The Sword of Bothh
Orcs of Drobaan
Orcs of Drobaan
The Orcs of Drobaan are generally between 6 feet and 7 feet in height, and have complexion usually ranging in a colourations similar to those seen in varieties of pigs and boar. Colours that are most common are pink, tan, taupe, brown, red-brown, mottled, and black. Rarely, green-skinned, gray-skinned, or even white-skinned Orcs are born into the clans. Often the priestesses view these skin tones as omens, and seek to raise such Orc children as potential Warchiefs. Eye colouration ranges from yellow to grey, or bright red to deep brown or black. Nearly all Orcs from Drobaan have distinctly boar-like or pig-like facial features, such as upturned noses, or flappy pointed ears. Features that are not similar to pigs or boars receive much ridicule from other Orcs. Orcs are no more likely to be muscular and strong than flabby and corpulent. In fact, many Orcs more resemble pigs than their direboar mounts. The Orcs take pride in their appearance, and disdain suggestions that they are a primitive or un-evolved race.
The Boar Clans have existed since the Orcs were created, and live to serve the will of chaos emanating from their demonic god, Krotusk. They ride the savannah, basing their lives upon the creatures they hunt: boars, pigs and direboars – the sacred animals given to the Orcs by the Boar God, Krotusk. Hunting boars, eating boar meat, riding dire boars, wearing boar pelts; the Boar Clans truly live up to their title in form and function. The brutality and savagery exacted upon the enemies of the Orcs is excelled only by the pride and arrogance that the Boar Clans display. To anger an Orc of Drobaan is to invite war upon a nation. Many kingdoms show the Orcs a modicum of respect, allowing them to visit taverns and brothels and the like. Only the gravest of offences by the Boar Clans in civilized cities are harshly punished, and the Orcs rarely take kindly to humans spoiling their fun. If the Boar Clans in Drobaan hear that one of their own was treated with disrespect or rudeness, they typically send riders out to mete out punishment upon the perpetrators of these injustices. However, offences like these are fairly rare, and the Clans rarely avenge Orcs foolish enough, or weak enough to get themselves killed whilst in civilized lands.
Both Orcish men and women are treated with equal status and respect among the Boar Clans. While Warchiefs receive the highest ranks and honour bestowed by Krotusk, the priestesses of the Boar God command the Clans when no Warchief can be named. The Orcs rarely stray from the structure of their leadership, but fight for who should be named chief, or disputes concerning Krotusk’s will are not unheard of. The Boar Clans clearly display their allegiance to Drobaan and their god on their banners, which show the image of a black-winged boar on a blood-red background. Typically, most warriors of Drobaan garb themselves in leathers and hides, all brown in colour. However, in times of war the Clans may use stronger materials, such as steel forged in Goruul, or stolen from human settlements.