Hill Orcs and Axes


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Post Friday, 30th August 2013, 09:31

Hill Orcs and Axes

Not sure where to post this, so I guess that means it should be in CYC 8-)

How did Crawl's Orcs come to have an affinity with Axes? This doesn't seem to be a thing that came from D&D or Tolkien or another mythology. Dwarves associated with Axes (and Hammers), yes. Minotaurs associated with Axes, yes (the doubleheaded axe was a symbol of Minoan Crete). But Orcs? Where did that come from?
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Post Friday, 30th August 2013, 09:44

Re: Hill Orcs and Axes

I'm not sure what you mean: the connection is well established.
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Post Friday, 30th August 2013, 10:18

Re: Hill Orcs and Axes

In LoTR(movie) they used swords mostly, IIRC.
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Post Friday, 30th August 2013, 13:22

Re: Hill Orcs and Axes

Crawl makes it's own rules. <3

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Post Friday, 30th August 2013, 14:01

Re: Hill Orcs and Axes

Saw this on Wikipedia (from the original D&D monster manual)

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That brought back memories :mrgreen:

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