Pronunciation: OH-gehr

A natural nonhuman sentient race. They do not have a country, but instead live in steddings. They are humanoid, standing about ten feet tall. They have long tufted ears and broad, vaguely snout-like noses. The life span of an Ogier is at least three or four times that of a human.

See also: the Ways

Named Ogier#

Interesting aside - There is an Ogier Street in Charleston, South Carolina, Robert Jordan's home!

References(Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In the Guide
    1. Glimmers Q&A - Ogier cannot become linked to wolves as Wolfbrothers.
    2. Tor Website Q&A - There are many more stedding in Seanchan than there are in the Westlands. Thus the Gardeners do not suffer from the Longing.
  2. In New Spring
    1. NS,Ch4 - Much of Tar Valon is Ogier built.
  3. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch4 - Thom offers to tell stories of Ogier. The Emond's Field folk do not believe they are real.
    2. TEotW,Ch9 - Moiraine refers to Ogier as stonemasons.
    3. TEotW,Ch29 - Perrin, Egwene and Elyas Machera camp in an abandoned stedding.
    4. TEotW,Ch35 - Ogier built the Caemlyn Royal Palace and much of the Inner City.
    5. TEotW,Ch36 - Ogier rarely leave their stedding any more since the Ways began to go bad.
    6. TEotW,Ch42 - TuathaAn are very interested in Ogier Treesongs. Loial tried to teach them to TuathaAn but the trees would not listen to men.
    7. TEotW,Ch45 - The Ogier language is highly inflected sounding almost like very low bird song.
    8. TEotW,Ch48 - Male Ogier have a strip of hair up the middle of their chest as thick as fur.
  4. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch25 - There were other Ogier in Cairhien when Loial was there before.
    2. TGH,Ch26 - Loial is reluctant to venture out in Cairhien because there are other Ogier in the city.
    3. TGH,Ch33 - Loial finds out that the Ogier he was worried about all left Cairhien because Galldrian stopped paying them.
    4. TGH,Ch35 - In the Age of Legends Ogier could travel freely, but after the Breaking the stedding were lost. Ogier who could not find a stedding developed the Longing. They eventually grew ill and died. Ogier are still bound to the stedding.
    5. TGH,Ch38 - The Ogier grove in Tar Valon is one of the few that still exists.
  5. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Prologue - The Ogier have called meetings between the stedding.
    2. TDR,Ch6 - Min never has viewings of Ogier, only of humans.
    3. TDR,Ch11 - The Ogier stonemasons consider Tar Valon their finest work.
    4. TDR,Ch42 - The Ogier masons left Illian during the winter even though their work was not done.
    5. TDR,Ch50 - Moiraine asks Loial about Be'lal because the Ogier have long memories and are scholars.
  6. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch14 - An Ogier's oath is absolutely unbreakable.
    2. TSR,Ch16 - Faile tricks Loial into swearing an oath to take her through the Ways, forcing him to lead her, rather than Perrin, to the Manetheren Waygate.
    3. TSR,Ch18 - The Ogier grove near Tear is now just pastureland.
    4. TSR,Ch23 - Ogier stedding cannot be entered in Tel'aran'rhiod.
    5. TSR,Ch25 - Comran was the first Aiel to discover Ogier stedding in the Dragonwall and begin trading with them.
    6. TSR,Ch25 - Garam tells Rhodric and Jeordam that he has heard the Aes Sedai hired Ogier stonemasons to build them a great city. His father plans to build a great city as well.
    7. TSR,Ch26 - Jonai and Adan meet a band of Ogier. They are suffering from the Longing because they cannot find a stedding.
    8. TSR,Ch26 - In the Age of Legends, Ogier and Aiel sang while Nym danced to promote growth and health in the fields.
  7. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch7 - Rand arranges to have Ogier masons from a nearby stedding assist in rebuilding Rhuidean.
    2. TFoH,Ch52 - There are Ogier from Stedding Tsofu in Cairhien offering stonemason work.
  8. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Ch9 - Balwer reports to Pedron Niall that there are meetings going on between the Ogier stedding.
    2. LoC,Ch20 - The Ogier know of several stedding such as the one by Artur Hawkwing's monument that have never been repopulated. They are too near the lands of men.
    3. LoC,Ch45 - Loial grows tired on the journey from the Two Rivers to Caemlyn so he takes a side trip to an abandoned stedding that Perrin recommends to rest up.
    4. LoC,Ch49 - In Ogier culture it is considered very rude for a man not to do what his wife says.
    5. LoC,Ch54 - Mentioning someone's ears is considered coarse among the Ogier.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch14 - In Seanchan (People), Ogier serve as soldiers and are called Gardeners.
    2. WH,Ch18 - The Ogier Gardeners in Ebou Dar are so fearsome that no one even thinks of questioning them.
    3. WH,Ch23 - The guardian in Far Madding completely cuts off channelers from the True Source much like an Ogier stedding.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch24 - Loial is pleased that Lord Algarin has six Ogier rooms in his manor house.
    2. CoT,Ch24 - Loial reports to Rand that he and Karldin Manfor visited all the stedding except Stedding Shangtai. All except the ones in the Borderlands and the Shadow Coast agreed to post guards at the Waygates.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Ch19 - Ogier cannot see the human ghosts that have appeared. There are no Ogier ghosts walking.
    2. KoD,Ch19 - The Ogier are holding a Great Stump at Stedding Shangtai discussing whether or not to open the Book of Translation.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch10 - Rodel Ituralde shelters his army in an abandoned stedding to neutralize the Seanchan (People) damane.
    2. TGS,Ch19 - Six Ogier Gardeners as well as two dozen Deathwatch Guard stand ready when Tuon holds audience in the Tarasin Palace after her return.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Prologue - Ogier dead begin to appear around the stedding.