What’s Your Orc Name?

By: Ian Fortey

What’s Your Orc Name?
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About This Quiz

While many fantastic creatures can trace their roots to folklore; things like leprechauns or fairies come from ancient Celtic lore and so forth, the concept of the orc may not be as old as you think. They're not creatures of myth and legend, they're creatures of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien created the orcish race and the name "orc" for his "Lord of the Rings" books, and the idea really took off from there. Orcs pervade fantasy literature and film--there's a Netflix movie starring Will Smith called "Bright" about orcs and humans living in the modern world, and of course who could forget the World of Warcraft, the most epic MMORPG game of all time, that sets humans and their alliance against the Orcish Horde. 

Prior to Tolkien "orc" was an Old English term that meant demon or ogre or something along those lines. But the concept we have today of the brutish, tusked, green-skinned monster is all Tolkien with a strong assist from Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons. That they're so popular just proves that the concept is a really appealing one. So appealing, in fact, you may as well give in and join the horde yourself. But to do so you need a proper Orcish name. So take the quiz and discover yours!

Tell us, friend orc, on what world do you make your home?
Middle Earth
Azeroth
Toril
Draenor

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Are you part of any kind of clan or family?
Uruk-Hai
Frostwolf Clan
Thousand Fists
Kor'kron

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What makes an orc better than, say, a dwarf?
They're more terrifying!
They're stronger!
They're taller!
They're craftier!

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Are orcs inherently evil?
More or less
Of course not
Just misguided
Quite the opposite

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Where do the coolest orcs come from?
"Lord of the Rings"
"World of Warcraft"
"Dungeons and Dragons"
"Warhammer"

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Orcs tend to ally themselves with other beastly races. Which one is most worthy of an alliance?
Goblins
Trolls
Ogres
Giants

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Any good orc should ride into battle on a beastly mount of some kind. Pick one!
Warg
Frostwolf
Horse
Rhino

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Not every orc has to fight the same way. Pick your weapon.
Sword
Battleax
Club
War hammer

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When you roll an orc in World of Warcraft you get to choose what class you'll play. Pick yours!
Warlock
Shaman
Warrior
Rogue

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What should a good orc name tell others about you?
Why they should fear you
Where you come from
How strong you are
Absolutely nothing

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What trait should set you apart from the rest of the orcish rabble?
My ferocity
My intellect
My strength
My cunning

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What's the most efficient way to settle your differences with someone?
Intimidation
Diplomacy
Brute force
Fire

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How important is loyalty?
Not very
It is the most important thing.
It's a cornerstone of any relationship.
Important but not reliable

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What is more important, blood or duty?
Duty above all!
Blood comes first.
Blood and duty go hand in hand.
Do you mean blood like family or blood like I just stabbed a guy?

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They say clothes make the man, or woman, but do they make the orc? Pick an important fashion accessory.
Fur boots
Spiked helmet
Chainmail hauberk
Massive shoulder armor

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What are you wearing on a chain around your neck?
I don't need jewelry.
A skull
Ears
Finger bones

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Orcs have enemies near and far. Which enemy tops your list?
Dirty little Hobbits
Humans
Dwarves
Elves

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If you had to fly a flag, what do you think would be on it?
Black flames
A skull
A fist
A snake

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If you captured some enemy dwarves in battle, what do you think you'd do with them?
Kill them on the spot
Eat them
Have some fun
Interrogate them

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Which lesser-known species do you think you'd like to live as for a day?
Ent
Tauren
Yuan-ti
Lizardman

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Do you serve a more sinister master?
Of course
I'm my own master
Anything's possible.
From time to time

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Depending on what manner of orc you are, you could be more into battle than others. If you're facing down a charging army, are you standing your ground?
Heck no!
I will face all enemies!
I don't think I have a choice.
I plan to be sneaking up behind my enemy.

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Are you able to wield any magic or dark powers?
Nope!
I know a trick or two.
Wait, we can do that?
Never needed to know any

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Let's take to the skies! What winged mount will carry you over the heads of your enemies?
Fell Beast
Giant Bat
I'm not much for flying.
Dragon

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Let's assume there's no war going on for a moment. What kind of terrain does an orc call home?
The mountains
The plains
The woods
The desert

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What's your opinion on the undead?
They should be avoided at all costs.
They seem decent enough if a little sketchy.
Never met one before
They're fine.

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How do you deal with a low-ranking orc who keeps messing up his duties?
Feed him to the dogs
Train him to do better
Exile him
Must be a bottomless pit he can be tossed into somewhere

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Can orcs and humans ever get along?
Never
Of course
It'll take some work.
I doubt it.

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What species frightens you?
Balrog
I fear nothing!
Dragons
Old Gods

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Do you work better alone or as part of a group?
Teamwork!
I work with my clan
All depends on the mission
I work alone.

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