That is, what tribes and areas are most likely to produce orcs like that guy? And what sort of culture might they have?
Asking both because it would really help people wanting to play orc PCs that don't feel like Drizzt "lone rebels against their kind" clones and people that want to play half-orcs with consensual human/orc parentage, both of whom would appreciate having some non-horrific culture to pull from.
I was hoping Bastards of Golarion would have some support along those lines, but it was frustratingly quiet about those details in favor of pushing tragedy even as it hinted that better possibilities might actually exist. For example, the details on the rainkin half-orcs seems to strongly suggest that there are non-evil orc tribes in the Mwangi Expanse, but I worry that I might be reading too much into that. Likewise with the cragkin, who would be really nice to have work with consensual unions considering that the Shoanti culture fits half-orcs(and orcs) like a glove.
But as is, while Bastards of Golarion seemed to hint at those possibilities, it did very little to offer solid details to work with to flesh out backgrounds and culture. We're told that Averaka is forming a distinct culture all it's own, but we know next to nothing about it. I was hoping that distinct culture might derive from orc progenitors on the island, but orcs aren't explicitly mentioned in Averaka's population, even when the regular meetings of that community to discuss their future is called Orcmoot.
The book seemed to say in passing "sure you could have a child of consensual and loving orc/human pairing"* but offers little on the who's, where's, and how's of it.
What tribe did XXXXXXX's father come from? What kind of culture did they have? How did they differ from the stereotypical CE orcs?
Are there any orc tribes that could have peaceful contact with certain Shoanti quahs, to make that cragkin origin possible?
Are the orc tribes in the Mwangi Expanse that are joining with those human tribes actually non-evil? What kind of culture would they have? How would it differ from their human counterparts?
*Before anyone mentions the "characters with happy backgrounds aren't compelling" thing: Being the child of an actual loving union does not mean they and their children won't have to deal with discrimination and many other sorts of tragedy.
edit-Geez, this sounds like I'm really down on Bastards of Golarion... To be honest, it really wasn't what I was hoping it would be. Still much better than Orcs of Golarion, but I can't help but feel like a lot of opportunities were missed because of the narrow "Bastards/tragedy" focus rather than a wider and more diverse exploration of half-elves/half-orcs, offering and supporting more possibilities rather than focusing on a few.
edit2-Regarding XXXXXXX's father, I don't know anything solid about the guy other than that he's a full orc, a decent guy, and half of a genuinely loving couple that resulted in XXXXXXX's birth. I'm actually going to be playing in that Adventure Path, so please no spoilers.