Tahlbrynd Giant (5e Race)

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Tahlbrynd Giant[edit]

The tahlbrynd, literally "tall flame," giants are a race of powerful beings believed to descend from deities. Their beings are unlike that or fire giants, in that they are actually not humongous creatures in body. Rather, their body sizes throughout history have been aggrandized thanks to their ability to manipulate a wreath of heat that surrounds their bodies.

Physical Description[edit]

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From D&D minature set "Blood War"

Tahlbrynd giants have hair that turns into a blazing orange inferno when they are enraged. At all other times, their hair looks blackened, or grayed, and singed. Their skin is dark and greyish like stone or metal, and their eyes are usually the color of flames. Like a typical giant, they have a strong, stocky, muscular structure, with large, thick-skinned hands, and bulging musculature. Despite the name of giant, they are generally not much taller than 7 feet. However, the complex constitution of their body allows them to billow with heat within their bodies and increase their size temporarily, particularly while they are infuriated.

History[edit]

Tahlbrynd giants have existed up in the volcanoes of the north, living among the magma chambers of volcanic vents. Even while a volcano is dormant, these giants can live deeper within the ground where the magma flows yet. The temperature means they live within the areas where igneous rocks form. As such, they have a good foundation of smelting techniques to forge unique weapons with materials few others have access to. Their craftsmanship is often questioned by dwarves, who believe that they had stolen the technique some time before in history. This has put the two races at odds, and they have had numerous turf wars when one would encroach near the others territory.

Society[edit]

These giants live in tribes led by chieftains. Warriors and lavasmiths are valued among them, and magic is often scorned. To the giants, magic is an affront to the limits imposed by nature, by their gods. They are rather religious. Sacrifices of their livestock and harvests are usually made daily. During lean times, they descend from their fiery holes to pillage that of settlements built upon the foot of the mountains. A share is always given to their gods of fire and mountains. In accordance with their fiery god's temper, the tahlbrynd are a rather belligerent race that has no problem waging wars on a whim, making them horrible neighbors. Their young begin combat training at only about 15 years of age.

Tahlbrynd Giant Names[edit]

Unlike typical Jotun names, these giants adopt a slightly harsher tongue. It is reminiscent of the Giant language still.

Male: Armrak, Wargg, Brokkr, Torgun, D'rag, Borjan, Noaard

Female: Gaatarra, Tantess, N'hilde, Awrandna, Gyleeh, Para, Ywillde

Tahlbrynd Giants Traits[edit]

Indomitable Warriors of the North, who will defend their fiery homeland at all costs.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Giants mature around 20, and, due to their harsh lifestyle, only live to about 60.
Alignment. Giants tend to lean more to the chaotic and neutral side of things, doing whatever they see as beneficial for their tribe.
Size. Tahlbrynd giants are around 7 feet tall, not being real giant in size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Lavaforged. You are blessed with the power of fire within your body. You are resistant to fire damage.
Flame Wreath. When you are angry, your entire body blazes and balloons with flame. As a bonus action, you can enter a state of anger for 1 minute. While in this state, your size is considered Large, and you emit flames that shine bright light for up to 10 feet from you, and dim light for 10 feet after that. You must finish a long rest after using this trait to regain use of it.
Giant Training. You are well versed in weaponry that your kind favors. You are proficient with warhammers and battleaxes
Forgemasters. The environment provided grants you an advantage when it comes to making weapons. You are proficient with smith's tools.
Languages. You can speak, read and write in Common and Giant.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
7′ 0″ +1d6 250 lb. × (2d4) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)


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