“I am a goblin!” you say proudly. “And I’m glad to be one”.
“Well then, congratulations,” says the orc captain. “We’ll let you live”. You nod and walk away from the camp.
> ask if you can join the orc band
The orcs don’t want to fight anymore so they’re looking for someone to help them out in their new endeavors. They offer you a chance to join up with them as a drummer. It would allow you to play music while helping out around camp.
> tell them we should start a musical troupe
They look at you skeptically but agree to give you a try. You tell them about your plans to create a musical troupe and how you plan on using the orcs to help you out.
> teach them how to play the flute
You teach them how to play the flute and soon enough they’re playing for you all the time. The orcs seem to enjoy it and they begin to think of you as their leader. Soon other orcs come to you asking to join too.
> accept them into your musical groupe and train to be the best musicians
You continue to teach them and eventually they become better than you. You learn that you need to practice more and more often until you can master the art of playing the flute. Eventually you find yourself practicing every day and finding it very difficult to sleep.
> take orcs to perform at a nearby festival
You take the orcs to perform at a local festival where you get to meet some of the other orcs you’ve trained. This is followed by another success when the orcs manage to attract the attention of the Emperor himself who grants you permission to use his personal carriage to travel around the Empire.
> go perform for the Emperor with your band of orcs
You go back to your home village to celebrate your victory over the gnolls. There you meet the rest of your band of orcs who are happy to see you again.
“Congratulations brother! We won!” one of them exclaims.
> hold a grand musical festival with the orcs
After the Gnoll War ends, the orcs decide to hold a big celebration. You immediately organize concert to entertain everyone. It goes well and you even win a few awards for your work. However, you still aren’t satisfied and you decide to do something else.
> write plays for the orcs to perform in
You write a series of plays based on the stories of the orcs. These works are performed throughout the Empire and they are very popular. You also take an interest in the orcs’ future and begin to study their language and culture. In time you even develop a liking for the orcs themselves.
> found a human-orc friendship organization
While you were studying the orcs, you came across a group called the Human-Orc Friendship Association (HOOFA). While they weren’t exactly like the Orcs, they had similar goals. You decided to form a separate chapter just for them.
> write some pamphlets support orc-human friendship
You wrote a pamphlet explaining what the HOOFA was and how it worked. You also explained that the orcs were the only race that could truly understand each other and that humans were inferior to the orcs.
> promote inter-racial marriage between humans and orcs
In order to promote inter-racial marriage between humans and orcs, you started a branch of the HOOFA called the Inter-Race Marriage Bureau (IRMB) which was located in the city of Kishak.
> give a speech in Kishak
You gave a speech in Kishak about how the orcs should not be discriminated against because they were equal to humans. The next year you received a letter from the head of the IRMB asking if you wanted to join.
> tell him that you founded the IRMB
You tell him that you founded the IRMB and he replies “It’s good that you did, but I’m afraid we’re currently under attack”. He then tells you that he’ll send someone to investigate the situation.
A month passes…
> go investigate what’s happening at the IRMB
You travel to the city of Kishak where you find out that the orcs have been attacked by the Empire. The orcs have been slaughtered and no survivors have returned. The soldiers there say that the orcs attacked first and the Empire has been trying to hunt them all down.
> promote peace between orcs and humans like Gandhi
You go back to the capital and speak to the Emperor who says that you shouldn’t worry so much about the orcs since they were attacking the Empire anyway. You go back to the city hall where you meet up with the leader of the orcs, Bragor Bloodfist.
> urge Bragor and the Emperor to meet and make a peace deal
You urge Bragor to come to the capital and speak with the Emperor. When he arrives, you explain that the orcs have been attacked again and that they need help. He is reluctant to listen and tells you that he doesn’t want to hear anything more about it.
> tell the Emperor that he MUST make peace with the orcs or you will make him
You tell the Emperor that he must make peace with the orcs or you will make him. He listens intently as you continue your speech. He looks at you with confusion and asks you why you are speaking out so strongly on this issue.
> say “Because I love the orcs! They are just as valuable beings as Humans!”
You repeat yourself and add “and the Emperor” at the end. The Emperor looks at you for a moment before answering.
> listen to his answer
You look at the Emperor and ask him if he agrees with you. He answers yes and says that he believes that you are right. He goes on to say that he hopes that you can convince him otherwise.
> hold an orc concert for peace between humans and orcs
You hold an orc concert for peace between humans and orcs. It is a success and everyone involved is happy.
The next day you receive another letter from the Emperor. This one states that he wants to see you immediately.
> go see the Emperor
You go to see the Emperor and he tells you that he wants to talk to you about something very important. You don’t know what it is, but you follow him into his study. When you enter the room, you see him sitting in a chair surrounded by advisors.
> ask him what he wanted to talk about
You ask him what he wanted to talk about and he explains that he wants to discuss the situation with you. You sit down across from him and begin to speak.
> continue to talk to him
You continue to speak to him and he listens intently. He looks at you with confusion when you mention that you believe that the orcs should be treated the same way as other races. He continues to ignore you until you ask him about the letter he received from the Emperor.
> ask him about the letter
You ask him about the letter he received from the Emperor and he tells you that it was very long and detailed. He then mentions that it also mentioned that you were being considered for promotion to the Felkan frontlines.
> tell him that your place is here, supporting the orcs civil rights movement
You tell him that your place is here, supporting the orcs civil rights movement. He doesn’t seem convinced of your words and says that he thinks you are making too much of a fuss over nothing.
> bring an orc musician to play for the Emperor
You bring an orc musician to play for the Emperor. He plays a song which pleases the Emperor greatly.
> look into the Emperor’s eyes and ask him if he thinks this orc musician is less than him?
You look into the Emperor’s eyes and ask him if he thinks this orc musician is less than him. He stares back at you and smiles.
“Yes! I think so!” he exclaims.
> tell him he’s wrong and challenge him to a musical contest with the orc
You tell him that he’s wrong and challenge him to a musical contest with the orc. He takes you up on your offer and the two of you perform a duet. The Emperor watches them both closely and gives the winner a gold coin.
> ask the Emperor to compete against the orc
You ask the Emperor to compete against the orc. He agrees and challenges you to a musical duel. You accept and the pair of you perform a duet. The Emperor watches them both carefully and gives the winner a gold coin.
> go talk to the Emperor’s queen
You go talk to the Emperor’s queen who is currently in her room. She tells you that she has heard all about the duel between you and the orc and she wonders if you would like to hear the duel himself. You agree and listen to the duel.
> tell the Emperor’s queen about the orc’s quest for equality
You tell the Emperor’s queen about the orc’s quest for equality. She seems pleased by your words and says that she hopes that one day the Empire will see the light and realize that the orcs are just as worthy of protection as any other race.
> ask her how we can convince her husband
You ask her how you can convince her husband. She says that she’ll be happy when he sees that you’re right and that he should be more concerned with his own well-being rather than yours.
> ask her if she will tell her husband to support the orcs
You ask her if she will tell her husband to support the orcs. She says that she won’t because she wants to spend time with him and not worrying about what he’ll do in the future.