Hill giants were giants of low intelligence that lived in hilly areas. They spoke Jotunhaug and Jotun.[6]

Physical 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]


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.[7]


In hill giant society, the most evil act that could be committed was the betrayal of one's tribe.[8] A hill giant family (a huslyder) was usually large and communal.[9] The ordning (social ranking) of hill giants was determined by a combination of an individual's physical strength and eating ability.[10]

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.[11]




Board Games


  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 4.2 4.3 4.4 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. 5.0 5.1 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  7. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 16. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  8. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  9. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  10. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  11. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.


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