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Merrow, also known as sea ogres or aquatic ogres, were a breed of ogre adapted to aquatic environments.[2][1]

DescriptionEdit

Merrow living in freshwater environs were more violent and quicker than land ogres. They had green, scaled skin, green eyes, and seaweed-green, slimy hair. They had black teeth and nails; webbed hands and feet; long, thick necks; underbites; and sloping shoulders. One in ten merrow had ivory horns, especially the most powerful males.

Merrow enjoyed tattooing their bodies. Females, especially, were often found covered in depictions of death and destruction all over their bodies.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Merrow were ignorant and superstitious brutes; their only skills were plundering and murder.[2]

Merrow enjoyed gold and jewels and often overlooked dull magical items in favor of glittering prizes.[2]

BiologyEdit

Merrow could breathe air and survive out of water for about two hours, thus they often came to the surface in search of food.[2]

CombatEdit

Merrow would sometimes attack coastal settlements or "intruding" ships. Using their green coloration, they could hide easily, becoming effectively invisible in oceanic terrain. They attacked from cover, using longspears, and followed up their assault with talons and teeth.[2]

HistoryEdit

The illithid Vestress, queen of Ascarle in 1361 DR, had a standing army with a core of 100 merrow under her command.[5]

SocietyEdit

Merrow territories usually encompassed an area with a radius between 10​ to ​15 miles (16,000​ to ​24,000 meters). A chieftain ruled the tribe, and his power-hungry orders dictated the life of the members.[2]

DietEdit

Merrow were a carnivorous species with voracious appetites, preying on all who entered their territory.[2]

HomelandsEdit

Merrow lived in shallow freshwater caves about 50‒250 ft (15‒76 m) below the surface.[2] Some merrow were known to inhabit the Moonsea lake,[6]

RelationshipsEdit

Merrow sometimes kept company with scrags.[2]

Notable MerrowsEdit

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Curse of the Azure BondsHalls of the High KingPool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor
Novels
Tangled Webs
Magazines
Dungeon #29, "Nymph's Reward"

Further ReadingEdit

ReferencesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Half-ogreIce Spire ogreMerrowOgrillonZakharan ogre
Related Races
Ogre slugOgrima
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