Many moons ago, the wizened and eccentric shamans of the Orc kingdom of Kazhor Kazaag foretold that the hundreds of years of isolation that their stronghold endured would be broken suddenly and swiftly. No longer would the Orcs be safe from the prying eyes of humanity again. They would be hunted down, hated, and threatened with extinction once more. The shamans also foretold that a great battle would be waged between King Skurz and the perpetrator of this cruel invasion of Orcish privacy. They feared that Kazhor Kazaag would be irreparably damaged by the battle and that humans would infest the halls much like they did the old ruins of the Orc strongholds they defiled and tore down. The weak and weary Orc race would be in jeopardy.
King Skurz would not allow that to happen.
He ordered the shamans to read the portents closer, inspect them, and tell him any changes that happened to occur. There was only one alteration to the fate of Kazhor Kazaag - if King Skurz were to defeat the man who came to the mountain, then the Orcs would flourish like never before. Going back to his throne, the mighty Skurz contemplated his next move as the goblin scouts continued to give him reports of the outside world. He trained his bravest warriors for the day that the intruder would come. Fearing for the worst, he even instructed his son Skraza on how to properly govern the leaderless Orcs if he were to fall in battle. These were all precautions that the Orcs were accustomed to, but they were never able to fully comprehend the void that Skurz would leave behind. He had protected them ever since the Darkest Day. Losing him would be like losing a father figure as well as a powerful king and respectable warrior.
In the waning hours of the prophesied day, Skurz suited up for battle in his blackest and hardest armor and took his deadliest mace and sharpest sword to hand and scabbard. The goblin scouts reported a human near the southernmost hidden door. Folding the beaked visor over his eyes, Skurz marched down to the foyer of that very hidden passageway as it cracked open...