5e SRD >Races >

Frost Giant Kin

Giant kin are most likely the descendants of both humans and giants. Some speculate they are the result of giants using magic to assume human size and having offspring with humans, or perhaps human wizards enlarging themselves to giant size, though the details of this ancestry are lost to time. Giant kin appear to be humanoid, but are significantly larger and taller than most humans, with the sturdiness of the giants apparent in their forms. A few giant kin communities have ancestries more clearly tied to frost giants than other types of giant, though this is more of a feature of their arctic culture than any ancestral connection to frost giants.

Giant Kin Ancestral Traits

Your giant kin character stands out in a crowd, in part because of giants in your ancestry.

Age. Giant kin mature at the same rate as humans but live a few years longer.

Size. Giant kin tower over most humans, standing at 7 to 8 feet in height and weighing in the vicinity of 300 lbs. This brings your size to the high end of Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Hardy. Like your giant ancestors, you can absorb a startling amount of damage. When you take damage from a source you can see, you can use your reaction to expend a Hit Die, if you have any available. Roll the Hit Die and add your Constitution modifier to the number rolled, reducing the damage by that total. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Constitution modifier (minimum of once).

Mighty. When you attempt to carry, push, drag, or lift something, you count as one size larger.

Frost Giant Kin Cultural Traits

Giant kin communities in the arctic north claim a heritage that descends from frost giants.

These communities are often itinerant, moving from place to place with regularity. Sometimes they do so to follow herds of big game.

Other times they do so to follow the seasons, wintering in lodges in the mountain vales and summering in cabins on the slopes.

Regardless, everyone in giant kin communities adjusts to the seasonal migrations, crossing steep slopes and wide valleys. These journeys are culturally significant for frost giant kin communities, with festivals marking their beginnings and endings.

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

Alignment. Frost giant kin communities tend to live and work in communal collaboration, in part out of necessity in the harsh climates and through their onerous migrations. A such, they tend somewhat toward lawful values.

Inured to the Ice. Frost giant kin communities must accommodate themselves to the extreme temperatures of their environments. You have resistance to cold damage.

Robust. The migratory mountain life of giant kin groups makes for strong, fit folk. You have proficiency in the Athletics skill.

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

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Arctic Ancestries, Cultures & More, Copyright 2020, Arcanist Press LLP.