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Savage Orc

Orcs traditionally live a life similar in many respects to that of an adventurer anyway, so it is not difficult for them to make the transition. It is usually females and smaller males that take to adventuring, as they have the most to gain by leaving orc society; larger males are able to get what they want staying with the tribe.

Orcs get bored easily and enjoy violence so may attempt to start fights simply to keep themselves entertained, though some are able to limit themselves to friendly sparring in moments of relaxation.

They also have an extreme tolerance for pain, and tend to forget that this is not true of other races.

Savage Orc Traits

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.

Age. Orcs mature a little faster than humans, reaching adulthood at around 15. Orcs can live to the age of 200 or so, but their violent lifestyle means it is rare for one to last anywhere near that long.

Alignment. It is hard for orcs to move away from their destructive nature, and even those that do remain somewhat chaotic.

Size. Orcs stand between seven and eight feet tall, and are heavily muscled, weighing 200 to 250 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Darkvision. Accustomed to being on the move day or night, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Brutal. Once per round, when you roll minimum damage with a successful melee weapon attack, you can roll the weapon’s damage dice again, adding that to the total damage.

Frightening Power. You gain proficiency with your choice of the Athletics or Intimidation skill.

Pain Driven. When an attack reduces you to half of your hit point maximum, as a reaction you can make a melee attack. After using this feature, you must complete a short or long rest before using it again.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Orc and one other language of your choice. Orc is a guttural, crude language and avoids hard consonants due to orcs’ difficulty in pronouncing them. Orc is typically not written down, but many orcs learn to write at least a few choice profanities in Common for the purpose of defacing monuments.

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