"Someone said the Iron Orcs won't be a problem now. Right, if you believe that, I've got a key to the Gold Tower I can sell you."

Zuuthag is an Orsimer residing in the town of Dragonstar, Craglorn.


Expand: Iron Orcs and traditions in Orc society

What can you tell me about the Iron Orcs?: "They're savages. Probably the result of a Daedric pact or a hagraven curse. For all I know, they're just mean! I suspect some gravel-headed chief bred the smarts out of them. I'd almost feel bad for them if they hadn't put an arrow into my horse."

What are you talking about?: "Don't you know how Orc society works? Ugh, where do I begin ...? In a traditional Orcish settlement, only the chief gets to take wives. You see where this is headed?"
Unfortunately, I do.: "If you've got a stupid chief that's strong enough to hold onto power, he can sire a whole mess of cubs just as dumb and stout as he is. Then the dumb cubs have cubs of their own, so on and so on. It's a vicious cycle."
That just sounds ... sad.: "You don't know the half of it. But that's life in a traditional Orc village. A few generations of stupid can ruin a clan forever. Ah well. Sometimes I forget how lucky I am. Craglorn may be a mess, but at least I'm not a clan wife."