Ogrémoch (pronounced: /ˈgrɛmxO-gre-mokh[8] or: /ˈgrmɒkOH-gray-mock[5]), also known as the Prince of Evil Earth,[3] and the Mountain that Walks,[4] was a powerful archomental from the Elemental Plane of Earth.[2]

Description[edit | edit source]

Ogrémoch was described as a 50 ft (15 m) tall humanoid made of rock and crystal.[5] His eyes resembled chipped obsidian and his body sparkled with mica. This was by no means an accurate description however, as few could claim to have ever seen him.[3]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Among his numbers powers, Ogrémoch could sunder a piece of his rocky body and animate it into the form of a gargoyle.[4]

He gained additional power within the presence of an elemental node, using them as a means to travel to the Prime Material plane.[4][9]

Possessions[edit | edit source]

The elemental war pick Ironfang was imbued with a portion of Ogrémoch's power.[10]

Domain[edit | edit source]

Ogrémoch made his lair within the Plane of Earth, in a fortress known as Stonemire, on a plateau near the border with the Plane of Magma. The heat was unbearable and fountains of molten stone, smoke and steam were used as decoration. Tales told of the foundations of the fortress being the entombed bodies of Ogrémoch's still-living enemies.[citation needed]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ogrémoch was wholly selfish, regarding all the wealth within the earth as his own. This was not because he needed the wealth, but because of the principle of the thing.[5] What he could not crush under his massive form, he outlasted.[3]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Ogrémoch's greatest desire was to destroy Sunnis, his good-aligned counterpart. He was also antagonistic toward his benevolent twin brother Entemoch. He suspected that Grumbar interfered in his war with Sunnis but could never prove it and had no idea that Grumbar was his father.[citation needed]

He was venerated by the Cult of the Black Earth and their prophet Marlos Urnrayle.[11] The cave system known as the Black Geode was formed to closely resemble Ogrémoch's domain.[11]

History[edit | edit source]

During the Bhaalspawn crisis, in the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Ogrémoch allied himself with the drow Sendai and took up temporary residence within her enclave in southern Tethyr.[12]

Circa the Year of the Scarlet Witch, 1491 DR, the Cult of the Black Earth attempted to summon Ogrémoch to Faerûn by means of an earth portal within the Black Geode caverns.[13]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Monte Cook, ed. (1998). Monstrous Compendium Planescape Appendix III. Edited by Michele Carter and Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 16–17. ISBN 0-7869-0751-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Don Turnbull (1981). Fiend Folio. (TSR Hobbies), p. 32. ISBN 0-9356-9621-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Wizards of the Coast (April 2015). Villains: Cult of the Black Earth (HTML). Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2015-04-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 217. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 216. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  6. Eric Jansing and Kevin Baase (September 2006). “Princes of Elemental Evil - The Archomentals”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #347 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 35.
  7. Mike Mearls, Greg Bilsland and Robert J. Schwalb (June 15, 2010). Monster Manual 3 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 160. ISBN 0786954902.
  8. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.
  9. Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 218. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  10. Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 135. ISBN 978-0786965786.
  12. BioWare (June 2001). Designed by Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Black Isle Studios.
  13. Michele Carter, Stacy Janssen eds. (2015). Princes of the Apocalypse. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 140. ISBN 978-0786965786.
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