Crand was Skargim Bushybeardís arch nemesis during his Beard-Quest. Crand attacked Skargim and his companions in the mountains of Ered Luin, where he lost his hand. He also led the primary attack on the Mines of Moria. When he tried to kill Liam RíMala, Skargim slew him. Crand was killed but the battle was far from over.
It's a long story. This guy started out as a crew member for my Flying Dutchman project which has since been cancelled. One day I was playing with my characters and realized that this guy was a perfect Orc! So when I started Quest for a Beard, this guy had to be included.