Athrintalec’s army was made up primarily of Orcs, Goblinoids, Giants, and Gnolls; after her death they were scattered or killed. The survivors fled into the mountains and forests, driven before the vengeful armies of the newly freed citizens. Their power could have been broken forever, but the victorious rebels were distracted by greed and ambition, and during the Crownfall War the savage humanoids were able to reform into chaotic tribes.
The tribes have grown in strength, and will sometimes strike out from the wild places of the land to raid settlements and caravans. When they grow too bold, the nations will strike out at them, but like a cancer they are never truly exorcised. Word has risen recently that Shaman among the tribes have begun to worship the dead Empress as a god, and seek to restore her to the throne.
Half-Breeds of orc or giant stock are uncommon, and as they are usually the product of either rape or collaboration, they are treated with fear and distrust. Those that can blend in to human society do so, but those that take after their more savage parent are driven out or sometimes killed.