Ogre Union

Toomrur mobilizing for war
CategoryEmpires
WorldBal-Kriav
RegionGrashakh, Miradelgûn
GovernmentDictatorship
CapitalBughor
Population
Races
Goblin40%
Toomrur35%
Hobgoblin15%
Dark Woad3%
War Troll.5%
other6.5%
Alignmentchaotic evil
DeityGraz'zt
EnemiesCrimson Eye, Inc., Orchish Empire, Rethmorg
RulersMordkon, Torfillifus
Established19 Brightstar 1802
Maps
ThingrornGunaegail

The Ogre Union is an empire formed from numerous humanoid tribes spread across eastern Grashakh and Miradelgûn. Its two main holdings are Gúra and Bughor, the latter the empire's capital. Both of these cities were founded in the Horgon Era by Ogre Lords. They battled the multitude of humanoid tribes around them, and when those were pacified, they turned on each other. Both Gúra and Bughor, and many smaller places, changed hands dozens of times, suffered destruction and abandonment, then occupied and rebuilt. Often considered cursed for the number of battles fought in and around them, the Toomrur always returned to them. They were sacred places that put their people back on the map after being driven out of the Aerie of Dragons by the Zeymah'kein.

In the early 1500s, the Toomrur and other humanoids of eastern Thingrorn were faced with near subjugation by the Orchish Empire. In the First Ogre War, the city-states Dumugon and Khatúlg united against the Orchish Empire. The conflict ended in a stalemate with the Orchish Empire moving back to their borders west of the mighty Dargirth River.

The period that followed the First Ogre War was one of instability and internal feuding between rival ogre-magi sects, feuds between city-state and satraps, and the rivalries between the Ogre Lords. All of these conflicts, over nearly a century, became known as the Satrap Wars. Often funded by the Orchish Empire, they proved a considerable drain to those of fighting age and the area's economy.

In 1802, Mordkon and his close ally, the dracolich Torfillifus, filled Thingrorn's power vacuum. This pair crushed internal opposition and all those who failed recognize them as the region's new masters. On 19 Brightstar, they united the hordes and holds from Gúra to Bughor, becoming the Ogre Union. The naming caused a bit of stir, for the goblins outnumbers the ogres, so they agreed on the new name as long as it was called the Ogre Union instead of the Toomrur Union. It did not go well with the Toomrur. They were convinced by Mordkon to give up something. Those that decided to cause trouble had a meeting with Torfillifus; which usually ended in their demise.

In 1804, in the Crimson Offensive, the Ogre Union went to war with Crimson Eye, Inc.; a private company backed by the Orchish Empire. Defeated, the Ogre Union lost the city Norgtrum.

Probably the greatest conflict for the Ogre Union was an internal, religious crusade between fiend worshipers and the entrenched priesthood of Vaprak. Since the Horgon Era, Vaprak had been the Toomrur's main deity. If you were Toomrur, and didn't worship him, you were seen as a trouble-maker. In the Third Epoch, the dictator Mordkon forced the people to turn to the ways of the demon lord Graz'zt. This led to the Dark Prince Civil War (1818 - 1821) and by war's end, an end of the region's Church of Vaprak and the birth of demoniac worship under Graz'zt.

The main export of the Ogre Union is salt. They control the largest salt deposit on Brucrumus, an area called Zakthol. The Ogre Union has a number of voidships, built from technologies purchased from the Khazarkar Empire.

The Ogre Union joined the Chaos War when the Sekbire Pact attacked them from the territories of the Tormoran Federation. In the Lich Front, the Ogre Union lost Khatúlg, Gothmak, and all territory west of Thingrorn's river Viiz Bo.

Holdings
Civilization Tree
Bughor
Gúra
Khatúlg
Norgtrum
Ogre Union