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ZEITGEISTPedresco orcs are by far the most common, and their features a bit closer to humans, with smaller tusks and gentler brows. Other Berans, as well as de Guerra orcs, used to use the slur ‘half-orc’ to insult the Pedresco orcs, and indeed the term might have some truth to it, as these lowland orcs were more likely to integrate with humans and perhaps even some elves. But after the founder of Ber, Vairday Bruse, hailed from among the Pedresco, the label has taken on a complicated role in orcish culture, co-opted to imply that the ‘other half’ is Beran, a national identity rather than a racial one. 

Today Berans of all heritages are drawn to the example of their nation’s founder: confident and powerful civility, with a humility that respects that others might have wisdom you lack, and an unrelenting refusal to give in to tyranny.

Cultural Studies. You are proficient in Culture.

Relentless Endurance. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a long rest .

Wisdom of the Panoply. When an ally uses the Help action to aid you, you can reroll one of the dice you roll and use the new result. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a short or long rest .

Languages. You know Common, Orc, and one Beran language such as Draconic, Gnoll, Goblin, or Minotaur.