Half-orcs, from the Eberron Campaign Setting
Avg. Height 5'9" - 6'4"
Avg. Weight 155-225 lbs.
Homeland(s) The Eldeen Reaches; The Shadow Marches
3rd edition rules
Creature Type Humanoid (Orc)
Language(s) Common, Orc
Advancement By character class
Size Medium
Ability Modifiers +2 Strength, –2 Intelligence, –2 Charisma
Favored Class Barbarian
Source Player's Handbook v. 3.5, pg. 18-19
4th edition rules
Creature Type Natural humanoid, orc
Language(s) Common, Goblin
Size Medium
Ability Modifiers +2 Dexterity, +2 Constitution or Strength
Skill Modifiers +2 Endurance, +2 Intimidate
Source Player's Handbook 2, pg. 14
Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, pg. 258
Eberron Player's Guide, pg. 13

The half-orc are originally progeny of human and orc procreation though half-orcs can mate with either species and create half-orc children. Half-orcs occupy a border in society. Although orcs are recognized as a civilized race under the Galifar Code of Justice they are none-the-less looked down upon by the more civilized races and the half-orc inherits enough of their savagery to discomfort many by their sheer presence though the human ancestory in them craves social structure and comforts. Half-orcs are fairly rare in Eberron though the half-orcs of House Tharashk in The Shadow Marches have developed a society of their own fueled by their knack for tracking things down, most notably dragonshards.

References Edit

Eberron Campaign Setting. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, and James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3274-0.

Dragonmarked. Keith Baker, Ari Marmell, Michelle Lyons and C.A. Suleiman (2006). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3933-8.

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