...ed gain, be it loot, land, or simply to kill some of their enemies. But there are documented instances where the Orcs have been on the receiving end of the sword, and those who have carried out these ‘exterminations’ call them just that. To Dwarves and Elves, Orcs are the equivalent of man-sized vermin and are treated as such. Granted, I don’t think anyone would want to be neighbours with an Orcish horde, regardless how high the hedge may be, but when this attitude is directed towards anyone else, allow me to use the Dhermi of the Age of Chaos as an example, it is seen as cruel xenophobia. These people were expunged from the Continent because their practices were seen as inhuman, simply because they refused to bury their dead, choosing to have a ritual feast of select portions of the body of their loved ones because they believed the wisdom and strength of dead family would passed on to those who consumed that flesh. Who are we to condemn others because they live in a manner we dislike?
"Now, would you treat an Elf in this manner? No, of course not: Elves are our friends, they are beautiful and patient.
"Would you a Dwarf? Dear Father, no: they are our friends, they are industrious and mirthful.
"But an Orc?