The Vorrak Mines - Imperian Online Help
12.16.6 The Vorrak Mines
After centuries of war between the Horde and the rest of Aetherius, vast armies of ogres and their allies began to slowly migrate down into the more populated areas with increased frequency. Skirmishes normally reserved for the unwary traveller in the northern Dardanic plains and Reate forest regions now occurred close to the Celidon forest. A sudden stillness pervaded the area as the Horde seemed to vanish from the face of Aetherius, yet strange rumblings from beneath the forest could be heard which brought a nervous unease among the forest population. Rumours of a new, intelligent race of Horde were whispered in the darkness, spreading across the lands like wildfire through cities and villages. The ominous rumblings grew louder beneath an orc base camp located within the western Celidon forest, yet the source remained a mystery. Alarmed, yet cautious, an armed group of warriors explored the camp and few survivors returned with ramblings of giant ogres, intelligent orcs, and strange beasts living in vast underground tunnels, though many dismiss these stories as delusions.