Campaign of the Month: January 2013
DANgerous Kalamar 4
Major Orc Tribes
Whilst the names of the gnoghaagak have remained fairly constant now for many centuries, both the numbers and names of the unaraar change frequently. This is because weak tribes go through considerable flux. They are often amalgamated into stronger tribes or destroyed, either by other races or by the larger orc tribes that use them for front line troops.
Bet Kalamar, the capital city of Kalamar, possesses a relatively large orc population, but these are not members of any one tribe. During various military campaigns, the Empire hired many orc tribes, most of which totaled just a few hundred members with little allegiance to larger tribes. The typical battle saw the decimation of the orcish shock troops. The survivors either joined up with other tribes or drifted away. Many found themselves heading toward Bet Kalamar, the city they now call home. There they live pathetic lives in areas too run down to even be called slums, eking out a living by stealing scraps of food or prostituting for any menial work they can find.
A single major tribe of orcs resides in the Obakasek Jungle and has terrorized nearby inhabitants for generations. While they leave the larger towns and cities near the jungle alone for the most part, they have been known to travel many miles north into the lands of Tarisato to take on weaker targets.
Among the savage tribes of many other races dwell two major tribes of orcs. Over the past 70 years, these orcs have been an increasing problem for noble houses of southern Zazahni. Minor attacks occur every few months, and about once a decade an orc tribe carries out a major raid against a southern city, which varying degrees of success. Some pessimistic scholars have suggested that the only thing preventing the orcs from constant raids is the lack of wealth to plunder. Attacks against Ahznomahn are less frequent and have generally involved heavy orc casualties. Most raids against settled towns are carried out by the Crooked Claw tribe, who are far more traditionally minded than the especially barbaric Snake Heads. A handful of small, neutral, or simply unknown, tribes lurk in the areas of the jungle little used by the major tribes.