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Giant Kin

Giant kin are most likely the descendants of both humans and giants. Some speculate they are the result of cloud giants using magic to assume human size and having offspring with humans, though the details of this ancestry are lost to time. Giant 24 kin appear to be humanoid, but are significantly larger and taller than most humans, with the sturdiness of the giants apparent in their forms.

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 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. 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.

Cultural Traits

Giant kin 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 the mountain vales and summering on the peaks. Regardless, everyone in giant kin communities adjusts to the nomadic migrations, carrying their possessions up steep slopes and across wide valleys. These journeys are culturally significant for 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. 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.

Mountain Lore. Whenever you make an Intelligence (Nature) or (History) check related to the mountains, you are considered proficient in the skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.

Robust. The nomadic, 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.

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