|Marching towards doom again, eating only hard tack and goblin? Sure, why not?|
Orcs have a pretty sad lot in life. They're usually nasty, brutish creatures, pulled forth from the ether to act as cannon fodder for marauding bands of PCs looking for a quick gold fix. Quick to anger, none too tough and just dangerous enough to be scary, Orcs get used a lot. Most don't even get names, unless they are nasty bosses with names like Gutrender and Gorkus One-Eye. Sure, they get detailed in some campaign settings and recent books (Eberron even tried some sort of peaceful nature-orcs), but one gets the feeling that for every fleshed-out orc with a back-story there is a ravening horde of green-skinned monsters, waiting to die for the chance at a lucky stab at a player character.
So here's the deal. I have this orc here, and he needs a story:
|Who am I again?|
Where's he from? Some cessspit under a gloomy mountain? The orcish zepplin fleet? New York City?
What makes him tick? Why does he get up in the morning? Where'd he get that awesome belly band?
Write me a quick history of John Doe Orc here, and stick it in the comments. I'll pick one and put him in my game and see if he gets killed.