Elf-Orc (4e Race)
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The Forbidden Off-Spring of an Elf and Orc
|Average Height: 5'8" - 6'2"|
|Average Weight: 170-200 lb.|
|Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity, +2 Strength or Wisdom|
|Speed: 7 squares|
|Vision: Low Light|
|Languages: Common, Giant, Elven|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Nature, +2 Intimidate|
|Swift Charge:: You gain a +2 bonus to speed when charging|
|Fey Origin: Your ancestor were native to the Feywild, so you are considered a fey creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature orgin|
|Wild Step: You ignore difficult terrain when you shift (even if you have a power that allows you to shift multiple squares).|
|Dual Heritage: You can take feats that have either elf or orc as prerequisite (as well as those specifically for elf-orcs), as long as you meet any other requirements|
|Furious Accuracy: You can use furious accuracy as an encounter power.|
|Furious Accuracy||Elf-Orc Racial Power|
|You combine the coordination of your elven heritage with the wrath of your orcish blood.|
|Trigger: You miss with an attack|
|Effect: Reroll the attack roll with a -2 penalty. Use the second roll, even if it is lower. If you hit, you deal 1d6 extra damage.|
Often times a bard might tell a story of forbidden love between an elf and orc and have a child together, or an orc that had their way with elf, result in a child, many people that hear this story often think of it as nothing more than a work of fiction, but it is not, and the offspring are called Elf-Orcs, a race that have the best features of both elves and orcs, they are often hated and by both as well.
Play an Elf-Orc if you want...
- To be a race that is both strong and graceful
- To be hybrid species hated by both races
- Be a rare, and unique race that be few have seen before
- To be a member of a race that favors the Ranger, Monk and Seeker classes.
Elf-Orcs tend to resemble a more slender Half-Orc in most people eyes and are often confused as such in a brief glance however at a closer examation they have the elven ears, and are often paler than half-orc and have more of tendency towards blue, violet and green, and have no where near as much body hair as half-orc
Elf-Orcs tend to mature at around 16 and live to be about 60 but tend to be vigorous in their old age, as the elves do
Playing an Elf-Orc
Elf-Orcs are a hybrid race that arguably gets the worst luck out of any race, having no home and hated and untrusted by both of their parent races.
Elf-Orcs tend to result from a lusting desire of an Orc lusting for a Elf and having their way with them resulting in an unwanted child, or sometimes an Elf scholar could choose to live amongst an Orc tribe for a few years to observe them. Orcs tend to agree to this as long as the Elf contributes to the tribe somehow, and the Elf might have a child with one of the Orcs during this time if they feel a particular closeness to the tribe.
If an Elf-Orc grows up in an Elf society, they tend to be treated as a second class citizen, untrusted and often viewed as stupid and uncivilized regardless of how they act, leading them to leave the village at quite a young age, in most cases being sick and tired of how they are treated.
An Elf-Orc is actually quite a bit better off being raised by Orcs, because Orcs of the same tribe tend to a bit more tolerant of Elf-Orcs though they do consider them weak and soft, but tend to at least be tolerant of them, valuing them for wit and knowledge. However, this is only valid for Orcs living in the same tribes as the Elf-Orc, Orcs from other tribes have been known to attempt kill a Elf-Orc on sight.
Elf-Orc Characteristics: Distant, Untrusting, Aggressive, Uncaring, Cautious
Elf-Orc Names: Elf-Orcs tend to have names from either Elf or Orcs depending on which races they grew up with
Three sample Elf-Orc adventurers are described below.
Adran is a Elf-Orc ranger, he was raised in a elven village by his mother, he does not know who is father is, or why if mother was with him, as he was hated and untrusted by all the villagers due to his Orc blood. He felt that it would best if left the village and lived in the forest by himself
Nogu is a Elf-Orc monk that was found on a door of a monk monastery her parents are unknown. She proved herself a powerful monk with loads of potential, she is reserved and prefers to be in the background, but is very agresive in a battle, combining her grace and rage to be ideal monk, that her fellow monk look up to
Mord is a Elf-Orc seeker growing up in a Orc tribe, his father was an Elf that lived with the Orc tribe for a few years and even was in a relationship with one of tribe woman but he left the tribe before he found that the said tribes woman was pregant with his son. Though is tribe trusts Mord and treat him better than most tribes would, he is often teased and called "weak", or "soft". Though it is hardly anything more than playful teasing and the tribes men value him for his strength and knowledge