|Half-orcs are humanoids born of both human and orc ancestry by a multitude of means. Combining the physical power of their orcish ancestors with the agility of their humans ones, half-orcs can be formidable individuals. Though often shunned in both human and orcish society, though for different reasons, half-orcs have proven themselves from time to time as worthy heroes and dangerous villains. Their existence implies an interesting back story that most would not like to dwell on.
||Neverwinter Nights 2 is based on the 3rd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons, where half-orcs look more orc than human, or definitely more bestial in appearance. The 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons reversed this to make them more human-looking than orc, although key features, such as the underjaw tusks, continue to be prominent.