Known for their low intelligence and fancy for caterpillar tea, Ogres are the gentle giants of the eastern wetlands.
Created two-hundred years before the War of the Gods, the ogres are the offsprings of the Forest Giants of the East and Lokkus, the River God.
While swimming in the river that flowed through the wetlands of the east, Lokkus came across a clan of female Forest Giants. The god was immediately besotted by their dark green skin and thick figures. He desired nothing more than to be with these beautiful giants and asked for all of their hands in marriage, which the Forest Giants happily accepted.
Within a decade, the eastern wetlands were filled with little ogre children.
Due to their Forest Giant ancestors, ogres are taller than the average man and can average at eight feet tall, though many have been known to reach nine feet. Female ogres are usually a foot taller than their male counterparts, however, their head and feet are smaller than the males.
An ogre’s skin is a wide range of greenish hues. While some ogres can have very dark, almost evergreen skin, other ogre’s can have very light, almost mint green skin tones. An ogre’s skin tone is a good indicator of where an ogre was raised during their childhood: ogres who were raised by the rivers of the wetlands have a lighter green skin tone, while ogres who were raised in the thicker, more northern, marshes have a darker skin tone.
Though incredibly strong, ogres have a lot of fat on them and carry most of that fat on their bellies.
During an ogre’s first 5 years of life, their diet mainly consists of their mother’s milk, tadpoles, larvas, and crayfish. When they gain their teeth at the age of 5-6, an ogre will begin to incorporate alligator and catfish, along with mammals, such as beavers, capybara, and bears. While their diets mainly
While their diets mainly consist of uncooked meat, ogres have been known to cook up a good snaked stew and roasted muskrat.
A favorite of the ogres is caterpillar tea, which is made by boiling caterpillars in water and mashing up the bugs to create a thicker texture. Sometimes swamp flowers are adding to gain an extra touch of sweetness.
Despite their giant size and incredible strength, ogres are known for their gentle natures and almost childlike innocence. They love to make friends and desire companionship, which is evident by their large clans that consist of, on average, 30 to 40 ogres.
Unfortunately, despite being gentle giants and friendly to strangers, ogres are feared by the original beings and, because of this, are outcasted and chased away by angry mobs when they get too close to villages.
An ogre is as gentle as they are dumb.
In The Books
- The Girl with the Sun-Kissed Hair (Book #1)
Ogres are first mentioned in the book with the introduction of Foresto, an orphaned ogre that lives in the tunnels of the Silverstone Castle. Though not confirmed, it is speculated that Foresto’s parents and clan were killed by Lord Diagon’s army during the Purge of 7008 AS, which led to the slaughter of all ogres in the Kingdom of Vahalia.
About a few yards behind the small family – just pass the tree line of the surrounding forest – is Foresto, who she had quickly learned is never too far away from the youngest Marlowe.
And at eight feet and three hundred pounds of pure muscle wrapped in dark green skin, Emily finds herself feeling grateful towards the gentle ogre, knowing that he’ll protect Asger if the boy should ever need it.
Why isn’t Foresto standing with them? she wonders. But at the sight of the steaming cup in the ogre’s hand, she realizes why. Must be caterpillar tea. Mathilda said ogres love that. She also said that it smells like death on a hot summer day.