...o;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 of advancement and the threat of knife or bludgeon keeps Orcs on their toes. Any sign of weakness is reason enough to slay a superior and gain his rank, but this is frowned upon because it robs the ‘army’ of qualified officers.
"Last is greed, that most powerful of urges. As a whole, Orcs are poor, in fact they are impoverished by Human standards. The average ‘grunt’ owns little more than the pack on his back, the armour on his body, and the sword in his hand. This is maintained, because it...