Half-orcs are humanoids born of both human and orc ancestry by a multitude of means. Some are born through the union of a human and an orc, but many are also cursed children of orc tribes, foul tricks placed upon the children of heretics, or even created by dark wizards and terrible magic.

Combining the physical power of their orcish ancestors with the agility of their human ones, half-orcs can be formidable individuals. Half-orcs are resented in all societies, though for different reasons. Half-orcs have proven themselves from time to time as worthy heroes and dangerous villains. Their existence implies an interesting backstory that most would not like to dwell on.

Many half-orcs of the current world hail from The Frozen North. Long, long ago they were corralled and sent away to that forsaken land so that the “civilized folk” might be relieved of their presence and continue with their usual lives. These half-orcs are said to have formed barbaric tribes and live off of the harsh and unforgiving terrain there.