Ogres were a race of giant-kin.
Ogres appeared as giant humanoids with very muscular bodies and large heads. They stood between 9 and 10 feet tall and could weigh 600 to 650 lbs.
Ogres generally preferred to rely on ambushing their foes and overwhelming them through sheer numbers.
In terms of weapons, ogres were typically seen to use uprooted trees and stone-tipped javelins.
Much like hill giants, ogres were gluttonous creatures willing to eat almost anything. They enjoyed the taste of raw dwarf flesh, but would also eat halfling or elf flesh when they could get it. They would often use the skin and bones of their prey to fashion crude loincloths and necklaces.
Ogres were known to typically associate with goblinoids, orcs, and their fellow giant-kin trolls. In the social structure of the giants, the Ordning, ogres were considered the lowest ranked of all giant-kin. Because of this, they were typically found to be willing servants of giants. The giant races they were most often seen working alongside were hill giants and verbeeg, the former of which they often traded with for trinkets or food.
Many ogres worked as mercenaries, hoping for easy plunder, and in that line of work they were often seen alongside verbeeg. Lone hags, as well as covens, were known to employ ogres as guards, while others polymorphed ogres and sent them out to work as spies.
- Half-ogres were a crossbreed of ogre that were somewhat smarter and weaker than the standard ogre race. They could sometimes pass as unusually large, albeit ugly, humans.
- Merrows were ogres adapted to the water.
- Ice Spire ogre
- An ogre subrace found in the Ice Spires region.
- The result of ogre-orc crossbreeding.
- Zakharan ogre
- Civilized ogres common in the southern continent of Zakhara.
HistoryEdit1357 DR, a small army of ogres served the monstrous extraplanar being Imgig Zu. He gathered them in the caverns beneath his tower to witness the Great Awakening of his people from Selûne's Eye, and to provide defense during the deed. The heroes Priam Agrivar, Vajra Valmeyjar, Timoth Eyesbright, and Onyx the Invincible fought through the ogres to confront Imgig and free Cybriana. Though the ogres clubbed them down and caught them, the roof of the cavern miraculously tore open and the brilliant light of the full moon shone through, blinding the ogres long enough for Priam to slay Imgig. As the ritual was undone, the surviving ogres fled.
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- ↑ Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 198–199. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 198–200. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), pp. 272–273. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- ↑ Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 75. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
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- ↑ Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Michael Fleisher (March 1989). “Sorcerer's Moon”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #4 (DC Comics).
- ↑ Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), pp. 141, 147. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- ↑ Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 34. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
- ↑ Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 181. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
- ↑ David C. Sutherland III and Cynthia K. Felegy (1993). “City of Delights (Monstrous Compendium)”. In Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz eds. City of Delights (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-589-5.
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