Orc myth contends that these creatures were birthed by an evil demon god, although some ancient texts claim they were created by an evil wizard. It is impossible to dispute, however, that the orcs who dwell in the area around Ptolus were modified and bred by the evil lord Ghul.

The Toruk-Rul orcs are large, bestial, and ferocious. Toruk-Rul have dark green skin and large, usually hairy heads. Toruk-Rul stand almost six inches taller on average than the standard orc. They are particularly muscular. Their name means “closing fist” and they typify everything that people think of when they say “orc.”

The Sorn-Ulth (“bleeding breath”) orcs are dark skinned and smaller than the Toruk-Rul orcs, bred for evil magic and stealth. The Sorn-Ulth have skin as black as pitch and beady white bulbous eyes. Their faces look more human than those of other orcs, but they are still bestial. Most walk hunched over.

Both of these greater orc tribes live along the coast of the Whitewind Sea.

The orcs who call themselves Ornu-Nom (“howling axe”) never suffered Ghul’s manipulations. They dwell in the wilderness throughout Palastan and Rhoth. The Ornu-Nom have a sense of savage nobility to them, but they remain the deadly enemies of humans and most other races.


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