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Ogres are one of the smaller varieties of giant. In Eberron, they are known to reside on Khorvaire, Sarlona and Xen'drik.

History[]

Ogres in Sarlona[]

Like humans, ogres originated on the continent of Sarlona, in the region known as Borunan. The Borunan ogres developed a proud warrior culture, ruled by ogre mages. The ogres considered the neighboring human kingdoms to be unworthy opponents and largely kept conflicts to themselves. However, towards the end of the Sundering, the Inspired united the human nations against the Borunan ogres and subdued them, bringing them into the Unity of Riedra and suppressing their warrior culture. A few ogres fled into Syrkarn, where they would mix with the local half-giants to create the eneko[2][3]

Today, the ogres of Borunan are born and raised to serve their Inspired rulers, much like the local humans. Ogres are primarily miners and haulers, conditioned to eschew violence, while ogre mages are prepared from a young age to serve in Riedra's military.[3][4] A few Riedran ogres rebel, or are secretly members of the Horned Shadow, a secret organization seeking freedom for ogres from the Inspired.[5]

Ogres in Khorvaire[]

Khorvairan ogres are descendants of the Sarlonan ogres, who immigrated across the Barren Sea at some point in the distant past.[3]

Droaam has a large ogre population, and ogres fought in the armies of the Daughters of Sora Kell to help establish Droaam as a nation during the Last War.[6][7] In 987 YK, King Boranel ir'Wynarn of Breland ordered all Brelish settlers in Droaam to leave, and personally defeated an ogre champion to help Brelish refugees escape.[8] 987 is also the year ogre mercenaries for House Tharashk first saw action, paid by Aundair to fight against the Eldeen Reaches.[9]

In 998 YK, Khorvairan ogres live mostly in the southwestern portion of the continent: Breland, Droaam, Zilargo and nearby nations.[6] In Droaam, ogres serve as warriors and laborers under a number of warlords, including Drul Kantar, the Prince of Bones, and Tzaryan Rrac.[10] Many ogres outside of Droaam work for the Liondrake's Roar, a branch of House Tharashk that hires them out as mercenaries and laborers throughout Khorvaire and as far as Stormreach[11][12][13] Others serve as enforcers for Daask.[14][15]

Ogres in Xen'drik[]

Some ogres live in Stormreach.[12] A group of ogres currently dwells in a ruined giant stronghold they call Tharkgun Dhak[16]

Subraces[]

There are several different types of ogres. Traditional ogres serve as laborers in the Cogs of Sharn, Stromreach and in Riedra, and as heavy infantry in Droaam.[3][12][17]

Ogre mages, also known as oni, are more powerful, with innate magical abilities. In Sarlona, they are either on the run from Riedran authorities or are among their most dangerous servants.[3]

Half-ogres are the result of a union between an ogre and humanoids like humans, bugbears, and orcs.[18] They are mainly found in Droaam[19]

Lastly, there are the eneko, a true-breeding cross of half-giants and ogres or ogre-magi, who live mostly in Syrkarn.[4][20]

Notable Ogres[]

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References[]

  1. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014). Monster Manual (5th Edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 237. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Glenn McDonald, and Chris Sims (2007). Secrets of Sarlona. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7869-4037-0.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Glenn McDonald, and Chris Sims (2007). Secrets of Sarlona. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 111. ISBN 978-0-7869-4037-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Glenn McDonald, and Chris Sims (2007). Secrets of Sarlona. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 53. ISBN 978-0-7869-4037-0.
  5. Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Glenn McDonald, and Chris Sims (2007). Secrets of Sarlona. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7869-4037-0.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Eberron Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 164. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
  7. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
  8. James Wyatt, Wolfgang Baur, Ari Marmell (2007). The Forge of War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 0-7869-4153-7.
  9. James Wyatt, Wolfgang Baur, Ari Marmell (2007). The Forge of War. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 73. ISBN 0-7869-4153-7.
  10. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 122–123. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
  11. Keith Baker, Ari Marmell, Michelle Lyons and C.A. Suleiman (2006). Dragonmarked. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3933-8.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Keith Baker, Nicolas Logue, James "Grim" Desborough, C.A. Suleiman (2008). City of Stormreach. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-4803-5.
  13. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 231. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
  14. Keith Baker & James Wyatt (2004). Sharn: City of Towers. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 0-7869-3434-4.
  15. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
  16. David Noonan, Rich Burlew, & Frank Brunner (2005). Explorer's Handbook. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 140–141. ISBN 0-7869-3691-6.
  17. Keith Baker & James Wyatt (2004). Sharn: City of Towers. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-3434-4.
  18. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014). Monster Manual (5th Edition). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 238. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  19. James Wyatt, Keith Baker, Luke Johnson, Steven Brown (2006). Player's Guide to Eberron. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-3912-5.
  20. Keith Baker, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Glenn McDonald, and Chris Sims (2007). Secrets of Sarlona. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 978-0-7869-4037-0.
  21. Keith Baker & James Wyatt (2004). Sharn: City of Towers. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 119–120. ISBN 0-7869-3434-4.
  22. Keith Baker, Nicolas Logue, James "Grim" Desborough, C.A. Suleiman (2008). City of Stormreach. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 142–143. ISBN 0-7869-4803-5.
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