Angels & Demons
The wild orc tribes of the surrounding areas are raiders, murderers, and evilly brutal. In the outlying frontier areas whole villages are occasionally overrun and enslaved by the orcs. The offspring of these unions are typically looked down upon by both humans and orcs alike as the worst of both worlds. The contact between these two races is almost never peaceful so every half-orc is a visible reminder to each side of the ongoing conflict.
Despised by humans as “rape babies”, and seen by orcs as weaker half breeds, half orcs are ostracized nearly everywhere they go and tend to live in groups for safety and protection. Half orcs are accepted by some church groups while demonized by others. They are sought after as mercenaries, roughneck bodyguards, assassins, or set up their own criminal organizations. Those half orcs with lower mental capacity (most of them actually) work as day laborers or survive as petty thieves and brigands.
PC’s who play as half orcs can expect a begrudging respect bordering on fear from other races regarding the strength and endurance that they possess from the orcish ancestry. Half orcs are openly discriminated against but are feared and usually left alone. They are bigger, stronger, and tougher than all the other races and are prized as soldiers and all around tough guys. For the player that can deal with awkward or potentially dangerous social situations, half orc players will have the power to respond as they choose.