New Giants Encounters of the Elder Wilds

Three new wild giant encounters to add to the setting.

Ripper

Standing at 10 meters tall ripper is well over 100 years old. As name would suggest is a violent and angry giant. The has a known range in the more mountainous areas of the Bear Hills and Woods.  He wears little in the way of  clothing and but has taken the time to fashion a pine tree into a passable wooden sword.

He is well aware of Elves, trolls and humans in the proximity. Due to previous encounters with Zorac Zoran trolls who called him a chaos monster before attacking him. Ripper has developed a deep almost pathological dislike of Trolls.

The Elves and runners of Bear Hills have been known to antagonise Ripper and let him chase them into groups of nearby trolls, therefore using him as an unwitting ally. The outcome is invariably the same, a combat in which the trolls fair badly and Ripper will use a number of trollkin as missile weapons. A tactic which is rarely effective but that Ripper enjoys. However when he gets hold of larger trolls or other creatures, ripper will rip them asunder and hurl the remaining parts at their demoralised foes.

As such trolls, elves and humans avoid Rippers range as much as possible, leaving him to his own devices.

Ripper is also not the brightest of Giants, and for some reason he perceives humans as potential giants if they would only grow at a decent rate. He is usually fascinated by them, thought he encounters them rarely. However when he is annoyed, grumpy or hungry ( as he often is ) they can still be the subject of his ire, or appetite.

Rippers only friend is Bunscoto the Giant who will visit him every couple of years.

Nature:  Loner
Demeanor:  Survivor
Physical: Strength  14*, Dexterity 2, Stamina 12
Mental : Intelligence 1, Wits 2, Perception 3
Social:  Manipulation 1, Appearance 2, Charisma 1
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 2, Brawl 4*, Intimidation 4
Skills: Crafts 1, Melee 4*, Survival 2
Knowledge’s: Medicine 3, Myth 1, Spirit Lore 1
Essence: 2
Quintessence:7
Willpower:3
Runes: Earth 1, Disorder 2, Man 1
Spirit Magic: Slow, Heal 2
Higher Magic: None
Virtues: Vigor 4, Trust 1, Generosity 1
Backgrounds: None
Flaws & Merits: Acute smell, Extra health levels * 5
Gear: Large Wooden sword – 6 pts weapon

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Kanbra Lizard Rider

At 6 meters a relatively young giant who enjoys the wild and solitude. He doesn’t care much for company people or civilizations, avoiding giant land and shunning troll and human civilization when he can.

Kanbra has set his goal of riding a thunder lizard. To this end he follows different packs of thunder lizards round the north plain. Often trying to mount one of them,  sometimes succeeding but never staying on for more than  a couple of minutes. Most of the thunder lizards on the north plain now know his scent and have become wary of him.

He is a young lithe and relatively dextrous giant with the range of motion and speed of movement which would not be uncommon in a human.  He like to climb, jump, run and otherwise amuse himself  with exercise.   Her has even develop camouflage skills and can hide himself in the wild in ways which would be surprising for a giant of his size.

The elves of the Eorling wilds watch him from afar amused by his antics, but view him as a potential threat to their forests.  As such they have dispatched a runner to act as his playmate and keep him away from the Aldyami Forests.

Nature: Daredevil
Demeanor:  Daredevil
Physical: Strength 8*, Dexterity 3, Stamina 8
Mental : Intelligence 2, Wits 2, Perception 2
Social: Manipulation 1, Appearance 3, Charisma 1
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 4, Brawl 3*, Intimidation 2
Skills: Crafts 2, Melee 3*, Stealth 2, Survival 2
Knowledge’s: Medicine 3, Myth 1, Spirit Lore 1
Essence: 2
Quintessence: 7
Willpower:  3
Runes:  Air 1, Disorder 1, Man 1
Spirit Magic: Co-ordination 2, Farsee
Higher Magic: None
Virtues: Vigor 4, Trust 2, Generosity 2
Backgrounds: Ally 1
Flaws & Merits: Acute smell, Extra health levels * 3
Gear: Furs – 1pt, Giant Club – 4pt

Kosa Tol

Kosa is an 8 meter tall giant who is one of the larger guardians of then Troll Temple complex at Blackspire Gorge.

Is part of the Trang tribe of trolls and a full initiate of Kygor Litor. He joined the tribe over 60 years ago and is a well known and well liked part of the tribe.

He wields a large metal spike club, and wears dinosaur hide armour made for him by the tribe. He rarely is called upon to fight and the threat of Kosa Tol is enough to settle many internal disputes or scare off most threats.

Kosa is loyal to the Great Old Mother and the leaders of the Trang tribe and very much sees the trolls as his people.  He is particularly friendly with a older troll priestess called Sur Mais and her family, it was Sur Mais who brought him into the tribe all those years ago.

A great fan of trollball who has been known to desert his post to go and watch a  game. He will talk for hours to anyone who will listen to him on the subject. Though he  is well known for being biased in favor of Trang teams and therefore isn’t allowed to referee the games.

Gon Orta has offered to teach him the wisdom and ways of the Great Giants and Kosa is considering the offer, but his tribe are not keen on him leaving for that long.

He visits the castle most years as the trolls use Kosa to clear the way through the snow for the first caravan into giant land every sea season. He gets on well with the other giants there and has little trouble following Gon Ortas rules.

Nature: Reveller
Demeanor:  Bravo
Physical: Strength 10*, Dexterity 2, Stamina 9
Mental : Intelligence 2, Wits 2, Perception 2
Social: Manipulation 1, Appearance 3, Charisma 2
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 1, Brawl 4*, Intimidation 4
Skills:  Melee 4*, Survival 1
Knowledge’s: Culture 2, Medicine 3, Myth 1, Spirit Lore 1
Essence: 2
Quintessence: 8
Willpower:  4
Runes:  Darkness 3, Disorder 1, Man 1
Spirit Magic: Co-ordination 2, Bludgeon 2, Darkwall, Heal 2
Higher Magic: None
Virtues: Vigor 3, Trust 3, Generosity 4
Backgrounds: Cult status 2, Status 2, Allies 2,
Flaws & Merits: Acute Smell,Extra health levels * 4
Gear: Dinosaur Armour – 4pt, Giant Maul – 5pt

*Note giants can only use there strength up to there melee skill for attack dice pool, so effective there dice pool is twice there melee stat. Full strength is used on damage dice pool.

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