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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:42 am 
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Considering that Dominaria is coming around, I would like to know if there's any material that shows what the Ironclaw's society was like, besides what I got from the cards.

The Ironclaw, as far as I can tell, are a group of "deviously cowardly" orcs that have a curse saying they aren't allowed to fight anyone stronger than they are. They became the strongest of the orcish clans in Dominaria's history because of their habit of retreating and evaluating their enemies.

Is that all the information there is about this group?
Do these guys still exist in the current Dominaria?


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I'm sure there is something somewhere, but they seem like intelligent orcs more than anything. Toss in some eugenics to promote intelligence over strength and it lines up decently.

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The Ironclaw Orcs are still around. Interestingly, they are the focus of the Magic story that is the farthest in the future, "Distant Armies," which takes place sometime after 6000 AR. The story is in the Distant Planes anthology if you want to check it out.

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WotC_Ethan wrote:
The Ironclaw Orcs are still around. Interestingly, they are the focus of the Magic story that is the farthest in the future, "Distant Armies," which takes place sometime after 6000 AR. The story is in the Distant Planes anthology if you want to check it out.

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Ironclaw Orcs in Return to Dominaria confirmed #tinfoil

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Okay, on one hand, I wanted to make cards for the Ironclaw Orcs, on the other, I want to do research before making a card that is story-relevant, and the other, I'm poor.

But good to know where I can get material on the Ironclaw Orcs though.


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Jman22 wrote:
WotC_Ethan wrote:
The Ironclaw Orcs are still around. Interestingly, they are the focus of the Magic story that is the farthest in the future, "Distant Armies," which takes place sometime after 6000 AR. The story is in the Distant Planes anthology if you want to check it out.

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Well, from what I can gather, there were Ironclaw Orcs in Sarpadia (along with Brassclaw Orcs and Iceclaw Orcs for what it's worth) according to And Peace Shall Sleep. As far as we know, the only creatures still around in Sarpadia are thrulls, so those orcs are probably dead. BUT Ironclaw Orcs showed up in Aerona too (e.g. in Arena) and the Ironclaw Mountains are in Aerona, so that must be where they are hanging out these days. That also seems to fit with "Distant Armies" mentioning the Ironclaw Hills. Maybe the mountains were ground down and reduced to mere hills in Time Spiral? Speaking of which, the last reference we got to the Ironclaw Orcs must have been Ironclaw Buzzardiers. I can't remember from the top of my head whether there's any info on that curse, though.

That said, yeah, I'd totally appreciate getting a nod to old classics like the Ironclaw Orcs in Dominaria.

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