|Creation||15 War March 1048|
In the First Epoch, their land encroached upon, facing superior military forces, orcs relocated from Hells Womb in what became known as the Arduous March (1041 - 1096). Over many decades, their alien leader and his githzerai advisors schooled them in war, hoping to also make them more disciplined and adherent to civilized laws. When this proved far too slow, a decision was made to take a more forceful approach.
On 15 Temporal 1048, a group of orcs of the Grashakh Region underwent a process called Energy Exchange. They were re-molded to fit into the plan of their leader and future emperor, Blac'drugulois. Under their employer's watchful eye, githzerai scientists of the Zisi-Nul swapped each orc subject's natural entropic energy for its opposite, negative_entropy. This all followed Githyon's methods from thousands of years earlier, leading to the creation of the Githyanki and Githzerai. These orcs were called the Githirmil, Blac'drugulois's way of thanking the githzerai lab coats. After this was done, the orcs were put into schooling, disciplined and retooled for something more than being a crazed warmongering horde under a charismatic leader.
Githirmil are concentrated in the Grashakh Region. They are different than normal orcs, having an intelligence and wisdom that is on par with the Tragarans. Like regular orcs, they are warmongers, cunning, and often brutal in their methods.
When Blac'drugulois created the Orchish Empire, war colleges and training areas were built in every city. Blac'drugulois also standardized the Orc language, making it more concise and less guttural; the language known today as High Orc.
Changing these orcs, making them behave differently was deemed impossible, yet eight centuries later, we have the Githirmil.
- Ermikel the Balance, "Githirmil - A Breed Above"
Githirmil have a lifespan of 90 years, are lawful, and tend towards evil. Githirmil females have a short gestation rate of 7 months and high birthrates. By the Emperors Law, they are required to produce at least five children in their early years. Regardless of sex, Githirmil have high commanding voices; often joked upon by outsiders as "every private a general".
We fight not cause we have to, but because we want to.
- Orc Proverb
Githirmil Views of Other Races
- Tragarans and Khazarkars are double-dealing, greedy expansionists, but good builders
- goblins, kobolds, and other smaller folk make good cannon fodder
- a giant is a fine work horse, work it till you break it's back
- the death of an elf is the purest sacrifice to Gruumsh
- dwarves make bad slaves, but they taste good
|Brucrumus Threat||+2 intimidate vs. all natives of Brucrumus|
|Emperor's Guidance||+1 Intelligence|
|Soldier of Gruumsh||+3 Strength|
|Orc Heritage||-2 Charisma|