Firebelly

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A Firebelly

A Firebelly is a Ogre priest of the Fire Mouth. [2b]

While the Great Maw might be the most important Ogre deity, it is not the only one. Another powerful deity is the so-called Fire Mouth, who is served by priests known as Firebellies. The Fire Mouth itself is a largest volcano in the Mountains of Mourn which lights up the skies of the Ogre Kingdoms with its erruptions and is thought to be the child of the Great maw and the sun. [2a][2b]

A few Firebellies stay at the volcano but most travel alone through the Ogre Kingdoms, joining tribes to spread their creed, tales and are always welcomed by their kinfolk who also marvel at their ability to create fire and bleed magma. [2b]

Firebellies

These individuals are as unstable as fire itself; at times they are as lively and joyous as a welcome hearth, but they might just as well reflect the devastating nature of a bushfire. [2b]

Flame Trial

To become a Firebelly, an ogre must undergoe the Flame Trial. First they will devour a cauldron of devilpepper and flametoad curry, then they will catch a firebeetle and eat it in a single sitting. Lastly they must drink lava from the Fire Mouth itself, lowered in chains into the volcano, their eyes boiling and their hair burnt from the bellies. Only those with the favour of the Fire Mouth can survive such a initiation. [2b]

Magic

Their kinship with fire does not stop at their mood. Every one of them can easily manipulate the Winds of Magic into crisp fireballs or clouds of roaring flames, causing great damage to the enemies of the Ogre-kin (or enemies of their employers). While the Bright Wizards of the Empire might match their abilities, they certainly cannot rival the sheer combat ferocity of a Firebelly, who, like any Ogre, can bash up plenty of enemies while their blows merely scratch his tattooed body. While numbers generally mean safety and victory, this is certainly not the case with the Firebelly. True to its name, it is able to exhale a cloud of ferocious flame, turning entire formations into heaps of charred bones.

Weapons and Equipment

  • 8th Edition: Flaming Hand Weapon. May have Additional Hand Weapon, Great weapon, Ironfist. May have Magic Items. [2c]

Miniatures

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Ogre Kingdoms
Units Butcher - Firebelly - Gnoblar Fighter - Gnoblar Scraplauncher - Gnoblar Trapper - Gorger - Ironblaster - Irongut - Leadbelcher - Maneater - Mournfang Cavalry - Ogre Bruiser - Ogre Bull - Ogre Hunter - Ogre Tyrant - Sabretusk - Slaughtermaster - Slavegiant - Stonehorn - Thundertusk - Yhetee
Characters Argut Skullcrusher - Bashar Zog - Bhograt Seven-bellies - Bragg the Gutsman - Braugh Slavelord - Golgfag - Golthog - Groth Onefinger - Greasus Goldtooth - Hrothyogg - Jarmoosh - Jhared - Karaka Breakmountain - Katerina de Hansebourg - Skrag the Slaughterer - Ugrik
Tribes Angry Fist Tribe - Blood Guzzlers Tribe - Crossed Clubs Tribe - Eyebiter Tribe - Feastmaster Tribe - Goldtooth Tribe - Great Tribe of Ghuth Spawnchomper - Ironskin Tribe - Lazargh Tribe - Mountaineater Tribe - Red Fist Tribe - Rock Skulls Tribe - Sons of the Mountain Tribe - Thunderguts Tribe - Tribe of Shrewd Fulg
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