Towering walls of muscle, Giants have earned a reputation as being formidable fighters. Though relatively rare, they are nevertheless proportionally overrepresented in the militaries and mercenary squads of the world.
Giants are a deviation from humans, a mutation without a clear identified cause. They look human aside from their immense size. They range in height from 7 1/2 feet at the short end to 10 feet, with most giants comfortably falling into the 8 or 9 foot range. They weigh between 400 and 700 lbs. Giants are of average size at birth, but grow quickly, with most reaching 4 feet tall by age 1. There doesn't seem to be any gender disparity in the giants' physical attributes; female giants can be just as large as males.
Giants are able to put on muscle mass and maintain it with ease. They are purely built for strength, however, so their reflexes and cardio suffer. They are known to have a high pain tolerance and extremely dense bones resistant to breaking.
The strain that their immense size puts on their organs means that most giants do not naturally live beyond age 60. However, with proper medical intervention they can achieve a normal human lifespan.
Giants are always trying to outdo each other. They need to lift the heaviest weights, drink the strongest alcohol, fight the most battles, defeat the mightiest enemies. Their lives are shorter than most, so they are always looking to make the most of it. They are incredibly thick-skinned and rarely hold grudges because they are always looking forward, on to the next adventure. Because of their adventurous nature, giants are spread out across the globe and don't have any one particular population center to call their capital. There is no giant nation, and giants lack organized political and social groups based upon their race.
Giants have served in the armies of nearly every nation and every mercenary group across the globe. Broken down by race, giants are some of the most decorated soldiers in the world. They are proud and fearless, and one of the very few groups to earn any amount of actual respect from the Dragons.
Base Evasion: 10
+2 to Strength stat
-1 to Dexterity stat
Crush: A giant can use their overwhelming size and strength to simply physically crush an enemy. This is a melee attack that hits for double the giant's melee damage (including weapon damage), and on a roll of nat 19 or 20 will break a bone. Can be used once per quest or duel.