While they don't travel much on their own outside of specific ancestral land ranges established when they first came to the surface, Giants can nonetheless be found just about everywhere in Saleh'Alire. Geographically, however, as far as Archivists can tell their populations have always predominantly centered around two major ranges: The Domur Mountains
in southern Olienn
, and the Raasla Mountains
in central Rusatar
Migration by the Orkind
has also led to significant settlement in the Hiatal Mountains
of southern Tolara
in recent decades, making them easily one of the most prominant groups in the Talaina'Vao
region. But Giants can also be found in significant number at the intersection of the Maer'Wyn
, and Caerced
ranges that separate Olienn
, and Castrillis
from one another. As these mountains are incredibly hazardous and difficult to navigate, though, few have actually ventured far enough into any of these ranges to encounter them there.
Physiology & Appearance
While humanoid in build, the appearance of Giants can be greatly varied. This is especially true between the Ovarketh
and their cousins the Orkind
... Broadly speaking, however, there are some similarities between Giants in regards to height, weight, and overall build.
All Giants tend towards broad and frequently barrel-chested frames that build muscle density easily- leading to extremely muscular physiques with often matching strength; Giants are easily capable of hurling a boulder up to 300 lbs (140,000 kg). Above average bone density compensates for this massive increase in mass. but results in an incredibly high metabolism. Overall, this makes them large and powerful creatures, if a little less nimble and slower to move.
Despite their mammoth size and proportions, however, Giants tend to have handsome, well-defined freatures. Among the Ovarketh
, this manifests in longer faces
featuring a strong angular jawline, broad sloping nose, and high cheekbones. The Orkind
, however, are known for their flatter, wider nose not unlike a Firbolg's
, and a slight underbite due to the tusk-like growth of their lower Canines.
Skin tones themselves vary between a soft, milky colors tinged with the lightest hints of blue, green, and lavender among the Ovarketh
- to the paler green tones more common among the Orkind
. Texturally, their skin is thick and tough, and hard to penetrate- much like stone or bark, though only lightly textured by comparisson. Silver-grey and brown hair are likewise common respectively among those who can grow it. Most Giant males, however, still produce very little head and body hair outside of a beard.
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