Orsimer often known as orcs are a race of green to gray-skinned barbaric people from the city province of Orisinium.
Orsimer are barbaric people from the Wrathgorian and Dragontail Mountains. Though they are often seen in the Bosmer city of Falinesti and other cities on Tamriel. Orsimer are elves (called mer in the native tongue) and their name translates to "Pariah Ones". They are known for their courage and savagery in battle, and enduring of hardships. In the past, Orsimer have been widely hated and feared by the other nations and races of Tamriel, but they have slowly won acceptance in the Empire, in particular for their service in the Imperial Legion. Nords of Skyrim do not like or tolerate the Orsimer presence, thus they create large outposts and strongholds in the wild. A majority of orcs worship Malacath, the Daedric Prince of martyrs and the ostracized.
There are no better smiths than orcs, save for dwarves. Orcish armorers are greatly prized for their spectacular craftsmanship. Front-line orcish warriors wear heavy armor and use their berserk rage to their advantage. All orcs, male or female, are trained to be capable smiths at quite an early age. Most Imperial citizens regard Orcish society as rough and cruel, but there is much to admire in their fierce tribal loyalties and generous equality of rank and respect among the genders.