Lesser Giant

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Towering over all of the other races of Thestra stands the Lesser Giant. As the largest and strongest race on Thestra they are often viewed by others with a sense of awe and wonderment. They rarely leave their mountain home of Halgarad, which they share with the Varanjar, and even less frequently wish to involve themselves in the affairs of other races. However, the undead invasion has forced them to begin to change their culture of solitude in order to survive. Though they are safe for now in the northeastern most mountains of Thestra, they are much smarter than they are often given credit for and have the foresight to see that what appears to be the other races' problem now will eventually be their problem later. Lesser Giants are hard workers, much preferring to labor with their hands than over a scroll or book and have a simple, uncomplicated view of life.

Racial Information

Starting City: Halgarad


  • +3 Strength and +1 Constitution per level
  • Gain 10 attribute customization points each level
  • Allowed to spend 4 points per attribute each level


  • +10 Ingenuity


  • +5 Lumberjacking


  • Primary Diplomacy Expression: Icon diplo inspire.png Inspire

Lesser Giant History & Lore

Hail, Giant!

You will find yourself beginning your journey from the stronghold of Derogar's Post, run by your brothers-in-arms, the varanjar clansmen. Up in the vast, snow-capped mountains, down the road from Halgarad, you will begin your training with others of your kind, the hurskovar, often referred to by others as lesser giants. Many hardships face you now, and it is fortunate that you are no stranger to burden.

Cast out of the ancestral stronghold of Falgarholm by your brethren, your people have found they are slowly losing their great size and strength. Making matters worse is the betrayal of the Bloodhowler vulmane who drove out the hurskovar protectors from the Vault of Heroes, casting a shadow over the Southern Highlands.

In response to this treason, your kind now huddle around fires in Halgarad, sharing in the meager hunts, and helping fend off the onslaught of depraved Bloodhowler vulmane and vicious Broken Fang gnolls.

As your people fade into memory, a choice must be made by all lesser giants. Will you honor your pact to help the smaller races in the highlands, or will you choose to turn your back on that promise, much like the gods have done to you?

Torsheim, father, heed our call.

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