Umbrin

The umbrin are a race of peace-loving and dependable orc-like farmers, taking only what they need from the land to survive. They are close cousins of the orcs, but are very unlike their bloodthirsty relatives. Long ago, a clan of orcs separated themselves from their people, seeking a quiet and simple life, far from the battles and tensions of the others. They established small agrarian communities and learned, through much difficulty, to cooperate amongst themselves, and with their neighbors. Over time, through their unquestionable good deeds and sheer willpower, the umbrin became a well trusted people, exhibiting qualities of personal honor and forthrightness in spite of their origins. They now live alongside humans and other races, laboring as suppliers of food and quality goods for their own people and their neighbors.

Physical Qualities: Umbrin appear similar to their orcish kin, but appear calm and collected. They stand between 6 and 6½ feet tall, with a powerful build and ruddy-brown to dark brown skin. Their hair is black or dark brown, and eyes range from brown and black to very rarely blue or lavender. Like other orc or orc-kin, they have heavy brows, slightly pointed ears, and small tusks that protrude from their lower jaws. Umbrin usually wear earth-toned clothes of a strong weave, and have a calming countenance.

Society: The umbrin are peaceful agrarians that dwell in small, rural communities, and work beside other races within their vicinity. Their communities are lead by a governing body of powerful druids, with shops and homes within close proximity of each other. Many make their living as farmers, while other work as blacksmiths, storekeepers, and in other trades. They are an industrious race, and prefer to make their homes in fertile valleys, grasslands or hills, enabling them to plant and harvest crops for consumption and trade, all for the welfare of their family.

Relations: When threats from famine, attack from marauders, or other disasters arise, the umbrin band together for the mutual benefit of their community, and willingly aid other races during such times. Despite their orcish heritage, the umbrin get