They are slightly shorter than humans, but their bodies are very muscular. Orcs tend to have aggressive and reckless characters, inevitably focusing on the path of warriors. Those who do not engage in war or maintain order are engaged in activities such as smithing or construction.
They look like shorter and bulkier humans, always with marked muscles and relatively small fangs that protrude from their lips.
Their forearms and lower legs tend to be hairy but on the other hand, males don't have much tendency to grow facial hair. Even with bearded orcs, such hair tend to be on the neck or in the chin more than the typical fully bearded face of a human.
Their life expectancy is approximately half that of a human, but they compensate with a short reproductive cycle.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Orcs are a race present in almost all places populated by goblins except Hyrum.
Bellow human average
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
They can see in complete darkness, but only in black and white vision, being unable to percieve colors in such conditions. Other than that, their senses are pretty close to those of a human.
Civilization and Culture
Ezeltaure and Moon Empire
They believe that figthing and love are linked. Usually an orcish couple is formed by orcs who have fought together or competed with each other.
- [Medium] size
- [Humanoid] Type
- +2 Strenght and Constitution, -2 Intelligence.
- +1 (+1 every 8 levels) to Athletics
- Additional Feats (Choose one): Reckless Strike, To Iron Married, Cataphract
Orcs are fundamentally violent creatures with lots of battlelust. The more vicious ones turn into bloody bandits and vicious pillagers. More heroic and noble orcs will disguise that nature being athletes, warriors and hunters. In any case they are ruled by another species, they have to make sure such fightning spirit is properly satiated. In Ezeltaure tribes with orcs among their ranks hold hunting competitions often, in the Steppe the vaskunlagas they make sure that their troops have wars to fight and, finally, in the Moon Empire, swordmanship and other martial arts competitions are celebrated often. Violence aside, orcs seems to be very comformistic as long as their pugnacious nature is sated.
That nature sometimes makes the orcs behave in some kind of honorable behaviour. Otherwise vicious and cruel orcs in some cases have spared formidable foes only to fight them again in the future or refused to take advantage of unfair conditions only to enjoy a proper challenge. Such "honor" is only found in an small fraction of orc population, but it seems to be more a biological than a cultural trait.
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