10. IX - Dragon Ogres
46th Aprarl 3782, 9th Eon
With the bestial tribes in the mountains and caves of the North East.
Dragon ogres can grow to gargantuan sizes. The average height is roughly fifteen feet tall, but the older and more powerful dragon ogres can be a humongous thirty five feet in height.
The dragon ogres are a strange species of beast. There is something strangely magical about them, which I suspect comes from their dragon side of their existence. But like their other bestial allies, they crave for conflict. Fortunately, they do not come in mass numbers, but this does not make them any less of a threat. It takes a lot to bring one down, and when clad in thick armour, there is no stopping its destructive path of ruination.
What is most odd about these creatures is their attachment to the power of thunder. Whilst they more than happily gorge on the flesh of their enemies, dragon ogres gain their energy but standing atop the highest peaks of the mountains, and being struck by torrents of lightning. It feeds them like a hot meal would satisfy you and I. But it also empowers them. Before battle, dragon ogres can be seen standing atop the mountains, their echoing roars of might being heard for miles around. And when in the midst of battle, their powers of thunder can evaporate their opponents with ease.
The larger dragon ogres are known as the Shaggoths. Shaggoths are the oldest, most powerful and somewhat more skilled compared to their other brethren. They wield mighty axes and hammers that seem to have the ability to embellish the force of lightning, along with its wielder. Shaggoths can be thousands of years old, as the only time a dragon ogre can be killed if it died in battle. No disease, nor age can kill it.
But... there is a sad side to them. The dragon ogres were once almost extinct, completely wiped off of the face of the earth. Until the bestial tribes swore to them they would be protected and safe if they served under the minotaur chieftains. Whilst the dragon ogres do love to annihilate, they also dream of a time when their bonds with the minotaurs will be cut, and the race can once again live in peace.
There is no sign of a subspecies of dragon ogre, but they were probably lost long ago.
Head Professor of Mythology and Cryptozoology at the University of Adrastia