According to most Urphian scholars half-orcs were most likely devised aeons ago by some would-be conqueror-witch almost certainly in an attempt to combine the common or garden orc's fondness for forcefully dismantling property with human's ingenuity in the same field. However, as with most cases like these, the newly formed half-orcs probably got a bit too impatient waiting for the rest of the army to be formed and chose to test out their skills by extemporaneously razing the witch's stronghold to the ground.
Now and again however that particular human creativity comes to light strange ways, as with Styx, who in the process of smashing things with his war-band came to appreciate the noises that certain things made whilst being smashed. Styx had discovered music, and in doing so had set his course in life in a direction nobody could have expected.
With drumsticks made from the wood of an enchanted tree Styx left his war-band behind him to pursue his career as Urph's first ever and most talented half-orc bard.
The fourth episode of Salt of Urph is available now from your local podcast provider. The Messrs Fleming and Lowe hope you enjoy this podcast...