In the wild frontiers, tribes of humans and orc barbarians live in uneasy balance, fighting in times of war and trading in times of peace. Half-Orcs who are born in the frontier may live with either human or orc parents, but they are nevertheless exposed to both cultures. Some, for whatever reason, leave their homeland and travel to civilized lands, bringing with them the tenacity, courage and combat prowess that they developed in the wilds.

Physical Description

Half-orcs stand between 6 and 7 feet tall and usually weigh between 180 and 250 pounds. Many half-orcs have scars, whether as symbols of pride or shame. Halforcs mature a little faster than humans and age noticeably faster. They reach adulthood at age 14 and few live longer than 75 years.


Half-orcs inherit a tendency toward chaos from their orc parents, but, like their human parents, they favor good and evil in equal proportions. Half-orcs raised among orcs and willing to live out their lives with them are usually the evil ones.


Like orcs, many half-orcs worship Gruumsh, the chief orc god and archenemy of Corellon Larethian, god of the elves. Half-orcs who want to solidify their connection to their human heritage, on the other hand, follow human gods and they may be outspoken in their shows of piety.

Racial Traits
  • +2 Strength, -2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma.

  • Medium: As Medium creatures, half-orcs have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.

  • Half-orc base land speed is 30 feet.

  • Favored Class: Barbarian.