Goliath

"When I was born, the Shaman read my marks and foresaw my life. I was to be a great warrior and leader of my people. That was the only option, to fail would be worse than death."                                                – Hodo Steadyhand, Chief of Wuntun


Goliath are a strong, independent people who prefer quiet and privacy and are not innately aggressive despite their intimidating appearance.

Goliath are born with unique markings all over their body which are read by a Shaman to determine their fate. This reading dictates their path and life's work within the tribe; Goliath are trained in their expected role and nothing else – if they fail then they are cast out from the tribe.

Goliath were not a global player until the most recent Great War where they were enlisted by the Humans and Dwarves to join in the fight against the Orc and Dragonborn. The Goliath army turned the tide and led to victory. Since then they have been growing as a society and expanding into the rest of Terra.

As part of the alliance, the Goliath received the best Dwarven masons and Human architects to build a new city on their continent of Gol. This newly crowned capital of Kassel has become an international hub and the Goliath have become more confident to explore Terra and learn more about its races.

Goliath extol the virtues of fair play and respect for elders and remain grounded despite their newfound global popularity. They have a growing curiosity for the world that they temper with concerns of losing their identity. 

Goliath Traits


Ability Score Increase

Strength +2

Age

Goliath mature fast, reaching adulthood around 12 and live to around 60. 

Alignment

Goliath society, with its clear roles and tasks, has a strong lawful bent. The Goliath sense of fairness, balanced with an emphasis on self-sufficiency and personal accountability, pushes them toward neutrality.

Size

Most Goliath stand at least 7" with many growing over 8". Their size is Large. 

Speed

Base walking speed is 30 feet

Languages

Goliath speak, read, and write Common and Giant. Giant is a deep, throaty language that had no written alphabet a century ago. With the aid of the Dwarven script and their strong oral traditions, the Giant language has begun to be translated phonetically. 

Religion

The Goliath pray to Torm, a great mountain spirit in the heart of Gol that they believe birthed the Goliath in the beginning. Torm values tradition, loyalty, and truth. 

Stone's Endurance 

Goliath have the constitution of their mountain god and can shrug off 1d6 damage once per day. 

Natural Athlete 

Goliath are proficient in Athletics

Survivalists

Goliath are proficient in Survival

Goliath

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