Stone Giants
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Stone Giants are large humanoid creatures, usually of great strength and size.


Stone giants carve their homes out of the rock and have a reputation as amazing stone-masons. Most Stone Giants giants have vision equivalent to that of a human, although some have the capacity to see well in low light or total darkness as well.

As a group, they have no other special abilities, but are immune to almost all diseases, and have a slight resistance to poison. Dwarves and Gnomes are the most experienced at fighting giants, so they are more adept in combat against them. Most giants have superior senses to most humans. In general they can see and hear twice as well.

Description


Adult stone giants average about 18 feet in height and weigh up to 1,700 pounds. Stone giants prefer to fight using ranged weapons such as boulders but if forced into melee, will wield gigantic stone clubs. Stone giants have an excellent sense of smell and infravision to a range of 200 feet (60 m). Stone giants are the longest living of the giant species.

Outlook


Stone giants prefer temperate mountain ranges as their usual habitats, although some are powerful enough to survive in the dangerous caverns of the Underdark. Those tribes who chose underground lairs, have a tendency to gather in larger groups, even though their overall numbers are small.

Secluded caves in mountainous areas are the most common homes of stone giants. Cavern networks are their towns, rocky tunnels are their roads, and underground streams are their waterways. Isolated mountain ranges are their continents, with the vast spans of land between seen as "oceans" that these giants cross only rarely.

Among stone giants, artistry ranks as the greatest virtue. They create intricate murals, paint sprawling murals across cavern walls, and indulge in a wide variety of other artistic disciplines. They esteem stone carving as the greatest of skills. One trait all stone giants fear is magic, and their species shuns the use of magic among its tribal members.

Despite their great size and musculature, stone giants are quite lithe and graceful. Skilled rock throwers are quite common, and these giants commonly use their ability to hurl and catch enormous boulders. Such giants take the front ranks when a tribe has cause to defend its home or attack its enemies.

The Stor-Val Tribe


Historically, one of the most well-known Stone Giant tribes was the Stor-Val, hailing from the Crystalpeak Mountains of Cyrendar. These giants were talented crafters and built several large stone structures in the mountains that endure to this very day; including the famous Skull Crossing dam and the gigantic, mountain-top fortress of Jorgenfist.