The Four Outcasts
Garmog the Screamer
Exiled Chieftain of Azaroth's Leber Tribe out for revenge. Betrayed by one he considered a brother, Garmog the Screamer will not rest until he has regained what is his, and more importantly, avenged his father and his family.
Garmog was part of the Leber tribe, a tribe made up of orcs and half-orcs, that has been led by his family of half-orcs for hundreds of years. Half-orcs tended to lead orc tribes as the human blood in them gave them the intellectual edge of their orc brethren. From the age of 14, he fought alongside his father, the chief, in the war against the rival neighbouring tribe, the Eripme, where he showed great skill in battle, proving his worth at such a young age, instilling great fear into his opponents with a deathly battle cry, which earned him his title. One great battle saw the decimation of the enemy’s main camp, which saw the fall of their leader. As a way of showing mercy, Garmog’s father adopted the fallen leader’s orc child, Ikkol, in the hope that there can be peace between the two tribes.
Over the next 10 years the two brothers grew up fighting alongside their father in defence of the expanding tribe, while raising families of their own. The brothers grew close and, with the tactical cunning of Garmog and the brute strength of Ikkol, they proved to be a formidable partnership on the battlefield. One fight proved too costly though, resulting in the chief being fatally wounded. On his deathbed, he talked to the brothers alone, and his dying wish was that they change the ways of the tribe, to give up the endless fight and cease the worship of the evil one eyed god Grumash, as conquest was not the answer to the tribe’s future, but its downfall. That day, Garmog became the chief of his tribe at the age of 24, with his father’s wish his only goal.
The coming years would prove to be difficult for Garmog as the proposed change of the tribe’s traditions was not accepted by all of the tribe, most so by his brother. It became more and more challenging to keep the tribe from splitting. Ikkol and his supporters wanted to continue their conquest of Tarsus, and were not happy that the war machine was grinding to a halt. Garmog tried to reason with his brother, but the void between them only grew larger. This inevitably led to revolt. Ikkol and his followers took over the camp in the dead of night, savagely beating Garmog and preaching the failures of their chief in the leadership of the tribe. Ikkol felt that the tribe had become too soft, and ordered the execution of all who oppose him. Garmog was forced to watch on as his wife and son were murdered in front of him, the blood of innocents flooding the ground around them. Garmog was not granted the mercy of joining his family in the afterlife though, as the brand of a traitor was carved into his back, and what was left of the broken leader was thrown to the slavers, to endure a torturous living until the day he died.
Garmog spent the next 4 years in exile aboard a slave ship, being brutally lashed day after day as he rowed that ship, transporting many others like himself. He did not succumb to the beatings and the insufferable conditions though. It only allowed the rage that all orcs carried to build and to regain his strength. The only thing that kept him going was revenge for his family and re-taking of his oppressed tribe. Until the day that Ikkol’s head rolled down the steps of his family’s home he would not stop fighting.