...une to this most ancient of sorting the populace.
"The Orcs hold individuals in personal enslavement, there are very few places where hordes of slaves are kept as forced-labour, because this requires manpower and resources to maintain, something the Orcs have little patience for. An Orc’s personal slave, or ‘bodyslave’ is kept for few reasons beyond pleasure and the ‘feel of having another under one’s control’. Many are female, ensorcelled or physically chained, kept as toys for their lustful masters, although some of the Orc’s female officers do keep their own chained males. It is strange to see a high-ranking female with a handful of near-naked males in tow, each of a different breed. Ogres, Elves, Humans, halfbloods and more, there seems to limit to the reaches these Orcs are willing to go in the name of pleasure.
"Cruelty is another matter entirely. It is used as a tool to keep one’s underlings in line, and as a goad to enforce one’s will. While there are rules against causing grevious bodily harm to another without a valid reason, it is not impossible to come up with a reasonable cause for any level of treatment.
"Treachery is also commonplace, it is a method ...