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Rhoderic
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The 10′ tall thing does sound a tad un-orcish to me, but the non-green skin and the human-equivalent intelligence do not. Then again, there’s pig-faced orcs. Then again again, there’s nothing stopping me referring to thri-kreen, goat-form beastmen, lizardmen or even Neanderthals as orcs, but that would hardly be helping anyone.

It’s also interesting to me when archetypal “orcs” are termed as something entirely different in some settings. I’m mainly thinking of the giaks in Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf / Magnamund setting, and some of the varieties of trolls in the Trudvang setting.