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.
ailing 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.