Orcs are aggressive, callous, and domineering. Bullies by nature, they respect strength and power as the highest virtues. On an almost instinctive level, orcs believe they are entitled to anything they want unless someone stronger can stop them from seizing it. They rarely exert themselves off the battlefield except when forced to do so; this attitude stems not just from laziness but also from an ingrained belief that work should trickle down through the pecking order until it falls upon the shoulders of the weak. They take slaves from other races, orc men brutalize orc women, and both abuse children and elders, on the grounds that anyone too feeble to fight back deserves little more than a life of suffering. Surrounded at all times by bitter enemies, orcs cultivate an attitude of indifference to pain, vicious tempers, and a fierce willingness to commit unspeakable acts of vengeance against anyone who dares to defy them.
However, there are those orcs that chose not to behave in such a manor, choosing instead to force their power in a constructive manner. “Civilized” orcs, make great smiths, mercenaries, soldiers, and occasionally apothecaries. There lies a determination in these orcs to prove themselves apart from their savage and tribal kin, often going great lengths to prove their worth and taking up positions as loyal knights to a king or other noble positions.
Powerfully built, orcs typically stand just a few inches taller than most humans but have much greater muscle mass, their broad shoulders and thick, brawny hips often giving them a slightly lurching gait. They typically have dull green skin, coarse dark hair, beady red eyes, and protruding, tusklike teeth. Orcs consider scars a mark of distinction and frequently use them as a form of body art.
Orcs usually live amid squalor and constant mayhem, and intimidation and brutal violence are the glue that holds orc culture together. They settle disputes by making increasingly grisly threats until, when a rival fails to back down, the conflict escalates into actual bloodshed. Orcs who win these ferocious brawls not only feel free to take whatever they want from the loser, but also frequently indulge in humiliating physical violation, casual mutilation, and even outright murder. Orcs rarely spend much time improving their homes or belongings since doing so merely encourages a stronger orc to seize them. In fact, whenever possible, they prefer to occupy buildings and communities originally built by other races.
The more civilized of their race, act and behave much like any normal Human, albeit with a bit of a shorter temper.
Orogs are orcs who live and thrive in the Underdark. They look like normal mountain orcs but are slightly taller, with larger ears and huge pale eyes. Orogs are descendants of a long forgotten tribe of normal mountain orcs. They sought refuge in a narrow cave at the end of a valley which, unbeknownst to them, led to the Underdark. They became lost. Delving further underground whenever they could. The Orogs are one of the races that sought the protection and motherhood of Makiyaei.