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Kaptin

Kaptins are the leaders of Freebooter Ork Warbands.[1a]

Overview

Kaptins are extremely aggressive and tough Orks with fiery tempers. They command tremendous loyalty from their Ork krewmen, occasionally murdering the impertinent or arrogant Boyz in their warbands to keep control. In comparison with ordinary Freebooters, Kaptins dress in an even more flamboyant style, favouring large cocked hats or bicornes and voluminous coats.[1a]

There are exceptions to the rule that only an Ork can be a Kaptin. Sometimes Gretchin will get ideas above their position and will seek to become Kaptins themselves. They will then use their cunning to begin gathering weapons and recruit more Gretchins to their cause. These Gretchin Kaptins will then bravely declare their independence from their Ork overlords - at least while no Orks are listening. An example of a Gretchin Kaptin is the famous Skumbo.[4]

Known Kaptins

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