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Morcrug, the Half-Orc Blacksmithing apprentice.
Morcrug was a wayward orphan wandering the streets of (a city in this setting) when he stumbled his way into the (Smith's name here) Smithy. He asked for food and work, and the tradesman could hardly believe that a wasting boy with hardly an ounce of muscle could swing a hammer well enough to make a weapon, but he let him try it out anyway.
He proved proficient enough, and having an extra pair of hands around would help lighten the ever-increasing load, and thus Morcrug was accepted as an apprentice. While training under (Smith's name here), (Smith's name here) discovered that along with his excellent work ethic and ability to swing a hammer without shattering his arms, Morcrug had a tendency to do something that he too was familiar with. He would watch people, taking care to go unnoticed.
Morcrug's hammer strikes rang true and in time (Smith's name here) would send him away with a coin to go to school.
Morcrug, Half-Orc Stalker(Path of War). Apprentice Tradesman of Craft(Weapons).