I was tagged by:Deesketches
Greta (the orc with braided hair in the pic) is an OC I developed as part of an attempt to motivate myself to create more art. There will be no long, epic stories or dramatic tales; that wouldn't suit her personality anyway.
Greta is a Warsong orc from Nagrand and currently the leader of a ten-hero warband. She was involved in the First, Second, and Third Wars, and is in preparation for the invasion of Argus. She's been to many places, known many people, and seen many things.
Since she remembers the beginnings of the Horde, she's quite old school. The Horde for her carries a certain definition and ideology at odds with what it has become, and I think this was a subconscious attempt by me to act out my frustration as a 25-year fan of the franchise who remembers the good old days of Warcraft 1 trying to roleplay and talk about lore with a playerbase that largely doesn't even know there were Warcraft games before World of Warcraft.
Greta has been married three times. Her first husband died in battle with remnants of the Gorian Empire; they were both young. Her second husband fled the battlefield when fighting saberon; she gave him a broom and told him to get in the kitchen, took his axe for herself and joined a revenge party. That led to an unspoken, understood divorce and he fled into obscurity. Her third husband died in the Second War. She doesn't intend to get married again, but is never alone and relatively happy. Losing people can make you strong.
Greta grew up shamanistic, but with the fall of the shamans to the warlocks, she began to see nature magic as weak. She knows that Gul'dan manipulated the clans and that the conversion to demonology was a dishonest one, but it's what happened and there would be no Horde without warlocks. Shamanism is one throwback that she doesn't pine for, and the entrance of the tauren into the Horde has made her ambivalently uncomfortable.
Greta lost her leg while defending a camp in the First War. Since orcs are a nomadic warrior culture at their root, I imagine she felt no stigma about being so seriously injured and wears her peg leg proudly.
Although she has two grown kids who survived (two others died in wars), they're adults and independent. She sees them once a year but they're all happy that way. Her new family on a day-to-day basis is the Killface Warband, her ten-person strike team hired by Horde officers as well as private explorers and guilds for specific objectives needing serious soldiers but where a whole army would be impractical.
Greta dislikes the Frostwolves, Thrall's clan, and finds them arrogant for their preening about never having been in internment camps. Their love of shamanism, as well as their friendship with the tauren, also unsettle her. The Darkspear tribe left their original beliefs for Shamanism, and in Greta's eyes, the only trolls she considers true Horde are the Revantusk, not the Darkspear. She's still never entirely accepted blood elves as anything other than enemies. Best of luck to whoever tries to change her mind.
This was pretty fun, but honestly, tagging people is even funner. So I'm going to start by tagging right back because her repertoire of OCs is simply astounding. And tagbacks are allowed, so it's okay!
And , you know I must tag you. But Dee did too, so now you get to do TWO of these. Because, it's not like you're insanely busy or anything. I'm sure you have blocks and blocks of free time in the day! (please don't throw things at me)
I don't quite have 8 people on my watchlist who are active in Warcraft RP or fanfics, but if we're staying in this franchise, I'll also tag and (assuming that the latter hasn't already been tagged in these five times).