The ettinfolk are humans who have ettin ancestors. At some point in the past, historians claim, humans and ettins had offspring, probably through the intervention of magic.

The resulting children where human sized, but retained the ettin’s trademark two heads.

Some scholars theorize that ettinfolk are not in fact descended from ettins at all, however, but are instead a lineage of humans cursed by some foul two-headed demon god.

Ancestral Traits

Ettinfolk appear human, save one very obvious difference: they have two heads. The two heads tend to resemble one another as siblings might, though they each have a distinct appearance and personality. Your ettinfolk character has several distinctive features due to this ancestry.

Age. Ettinfolk mature at the same rate as humans and live for about as long.

Size. Ettinfolk resemble unusually tall, broad-shouldered humans, normally reaching 7-8 feet in height and 300-400 lbs in weight. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Two Heads. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks and on saving throws against being blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, stunned, and knocked unconscious.

Wakeful. When one of your heads is asleep, the other head is awake.

Cultural Traits

Ettinfolk communities are as rare as those of ettinfolk ancestry themselves, though some can be found in mountainous areas throughout the world. These communities celebrate diversity of opinion, offering an alternative perspective for every opinion they encounter, almost endlessly, though some less charitable visitors describe them as argumentative. Their collective decisions often take a long time to resolve, as these communities pride themselves on considering as many alternatives as possible on a given issue. Even so, this also means that they are very welcoming to outsiders, delighted at the chance to learn new perspectives and attitudes from those who have traveled to other places. In general, members of ettinfolk communities tend to have certain traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Constitution score by 1.

Alignment. Ettinfolk communities carefully consider multiple perspectives, weighing them equally before making a decision. As such, their communities tend fairly strongly toward neutrality.

Ettinfolk Weapon Training. Ettinfolk communities teach their youth to wield a variety of weapons in self-defense. You have proficiency with the battleaxe, greataxe, morningstar, and javelin.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Giant.

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