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Races of Hollow
|Good Races of Hollow:||Centaur; Dwarf; Dryad; Elf; Feline; Minotaur|
|Neutral/Non-Aligned Races of Hollow:||Avian; Draconian; Dragon; Giant; Gnome; Half Elf; Hobbit; Human; Pixie; Troll|
|Evil Races of Hollow:||Drow; Fermin; Lycanthrope; Naga; Ogre; Orc; Preklek; Shadow Gnome; Undead; Vampire|
Life Expectancy: 250 - 320 years. Homeland: Gualon Average Height: 5' - ‘5-6" Average Weight: Heavy (calculator) Preferred Classes: Warrior, Death Knight Classes this race can be: Warrior, Knight, Monk, Death Knight, Thief, Assassin Preferred Weapons: Club, Axe Aggression Level: Extremely Aggressive Intelligence Level: Low Magic Rating: Pitiful Strength Rating: High Weak Against: Psychological Attack, Fire Strong Against: Poison, Dark Magic, Physical Attack Related Races: Goblin, Ogre Allied Races: Ogre, Minotaur, Goblin Enemy Races: Humans, Elves, Dwarves
Orcs tend to be shorter than humans but are much wider and stockier in appearance. Orcs have very large muscular frames, giving them quite a powerful if stooped build due to their heads seeming to rest on their shoulders. Orcs have very large heads with thick strong skulls; their eyes tend to be set well back into these skulls providing them with a kind of natural helmet. Orcs have huge jaws filled with sharp teeth that are used to gore opponents. Orcs tend to have an ape-like appearance with long gangly arms coming down just past their knees, their hands are much larger than their frame would suggest and can be clenched into powerful fists. Orcs tend to have greeny-browny skin which is thick and becomes gnarled, knobbly and tough with age much like leather. Orcs have thick pungent smelling blood that is sticky and poisonous to most races especially elves. Orcs tend to have an unbelievably high pain threshold seemingly not caring if they lose a finger or even a limb. Skin grows back quickly and often stronger and due to their bodies rarely succumbing to infection limbs can be replaced with simple wooden or metal replacements. Orcs reproduce sexually in much the same manner as an elf or human but their females tend to carry young in a large sac on their backs. Females of the species tend to be slightly smaller but are no less muscular than the men folks. As Orcs become more powerful they build up even more muscle and fat, this makes sure only the strongest can lead. Orcs tend to have dark hair and eyes but Orcs born with yellow eyes tend to be magically endowed and become powerful shamans. The bone of an Orc is unbelievably hard and takes many years to decompose; it is for this reason that when powerful Orcs die their family will make artefacts with their bones. The shamans tend to take the skull as it is imbued with powerful magic after an Orc dies. Orcs tend to reach physical maturity round twenty five and can live to be around three hundred.
Orc society is uncomplicated and pretty much unchanged since the first Orcs marched out of the southern badlands and set up camp in the swamps of Gualon. Orcs are usually arranged into several clans who each have a chief and the chiefs usually owe some kind of loyalty to “The Big Boss Chief” who is an Orc of terrific social standing low cunning and gigantic proportions. All other Orcs are below the chiefs and are arranged into very loose tiers of which the leaders of Orc gangs are near the top (Orcs tend to be too unwieldy to organize into real battalions of units) and their foot soldiers below. The tougher and more successfully violent the Orc is the higher up they will manage to get. Orcs continuously fight amongst themselves to see who will be leader, who will get a good mate, who gets the most food or just for the pure fun of it! Orcs love fighting best which is good because fighting is what Orcs do best. Virtually every dark army that has savaged the elder races or tried to conquer the lands has contained these savage barbarians as they truly are born to battle. Orcs take care of their own tribe and any outsider that harms a member is then an enemy of the whole tribe who will hunt them down with vicious hunting hounds much larger and more feral than the ones humans use. Many times Orc Boss Chiefs have rallied the horde to their banner and marched to plunder and pillage the northern lands and it is these times that are fondly remembered by the Orcs usually in the tavern with a mug of fungus beer while waiting for the smithy to sharpen their blade to do it all over again.
Orcs & Religion
Orc religion is virtual a magrocracy with the shamans and witch doctors dominated their form of priesthood. Very few Orcs worship regularly that work is left to the shamans who perform unusual rights around gigantic and ancient totem poles which seem to generate or at least attract a vast quantity of magic, this gives the very small number of Orc Magi, Shamans and Witch Doctors terrific mystical power. The ceremonies the shamans perform often involve the sacrifice of captured enemies and almost always involved the mass consumption of Orc alcohol, particularly the famous fungus beer. It is quite possible that the drunken state brought on by this mass consumption of booze and the eating of odd mushrooms and meats that give the Shamans visions often of their tribe smashing the tribe next door or if the tribe is currently strong smashing the elves dwarves and humans in another great war with the civilized races of the north.