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Orog
General Information
Type Humanoid
Subtype Orc
Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Lifespan Usually up to 85 years
Location The Underdark
Appearance
Height 6' - 6'8"
Weight 165 - 240 lbs
Eye color Pale white
Distinctions Tall, large ears, extremely strong, impressive, vulnerability to sunlight, elemental resistance

Orogs are orcs who live and thrive in the Underdark. They look like normal mountain orcs but are slightly taller, with larger ears and huge pale eyes.

History Edit

Orogs are descended from the Skullbiter Tribe of Mountain orcs who lived in the Spine of the World mountain range millenia ago. When they, along with other Mountain orcs, invaded Netheril in -3605 DR, they were cut off from their retreat route and cornered between the elven and Netherese armies. They sought refuge in a narrow cave at the end of a valley which, unbeknownst to them, led to the Underdark. They became lost but felt safe in the knowledge that they would not be followed by their enemies, delving further underground whenever they could. Eventually they came across a veritable jungle of luminous fungi and decided to settle there. They bred in great numbers and expanded into many surrounding caverns like a virulent plague. They subjugated the creatures already living there and eventually split into a dozen different tribes, discovering rich veins of metal and ore.

The collapse of the elven empires led to the orogs venturing back to the surface in large numbers, bullying their Mountain orc cousins into subservience and arming them for war with weapons made from Underdark metals.

References Edit


Orcs
Gray orcMountain orcOrogThayan orc
Related Races
BooginHalf-orcOgrillionOndontiTanarukk

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