Vanquishing the invaders was
no easy task for the groups of humanoids called "The Torent".
Fighting for years with a forest of elves to the west and a sky
high mountain of dwarves to the east brought much death and destruction
to the inhabitants of the wastelands between the two adversaries.
Only their combined arms, a brilliant leader, and superior breeding
capabilities between all the humanoids could bring an end to their
enemies. Of course, just bringing together different types of humanoids
is a task for a great leader, and his name is Tal "Skull"
Giraant. He was this orcish warrior and general that dealt the final
blow to those he called enemies of all humanoids.
After his 100th kill of an elf and 100th kill
of a dwarf he took their heads and held them high for all his army
to see after an important battle in their struggle for freedom.
"Each being has their own weakness. The
elves are frail and the dwarves stubborn. We will use their weakness
upon them to our advantage". There was an uneasy silence
within the army and Skull sighed. "We
will kill them all" he yelled and drank from his foe's
skulls. The army went into a fanatical frenzy and cheered. "Now
they understood what I meant" Skull thought.
With the skulls of his 100th opponents he requisitioned
a weapon made to remind those that followed him of their victories
and to give them strength. The orchish witchdoctors and kobold wizards
worked feverishly creating the hammer known simply as Crunch. A
simple name for the simple troops that followed Skull. They were
stupid but loyal and brave.
With one head made from the metal plated skull of an
elf and one head made from the head of a dwarf it stood for all
that orcs accomplished and who they hated the most. It raised moral
when Skull wielded it in battle and made orcs almost fearless.
As a final defensive act the elves and dwarves
sent in their most cunning of thieves to assassinate Skull and steal
the one item that gave the orcs courage in an effort to thwart their
advance and gain time to gather fresh troops. They suceeded in gaining
the hammer but not killing the hero. Their theft unfortunately backfired
and only enraged the orcs more. Upon their final defeat the orcs
spared no life and gave no mercy. Only a handful of each elf and
dwarf alike survived and fled their homes. With them they took the
prize of the orcs and buried it where no orc would go.
While the orcs settled into their new territory
Skull gave up his throne to search for his beloved weapon. Till
this day his quest continues. Some rumors have Crunch entwined around
the tallest of trees in the deepest of forests. Other rumors have
it buried in the deepest mines that only dwarves can reach.
Abilities: +1 Warhammer, + 3 vs elves and dwarves. All humanoids
within 50' of the weapon's view gain +4 to moral. Damage 1d8/1d10,
Size Large. Indestructible as long as Grummish watches over the
Grummish himself protects the weapon from destruction
and has taken a personal liking to its appearance. Only after 100
orcs die by its hand will Grummish be disgusted and turn his eye
away from the weapon allowing its destruction. if Grummish catches
an elf or dwarf wielding the weapon he will pronouce a terrible
curse upon them till the weapon is destroyed.