Adventures in Southeros
The only other race of significant number is the Orcs. The Orcs were once a long time ago mighty force in the area. They ruled themselves outside of the Oligarchy’s reach. There was once a Warchief of the Orc warbands by the name of Sharog. Sharog ruled the Orcs with an iron fist. Mercy was not in Sharog’s heart. His war against the Oligarchy consumed many resources of the east. The great forest was chopped down and used for Sharog’s war machines and forts. This area is a blighted desert now, called Sharog’s Blight. The Orcs eventually succumbed to the might of the Oligarchy. Sharog was killed on the field of battle and the Orcs quickly agreed to peace after the funeral for Sharog. It was said that his bones were taken my the rulers of the Oligarchy ground into dust and used in the mortar of the prison building in Rivers End. The common people of the land have referred to this prison as Sharogs house.
The Orcs are now mostly peaceful to the Oligarchy. The Oligarchy does not hold rule over the areas that the Orcs inhabit. Technically the area is part of the Oligarchy but there is a blind eye turned to this area. The main village is and really the only contact point with the rest of the people of Southeros is called Orchold. Orchold is where the Orcs trade weapons and other goods crudely mined from the hills. Orc hold positions in the Trade Guild as guards and caravan escorts. These positions are mostly on a contract basis due to the Trade Guild still being weary of inducting the Orcs into their clandestine organization.