Warhammer Alliance has dished up another short preview for Mythic's Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, this time focusing on the Orcish culture. Check it out:
For Orcs and Goblins, the Waaagh! is more than just a battlecry or a military phenomenon. When Greenskins gather together, their collective orcyness generates strange magical energies. This Waaagh! energy is believed to be a gift from the Greenskin gods Gork and Mork. Gork is the god of cunning brutality, whereas Mork is the god of brutal cunning, although the two are often confused. Powerful shamans often join a Waaagh! to direct the Warboss according to the will of Gork and Mork. Greenskin shamans have a natural affinity to Waaagh! energy, acting as conduits to collect energy from those around them. Powerful shamans usually live apart from regular Greenskin society, since uncontrolled Waaagh! energy can be catastrophic to a shamans well-being, discharging in a variety of loud flashes, sparks and explosions. With the numbers involved in a Waaagh!, the energy generated by the Greenskin horde is amplified to the extent that experienced shamans can draw upon it to cast spells of massive power. The more exited and aggressive the nearby Orcs and Goblins are feeling, the more energy is given off, and when a Waaagh! goes to war the magic wielded by their shamans can be devastating indeed.