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An Orc's Fortune

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"I intend to divert my brothers and sisters to the hills so we will be able to flank the elves when and while our main forces are battling them, keeping them occupied", says the big orc to the feline clairvoyant while making gestures with his hand, trying to illustrate the scene or maybe as a little quirk he has when talking.

"I sense that that wouldn't result in a positive outcome for your army, no!" - said the seer softly while looking into the crystal ball right in front of her, seeing visions that only she or other folks trained in mysticism could see - "Flanking the elves is the right thing to do, but you shouldn't go through the hills."

They continued this conversation for quite some time, the seer giving many answers, be it direct or in riddles, about the incoming battle, showing how wise was this orc warrior to seek the advice from a seer and their powers, not trusting blindly on his presumptions and battle-focused ways.

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Phew, this took quite some time to draw, but I'm finally done! Very satisfied with it, I must say! Tried a few things here and there, and I think this was my first time drawing body hair? In any case, happy with it.

What made me draw this was the dissatisfaction that most artworks depicting orcs usually show them being "ARGH I'M ANGRY AND SCARY AND BIG", bloodthirsty and things like that, and I wanted to show them on a different light. Yes, he's consulting a seer for an upcoming battle, but it shows a more strategic side of an orc warrior, willing to consult a magic user, listen to what they have to say, have more things to think about when devising their tactics for the battle.

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Art and short-explanatory-story by me~