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Even while slightly hunched over, the large ogre is taller than any giantman. Heavily muscled, his long arms hang nearly to the ground, ending in massive hands that easily crush anything unlucky enough to be in their grasp. The large ogre squints, as if barely able to see through his long, matted hair or extremely puzzled by the world around him. When standing downwind of this creature, it is evident that a bath is long overdue.
The large ogres in the Cairnfang Forest are the easiest to hunt for most professions because they wear no armor. Polearm users will want to pick up a naginata to use against them if they don't use one already since their lack of armor makes most other pole arms hard to hit with.
The large ogres located in the Foggy Valley can be quite easy for pole-arm and two-handed weapon users. They wear double chain armor, which both of those types of weapons hit quite hard against. Although, be forewarned, the greater spiders, darkwoodes, and forest ogres that wander the area too can be quite a danger or nuisance.
>A large ogre rushes towards you!
[SMR result: 180 (Open d100: 159)]
Your size considerably hinders your defense!
A large ogre hurls himself at you and connects!
A large ogre pins you to the ground and quickly jumps to his feet!
Roundtime: 17 sec.>
Sheathing and Unsheathing Weapons
Large ogres have the ability to sheathe and unsheathe their primary weapon. With the weapon sheathed they will attack targets with either a claw or closed fist. Formerly, they would often drop their primary weapon to initiate these secondary attack types. Sheathing or unsheathing and attacking is performed as one action.
>A large ogre swings a flail at you!
By amazing chance, you evade the attack!
>A large ogre sheathes a flail.
A large ogre claws at you!
You move at the last moment to evade the attack!
>A large ogre sheathes a twohanded sword.
A large ogre swings a closed fist at you!
You skillfully dodge the attack!
>A large ogre unsheathes a twohanded sword!
A large ogre swings a twohanded sword at you!
AS: +148 vs DS: +548 with AvD: +42 + d100 roll: +73 = -285
A clean miss.
Bringing a disk out to the Foggy Valley to hunt the ogres and filling it with their double chain can be good additional profit when sold to the pawnshop in Solhaven.