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Aggressive in nature and brutal to outsiders, the Orc is one of the most hated races in the land and seeks to usurp the Human position as the dominant species.
Orcs society is based around the tribe, with the leader of the tribe holding onto his position by a show of strength. In times past, tribes have been known to join together to form a great nation [usually with the goal of swarming another society under and pillaging their lands] that would operate in a nomadic fashion, moving from area to area and plundering as they went. The last Orc Confederacy was crushed by the King of Evermore nearly 500 years ago with the aid of the Arch-Magi Valarian, who aids in the defense of that city-state to this day. Most recently, however, the tribes are more or less solitary and it's no surprise that reports of intertribal warfare have reached the more civilized areas of the continent. These lone tribes tend to settle in the wilderness areas in all regions and are well-known for raiding any and everyone who settles around them. There are vague rumours of an army of Orcs having moved into the ill-fated Mines of Moria, but as they are merely rumours, we won't go into further speculation.
Orcs strongly resemble the human race, although their skin is a more dusky greyish hue. They also have pronounced lower fangs, which often jut from their lower jaw. Many orc tribes have individual glyphs and tattoos which every member of that tribe must have scribed upon his or her forehead at birth. In addition, other tattoos are added for such things as manhood rites and participation in raiding parties, etc. It is not surprising to stumble into an Orcish encampment and be taken before a leader covered head to toe in the unusual purple-black tattoos of his clan.
Half-Orcs are slightly tamer than full blooded Orcs which makes them marginally suitable to coexisting with other races.
Half-Orc PC stats have the following modifiers applied (note: these racial modifications not only alter your character's original stats, but also the maximum attainable with equipment [18+modifier] and the meta shop [25+modifier].)
Neutral and Evil.
Half-orcs are very well rounded in terms of skills and have no special racial abilities.