Orrukan Fighting Styles
Due to their lower technology level and more resilient physiology, Orruks have developed fighting styles that differ somewhat from those of the other sentient races. They also have a variety of combat styles tailored mainly for Orruk Ball. These styles focus on showmanship and nonlethal hits… for the most part.
All rules for the styles listed here follow those outlined under the Fighting Styles page. Its worth reiterating the house rule that combat sport skill, combat art skill, and combat (actual) skill are average techniques that all default to one another at -3. Where more than one is listed as a prerequisite skill, buy one as a skill and buy the other(s) up to default+3 (so full skill)
Orruk Ball Compatible Styles
The Orrukan style named after it’s signature move: taking an enemy to the ground and stomping him. This is typically a judo throw followed by a committed or all-out attack to the face or limb. This style’s grappling extols the virtue of brawn over technical ability. Stompa is a common style on the field of Orruk Ball, where players use their grappling prowess to bear opponents to the ground.
Skills: Brawling, Judo
Techniques: Aggressive Parry(brawling), Arm Lock(judo), Choke Hold(judo), Counterattack(judo), Drop Kick(brawling), Elbow Drop(brawling), Judo Sport, Kicking(brawling), Knee Drop(brawling), Stamp Kick(brawling), Sweep(judo), Targeted Attack(Stamp Kick / face or hand or leg), Trip(judo)
Perks: Power Grappling, Shtick(finishing move, varies), Special Setup(brawling parry > judo throw), Technique Mastery(stamp kick)
Emulating the great snake, the Python fighting style is all about grappling a foe, and bringing an orruk’s massive strength to bear and crushing them. This is a crowd favourite when “popping” orruk balls, and some python practitioners have claimed to be able to squash skulls with their sheer muscle.
Skills: Wrestling, Wrestling Sport
Techniques: Arm Lock(wrestling), Breakfall(wrestling), Choke Hold(wrestling), Eye-Gouging(wrestling), Feint(wrestling), Finger Lock, Ground Fighting(wrestling), Head Lock(wrestling), Leg Grapple(wrestling), Leg Lock(wrestling), Neck Snap, Scissors Hold, Targeted Attack(wrestling grapple / neck or arm or skull), Wrench(limb), Wrench Spine
Perks: Power Grappling, Shtick(finishing move, varies), Unusual Training(up to 2 levels of arm ST)
Out on the Great Plains, veteran hunters learn a style of fighting adapted specifically to hunting the toughest, most dangerous animal around – the Great Southern Dire Boar. Fighters favour heavy pronged spears to fend off charges, and javelin launchers to strike from a safe distance. They learn to work in teams and bait the beast until it eventually collapses from a multitude of wounds. More recently, hunters have discovered that the same tactics can work quite nicely against armoured human cavalry.
Skills: Spear, Spear Thrower, Thrown Weapon(spear)
Techniques: Retain Weapon(spear), Reverse Grip(spear), Sweep(spear), Targeted Attack(spear thrust / vitals)
Perks: Teamwork(Hog Hunters), Two-Man Pike Training