Half-Orcs

Half-orcs are clearly second-class citizens in most of the Lastlands because of their orcish blood. In Firsport, no half-orcs are allowed to be full citizens. They are, for all intents and purposes, slaves bound to do the back-breaking, physical labor that is needed to rapidly build up a civilization. At best, half-orcs are occasionally allowed limited citizenship that allows them to walk around freely as long as they don’t cause trouble. This pattern is repeated in most other settlements, particularly those that border on the Orclands, where half-orcs are lucky if they are made indentured servants. Half-orcs from those lands either become very tough or die young.

In contrast, within the Orclands, half-orcs are treated as well as any member of the horde. They receive their share of rough treatment, but not more than any other citizen. This ensures that there is a steady stream of half-orcs that make their way to the Orclands in a system similar to the underground railroad, known as the Hidden Path. The most famous half-orc is possibly not one person at all: Noone. Nobody knows who Noone is, but he (or she) manages to aid half-orcs across the Lastlands. Or at least someone using that name does – there has never been a confirmed sighting of Noone and many believe the name is just a front for groups of agitators who support the Hidden Path.

The situation was not always this way, however. Many of the older races remember a time a hundred years ago when half-orcs were regular members of Lastlands society, like all other races. Perhaps they were seem with slightly more wariness due to their violent tendencies, but as a group they were little different than any other. However, once the Orcish Schism (see the section on orcs for more information) took place a hundred years ago, they were very quickly thrown into chains as a security risk. However, their strength and endurance were badly needed in many places – hence, the current situation developed.

Half-Orcs

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