Half-Ogre (5e Race)

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Black blood borne of filthy desire pumps through those muscled bodies.

Physical Description[edit]

Towering muscular creatures that resemble giants or deformed humans or orcs, the half-ogre is neither civilized nor savage, wandering through both worlds. Aside from the regular discrimination toward the race due to their resemblance to the menacing, violent ogres, the half-ogre, due to its non-chaotic mind, can never really be accepted alongside ogres. An outcast of both worlds, brutality and power are the only things that can describe a half-ogre. Their size towers over that of humans, and their strength comes from an uncontrolled rage within. They are the result of a copulation between a male ogre and a human or orc mother. The half-ogres are more like their mother than their father, sharing much of her appearance due to being more genetically close to her. They are normally raised by their mothers. The strength and vitality of the Ogres is not completely gone and, as such, he who lives as a Half-Ogre is constantly battling against a primal, savage rage that consumes their mind over time if not put in check. A half-ogre who wants to control his rage must always remember what made him not a complete beast in the first place and must never succumb to the primal fury inside.


For as long as ogres had walked the earth after the conception between Vaprak and Othea, they had been the lowest level of the Ordning among all giant-blooded. As such, they served the greater giants, usually that of the hill sort. Much of their activity consists of pillaging settlements and ambushing travelers. While doing this, ogres were not known to be the most civilized with prisoners. They were known to not only eat what they could put in their mouths, but also to ravish any females which fit their fancy. If they found females which struck them to be good broodmares, they would have their way with them and produce half-ogres. In a way, half-ogres were means for ogres to gain a leg up in the Ordning, as they were not pure giants and the ogres could mistreat them as they pleased.


Due to the simple fact that the half-ogres are a crossbreed between a human or orc mother and an ogre. A giant monster, they are normally not part of any of those societies. Normally, due to not being as strong as ggres, or as savage, the half-ogres do not fit in with the ogre lifestyle. Still, as a half-monster, the half-ogres are not really accepted as a regular member of society due to its appearance, temperament or pure discrimination toward them since they are not very different from the ogre. Normally, half-ogres would live an isolated life since they would not be easily accepted into any of the said societies, but maybe they could be accepted at a tribalistic power-based society like the regular orc, as the half-ogre's strength could be an advantage in that situation. Due to the fact that half-ogres are not really pure orcs, that would place them at the same level as regular half-orcs, or even lower. The path of the half-ogre is shaped purely by one's actions, and said problems can always be overcome. A half-ogre that is half orc is called an ogrillon.

Half-Ogre Names[edit]

Half-Ogres are generally raised by their human mother and normally have Orcish or human names.

Half-Ogre Traits[edit]

Unlike the already violent and destructive ogrillon, half-ogres may still retain sanity. Even though Ogres are savage, dumb creatures, their half-ogre children may not be like their ogre father. Half-ogres, pretty much like half-orcs, are normally seen as no different from their ogre ancestors, but it's all in the individual's power to not follow that path even though the bloodlust is still in their veins.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Half-ogres tend to live less than humans but they also mature early on. Around 14 years, a half-ogre is considered an adult, while they may live up to 70, but even that is pretty rare.
Alignment. Half-Ogres have the power to choose to follow any alignment, even if most tend to violence and chaos.
Size. Half-Ogres can grow really large and tall, being between 7’2” and 8’0” tall and weighing up to 450 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Ogreish Weapons. You are proficient with greataxes, warhammers, and mauls.
Relentless Power. Nothing can stop your immense strength. When you roll a critical hit with a melee weapon, you can roll one of the weapon dice again and add it to the total.
Unstoppable Destruction. Your size and strength are unmatched. If you hit an enemy with an attack with a two-handed melee weapon, you can use your bonus action to make another attack against one other adjacent enemy within 5 feet of you. You must finish a short or long rest before using this trait again.
Frightful Appearance. Due to your horrendous appearance, you would put the braves to run. You are proficient in the Intimidation skill.
Languages. You can speak, read and write, Common and Giant.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

7′ 0″ +2d6 330 lb. × (10) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

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