The Battering Ram is an enemy who climbs the arboreal boughs of Ilan, one of several giant trees rumored to be the original Syntax Tree.
He comes from the אול shoresh root, which deals with rams, trees, strength and foolishness. This spontaneous beast wanders aimlessly in the forest he worships. And his herculean strength lugs a giant oak log with a horned idol at the end. But woe to any intruder directly in front! His grand slam can send almost any target flying.
Look forward to fighting the Battering Ram in the months ahead in the “Milhamah: Fighting Words” RPG and video game!
Size: Medium Type: Beast DOM:3D VIG:3D GRA: 1D CRE: 2D WIS: 1D PEA: 1D BLE:1D Equipment: Oak Battering Ram (Weapon) DOM +2D Abilities: Strong in front, Congealed stupidity
When most people think of fantasy worlds, ogres tend to come up. The “Milhamah” universe has its own set of beasts and monsters that inhabit it, including the oger. But an oger is a bit different from the average porcine giant…
Ogers are basically large piggy bank hamsters, or coin-eating “hammy” banks. In the upcoming Milhamah Issue #3, Ogers appropriately live in the underground Oger Reservoir, a lake filled with treasures and scrap that the Holy Tongue Society has obtained in war.
Under Arigah’s authority, the oger hamsters help organize the war booty by either eating it or sticking it into their backs. When they are ready to deposit it, they spit out their contents. Piggish manners, but what can you do?
So why do ogers like to eat and store up money? Well, they are based on the shoresh root אגר, which deals with hoarding and wages. “Oger” literally means “hamster” in Hebrew, and the root also connects to “agorah,” which is 1/100 of a shekel. That is why an oger’s fur has a print that resembles the Israeli new shekel sign, similar to a dollar sign.
Ogers are typically friendly with people, and they aren’t the only creature to dwell among the Holy Tongue Society. Look forward to a bigger bestiary to come!
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