The Orcs were once a populous race in the bountiful lands of Urruk. Their armies grew large and threatened every race, causing the Shatterwar. Although they slew the King of Auras, they were defeated, and cursed by the gods. Their land was turned into a brutal desert, where only the strong survive. In the centuries since the war, Orcs are now few in number, although each is equal to a hundred men or more. Their tribes wander the wastes, fighting each other and raiding other nations for resources and power.