Half-orcs are considered a blasphemes creature to all races, they are typically created when a orc male forces himself upon a human woman. Rarely are human orc couples seen, and after the 70 year war it is flat out illegal to have such a relationship. These half-orcs typically die at young ages due to them being shunned by the orc tribes and being hated by all other races. However, on rare occasions they will survive to adulthood, perhaps their mothers simply could not bare to see their child abandoned and fled away to raise them in the wilderness, or perhaps the child simply managed to learn to provide for themselves in the wild. Regardless of how they survived, they did. However despite them only being half-orc they are still somewhat hated by a some of the people of Barkamsted, and are often subject to verbal and sometimes even physical abuse, however they have been recently allowed back into the city.
Half-orcs can take on any amount of physical traits from both their human side as well as their orc side. However their orc genes seems to take priority when it comes to mind and body. Leaving half-orcs to only be about half a smart as the normal human, but almost twice as strong as well, with their muscular figure being quite prominent. They also often have the trademark orc tusks, but it is reported that on rare occasions they do not form, and when they do, they are always much smaller than that of a full-blooded orc. Their skin tone can be that of a humans or orc, but almost always has a greenish hue to it. Typically a half orc can stand anywhere from 5 to almost 7 feet tall. Half-orcs normally live to be between 80 to 90 years of age.
Half-orcs, much like the Dwelves, are a minority race and have no set religion. Typically they will follow whatever god that best suits them, or the one that they may have been raced to worship by their parents.