Swyfte’s Physiologus is a collection of ecologies of wondrous
beasts, monstrosities, and horrors. Swyfte was a scholar hired ages ago to travel alongside the Company of the Frog to chronicle its exploits and to record information about any creatures encountered.
Sages and adventurers alike seek copies — even partial copies —
of the ancient text in order to better understand these creatures and possibly to gain some advantage in combat against them. This is the Black Orc