Hill giant

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Hill giant
Type Humanoid
CR 7
Environment Temperate hills

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 150

Hill giants are among the least civilized members of giantkind. They are also among the most nomadic of giants, traveling in small clans of kin wherever they can find easy pillaging. Hill giants closely resemble large, heavy-set humans, standing around 10 feet tall and weighing about 1,000 pounds. Their skin tone ranges from light tan to ruddy brown, and they typically dress in ragged furs.[1]

The rugged frontier of Varisia is home to many giant races, including hill giants. Hill giants were among the many giants enslaved by the Runelords of ancient Thassilon; today, their descendants thrive on the Storval Plateau, mainly concentrated in the mountain range known as the Gnashers[2]. They view Lake Skotha as a sacred burial ground[3].

Hill giants share a linked history with stone giants and taiga giants, their culture and religion all shaped by contact with Thassilon[4]. Hill giants tend to get along with with taiga giants[5]. Some Varisian hill giants, most prominently the Black Fist tribe, joined forces with the stone giant warlord Mokmurian[6].


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