World in Flames
The Wasteland is as hard a place to live as any. The resident orcs and gnomes live on a charred wasteland where very little grows. Much of their diet consists of fish from the nearby sea. The orcs and gnomes have a rather complex relationship. On the one hand, the orcs need the gnomes to give a pleasant impression to outsiders who still bear a cultural against them for their involuntary role in the Wyrm War, and the gnomes need the orcs to provide them with physical protection against the many nasty creatures that inhabit the wastes. On the other hand, the gnomes are as constantly frustrated by the orcs’ love of battle and insistence on discipline as the orcs are by the gnomes’ constant chatter and desire to avoid combat. In any given clash between the two, the orcs usually come out on top due to their sheer physical power, but it’s also quite common for gnomes to trick their larger cousins into giving them exactly what they want. Many Constructs find themselves turning to piracy to make ends meet, while others attempt to eke out livings as mercenaries, con men, and other occupations that nobody else wants.