ZZ 13th Age: Shadows Over Arcossa
Things That Are True
13th Age is very much a collaborative venture, where the players build the world as much as the GM. Here is a place for you to record things that your character knows about the world. I will also post these here from time to time, sometimes to act as clues and sometimes just to give a bit of flavor.
- Orcs do not breed as animals do. Sages speculate that they may be some type of fungus or equally alien life form. What is known is that they develop in huge subterranean breeding pits and burst forth fully grown and ravenous.
- Since orcs do not mate, how do half-orcs come about? The current theory is that orcs release spores upon death which can infect a pregnant woman and mutate the fetus into a half-orc, but the exact mechanism is not yet understood. This would explain the spike in half-orc births after a successful military campaign, especially among the camp followers attached to the army in the field.