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Natural humanoid (giant-kin)

Monster Manual 5e - Giant, Hill - p155

Hill giant - Jason Engle

Monster Manual 35 - Hill Giants - p123

Monstrous Manual 2e - Hill Giant - p141

Monster Manual 1e - Hill Giant - p45

Hill giant
General Information
Type Natural humanoid (giant-kin)
Subtype Giant
Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Average Lifespan 200 years
Homeland(s) Prime Material Plane
Language(s) Giant, Jotunhaug
Appearance
Average Height 16'/4.88 m.(Male) - 15'4"/4.67 m.(Female)[1]
Average Weight 1,400 lbs./635.03 kg.(Male) - 940 lbs./426.38 kg.(Female)[1]
Game Information
Challenge Rating 7

Source: MM3.5, p. 123

Hill giants were giants of low intelligence that lived in hilly areas. They spoke Jotunhaug and Jotun.[2]

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]

EcologyEdit

A hill giant's metabolism was very high, and as a result, it had to eat a great quantity of food for a creature of its type. It was not averse to eating demihumans, but would eat almost anything.[3]

SocietyEdit

In hill giant society, the most evil act that could be committed was the betrayal of one's tribe.[4] A hill giant family (a huslyder) was usually large and communal.[5] The ordning (social ranking) of hill giants was determined by a combination of an individual's physical strength and eating ability.[6]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  2. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  3. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 16. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  4. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  5. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 23. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.

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