Orc D&D 5th Edition (5E)

D&D 5e Orc’s are a race of humanoids. This race is a threat to the civilized cultures of toril. Whether it is united under the leadership of a powerful warlock or fought with stability after the years of conflict, the ORC 5e and the human tribe sometimes combine; the forces are encompassed extensively to the fear of the settled civilized land. Half-orcs are born when these alliances are sealed by marriage. Some of the half-orcs rise to become the chiefs of their tribes and the other venture into the world to prove their worth among civilized races.

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D&D 5e Orc Traits

Age

Orcs live for a shorter time. They mature at the age around 14 and usually die around 40

Ability Score Increase

Strength of your orc character is increased by 2

Size

They are muscular and about 6 feet tall. Size of your character is medium

Alignment

Orcs are Always Chaotic Evil

Speed

TheBase walking speed of your character is 30 feet

Dark vision

In dim light you can see within 60 feet as if it were a bright light and in darkness as if it were dimlight. Color in darkness can’t be discerned, only shades of grey

Languages

You can speak Common and Orcish.

Statistics

Size Medium
Type Humanoid
Tag’s Orc

General Info

Vision Darkvision
Favored Climate Temperate
Favored Terrain Hills
Language’s Orc, Common, Giant
Subraces Gray orcs, mountain orcs, neo-orogs, orogs

Appearance

Average Height 6′ – 6’5″
Average Weight 200 – 230 lbs.
Distinctions Aggressive, low foreheads, tusks

History of D&D Orc

Orcs origin is unknown. They seem like the non-native of Toril and Abeir. First legends of orcs told of the wars between CorellonLarethian and Gruumsh. Gruumsh is their primary god and CorellonLarethian is the creator of the elves and eladrin. The latter two races told of howGruumsh was beaten by Corellon. Corellon took his eye. Most of the orcs denied this charge and acknowledged Gruumsh as the one-eyed god. During the Days of Thunder when the Abeir-Toril was united, the first orcs were brought to the world by the creator races.

After some timeImaskari repeated the similar mistake of opening up another portal through which the gray orcs appeared and Orcgate wars was the result of this. In this war, Gruumsh and his allies slew a lot of untheric Pantheon. Finally, the portal was closed and remained behind was orcs’ new breed.

5e ORC Description

All the orcs vary in appearance but the physical qualities are same. Usually, orcs have grey skin, stooped postures, coarse hair, large muscular bodies, low forehead and porcine faces. Most of the orcs also have wolf-like ears that are pointed on the ends, just like the ears of elves. They are roughly the same size as humans, though they usually muscular and robust. The adult males usually stand between 59 to 71 inches tall and the female adults are 2 inches shorter. Most of the males weigh between 136 to 190 pounds and females weigh between 6 to 150 pounds.

Ecology

Orcs bred very fast and live a shorter life compared to the other races. They are considered adults between 11 to 14 years of age, middle-aged at 17 and old age at 23. They are venerable at the age of 35 years. The average orc rarely survives for more than 40 years, even if it managed to escape from violent deaths.Till the time it is not heard of an orc who has lived 45 years without magical aid.

Psychology of D&D 5e Orc

Most of the orcs have the very poor temperament and they get angry more easily than the other races. Impatient and easily offended orcs generally prefer violent solutions andthey hardly consider several ways of approaching a problem. Despite that, many orcs are brilliant in getting results as they are creatures of action not of thought.

The culture of D&D 5e Orc

The old orcish culture was very aggressive. They were usually planning for the war. They believe that to survive, one had to conquer potential rivals to control resources as many as possible. This put them naturally at odds with each other as well as other races. Most of the orcish societies were dominated by the Male orcs. They prided themselves on their no. of sons and wives as well as their scars from battles.

Orcs do not build cities. They rely on those that are left behind by others. The tools of the orcs are more inferior to the other races and they manage stonework and ironwork on their own. Orcs are part of a federation of tribes that are organized by a chieftain.

Homelands of Orc 5e

In the many parts of the Toril, Orcs can be found. Some areas have a higher concentration than the others. Marauding bands are usually found in mountain ranges that are in northern parts of the world. Gray orcs are easily found in near the portal from which they emerged in High Imaskar.

ORC Subraces

Gray Orcs–This subrace is more civilized than the other subraces which were brought to Faerûn during the OrcgateWars. A gray orc tribe consists of 30 to 50 members. The tribe is led by the strongest orc in the tribe who is known as a chieftain. The power behind a tribe of gray orcs is the priest of the tribe who has held the position for many years. Gray orcs equally worship the various orc gods. Gruumsh is the leader of the orc gods. Gray orcs don’t feel bound to worship him above any other god. A typical gray orc selects a deity who closely aligns with the orcs’ particular interests.

Mountain orcs – This is the most common subrace of orcs. It can easily found in the most of Faerun.

Orogs–This breed of the orcsis descended from the mountain orcs which live in the underdark. These orcs are also called greater orcs or elite orcs. They are larger than the normal orcs. They are usually 6 feet tall and except build, they closely resemble normal arcs. Orogs are much stronger and stockier than the other orcs. It is believed that this subrace is the result of the union of the female ogre and male orc. The military units of Orogs are highly organized and very dangerous than the normal orcs. Within an orc community, Orogs quickly rise to leadership positions within their clan.

5e ORC Names And Subraces

Neo-Orogs– This subrace is a magical hybrid of the orogs, gray orcs, and other creatures. They are generally split into two groups, black and red.

OndontisA pacifist cousin of the fey nature orc.

Ogrillons–This subrace is the result of orcs breeding with ogres.

Boogins–This subrace is the result of mountain orcs breeding with quaggoths.

Orc Names

Male Orc Names – Kelh, Krusk, Mhurren, Ront, Shump. Thokk, Deneh, Feng, Gell, Henk, Holg, Imsh.

Female Orc Names – Neega, Ovak, Ownka, Shaulha, Sulha. Vola, Volen, Yevelda, Baggi, Emen, Engong, Kansif, Myev.

 

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