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Fire giants, called ildjotunen in their own language,[12] were master craftsmen giants that lived in volcanic and mountainous environments.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Fire giants stood around eighteen feet (five meters) tall and were dwarf-like in appearance. They tended towards orange or red hair and very dark skin. Adults weighed around 7,000 pounds (3,000 kilograms).[6]

CombatEdit

Although fire giants were immune to fire, some were particularly vulnerable to cold.[6] A fire giant's vision was well adapted to cope with the shimmering associated with high temperatures.[13]

Having had caltrops used against them one too many times, innovative fire giants developed boots made of either iron or dragonskin to protect their feet. These were typically covered in either fur or or leather in order to conceal the material from any crafty magic user that might think to use spells of cold or heat. It was rumored that some giants had become specialists in fighting with these boots.[14]

SocietyEdit

Fire giants lived in small family groups, called huslyder.[13]

They preferred to dwell in hot environments like volcanic areas, either in caverns or castles, and existed in societies often led by a king or a queen.[6]

Their clothing was usually flame-colored or black, and singed. Armor was generally made from steel. Fire Giants used magically flaming weapons whenever possible. They attacked with rocks heated in fire or lava to soften targets before engaging in melee.[6]

Fire Giants were hostage takers and often took payments from less powerful creatures in the surrounding area in exchange for not attacking them.[6]

Notable Fire GiantsEdit

  • Gommoth, a cult leader who was shunned by his fellow giants for being so minuscule.[15]
  • Zalto, the lord of the fire giants during the time of the ordning shattering.[16]

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Storm King's ThunderThe Pipes of DoomWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad MageBaldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus
Card Games
Dragonfire (Shadows Over Dragonspear Castle)
Board games
Assault of the Giants
Novels
The Titan of Twilight
Video games
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of BhaalGateway to the Savage FrontierIcewind DaleNeverwinter NightsPool of RadiancePools of DarknessSecret of the Silver Blades

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 150–151, 154. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  3. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  4. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  5. Skip Williams, Rich Redman, James Wyatt (April 2002). Deities and Demigods. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 200. ISBN 0-7869-2654-6.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 121–122. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  7. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 137. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  8. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
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  10. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  12. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  14. Paul F. Culotta (December 1998). “...The Harder They Fall”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #254 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 36–46.
  15. Cryptic Studios (June 2013). Neverwinter. Perfect World Entertainment.
  16. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 11–12. 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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