Contrary to tales told by inexperienced soldiers and the citzenry of the realms, orcs are not savage nor uneducated. As a people, they have chosen not to establish large, permanent cities. They roam the wild lands of Impernia and their infamous Wolfriders stage raids into the lowlands. Their love for bloodshed and carnage make them among the dealiest foes to the kingdoms of men.
Half-orcs are often a result of the raids, very seldomly are these children born of love or with consent. Quite often, they are also born to the slave the orcs take. These offspring are often treated with even less respect than the slaves, considered to be no better than the runts of a litter.