Giant-kin are large humanoids related to the true giants. Any race that can trace its lineage back to Othea's relationship with Ulutiu can be considered giant-kin.[1] The mother of all giants, Othea, cheated on her husband Annam All-Father, the father of giants, with Ulutiu, producing the firbolgs, fomorians, verbeegs and the voadkyn.[2] All true giants consider these types of giant-kin evil because of this act of unfaithfulness.[3]


Despite the usual reluctance of giant-kin to interact with other giant-kin species, the coming of the Twilight Spirit has increased the activity of true giant tribes in the Ice Spires, leading to concerns amongst giant-kin for their own protection, and some resulting cooperation between the species.[4]


A typical giant-kin pregnancy is nine months, and the offspring take around eighteen years to reach maturity.[5]


Giant-kin do not generally associate with different types of giant-kin.[4] Within their own tribes, they are bound by the ordning (except firbolgs), and when they do interact with other giant species, they are ranked below all others, except ogres.[6] Most giant-kin are under the impression that one day, they will be accepted back into "true giant" society and be accepted by their half-brothers.[4]

Main types of giant-kinEdit

Other typesEdit

The ogres were created during Othea's affair with Vaprak, and as a result are despised as giant-kin by true giants. Cyclopes and cyclopskin are of unknown descent but are believed to be the product of another of Othea's affairs.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft, p. 16. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  2. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft, p. 9. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  3. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft, p. 15. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft, p. 31. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  5. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft, p. 24. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft, p. 25. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
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