There's just so little fluff available to the public (I keep hearing there is appartly a Lore book that circulates behind the scenes) that it's almost hard not to add to the stuff that's already there...It's cool you're enjoying writing your own homebrew BG lore Koronus (and I've read bits of it already), but from a T9A project perspective, it would be even cooler to work with the project to create things useful for it too.
But it's up to you (and anyone else in the community) ofc if they want to, no worries if you prefer not to.
But then it's a bit weird to me when people complain they want more lore or art etc but then don't contribute or even engage with the things that are already there.
Doesn't even have to be joining "official teams" and stuff if you don't want to, there's loads of "homebrew BUT it fits with existing T9A lore perfectly" cool stuff being written for the Cravenlands campaign right now for example by various authors who've wanted to contribute there. Check it out!
When the Orc fluff is basically "There are different kinds of Orcs, maybe the Savage ones are younger?" then everything I would write about Orcs could fit into the 9th Age lore?
On the other side it's hard to completement the stuff that's already there if you have to dig through 20 magazines (what's T9A White Dwarf called again?) to actually find snippets of the background.
From my side of the screen it just seems like the 9th Age team is a complete incrowd. Every topic like this ends up in a discussion between the heads of teams of the projects, with the main message being "We know the story, but we choose to tell very little about it".
Is the only way to actually get to know about the 9th Age fluff to apply for the Background team?
You have the Orc Lore at the bottom of this page, or every army. Wheter it is enough or not it is up to you