sled. However, during the chase, an orc spotted where Thorin and his Company were hiding. The orcs then encircle the dwarves and attempt to attack them, but were forced to retreat due to an attack by Elrond and his Elven forces. Yazneg and Fimbul returned to Weathertop, where Azog ultimately threw Yazneg to the pack's Wargs to feast upon, with Fimbul becoming his new lieutenant.

[edit] Etymology

Yazneg is not a name created by Tolkien and its derivation isn't explained within the films. However David Salo, who worked as a linguistic consultant for The Hobbit film series, provides an Orkish wordlist on his blog which glosses yaz as "name" and -neg as "without".[2]

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References

  1. "Azog, Bolg … and Yazneg: The trio’s tangled design history" dated 16 December 2013, A Tolkienist Perspective (accessed 17 June 2017)
  2. David Salo, "Yrksk Orðabók" dated 7 January 2014, Midgardsmal (accessed 28 December 2017)