A last look around Stros M’kai before boarding The Spearhead, but I shan’t be returning to more civilized surroundings just yet. I travel onto an Orc settlement on the isle of Betnikh, just off the southern tip of High Rock. Whilst I have little sympathy regarding the business of the Daggerfall Covenant, I would like to discover for myself a little more about these Orcs. The Orsimer I have met on Stros M’Kai are far from the savages I was led to believe them to be. Of course, every soldier knew the fearsome reputation of the Orc units in the emperor’s legions, and Orc armorers are feted the world over for their skill, but rarely in the past had I any cause for direct contact with them beyond simple commerce.
I have discovered in my Redguard companions such unexpected virtues as determination, loyalty, courage, intrepidity and selflessness. I am beginning to fear that due to my own ignorance and prejudices, perhaps I might be the barbaric one.