Amidst the scorched expanses, a giant orc towered above the other warriors. Several times larger than the average human, his massive frame was clad in steel armor, and the mighty mace slung over his shoulder made him an imposing figure indeed. And he was incenced. For nothing made his blood boil like the sight of interlopers who threatened to interfere in Monplize's plans.
During League of Shadows Odyssey Event.
Our present-day conception of an orc or ork /ɔrk/ or /ɔːk/ is one of a race of mythical humanoid creatures, generally described as brutish, aggressive and repulsive, stemming from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, where orcs contrast with the benevolent Elvish race. The orcs are a race similar to the goblins. Tolkien developed his idea of the orc from the Old English term orcneas.
In popular culture (including fantasy fiction and fantasy games), orcs are variously portrayed. Facial features tend toward the grotesque (generally a mixture of the ape-like and pig-like), and their skin typically a shade of green, gray, black, brown, or sometimes red. They may be physically stronger or weaker than humans, but almost always starkly different. They often ride boars, wolves, and wargs, and other unusual beasts.