- For the chapter with the same name, see Chapter 9.
Appearance and Biology
Despite their large physiques, orcs do not have much body fat, and are extremely muscular. When young, their fur is fluffy like a baby boars, but as they grow older it becomes thin and bristly.
The average height for males is 160cm, and for females, 150cm. Their age of maturity is 14 years old, and their average lifespan is 55 years old; as a result, they are considered a 'short-lived' race.
Orcs have a custom of inserting shards of monster bone underneath their skin, which heal over and appear to look much like the horns that oni have. This is done as a way to show their status within a hierarchy: the more powerful and influential an orc is, the more horns he is allowed to have.
The chief orc in a tribe of orcs appears to take multiple wives.
In the dungeon on the Island, the current third generation of orcs are extremely hostile towards all adventurers they come across. In order to prevent dead adventurers from being resurrected, the orcs will even feed their corpses to wargs.
Orcs are generally reviled and feared by other races as they are seen as raiders. Due to their people having been slaughtered and their land stolen from them by tall-men and elves, they feel great animosity towards any tall-man or elf they come across. When driven from the surface they moved into caves, but their caves were lit on fire, so groups of them relocated into dungeons.
- Orcs have a different standard of beauty to tall-men and consider elves to be ugly.
- They have nicknames for the different races: elves are 'long-ears' (耳長 miminaga?), dwarves are 'depth-dwellers' (地底人 chisokojin?), half-foots are 'midgets' (小人 kobito?) and tall-men are 'long-legs' (足長 ashinaga?).
- They keep chickens.