Large bipedal creatures not popular for their looks. They are mainly used in armies employed by Praes as heavy infantry. Their size and strength makes them crucial for breaking shield walls as well as sustaining damage while defending mages who launch strikes against opposition. Despite their immense muscle they do tire and can be overrun by infantry. Their immense size also makes them a target. Low birth rates mean that they have begun to suffer serious population decline, as well as health issues due to unavoidable inbreeding.
They are not native to Calernia, having been brought by the Miezans centuries ago. Despite popular belief the ogres do posses a religion they mostly pray to death as it is the only thing certain for their kind. Hune has also exhibited a limited amount of sorcery in praising of their god, by dissolving a piece of bread. Ogres are forcibly conscripted by the empire into service. Each year a set of tributes are chosen by the ogre tribes and sent to the War College . Whereas for goblins this is an honor and a chance to move up in the world, ogres see this as a duty and a death sentence. Despite this forced enlistments ogres understand that it is their lot in life to die and that their current status is only thanks to the empire having a use for them. Thus, they are proud to serve and die for their empire to protect their people from enslavement.
No Names have been seen, but early on in book one it was mentioned that Ogres have taken on Roles in the past, indicating that while rare, Ogres in Praes do receive names.