(giant, native, oni, shapechanger)
|Images of ogre mages|
Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 221
The ogre mage is the most common sort of oni—a fiendish spirit cloaked in living flesh, manifested in the form of an ogre. Ogre mages are often found as leaders of ogre tribes, while others become lone marauders who hold whole villages as hostages, demanding regular tributes in the form of gold, food, or maidens.
Ogre mages, as the name implies, closely resemble ogres, but of a more noble and intelligent mien. They possess jagged tusks and gleaming eyes. An ogre mage typically wears beautiful, ornate armor.
Like all oni, ogre mages have the powers of regeneration and shapeshifting. As befits their name, they also have a suite of magical abilities. Despite their lack of wings, ogre mages can fly unaided.
Ogre mages originated in Tian Xia, but have also become common in the Inner Sea region, where they are the best-known race of oni. The lusts of ogre mages are responsible for small pockets of oni-spawn tieflings in both the Hold of Belkzen and Cheliax where they have historically served as mercenaries.
- Paizo consistently uses ogre mages as the plural for this oni rather than ogre magi.
- Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary (First Edition), p. 221. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
- Mike Shel. (2011). Ecology of the Oni. The Brinewall Legacy, p. 73. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-361-3
- Hal Maclean and Colin McComb. (2012). Blood of Fiends, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-423-8