For many years the only route over the Black Mountains was dominated by an Orcish settlement run by Harboth -an Orc of great size and strength. Many battles were fought within this mountain pass, the Black Fire Paw, and many heroes emerged on both sides. Dwarfs and men tried desperately to destroy the Orcs, and the Orcs in turn responded by strengthening their defences and enacting countless revenge raids on human farmsteads.
Notlob was already famous amongst his kind when he arrived at the Black Fire Pass. Had he not invented many fiendish engines of war and instruments of torture? Had he not designed and commanded the War Engines that battered down the walls of half the cities in the Badlands? No. Notlob was to apply his creative genius to designing new engines for the defence of the pass.
The Men and Dwarfs didn't know what had hit them when their next assault foundered under a driving storm of huge bolts - as large as spears and capable of piercing straight through even the toughest Dwarf armour. Further assaults proved equally fruitless, and eventually the Orcs were left alone, to continue their age-old trades of murdering travelers and plundering merchant convoys.
Notlob himself is an Orc Major Hero. He is also an extraordinary engineer, and counts as a full crew of 3 when firing a war-engine. In addition, any other engine in his unit can +1 to their normal 'to hit' score with war engines.
PROFILES - 2nd edition