Stone Giants

This giant resembles a lean, muscular human. Its hard, hairless flesh is smooth and gray. It has gaunt facial features and deep-sunken black eyes that make it seem grim. Stone giants have a largely undeserved reputation as rock-throwing hooligans. In fact, they tend to be somewhat shy around strangers. Stone giants prefer thick leather garments dyed in shades of brown and gray to match the stone around them. Adults are about 12 feet tall and weigh about 1,500 pounds. Stone giants can live to be 800 years old. Stone giants may tend to be shy around strangers but they are by no means timid. Many stone giants have an artistic streak. Some draw and paint scenes of their lives on the walls of their lairs and on tanned hide scrolls. Some are fond of music and play stone flutes and drums. Others make simple jewelry, fashioning painted stone beads into necklaces. Most stone giants are playful, especially at night. They are fond of rock-throwing contests and other games that test their might. Groups of giants often gather to toss rocks at each other, the losing side being those who are hit more often. Travelers’ reports of such contests have given stone giants their reputation for wildness. Stone giants prefer to dwell in deep caves on high, rocky, storm-swept mountains. Usually, groups live fairly close together (no more than a day’s travel apart) for a sense of community and protection. Some older stone giants choose to live in solitude, meditating and creating artwork. Many of them become elders after several decades. Most groups of stone giants subsist by hunting, gathering, and herding mountain animals such a sheep or goats. They trade with any other nearby communities, exchanging foodstuffs and stone goods for cloth, pottery, and manufactured items. Groups of evil giants often go raiding or extort tolls from mountain travelers.

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Stone Giants

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