The Reign of Darkness
Orcs are savage, blood-thirsty gray-skinned humanoids with flat nostrils and oversized lower canines that worship Gruumsh, the evil one-eyed god of slaughter. They exist only as cannibalistic marauders, plaguing the civilized races of the world and fighting among themselves. Feared for their strength and ferocity, orcs are unpredictably violent and delight in destruction.
Orcs do not build settlements of their own. They prefer to live in caves or structures constructed by other, more skillful races. Orcs are for the most part unskilled, preferring to take by force the tools, weapons, and goods other folk make. Notorious slavers, orcs take humans, dwarves, humanoids, and even other orcs as thralls – the only exception being elves, whom they always kill and consume.