Grey Orc

A breed apart from their savage mountain kin, Gray Orcs lack the other Orc's drive to conquer and enslave but remain a fierce and proud people at heart.

Physical Description:

Gray Orcs are less bestial than their more savage kin but still obviously nonhuman. Both genders stand between 6 and 7 feet tall with powerful builds, they are somewhat hairy with long manes of bristly hair on their heads, shoulders and backs. Their faces are less porcine than the typical orc, with the exception of their tusks. They are also much more apt to wear 'civilized' clothing than their distant kin and their skin tones are gray.

About Gray Orcs:

Gray Orcs can be just as mean, savage and barbaric as their northern cousins, but they lack the same lust for aggression that their kin are so reknown for. A typical Gray Orc is quite likely to react suddenly and irrationally to events, trusting to his heart and instincts more readily than logic. Unlike other Orcs, many Gray Orcs have adapted to live alongside the other races and can often be found in large settlements where individuals or even clans may migrate to live and share their cultures.

Compared to other Orcs, a Gray Orc is more eloquent with a better sense of hygeine (although not perfect) and takes better care of his or her belongings… an action which often translates to other areas of the Orc's life such as friendships.

Rarely does a Gray Orc take up the trade of an Arcanist, it is more likely any with a magical talent would take up the Divine arts, although it is near unheard of for a Gray Orc to train as a Druid.

Gray Orc:

  • +2 Strength, +2 Wisdom, -2 Charisma: Gray Orcs are not as strong as other Orcs but they tend to be more independant and strong willed.
  • Medium: Gray Orcs are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Fast Speed: Gray Orcs have a speed of 40 feet. Their gait is long and loping and they can cover great distances quickly.
  • Darkvision: Gray Orcs can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
  • Intimidating: Gray Orcs receive a +2 racial bonus on Intimidate skill checks due to the fearsome reputation of their kin.
  • Orc Blood: Gray Orcs count as Orcs for any effect related to race.
  • Weapon Familiarity: Gray Orcs are proficient with greataxes and longbows and treat any weapon with the word “orc” in its name as a martial weapon.
  • Languages: Gray Orcs begin play speaking Common and Wildlander. Gray Orcs with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Abyssal, Carnivon, Draconic, Giant, and Goblin.

The Gray Orcs speak a complex variant of the Wildlander tongue. Anyone who can understand Wildlander can understand this language, but many words, inflections and pronunciations vary wildly and it takes some time to get used to.