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The voadkyn are a kind of giant-kin sometimes also known as wood giants. Voadkyn resemble wood elves and have a kinship with them. A large population live with the wood elves and the treants in the Cold Wood.[2] They have the ability to magically disguise themselves as any humanoid or giant creature.

A voadkyn is usually chaotic good in alignment.

EcologyEdit

Voadkyn live in temperate and warm forests.[citation needed] As of 1368 DR, voadkyn inhabited the Chondalwood.[3]

SocietyEdit

Voadkyn believe themselves to be superior to the other giants and giant-kin and believe that they are unfairly placed near to the bottom of the ordning in terms of racial status. They dislike jovial behaviour and prefer brooding and silence.[2] Voadkyn respect their forest environment and take it upon themselves to tend to it, creating vast landscaped gardens and large labyrinths.[4]

Myths and legendsEdit

In the Ice Spires there are stories that there are huge voadkyn mazes in the Forgotten Forest that contain treasures at their centres.[5]

ReligionEdit

Voadkyn primarily worship the goddess Hiatea.

HistoryEdit

There is 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 are giant-kin and not "true giants", but the voadkyn prefer to believe the opposite.[6][2] 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, and have since cut off most relations with giants and giant-kin.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 19. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 37. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  3. Warning: book within boxed set not specified for The Vilhon Reach
  4. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), pp. 37–38. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  5. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 38. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), pp. 9–10. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.

Further readingEdit

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