Even further north lies the tundra of Flagg. In that region, survival is difficult. Born from that region was an offshoot of the Goliath, the Feral Gargun has carved out their livelihood from tooth and claw.
Anatomy & Morphology
The average Feral Gargun has a monstrous stature and posture. Standing between seven and eight feet and weighing between two-hundred and eighty and three-hundred and forty pounds, they share with their Goliath cousins that there isn't a height or weight discrepancy between males and females. Their bodies are covered in smooth, thick fur. The fur can range between white and dark brown in color. Though they are humanoid in shape, their feet and face resemble a bear more than a human
Tall and muscular, their arms are long and feature sharp claws. Their feet and faces are bear-like with sharp yellow teeth. Smooth thick fur covers most of their bodies.
Ecology and Habitats
Feral Garguns are even more rare than their Goliath relatives, living only in the harsh tundra of the northmost portion of the nation of Flagg.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Feral Garguns are incredibly opportunistic and border on scavengers with how they behave. While they will relish in any snow berries they can find, they will try to hunt any game they can happen upon.
Elongated bear-like face with pointed ears. Glassy white eyes that seem to shine in the cold.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Feral Garguns exclusively live in the tundra of Flagg. While they can function in hotter areas, extreme heat will cause them sickness and even death.
Civilization and Culture
All Feral Garguns remain unnamed until their second birthday. Because of the harsh climate they live in, infant mortality rates are high. When finally named, they are given a first name that is reminiscent of their Goliath kin, but with less care. Their last names translate to "Son/Daughter of ____" with their mother's name filling the namesake. A Gargun can opt to inherit their father's name, but only through the approval of their tribal elders and via accomplishing a task said elders will pick. There is zero shame in failing this task among the tribe and many choose not to do so without pressure.
Major Language Groups and Dialects
Feral Garguns speak Gol-Kaa like Goliaths, but with a much more harsh dialect. While Goliaths have discovered how to convert their language to script via the Dwarven alphabet, the Feral Garguns as a whole have yet to translate it and as such their language has no written records.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
Feral Garguns have little to no interaction with other humanoid races. When they do interact, they remain courtious but polite. However, polite by a Gargun's standard is still brash and forward.
- Goliath: Garguns get along rather well with Goliaths who trade with them metal armor and weapons when they have any to spare.
- Halflings: Halflings and Garguns enjoy a very friendly relationship. The two are able to maintain a nomadic lifestyle and they share similar values. Many Garguns will see Halflings as mentors for their lifestyle as they are much more established than the Gargun. This relationship is both amusing and appealing to the Halflings.
- Giants: Garguns hate giants. Bigger and better equipped, a tribe of giants can easily overwhelm a tribe of Garguns and drive them off land with vital resources to keep the tribe alive for the harshest of winters. Giants are prone to enslaving stragglers who are unable to join in the evacuating mobs and work them to death. A Gargun will attack and kill a Giant at the quickest possible opportunity.