The Onyx Throne
Shunned and despised in most lands as monstrosities, half-orcs find little refuge from this common hatred even in distant lands. Their goblinoid visages are considered disgusting and terrifying to communities around the world. Nonetheless, half-orcs are always esteemed for their brute strength and raw power, and are often sought as caravan guards by traders venturing from the Inner Sea. In Varisia, half-orcs are most commonly found in the lawless city of Urglin, where they fight daily to retain some sense of control over their tormented existences. The prospect of traveling away from their homeland— which serves as a constant reminder of their unfortunate origins—is often motive enough for half-orcs to join a caravan headed toward foreign nations.