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Ancestral Orc Style
Book Crafting Motif 88: Ancestral Orc Style
Material ON-icon-style material-Etched Manganese.pngEtched Manganese
Outfit System
Armor Styles 1 Weapon Styles 1
Small Armor 00000500500 Gold 1-Handed 000015001500 Gold
Large Armor 000010001000 Gold 2-Handed 000030003000 Gold

Ancestral Orc Style is a crafting motif available with the Greymoor expansion. It is obtainable via the Antiquities system.

The armor style appears to be based on the original Orc racial motif from the base game—but has been visually reworked and upgraded. As a result, this style appears to be more of an upgrade to the older racial style, as opposed to a brand new style.

Some of the weapons already exist as Tier 5 Racial Styles. However, some are new designs.


Type Items
Light Armor ON-icon-armor-Hat-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Epaulets-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Jerkin-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Robe-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Gloves-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Sash-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Breeches-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Shoes-Ancestral Orc.png
Hat Epaulets Jerkin Robe Gloves Sash Breeches Shoes
Medium Armor ON-icon-armor-Helmet-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Cops-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Jack-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Bracers-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Belt-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Guards-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Boots-Ancestral Orc.png
Helmet Arm Cops Jack Bracers Belt Guards Boots
Heavy Armor ON-icon-armor-Helm-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Pauldrons-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Cuirass-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Gauntlets-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Girdle-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Greaves-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Sabatons-Ancestral Orc.png
Helm Pauldrons Cuirass Gauntlets Girdle Greaves Sabatons

Weapons and Shields[edit]

Weapons and Shields
ON-icon-weapon-Dagger-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Sword-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Axe-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Mace-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Greatsword-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Battleaxe-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Maul-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Bow-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-weapon-Staff-Ancestral Orc.png ON-icon-armor-Shield-Ancestral Orc.png
Dagger Sword Axe Mace Greatsword Battle Axe Maul Bow Staff Shield


All pages are excavated from different zones in Daggerfall Covenant territory. The Leads for these pages can be obtained from chests found with Treasure Maps only. The zone that the dig site is located in is also identical to where the lead was found.

Alongside being readable as books, these motif pages are also accompanied by a short Codex Entry:

Chapter Lead Source Codex Entry
Ancestral Orc: Axes (link) Stros M'Kai maps Time nearly disintegrated this book. I'm surprised the contents are still legible. We should handle this with care, the binding won't last much longer unless we take precautions. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Belts (link) Betnikh maps Orcs of the past depicted historical figures in their armor. It's a practice we're only just now rediscovering. I'm sure the origins go back even farther, too. This was just the first one produced with some kind of consistency. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Boots (link) Stormhaven maps This book smells like some Orc stuffed it in his boot and kept it there for the last few centuries. Still, a good read. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Bows (link) Glenumbra maps If stories are to be believed, Torug gro-Igron loved bows and became proficient while hunting game. Most of the time he's depicted weilding dual axes, but that might be artistic interpretation. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Chest Pieces (link) Glenumbra maps Orcs are just rediscovering these kind of precise metalwork techniques. They were lost to us during the fall of Orsinium in 1E 980, and it is only by historical accounts such as these that we're able to reclaim them. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Daggers (link) Rivenspire maps This book looks like it went through the jaws of a Sabre cat and then came out the other end. A few of the words were hard to make out, but with a little effort you can parse it out. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Gloves (link) Alik'r Desert maps There's an old folktale about a warrior named Urzatash the Bloody who picked a bar fight with the wrong Orc and got his face punched in. In the story, he has to live with a concave face for the rest of his life. Maybe it was based on some truth. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Helmets (link) Stros M'Kai maps This is in great condition. Someone took great efforts to preserve this book. It looks as though there was a bit of restoration done to the inside binding but otherwise, this has all the original material. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Leg Greaves (link) Bangkorai maps The leather binding on this book is odd. It's soft, but hasn't completely disintegrated over time. Someone might have replaced it early on, or tried to pretty it up to make it part of a display. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Maces (link) Stormhaven maps Maces are an Orc favorite, always have been. The ones addressed in this book seem particularly brutal. Maces with pointed heads are an entirely different breed of weapon. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Shields (link) Bangkorai maps It's rare to find descriptions of Orc craftsmanship that include the word beautiful. The author seems to have great reverance for the detail found in the shields they describe. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Shoulders (link) Rivenspire maps This book looks ... flat. The text is still legible, but it looks like a mammoth stepped on it. The binding is crushed, the pages thinned, and the cover is almost comically stretched out. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Staves (link) Betnikh maps I've never known an Orc to carry a staff that didn't look like it could double as a bludgeoning weapon if push came to shove. Even though many of these practices were lost to history, it seems as though instinct carried this one through to present day. — Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Orc: Swords (link) Alik'r Desert maps A good read. The author posits some theories that I've not heard debated, but perhaps they were at the time it was written. I don't think it matters nearly as much as the design itself. Note that Turog is featured once again here. — Ugron gro-Thumog





There is one Achievement associated with this style:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-quest-Book 01.png Ancestral Orc Style Master 50 Learn every chapter in the Ancestral Orc style book, occasionally found when digging for Antiquities.