An age-old, bloody history of conflicts between elves and orcs has resulted in an adonis-like hybrids, known colloquially as “fair orcs.” Fair orcs are often the result of forced relationships, and the offsprings are shunned by both elven and orc societies. They have the graceful physiques of elves combined with the sheer physicality of orcs. The results are strangely beautiful. Fair orcs’ forms are elven in nature but with dangerous undertones. Most have small, sharp teeth or other small manifestations of their orcish genetics, but they are proportional and beautiful in a way that only an elven body could temper. They are large, almost reaching the height of their orcish ancestors.
The elves call them “esori” or “orc child” in their native language and consider them a shameful blemish. Most are killed in their cribs. However, should they mature, elven society has been known to be more accepting of the child than orcish society, but they are still treated with pity and hidden away from the world. They serve as jailers, custodians, and soldiers on far off outposts. They are forbidden to breed (but most are sterile anyway).
Full orcs regard them as a trophy, signs that they have taken an elf maiden forcibly, and are sold into slavery or killed in one of the myriad of orcish games. Their bones are used in ritualistically prepared potions for orcish virility and luck. Amongst orcs, the fair orcs’ life expectancy is very short unless they seize power, usually through guile or similarly cunning intelligence, and rule the tribe.
Fair orcs are an uncommon occurrence, only rarely come to term (1/50), and their chances of surviving infancy are low as a result of the social stigma against them. However, if they do live past maturity, they can live nearly as long as their elven parents and are often regarded (begrudgingly) as the “perfect soldier” due to their enhanced biology.
Ability Score Racial Traits: Fair orcs are strong and highly intelligent. They gain +2 Strength and +2 Intelligence.
Size: Fair orcs are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Type: Fair orcs are humanoid creatures with both the elf and orc subtypes.
Mixed Blood: Fair orcs count as both elves and orcs for any effect related to race.
Base Speed: Fair orcs have a base speed of 30 feet.
Keen Senses: Fair orcs receive a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks.
Orc Ferocity: Once per day, when fair orcs are brought below 0 hit points but not killed, they can fight on for 1 more round as if disabled. At the end of their next turn, unless brought to or above 0 hit points, they immediately fall unconscious and begin dying.
Languages: Fair orcs begin play speaking Elven or Orc. Fair orcs with high Intelligence scores can choose from any language (other than secret languages, such as Druidic).
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