Orcs are a humanoid species with grey-green skin and large tusks growing from their lower jaw. They are completely immune to magic, and were created by the droth malurge Shabodan, who birthed the first orcs from her own womb in year 1693. They are genetically unstable and prone to strange mutations. Created as weapons and having no history or heritage outside the war with and between the malurges, many orcs have found stability in martial discipline and military hierarchy, while others strive to forge a new identity for their species free from the nefarious intentions of their creator.
Orcs are highly valued in the Alliance not merely for their immunity to magic, but also for their advances in the field of medicine. Unable to be magically healed in battle, orcs quickly developed a wide array of medical techniques for saving the lives of fallen soldiers, including surgery, blood transfusions, and antibiotics.