Orcs, Orsimer or Pariah Folk are a green-skinned elven race found in Wrothgarian Mountains, Dragontail Mountains, and Orsinium. They are noted for their unshakable courage in war and their unflinching endurance of hardships. They used to be widely feared and hated by the other nations and races and were often considered to be goblin-ken. However, they have slowly won acceptance in the Empire, in particular for their distinguished service in the Emperor's Legions. Orc armorers are prized for their craftsmanship and Orc warriors in heavy armor are among the finest front-line troops in the Empire.
Most regard the Orc society as rough and cruel. The Orcs of the Iliac Bay region have developed their own language, known as Orcish, and have often had their own kingdom, Orsinium.