Script Goblin
Spoken by Orcs

Orc is the language of the various orc tribes of the Shadow Marches and Droaam. The orc script was adopted from the goblin script used during the Dhakaani Empire.[1]


Below are known orc words and their common translations:[2][3][4][5]

  • dagga: yes/I agree
  • jhorkaanta: blood mage
  • nena: mother
  • poli: please
  • shekot: inconsiderate ass

Behind the ScenesEdit

In the 3rd edition, the orcs of Eberron spoke their own language. However, with the advent of 4th edition, the orcs now speak goblin, having been raised under the Dhakaani Empire.[6]


  1. Eberron Campaign Setting. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, and James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
  2. The Binding Stone. Don Bassingthwaite (2005). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3784-X.
  3. The Grieving Tree. Don Bassingthwaite (2006). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3985-0.
  4. The Killing Song. Don Bassingthwaite (2006). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-4243-6.
  5. "Touched by Madness" (June 2005) by Keith BakerDragon Magazine issue 332. 
  6. Eberron Campaign Guide. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
Languages of Eberron
3rd edition Abyssal · Argon · Aquan · Auran · Celestial · Common · Daan · Daelkyr · Draconic · Druidic · Dwarven · Elven · Giant
Gnoll · Goblin · Halfling · Ignan · Infernal · Irial · Kythric · Mabran · Orc · Quori · Riedran · Risian · Sylvan · Syranian
Terran · Undercommon
4th edition Abyssal · Argon · Common · Deep Speech · Draconic · Dwarven · Elven · Giant · Goblin · Primordial · Quori · Riedran

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