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Giant, Flayed

Huge giant (titanspawn), chaotic evil

Armor Class 14 (natural armor)
Hit Points 137 (13d12 + 65)
Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
21 (+5) 11 (+0) 20 (+5) 6 (-2) 13 (+1) 8 (-1)

Skills Perception +3
Damage Resistances cold
Senses darkvision 60 ft.; passive Perception 13
Languages Giantish, Titan Speech
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Hold Breath. While out of water, the flayed giant can hold its breath for 10 minutes.
  • Water Breathing. The flayed giant can breathe only underwater.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The flayed giant makes two trident attacks.
  • Trident. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) piercing damage, or 18 (3d8 + piercing damage if used in two hands.
  • Javelin. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft. or range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (3d6 + 5) piercing damage.

About

A flayed giant’s skin is reddish, the color of fresh blood, yet semi-transparent and scaly. It has gills like those of a fish on its neck and shoulders, and fins protrude at odd angles from its extremities. It wields a massive trident nearly twice the length of a human.

Once favored warriors roamed the hills and mountains of the world as they wished, crushing the diminutive before them much as a child would squash ants. The puny races then rose up against the giants, driving many of them from their steadings and caverns. Without the power of their gods to support them, these newly homeless giants became easy prey to the masses of smaller races. A great number were forced to take refuge in the seas that had become their master’s resting place, and thanks to their patron’s potent blood, they mutated quickly to adapt to their new home.

While not known for their intelligence, flayed giants are relatively cunning. Most often they wait below the water for a ship to pass overhead. At the right moment, they swim upward and pierce the hull of the ship with their huge tridents. While the ship’s crew tends to the damage, the flayed giants then attempt latch onto the vessel, using their body weight to capsize it.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Scarred Lands Player’s Guide © 2016 Onyx Path Publishing Authors: Bill Ashbless, Jason Bolte, Chris Cowger, Adam Eichelberger, Alain Giorla, Nathan Knaack, Chris Sims, Eddy Webb