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Do you think that in the time that TESO takes place, all Orsimer are in Highrock? I am wondering if the lore that comes out in TESO will explain whether or not a powerful Orsimer Chief somehow rallied all of the scattered Orsimer to the DCs cause. It does make sense, for the factional purposes of TESO, that all Orsimer are located in High Rock and Hammerfell. One could assume there may be NPC Orsimer in Cyrodiil.
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Let's put it this way: who is going to tell any orc they have to stay in High Rock? We'll probably see them all over the Daggerfall Covenant's allied lands, probably thickest in Highrock's mountains, though. As for one powerful orc chieftain... It seems more likely at this stage of history that if an orc tried to muster up all the clans, it would be another attempt to refound Orsinium, and would be attempting to regain their homeland of Hammerfell from the Redguards. Most likely it is King... Wassisface... High King Emeric sending individual envoys to all the clans to drum up what help he can.
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From the ESO site, about the Orcs:

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/gam...l-covenant

...During the reign of the Second Empire, when their kingdom of Orsinium was finally granted provincial status, its restoration helped solidify their devotion to the new Daggerfall Covenant.

So perhaps the remnants of the Reman Empire put into motion the creation of an Orc province. This would be round two. Perhaps King Emeric decided to continue to recognize the granted status in order to gain the help of the Orsimer? So the single powerful Orc Chieftain idea may fly. But also, if the scattered Orc clans moved back to High Rock, in response to the granted status, perhaps King Emeric appealed to each individual clan?
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Ah, that is true. I was going off the timeline here http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Second_Era where the last mention was that Orsinium lost the status in 430 2E. But the lore for the Elder Scrolls Online should hold precedence for the purposes of the game. If that is the case, it is likely for the sake of simplicity for there to be some manner of leader or representative of the orcs as a whole. I suppose the significant question is, however, would your character follow a high orc chieftain?
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Interesting. The events of ESO supposedly take place in 2E 582, mentioned here: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline

Another entry from the ESO site:

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/game-guide/story

In the midst of this chaos, three alliances vie for control of the Imperial City and the White-Gold Tower. High Rock, Sentinel, and Orsinium stand as one, united under the rule of the High King in Wayrest, Valenwood and Elsweyr have forged an alliance with Summerset, and Black Marsh, Morrowind, and Skyrim have joined forces and formed their own uneasy pact.


Maybe when the second Empire granted provincial status to Orsinium, the following years allowed for word of legitimacy of an Orc homeland to reach all of the scattered clans? Maybe during those years, a majority of the Orsimer clans moved to Orsinium. With a majority of the Orsimer in High Rock and with the other factions essentially vying for Cyrodill and possibly the take-over of High Rock, Hammerfell and Orsinium, the Orcs just figured it was convenient to ally with the host country, High Rock and it's neighbor to the south.

I don't know that my character would follow a High Orc Chief. Unless Malacath bestowed some blessing on a chief as leader of the Orsimer People. But then again, my character is skeptical of Malacath. I don't think Malacath has the best interests of the Orsimer at heart.
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I'm sure the will be a few quests in the other alliances that involve orcs being discriminated due to the fact that there homeland is allied with the enemy.
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