n. (plural of balrog English)
Usage examples of "balrogs".
Dreadful among these spirits were the Valaraukar, the scourges of fire that in Middle-earth were called the Balrogs, demons of terror.
Far beneath the rained halls of Angband, in vaults to which the Valar in the haste of their assault had not descended, Balrogs lurked still, awaiting ever the return of their Lord.
Thither, as was earlier told, Ungoliant had fled from the whips of the Balrogs, and there she dwelt a while, filling the ravines with her deadly gloom, and there still, when she had passed away, her foul offspring lurked and wove their evil nets.
Then suddenly Morgoth sent forth great rivers of flame that ran down swifter than Balrogs from Thangorodrim, and poured over all the plain.
There came wolves, and wolfriders, and there came Balrogs, and dragons, and Glaurung father of dragons.
Of the deeds of desperate valour there done, by the chieftains of the noble houses and their warriors, and not least by Tuor, much is told in The Fall of Gondolin: of the battle of Ecthelion of the Fountain with Gothmog Lord of Balrogs in the very square of the King, where each slew the other, and of the defence of the tower of Turgon by the people of his household, until the tower was overthrown.
The Balrogs were destroyed, save some few that fled and hid themselves in caverns inaccessible at the roots of the earth.
It is also irrelevant that the manufacturer of some kind of fantasy game had to remove all references to "balrogs", for here it is not the Sindarin word balrog, but balrogs as characters that lie in Tolkien's copyright.
The Balrogs, of whom the whips were the chief weapons, were primeval spirits of destroying fire, chief servants of the primeval Dark Power of the First Age.
Z may think that he knows more about Balrogs than I do, but he cannot expect me to agree with him.