Call me a coward. Call me a writer who's afraid to be merciless. I don't care. I didn't have it in me to kill that orc family.
Besides, they seem to be acting as a great tool for introducing the major players in this orcish saga. So far they've managed to introduce us to "Hukthak," three major figures in the Bikta and a mysterious orc with leaves and a hammer who we may have met before. And just because they managed to get lucky twice doesn't mean their luck will last. You wonderful folks will just have to keep reading to see what their fate is, along with the fates of our main characters.
And finally, direct from the Useless Trivia Department, the name of the wife in the luckless orc family, Malia, is the name of an old co-worker's daughter. She made the name up and I liked it so much that I decided to put it in the comic... even if that old co-worker couldn't stand working with me. Oh well.
That's all from me for now.