Troopmarshal Olori Ogun
Troopmarshal Olori Ogun
I can think of no greater honor than to follow the storied archon into battle.
After Awakening, Olori Ogun served Palawa Joko faithfully as a troopmarshal in charge of the Kingdom of Elona's infantry who also oversaw the training of newly Awakened recruits. The arrival of the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik and its Branded horde and the invasion of the fallen god Balthazar's Forged army in 1330 AE depleted the numbers of the Awakened army who were waiting for Joko to return and issue orders to them.
The Pact Commander and members of Dragon's Watch, disguised as Archon Iberu and Awakened via a mesmer spell, arrived at the troopmarshal's camp to convince him to lend his infantry to thwart Balthazar's advance. Ogun had received news of the archon's plans from Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo in advance and was willing to lend his forces to the cause. However, he pointed out that out that his newly Awakened troops were not combat ready yet, and so he could not leave his post for fear that the Forged base nearby would overrun and disrupt the supply lines he had been ordered to defend.
To aid the troopmarshal, the disguised Commander assaulted the Forged base in the Foundry with a small squad of Awakened troops and destroyed the portal within that Balthazar had been using to send in Forged reinforcements. After the Forged threat had been neutralized, Ogun honored the deal and pledged his infantry to the archon for the defense of Kodash Bazaar where Balthazar's army was headed to confront Kralkatorrik.
Ogun met with Beastmarshal Oluwa Eranko and Wurmmarshal Osa Ekolo at the western gate of Kodash. The marshals dispatched soldiers to the other three gates as well, but chose to remain in their present location themselves to wait for the archon. The Commander, still under disguise, went to the marshals and issued orders to them. Ogun's troops were instructed to disrupt Forged infantry.
Balthazar arrived soon after with his army headed by a giant machine called the Warbeast. The marshals faced the Forged in combat, each one commanding their forces valiantly. However, they were unable to stop the Warbeast and some of its escorts from invading Kodash, forcing the Commander to give chase to the war machine before it could kill Kralkatorrik.
After Balthazar had been slain and the Battle of Kodash Bazaar had ended in the Awakened army's favor, news eventually spread about the disguised archon's real identity being the Pact Commander. Despite realizing that they had been tricked by an outlander, the marshals decided to wait for Joko's return and oblige should he demand retribution for the Commander's actions.
Palawa Joko returned after Balthazar's demise and planned to unleash an improved Scarab Plague on Central Tyria to have his revenge on the Pact Commander for leaving him behind in the Domain of the Lost. The lich king bred scarabs in the Domain of Kourna and ordered Olori Ogun to travel to Gandara, the Moon Fortress along with Beastmarshal Oluwa Eranko and prepare their cavalry and infantry to face the eventual invasion of the Pact Commander's allied forces who would be trying to stop the release of the improved plague. Ogun remained unaware of the Commander's presence in the area, however, when the Commander used Blish's technology to stay unseen during the allied forces' scouting of the outskirts of Gandara in 1331 AE.
By the time the Commander's allies assaulted Gandara, Ogun did not lead the defense outside. Instead he had been subjected to a dose of ley energy which turned him more aggressive and unstable. Ogun roamed the Eastern Front, still issuing orders to nearby troops and assaulting anyone who came nearby, and the Order of Shadows placed a bounty on his head. Ogun ultimately came to blows with bounty hunters and was felled. He was succeeded as troopmarshal by his second-in-command Pelu Egan.
- Defeat the Legendary bounty (80) [Group Event]
- Summons Troops
- Rallies Subordinates
- Any 3 of the effects granted by Unstable Magic Abilities
- Command Presence - The troopmarshal's presence grants increased damage, endurance, and defiance to allies within a range of 500.
- Stolen skills
- In the Yoruba language "olori" means "leader" and "ogun" means "soldier", which corresponds with his role. The other two Awakened marshals also have names that translate from Yoruba related to their roles.