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Voadkyn, otherwise known as wood giants, were a race of giant-kin who shunned contact with other giants and lived in temperate and warm forests.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Voadkyn heads were comparatively larger than the rest of their body, with prominent jaws and chins, and their bodies lacked any form of hair. Though overall their appearance was seen as similar to that of a wood elf.[3]

Voadkyn were generally known to wear either leather armor or ring mail alongside a kilt or pair of loose-fitting trousers.[3]

PersonalityEdit

Voadkyn were said to dislike jovial behavior, preferring instead to brood in silence.[4] Others said that they were fun-loving creatures with a rather flighty and frivolous nature. Many were noted as having a fondness for finely cut gems and magic items of quality craftsmanship.[3]

Much like firbolgs, voadkyn were often known to be benevolent creatures.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

They had the ability to magically disguise themselves as a generic specimen of any humanoid creature 3‒15 ft (0.91‒4.6 m) in height.[1] And though it was a rare occurrence, some voadkyn were known to possess druidic powers.[3]

BiologyEdit

LycanthropyEdit

Voadkyn were known to be highly susceptible to all forms of lycanthropy and were one of only two giant races in which "true" lycanthropes were known to exist. These true lycanthopes were a form of werebat that the voadkyn referred to as shadkyn and a great enmity existed between them and their non-afflicted brethren.[6]

HistoryEdit

There was some dispute as to whether the voadkyn race was created when Othea, wife of the giant deity Annam All-Father, had an affair with Ulutiu, or whether the race was the product of Annam. A giant stormazîn apparently once proved that Dunmore was Ulutiu's child and that Othea tricked Annam into believing that he was his own so that Dunmore could spy on Annam and his children, meaning that the voadkyn were giant-kin and not "true giants", but the voadkyn preferred to believe the opposite.[7][4] They decided that because Annam had not given the forests of Ostoria to any of his sons, they would take it as their own domain, after which they cut off most relations with giants and giant-kin.[4]

In −1932 DR, the entire population of the Netherese enclave of Jockteleg were turned into voadkyn by a failed experiment by the city's founder, Quantoul.[8]

Rumors & LegendsEdit

In the Ice Spires there were stories that there were huge voadkyn mazes in the Forgotten Forest that contained treasures at their centers.[9]

SocietyEdit

Due to their shunning of other giants, the voadkyn were the only race among them that had no expertise in the art of runecasting.[10]

HomelandsEdit

Much like the wood elves, the voadkyn respected their forest environment and took it upon themselves to tend to it, creating vast landscaped gardens and large labyrinths.[11]

Beyond Toril, this race of giants was also known to occur on the planet of Oerth.[12]

ReligionsEdit

Voadkyn primarily worshiped the goddess Hiatea.[13] Some were known to worship Rillifane Rallathil.[14]

RelationshipsEdit

Voadkyn generally did not associate with other giant races. They believed themselves to be their superiors and that they were unfairly placed near to the bottom of the ordning in terms of racial status.[11]

Compared to other giant races, the voadkyn had good relations with elves, often co-existing with wood elves and occasionally living within their lairs.[3] But beyond elves and the occasional treant, voadkyn were not known for socializing with other intelligent races.[3]

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AppearancesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 148. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Bill Slavicsek (1993). The Complete Book of Humanoids. (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 1-5607-6611-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  5. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. Brian P. Hudson (December 1999). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Giant Lycanthropes”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #266 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 76–80.
  7. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 9–10. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  8. slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 78. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  9. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 38. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  10. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 37–38. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  12. Cite book/Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Adventures Appendix|25}}
  13. Ray Winninger (September 1995). Giantcraft. Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc.), p. 49. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  14. Template:Cite dragon/191/The Elven Pantheon-Completed!

ConnectionsEdit

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