Orogs were orcs who lived and thrived in the Underdark. They looked like normal mountain orcs but were slightly taller, with larger ears and huge pale eyes.

Society[edit | edit source]

By the late 15th century DR, a community of orogs dwelt in a cavern system deep underground on the planet H'Catha. Some of those orogs turned to piracy aboard the squid ship Scavenger.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

Orogs were descended from the Skullbiter Tribe of mountain orcs who once lived in the Spine of the World mountain range. When they, along with other mountain orcs, invaded Netheril in −3605 DR, they were cut off from their retreat route and cornered between the elven and Netherese armies. They sought refuge in a narrow cave at the end of a valley which, unbeknownst to them, led to the Underdark. They became lost but felt safe in the knowledge that they would not be followed by their enemies, delving further underground whenever they could. Eventually they came across a veritable jungle of luminous fungi and decided to settle there. They bred in great numbers and expanded into many surrounding caverns like a virulent plague. They subjugated the creatures already living there and eventually split into a dozen different tribes, discovering rich veins of metal and ore.

The collapse of the elven empires led to the orogs venturing back to the surface in large numbers, bullying their mountain orc cousins into subservience and arming them for war with weapons made from Underdark metals.

Notable Orogs[edit | edit source]

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Adventures
Sons of GruumshOut of the AbyssStorm King's ThunderWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad MageIcewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden
Magazines
Dungeon #28, "Visitors from Above"
Video Games
Dungeon HackBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnBaldur's Gate II: Throne of BhaalPool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth DrannorBaldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
Novels
War in TethyrIn Sylvan Shadows
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Outlaws of the Iron RouteRaiders of the Twilight MarshPool of Radiance ResurgentAssault on MaerimydraSuits of the MistsA Dish Best Served ColdThe Ark of the Mountains
Card Games
AD&D Trading Cards

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Connections[edit | edit source]

Gray orcMountain orcNeo-orogOrogScro
Related Races
BooginHalf-orcOgrillonOndontiTanarukk
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