Tribes of the Orcs

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Individual orcish communities - sometimes as much as a large town and a few outlying villages - are composed of pseudo-familial tribes. There is some stratification among upper and lower classes, based largely on individual merit and heroics. Each tribe has a council of elders made up of a mix of veteran warriors, wise-men (and women), and senior members of the tribe, who oversee day to day life and attend to minor conflicts. In times of war, the tribe may appoint one of its own - usually at the choice of the council of elders - as a Warchief. Furthermore, such tribes often organize into intertribal Hordes if threatened with an external threat.