Half Orc

Born of Violence Raised to be Heroes.

Olga stood on the watchtower overlooking the fields of Horga, her large hands gripping her great axe as she searched for signs of raiders approaching.   “Flamin’ Orcs” she muttered under her breath; the words bitten off with anger.   She had good reason to hate them , her father had been one of them and nearly killed her mother during a raid on the town, her mother had survived the attack and gave birth to Olga nine months later, her mother had not survived the birthing.   Olga had been taken in by the Yurvonian and treated like any other child and for that Olga now stood on watch, axe in hand ready to stop the fate that befell her mother ever happening to anyone again.
  Hailing from the Northlands Half-Orcs are the unfortunate result of the orcish raids upon the human settlement's of the Yurvonian People. They are strong, fiercely independant and whole heartedly Yurvonian and they develop a keen hatred for orcs upon learning of their origins and are known as loyal and honest to a fault.  

Strong and Brash

Half-ores' greyish pigmenlation, sloping foreheads, juttingjaws, prominenl leelh, and lowering builds make their orcish herilage plain for ali lo see. Half-ores sland belween 6 and 7 feel lall and usually weigh belween 180 and 250 pounds.  
Brash of nature and prone to acting rather than think, they revel in battle and are quick to come to the defence of others, this often results in scars of battle be common among their kind and they were them with pride as tokens of past battles and proof of thier deeds, infact get a Half Orc drunk and they will spend most of the night telling you where they got each scar from.  

Born of Destruction

Half Orc blood boils with the rage of their orc heritage which makes them terrible foes in battle often cutting swaths though enemies leavng bloody destruction in their wake, during these moments they are virtually unstoppable able to shrug of wounds and fight on till the bitter end. This taint is always with them and they have a strong control over it which they have learnt though the time spent with thier human commnities, they are passionate, vocal, honest and rowdy as a race.  

Raised by Compassion

Half-orc are sadly born of abuse and violence, their mother's the victims of the rampaging orc hordes of the Jukkhag. Despite this they are raised with compassion by the Yurvonian people who do not believe that it is the childs fault, they are taught of human values, trained in war and taught discipline and control over their more aggressive tendencies. While they will always be rowdy, prone to brawls and brash behaviour, beneath it all is a surprisingly caring and protective nature.  

A Life of Battle and Heroism

Half-Orcs often live a life of Heroes, they believe that they are protectors of the weak and seek to find new ways to show themselves as champions. Driven by a constant need to prove themselves and to be written in to the epic sagas they often take to adventure seeking new foes to vanquish and causes to fight for. Their are indeed many tales told of Half-Orcs who have stood alone to defend a village against orc raids or human bandits.  

Half Orc Names

Half Orcs tend to have Yurvonian names, though they often take shorter nicknames based upon personal choice this can be anything the Half Orc takes a fancy to and they often adopt short names that they believe sound like the name of a champion or hero of legend.

Half Orc Traits

Ability Score Increase: Your Strength score increases by 2, and your constitution score increases by 1.   Age: Half-Orcs mature a little faster than humans, reaching adult hood around age 14. They age noticeably faster and rare live longer than 75 years.   Alignment: Half Orc heritage tends to make them lean towards chaotic alignments, however thier upbringing has an effect on this so Half Orcs lean to wards netural good, believing actions speak louder than words.   Size: Half Orcs are somewhat larger and bulkier than humans, and they range from 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Your size is medium.   Speed:Your base walking speed is 30 feet.   Darkvision: Due to your orc heritage you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't descern color in darkness, only shades of gray.   Menacing: You gain 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.   Thirst for Battle: Due to your thirst for battle and drive to the heroic, you can use your bonus action to move your speed towards an enemy.   Savage Attacks: When you score a critical hit with a melee weapon attack, you can roll one of the weapon's damage dice an additional time and add it to the extra damage of the critical hit.   Languages: You can speak, read and write Common (Landrian) and Yurvonian.


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