Yes, Dhoh just figured out that he’s dead. They’re half-orcs – Rhodes Scholars they ain’t.
I just realized something: Dhur’s not really a half-orc. His dad is, and Dhur certainly self-identifies as one, but the other orcs we’ve seen (so far) have had skin tones ranging from green to taupe. Dhoh’s skin is just as dusky pink as his son’s. To me, that says Dhoh is actually the half-orc in the family and probably met Dhur’s mom when they were both adventurers. That also might explain how Dhur and his brother had such a stable childhood – imagine a full-blooded orc being an involved parent and living in a human community, despite the remoteness of Last Light*. I guess that would make Dhur and Ghar quarter-orcs, but that just makes them sound like horses. 🙂
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*: Last Light is the northernmost village in the Imperial Protectorate of Gahl-Nabbar on Ardris and is Dhur’s hometown. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle – G.I. JOE! 🙂