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 Ogres are humanoid mammals that stand just over ten (10) feet high with strong muscles, dense bones, and duplicated internal organs (including the heart). While they are not fast sprinters, they can walk for days uninterrupted and still have the strength of fight and hunt. Ogres are humanoid mammals that stand just over ten (10) feet high with strong muscles, dense bones, and duplicated internal organs (including the heart). While they are not fast sprinters, they can walk for days uninterrupted and still have the strength of fight and hunt.
  
-Ogres are less intelligent that average among +Ogres are less intelligent that average among sapient beings. They are fully capable of intelligent speech and basic mathematics,​ but like many races descended from their godly creations they have evolved little from their creation over the millennia.
  
 The head of an ogre bristles with hair with forward facing eyes, a prominent nasal line, and extended jawline. Their sharp teeth are made for cutting and tearing meat, and are replaced frequently by new teeth. While their vision is weaker than a [[human]], capable of seeing far fewer colors - they have superior night vision, nearly the equal of an [[elf]]. The head of an ogre bristles with hair with forward facing eyes, a prominent nasal line, and extended jawline. Their sharp teeth are made for cutting and tearing meat, and are replaced frequently by new teeth. While their vision is weaker than a [[human]], capable of seeing far fewer colors - they have superior night vision, nearly the equal of an [[elf]].
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 A significant (~10%) of all ogres are born as Ogrekin. Typically more than a thirty centimeters smaller (-1' height) and far less bulky and muscular they can nearly pass as large humans. In fact most scholars are convinced that ogrekin are a result of some ancestral mating between a human and ogre, but that has yet to be proven. A significant (~10%) of all ogres are born as Ogrekin. Typically more than a thirty centimeters smaller (-1' height) and far less bulky and muscular they can nearly pass as large humans. In fact most scholars are convinced that ogrekin are a result of some ancestral mating between a human and ogre, but that has yet to be proven.
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 +Far smarter than other ogres, ogrekin are nearly as intelligent as a [[creatures:​human]]. Many ogrekin prefer to live among human societies rather than among their own kind, typically in more remote villages and steadings. As with ogres they enjoy physical actions. Grasping, fighting, touching, wrestling, and other activities often make others uncomfortable around them. Many civilized lands do not consider throwing someone down a sign of greeting.
  
 Ogrekin are physically capable of have sex with other ogres, but are born without the ability to bear children. In effect they are mules. Ogrekin are physically capable of have sex with other ogres, but are born without the ability to bear children. In effect they are mules.
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 Ogres are an intelligent and communal race. While most of their communities do not have great libraries or enormous temples, they are capable of agriculture,​ herding, forging, mining, masonry, and lumbering. They do not live in walled encampment as the smaller races do for their are few predators willing to hunt them. Instead, they construct strong houses that are built int a circle (lager) around a central meeting place. Their requirement for meat limits them to living in areas where large animals can be hunted or herded. Ogres are an intelligent and communal race. While most of their communities do not have great libraries or enormous temples, they are capable of agriculture,​ herding, forging, mining, masonry, and lumbering. They do not live in walled encampment as the smaller races do for their are few predators willing to hunt them. Instead, they construct strong houses that are built int a circle (lager) around a central meeting place. Their requirement for meat limits them to living in areas where large animals can be hunted or herded.
  
-While some ogre communities have functional governments ​that would be recognizable to humans, most ogres live in smaller villages ruled by the strongest and most powerful. This is again a limitation of the amount of meat that an ogre must eat. Any ogre community larger than a small town would need to set aside a enormous amount of land simply to raise animals for butchering.+While some ogre communities have tribal structure ​that would be recognizable to humans, most ogres live in smaller villages ruled by the strongest and most powerful. This is again a limitation of the amount of meat that an ogre must eat. Any ogre community larger than a small town would need to set aside a enormous amount of land simply to raise animals for butchering.
  
 +In all communities of ogres physical contact is nearly constant. Anyone not willing to be touched, grappled, or wrestled will be seen as an outsider. Ogres are physical creatures and much of their social mores are derived around physical contact.
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 +==== Communities ====
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 +{{topic>​atlas?​ ogre &​simplelist}}
  
  
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 Just under ten percent (10%) of the ogre population are kuri. It is possible there are more of them that have simply lost their ogre heritage into their beast and can never return. Just under ten percent (10%) of the ogre population are kuri. It is possible there are more of them that have simply lost their ogre heritage into their beast and can never return.
  
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 +===== See Also =====
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 +  * [[lists:​Sapient Beings]]
  
  
 {{tag>​humanoid sapient}} {{tag>​humanoid sapient}}