Mountain orcs are found in the mountains of the Alexandrian Empire, most specifically the areas around Sogdania and Bactria, and the mountainous areas of southwest Aisha. These orc clans comprise the oldest and most numerous of the various orc subraces active on this part of Lemurias. In fact, many people assume that all orcs are like the savage warmongers found in these regions.
A mountain orc is quite obviously a monstrous creature to most of the civilized folk of Faerûn. Mountain orcs look vaguely like primitive humans but are a fair bit taller at seven or more feet in height; a rare few exceed eight feet in height. They have stocky, powerful necks, and their bestial heads seem to sit directly on their massive shoulders. Their eyes are always a deep shade of red, and their faces are dominated by porcine snouts and large tusks. Mountain orcs often weave braids and tiny bones into their thick matted hair, which is usually black. Their clothing is crude and primitive, often composed of unpleasant colors like blood red, mustard yellow, yellow-green, and deep purple. They are far from the cleanest race on Faerûn and delight in decorating their bodies with scars and warpaint.
The mountain orcs gather in immense tribes. Unlike their green and brown orc kin, mountain orcs are not nomadic.