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Cloud giants, called Skyejotunen in their own language,[7] were a race of giants who preferred living among the clouds.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Cloud giants' skin ranged in color from milky white to light sky blue. Their hair was silvery white or brass, and their eyes were iridescent blue. Adult males were about 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall and weighed about 5,000 pounds (2,300 kilograms). Cloud giants preferred to wear fine clothing and jewelry.[3]

Cloud giants had vision that extended into the infrared, (although this was not infravision,) which allowed them to see particularly well through fog and cloud. They also had an excellent sense of smell.[8] They spoke Jotunskye and Jotun.[9]

AbilitiesEdit

Cloud giants all possessed some control over their namesake, being able to summon forth a cloud of fog and mist at will.[3]

Cloud giants were known to innately have a high affinity for runecasting as well as traditional sorcery.[10]

SocietyEdit

These giants preferred to live in the tallest mountains or even higher if possible. Those with magical talents often create floating castles or cities[citation needed] in which to dwell, held aloft in the sky atop a mass of clouds.[3]

Cloud giants often kept dire lions as pets or guardians.[3]

Many have been known to hunt for wild game, such as elk.[11]

ReligionEdit

Cloud giants were generally known to worship Stronmaus, though many were patrons of the giant goddess Iallanis.[12] Those that typically had evil tendencies were known to worship Memnor.[13]

Notable cloud giantsEdit

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Hoard of the Dragon QueenPrinces of the ApocalypseStorm King's Thunder
Board Games
Assault of the Giants
Card Games
AD&D Trading Cards
Novels
Death MasksThe Titan of Twilight
Video Games
Pools of DarknessSecret of the Silver BladesTreasures of the Savage Frontier

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 120–121. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  4. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  6. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 153. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  7. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  8. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  9. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  10. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 59, 70. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  11. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (September 1994). “Cormanthor”. In Karen S. Boomgarden ed. Elminster's Ecologies (TSR, Inc), pp. 24–25. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  12. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 48, 52. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  13. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 53. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  14. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 33–34. ISBN 978-0786966004.

ConnectionsEdit

True Giants
Cloud EttinFire (Fire titan )FogFrostHill (Earth titanMouth of Grolantor)MountainStoneStorm (Storm titan)Titan

True Giant Offshoots
AshCraa'ghoranMaurPhaerlin
Giant-Kin
Cyclops (Cyclopskin)FirbolgFomorianOgre (Oni)VerbeegVoadkyn
Zakharan Giants
DesertIslandJungleOgre giantReef

Other Giants
EldritchDeathSandTroll
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