The Orcs are by far the most populous race of western Azurac. They are divided into many tribes who are constantly warring with each other.
Orcs society is brutal and cruel. There are few fates on Azurac worse than being born an Orc female. From birth, Orc girls are closely guarded possessions. Female Orcs have a brief childhood. Once they are considered adults, they are taken by the dominant Orc of their tribe. Orcs reproduce in large litters, and fewer than one out of five Orcs are female. It is common for an Orc mother to die during pregnancy, and when that occurs, Orcs will attempt to cut the babies from their mother. It is rare for an Orc to survive giving birth. A particularly strong Orc mother that survives multiple births will cause a population explosion for her tribe, and that tribe will likely overwhelm nearby tribes with its numbers.
There are rumors of Orc girls who have run away from their tribes. There is no place for them in Orc society, but they may be extremely valuable agents for Human colonists.
Trolls are Orcs with a hereditary mutation that causes uncontrolled growth and infertility. Trolls are a varied group, as their rare mutation can cause a variety results. Some trolls are incredibly stupid or incredibly smart, depending on how their brains and skulls develop. Trolls tend to have extreme mood disorders. Some possess paralyzing phobias, while others are constantly on the edge of flying into a violent rage.Some of the greatest Orc leaders have been trolls, but most trolls are isolated outcasts.
There are a few traits that all Trolls share: extreme size, an insatiable appetite, and speedy regeneration from wounds.
Orc PC Abilities
+2 Strength, +2 Constitution, -4 Charisma
Medium: Orcs are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Normal Speed: Orcs have a base speed of 30 feet.
Quick Healing: Whenever an Orc rests for a few hours, or is healed by a magic effect, it is healed for an additional 1d4 plus 1 for each 2 levels of the Orc.