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Fomorians were a race of giants.[6]

They were hideously deformed and misshapen, but the random positioning of their sense organs gave them keen perception. Fomorians had no loyalty beyond those they feared and they seek the enslavement of all creatures, particularly fey.[citation needed]

SocietyEdit

The fomorians, along with their cyclops servants, were the Feydark's greatest organized threat to the eladrin of the Feywild.[7]

Harrowhame, Mag Tureah, and Vor Thomil were the three largest domains ruled by ruthless giants.[8] Harrowhame, known for its slave trade, was ruled by King Bronnor who often contracted with the lycanthropes of nearby Brokenstone Vale.[9] King Thrumbolg, the First Lord, reigned supreme over the largest fomorian kingdom, Mag Tureah, which was riddled with myriad portals to other planes.[10] The mad Queen Connomae ruled Vor Thomil.[11]

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A fomorian in armor battling an adventurer.

Most fomorians believed that the prophesied king of giants would be born as a fomorian and would not realize his destiny at first, but when he did, he would be transformed into a giant larger than any titan, and subsequently transform the entire fomorian race also.[12]

AbilitiesEdit

Fomorians primarily inhabited the Feydark, the Underdark's counterpart in the plane of the Feywild, but could easily enter the Prime Material Plane through portals, crossings, and their own ritual magic. In their native plane, fomorians' magical power was so monstrous it caused them endless pain, which slowly drove them insane.[13]

The fomorians' deformities prevented them from throwing boulders the way other giants did; however, they still wielded mighty weapons, usually greatclubs, and they wielded advanced arcane spells.[14]

Fomorians had a magical attack called an "evil eye", and the additional ability to deal a "curse of the evil eye" on an enemy.[6]

HistoryEdit

Fomorians' greed drove them in a quest to acquire all the magic of the Feywild. The other fey united in defense and defeated the fomorians.[6]

Early on, fomorians were a hideously ugly and grossly deformed type of giant-kin, created when the giant deity Annam All-Father's wife, Othea, had an affair with Ulutiu. Males were approximately 13.5 feet (4.1 meters) tall and weighed about 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) while females stood about 13 feet (3.96 meters) tall and weighed 660 pounds (300 kilograms).[15]

Fomorians primarily worshiped the god Karontor and often performed manual labor for frost giants, hill giants, and ogres (especially in the Ice Spires) in exchange for food and lodging of poor quality. Due to their physical appearance, fomorians were only tolerated by these societies.[16] Otherwise, fomorians were usually found in caves, abandoned mine shafts, or like areas, decorated by the half-eaten remains of their last meal, with the strongest fomorian ruling over the rest, and females and children treated no better than slaves. Captives were usually tortured for their captors' amusement, then eaten.[citation needed]

AppendixEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 110. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 105. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
  4. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 139. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 68. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 136. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  7. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  8. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 16. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  9. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 155. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  10. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  11. Rodney Thompson, Claudio Pozas, Steve Townshend (2011). Heroes of the Feywild. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 157. ISBN 978-0786958368.
  12. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  13. Richard Baker, John Rogers, Robert J. Schwalb, James Wyatt (December 2008). Manual of the Planes 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 39. ISBN 978-0-7869-5002-7.
  14. Rob Heinsoo, Stephen Schubert (May 19, 2009). Monster Manual 2 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 112–115. ISBN 0786995101.
  15. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  16. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.

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