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Hill giants were giants of low intelligence that lived in hilly areas. They spoke Jotunhaug and Jotun.[10]

DescriptionEdit

Hill giants were short and stocky in comparison to other giants. They were extremely muscular, capable of hurling boulders up to 300 lbs. through the air. The reason hill giants appeared to be more muscular than other giants was because of their shorter limbs, but taller giants, such as fomorians, were still much more powerful.[citation needed]

EcologyEdit

A hill giant's metabolism was very high for a giant, and as a result, it had to eat a great quantity of food. It was not averse to eating demihumans, and would eat almost anything.[11]

SocietyEdit

In hill giant society, the most evil act that could be committed was the betrayal of one's tribe.[12] A hill giant family (a huslyder) was usually large and communal.[13] The ordning (social ranking) of hill giants was determined by a combination of an individual's physical strength and eating ability.[14]

Hill giants that became sick were isolated from their clans. Due to their voracious appetites, such sicknesses were often related with consumption of spoiled and diseased food in spite of the hill giants' extraordinary constitution. A giant that was incapable of keeping food down was constantly visited by a priest or chieftain who sought to interpret signs of Grolantor. Individuals who did not recover and remained sick were then imprisoned and set to starve to the point of madness. These prisoners, called mouths of Grolantor, were seen as physical manifestations of the deity's endless hunger and caused extreme destruction if set loose.[15]

Coombe giantsEdit

Coombe giants were hill giants who adapted to life within the treacherous Katakoro Shan mountains in the Hordelands. Though slightly smaller than their lowland cousins, coombe giants possessed amazing balance and dexterity, allowing them to safely traverse the steep slopes of Katakoro Shan and even wield a weapon in each hand proficiently.[16]

Notable Hill GiantsEdit

Giantthief

A hill giant stealing from a village.

AppendixEdit

ApperancesEdit

Adventures
The Dragon's GiftBride For A FoxThe Pipes of DoomNymph's RewardOn Wings of DarknessThe Sword of the DalesStorm King's Thunder
Board games
Assault of the Giants
Video games
Gateway to the Savage Frontier

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 152, 155. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  3. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 122–123. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  5. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 141. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  6. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  7. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  8. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  9. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 153. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  10. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  11. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 16. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  12. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  13. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  14. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  15. Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 148–149. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  16. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.
  17. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), chap. 5. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  18. Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 116–117. 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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