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Uruk Runes   Uruk Runes

Uruk Runes were invented by J.R.R. Tolkien and appear in his The Lord of the Rings triology. They are used to write the Black Speech of a race of Orcs known as Uruk-hai, who are apparently a hybrids of Orcs and men.

The Uruk Runes are modelled mainly on Elder Futhark.

Notable features

Uruk Runes

Uruk Runes

Sample text

Sample text in Uruk Runes


Ash nazg durbatuluk
Ash nazg gimbatul
Ash nazg thrakatuluk
Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul


One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them

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Information about the Uruk-hai

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