Orcs are a warlike race of Trollfolk. Orcs are taller than most humans, with large, muscular frames, and two protruding tusks, which are more prominent in males.

Orcs, like all Trollfolk, are the result of an intermingling of Vorgar and Fae, which occurred during the Godstrife Era. Many Orcs revere Thraxeus as both their progenitor and their god, and believe that in an age to come, he will return from the Lightless Halls to hace his vengeance against the Avalar, and to wage war on the enemies of the Orcs.

The most prominent settlement of Orcs is in the East of Vaeheim, in a mountainous region called Karnak. But Orcs are found all over Vaeheim, and in Norwyn.