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Half-Orc Canned Biography... Orcish Caravan Guard?
Here's the current EE Half-Orc Canned Character Bio (not including the-class related piece)
You know little of how you came to be a ward of Gorion's, but over the years you have gleaned something of your mother's tale from his vague allusions and from the words he sometimes uttered in tear-filled sleep. She was an orcish caravan guard, part of a larger mercenary company that operated out of Waterdeep. Through the course of his adventuring career, Gorion grew to become her close friend. As you have no memory of her, nor any keepsakes to remind you of her existence, you have come to believe that she died while giving birth to you. Perhaps it was the pain of such a parting that led Gorion to cloister himself within the narrow halls of Candlekeep and raise you as his own. Of your father, you have learned nothing.
Anyone else feel this is a bit far-fetched? No offense or disrespect intended to any of the creators, but... a caravan guard as a full-blooded Orc, out of the highly lawful city of Waterdeep no less? Not sure that anyone in their right mind would hire an Orc caravan guard (Half-Orcs have enough racial enmity as it is). It sounds like it is being stretched to make your mother an orc, since you are half orc and half your father's origin (no spoiler). But couldn't your mother be a Half-Orc herself? Might make for a better backstory. If your mother is a Half-Orc, I'm thinking you'd be one as well mechanically anyway...