Some Half-Orcs are proud chiefs of Orc tribes, whose Human blood gives them an edge over their full-blooded orc rivals. Some are children of the frontiers, in places where orcs and human barbarians live in uneasy balance, fighting in some seasons and trading in others. Some are desperate outcasts doing whatever it takes to get by in a world that shuns them, making a living by strength and violence. And some half-orcs are adventurers, finding a home and a family like none they’ve ever known among people who don’t care about their ancestry, only about their valor and loyalty.
Half-Orcs mature a little faster than Humans, reaching adulthood around age 14. They age noticeably faster and rarely live longer than 75 years.
Half-Orcs are somewhat larger and bulkier than Humans, and they range from 5 to well over 6 feet tall. Their size is Medium.
Half-Orcs inherit a tendency toward chaos from their Orc parents and are not strongly inclined toward good. Half-Orcs raised among orcs and willing to live out their lives among them are usually evil.