Ogres are the largest and strongest of the Known Races. A full-grown ogre of either gender can stand three meters tall, and ogre males in particular are muscle-bound to a degree that well outpaces any of the other spacefaring races. Ogrespace stands mostly between the dwarven and gnomish realms and Benevolence space, and it is widely believed that part of the reason the Benevolence have not made a harder push into the territory of the other races is that they are not especially eager to begin a war with the ogres. Ogrish society is the most patriarchical of the Known Races as well, and male ogres tend to occupy most positions of power and make most of the decisions.
Some additional details about ogrish society appear in The Sanctum of the Sphere.