Combining the strength and hardiness of orcs with the cunning and ambition of humans, half-orcs are a tough breed indeed. An obscure legend claims that when Corellon put out Gruumsh’s eye in a primeval battle, part of the savage god’s essence fell to earth, where it transformed a race of humans into fierce half-orcs. Another story suggests that an ancient hobgoblin empire created half-orcs to lead orc tribes on the empire’s behalf. Yet another legend claims that a tribe of brutal human barbarians chose to breed with orcs to strengthen their bloodline. Some say that Kord created half-orcs, copying the best elements from the human and orc races to make a strong and fierce people after his own heart.
If you ask a half-orc about his origin, you might hear one of these stories. You might also get a punch in the face for asking such a rude question.