Vodholk near-extinction event
The Vodholk Near-Extinction Event (VNEE), was a long period of population reduction and extinction in the Homo surdus species which coincided directly with the expansion of humans into the orcish native ranges in Miraria. It began approximately 15,000 KYA and officially ended only in 1500 CE, resulting in the complete extinction of most vodholk subspecies. The only extant subspecies also greatly declined in numbers.
It is widely accepted that conflict with humans, as well as the spread of disease, played a large role in the extinction of most subspecies.