Orcs used to be a slave race of various empires around the ancient world until the failing of the Light gave them a second chance. With technology failing the ancient rulers overnight, they lost their dominion over the physically imposing orcs and could not stand up to their superior raw strength when they revolted. The newly-freed orcs settled into a small nation in the Wilds and stood against the creatures of the Dark for a time, developing a culture of intense camaraderie where people shared any and all things, looking after one another with their very lives if necessary. However, their isolated nation ended up making them very xenophobic and to this day they look upon other races with distrust.
As the Dark grew stronger and cities started falling, so too did the orc nation fall, scattering the proud people to the four winds. Nowadays they have little choice but to live in the Cities, typically making their abodes in isolated communities where they can look after themselves while having minimal dealings with the other races.
Large and bulky humanoids with skin tones ranging from green to earthy colors. They typically sport dark hair and eye colors. They have pointed ears and two large tusks protrude upwards from their mouths. Orcs can get up to 7’ tall, and weigh nearly 300 lbs and usually have medium to burly muscle builds.
Orcs that follow Michara. They are divided into various clans and familial associations.
Orcs that do not follow Michara or have an associated Clan. Wilds can sometimes be considered outcasts, but many of them congregate together in cities.