Rise and Fall of Arela
Orcs, and their hybrid cousins half-orcs, have been extinct on the continent of Mareata for centuries, the result of a genocidal war with two Dwarven nations. When Arela was discovered it was found that Orc tribes had survived among the ruins of the ancient Arelan civilizations. Their tough societies weathered whatever calamity had befallen the continent. Not long after the establishment of human armies and settlements, fighting and raids among the humans yielded a fresh population of Half-Orcs as well. An unknown number of orcish tribes and societies remain all about the continent of Arela.