The World Of Tysis
The Orcish confederation was a short lived product by the visionary paladin of Takkanas and leader of the orcs, Terina. Terina aligned many of the orcish tribes in a loose confederacy starting right aroun 625 AE and lasting for about 8 years until moduru’s second war.
What galvanized the orcs and brought them to Terina as a leader was her new message. She had found, through research and direct contact that it was not Decarin, The god of earth and Darkness, that had created the orcs, but Takkanas, the god of war. This struck deeply within the psyche of the orcs, as warfare was their life, even before the introduction of Takkanas. What Terina managed to get across is that there would be more plunder and warfare under Takkanas than their was under Decarin. it took some time, and a lot of force and bloodshed, but eventually, the Orc Wilds became the Orcish Confederacy. However. tragedy befell them even before they could prove themselves: one of the first armies to pull through the Pillars in Moduru’s Second War was in the Orcish Confederacy. Terina lead a brilliant but ultimately doomed guerrilla campaign against the armies in the wilds. Her, and the Confederacies end ultimately would up in one of the greatest pitched battles in recorded history. Thousands of orcs, hundreds of goblins and even a number of giants fought against a force almost triple their size. Following the brilliant leadership of Terina, her orc allies fought Moduru’s combined forces to a stand still. Terina only succumbed to the wounds after hours of combat, personally slaying a number of giants and generals. The battle site has become hallowed ground, a personal pilgrimage for many orcs coming of age as both a place where great deeds where done, and the place where great idea’s died. no one since has been able to unite, with the same sense of Charisma and Leadership, the orcs as Terina did, and no one may ever.