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The Tornskulls were an orc tribe lead, in 1372 DR, by the trio of Koront, Naurorin and Baerzel.[1] Its territory was located in the Dead Orc Pass.[3]

DescriptionEdit

The Tornskulls used the tactic of strike first and strike hard. They were much more numerous than neighboring tribes. The main strategy of the Tornskulls was to conquer Citadel Felbarr and Sundabar. The Tornskulls didn't want to risk their army so they tried by every means to convince the Red Fangs and the Heart Takers orc tribes to besiege these strongholds. The leaders of the Tornskulls were aware that if they had goaded neighboring tribes against the Silver Marches the situation would have been turned in their favor. Their plan was to conquer the citadels by killing rival orcs eventually tired of fighting. During 1372 DR they were still not able to find a way to convince the neighboring tribes to join their war.[1]

OrganizationEdit

The warleaders trio led almost five thousand well-equipped experienced orcs. Their units were divided into "claws". Each "Claw" was formed by eighty orcs led by a veteran leader. Six runner-orcs were assigned to each "claw", their job was to report any suspicious movements of the enemy back to the chief.[1]

Notable Members Edit

HistoryEdit

In 1372 DR, Tornskulls had settled a permanent garrison formed by a "claw" to keep away anyone trying to cross the pass. Warleader Koront hoped that blocking the path would have induced the Silver Marches to set up a messy expedition through the Rauvin Mountains to clear the way.[3] This "claw" along with its scouts and leaders was led by Vaug the Strong a heartless orc who was part of the inner circle of Koront's followers. According to the traditions of the Tornskulls, the "claw" was named the claw of Vaug.[4]

If the orcs noticed any enemies approaching the pass they sounded the alarm with torches and horns. The claw of Vaug had also at their disposal many goblin slaves which would have done any dirty work.[5]

Religion Edit

The orcs were Gruumsh worshipers. They made tremendous sacrifices on the Old Skull Altar in the name of Gruumsh. Before suffering the victims were stripped. On the Old Skull Altar laid various relics which nobody touched since it was Gruumsh' Will. Old Puchk and his adepts resided in the Shrine of Gruumsh, a small rough cavern lit by smoking braziers.[6]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  2. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 17. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 129. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  4. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 130. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  5. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 130–131. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  6. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 132. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.

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