Orcs have greenish gray skin and are built solidly, typically standing 6 to 6 and a half feet tall and weighing around 250 pounds. Their women are the same size as the men on average, and are considered naturally superior warriors due to their intimate familiarity with blood and pain. Men can be soldiers too, but orc military leadership and elite warriors are mostly female.
Orc culture varies widely, with each tribe having its own laws and traditions. Orc tribes are typically headed by an elder or council of elders, and many tribes have formed councils (alliances) which allow for large scale cooperation between tribal groups.
The orc tribes maintain a fragile web of peace through vigilance and preparation, constantly training for war in order to ensure peace. When skirmishes do erupt, the tribeless, apolitical Death Priests facilitate peace talks to avoid long term blood feuds by satisfying any genuine greivances held by either side.
- Str +1, Con +1, Wis +1
- Adult Age: 12-60
- Size: Medium; average 6-6.5’ tall, ~250 pounds
- Speed: 35’
- Darkvision 60’
- Languages: Common, Uruk-hai, 1 regional tribal language
- Proficiencies: Intimidation skill, 1 martial weapon of choice
- Relentless Endurance (once per long rest when dropped to
<=0 hit points but not killed outright, drop to 1 hp instead)
Recommended classes: Barbarian, Cleric, Fighter, Ranger
Available backgrounds: Any save Noble
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