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Om'riggor is a rite of passage in orcish society. Om'riggor is practiced amongst all orc clans, and both male and female orcs enter adulthood through om'riggor.[1] The rite of om'riggor becomes available no earlier than age 12.[2]

In the time before the rise of the Horde, om'riggor required the initiate to track and slay a talbuk by his or herself, in what was referred to as a 'solo kill'. This basic principle remains the same, and Azerothian orcs have adapted to applying the rite of passage to native creatures. Initiates are permitted only to bring a single weapon with no armor or provisions. If the initiate is successful in the solo kill, he/she will paint the blood of the prey upon his/her face as proof. Upon the initiate's return a clan shaman will taste the blood, and if deemed genuine, the initiate will be inducted into adulthood through a formal ceremony. Their ceremony is conducted by the clan's shamans and presided over by the clan leader who declares the initiate(s) full members of the clan.[3]

When Warchief Thrall established Durotar and Orgrimmar, the om'riggor rite was practiced once again.[4]


  1. ^  [Faded Note]
  2. ^ Golden, Christie. Rise of the Horde, 20. ISBN 978-0-7434-7138-1. 
  3. ^ Golden, Christie. Rise of the Horde, 64. ISBN 978-0-7434-7138-1. 
  4. ^ Rise of the Horde, chapter 4