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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.[2]


They tended to be lazy and brutish, preferring to rely on ambush and overwhelming numbers in battle. Ogres often worked as mercenaries, hoping for easy plunder.[2]

Some ogres enjoyed the taste of raw dwarf flesh.[6]


Ogres spoke Jogishk, a patois of the Giant or Jotun tongue.[2][4]


According to legend, the ogre race was formed when Othea, wife of the titan Annam All-Father, had an affair with Vaprak.[7]

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Ogres overwhelm Priam Agrivar, Vajra Valmeyjar, Onyx the Invincible, and Timoth Eyesbright.

In 1357 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.[6]


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.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 237–238. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 198–200. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas M. Costa. "Speaking in Tongues." Dragon Magazine Annual 1999. Page 29. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Michael Fleisher (March 1989). “Sorcerer's Moon”. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #4 (DC Comics).
  7. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  8. 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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