Feast and Fortune
Masters of the great plains and mountains of Augea, ogres are among the toughest of all creatures. Famed for their appetites and their brutality alike, the tribes are feared around the world. Do not anger them, for their fury is legendary - and only a fool would stand before the earth-shaking footfall of the Ogre Khans!
Steppe ogres and mountain ogres have developed two quite different cultures. Both are rich and ancient, and can be reasoned with - provided you respect their traditions, and lay on a sufficient banquet. In the days of the greatest Khan of Khans, ogres walked as masters of the great nation of Tsuandan, or so their campfire lore speaks. Today, their reach encompasses the Silk Road, giving access to the wares and riches of many nations. Trading caravans often employ tribes of ogres for protection, often against their own kin. These mercenaries can be as treacherous as they are hungry, for they have come to respect the power of coin, at least so far as outsiders are concerned.
This army uses units loaded with mighty characters and many hard hitting monsters supported by magic and shooting units. There is also a playstyle featuring many small units overloading the opponent with threats and targets.
Lore of Ogre Khans
Ogres and the Trade Routes East
The Steel Road is an endeavour of titanic proportions, and it is believed to have been prompted by centuries of bitter clashes between ogre caravans crossing the Blasted Plain and Infernal legions seeking to secure trade routes. However, the dwarves of that region have ever been secretive with their intentions, and who can say if their true purpose is so simple. After all, Infernal ambitions have changed the world once before.
Where is the domain of the Ogre Khans? Can they be found in other regions? The Ogre Khans control large swathes of Augea, in and around the Sky Mountains. The Silk Road passes through much of their territory, allowing for trade between Tsuandan and Vetian nations. However, like all peoples, Ogres can be found beyond this one location. Ogres often find work as mercenaries. Contingents can be found fighting for all manner of employers, where the deal is right. They also hold outposts around the Sea of Gods, to facilitate the caravans trekking the long Silk Road and arriving in Avras or other Vetian cities.
You will find here the lore that has currently been released. More lore will be released in the future, and will subsequently be added to this section.