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Half-Orc

Half-orcs are generally strong, hardy folke. They are not nearly as feared as their Orcish ancestors, but are often mistrusted throughout the higher populated areas of Angimarr. The half-orcs are beginning to become more accepted into society and have even began to have a thriving community in the Kingdom of Nyrenthia.

Basic Information

Biological Traits

The Menacing nature of their orcish heritage grants them proficiency in the Intimidation skill.   Relentless Endurance: When you are reduced to 0 Hit Points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a Long Rest.   Savage Attacks: When you score a critical hit with a melee weapon Attack, you can roll one of the weapon’s damage dice one additional time and add it to the extra damage of the critical hit.

Additional Information

Facial characteristics

Half-orcs are known to have larger tusks on their lower jaw. Some choose to file them down to give a bit more of a humanoid appearance.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

They are found throughout the realm. There is a rising number of them within the Kingdom of Nyrenthia.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Thanks to their orc blood, they have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. They can see in dim light within 60 feet  as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. However, they can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Half-orcs usually have names appropriate to the culture in which they were raised. A half-orc who wants to fit in among humans might trade an orc name for a human name. Some half-orcs with human names decide to adopt a guttural orc name because they think it makes them more intimidating.   Male Orc Names: Dench, Feng, Gell, Henk, Holg, Imsh, Keth, Krusk, Mhurren, Ront, Shump, Thokk   Female Orc Names: Baggi, Emen, Engong, Kansif, Myev, Neega, Ovak, Ownka, Shautha, Sutha, Vola, Volen, Yevelda

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Half-orcs can typically speak, read, and write Common and Orc. Orc is a harsh, grating language with hard consonants. It has no script of its own but is written in the Dwarvish script.
Genetic Ancestor(s)
Lifespan
Half-orcs mature a little faster than Humans, reaching Adulthood around age 14. They age noticeably faster and rarely live longer than 75 years.
Average Height
5' - 7'4"
Average Weight
120 lbs. - 350 lbs.
Average Physique
Many half-orcs are rather physically strong and are often a bit on the buffer side.

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