The Wargs are a savage wolf-like race that live primarily in the wilds just east of the Misty Mountains. Wargs are larger and more intelligent than normal wolves and can speak in their own growling, gutteral tongue. They are friendly with the goblins of that region and often serve as their mounts when the goblins go into battle. Wargs hunt in packs for food and will sometimes attack and pillage human settlements. Nobody knows for sure the origins of the Warg race. It is thought that they are either the descendants of evil Maiar from the First Age who took wolf form and interbred, or they are the result of the heinous genetic manipulations of Melkor before he was cast into the void. On Elendor, the Wargs are also known as the Raugdhrogs or "demon wolves".