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Monsters of Terra: A Compendium
Writer Daren Gillingham
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Giants
Daren Gillingham
Jun 11, 2018
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Little is known about giants, but I’ve dedicated a great deal of time and effort into digging up what remains after The Great War.copyright protection4PENANAhsgaUVrr4W

From what I’ve gleaned from the few remaining ancient texts, giants were far larger than most people seem to think. I have a student in my class, Gregory something or other I believe his name is… anyway, I hear some of the other students refer to him as a giant.copyright protection4PENANAAKYVE2Km4N

He is, however, only eight feet tall. Giants are much, much bigger.copyright protection4PENANAjYrUL9P3FU

How tall I cannot say as so little remains after The Great War and the horrors that followed. When those who were still alive after that brutal war were scrambling to survive, it’s easy to understand how so much was lost.copyright protection4PENANAjXnz8huAJz

Oh, what I’d give to read the texts they once had… but that’s neither here nor there. We’re talking about giants.copyright protection4PENANAwjjueXxZkB

I have come across texts that suggest only the tallest, stoutest walls could hope to stand against giants. Men are said to be like insects by comparison, and the massive creatures possess unimaginable strength.copyright protection4PENANAMEAeylnop3

Castle walls were even larger back then, so when they say the tallest, stoutest walls… it should be noted that our present-day fortifications simply don’t measure up.copyright protection4PENANAjI1Gi9YNJH

Perhaps a few do, but not many.copyright protection4PENANAmf1GKfEheY

Each giant is said to have been able to hurl boulders like a catapult with their bare hands. Some wielded powerful magic, but most relied merely on brute strength.copyright protection4PENANAT1CtgbPEzf

If that wasn’t terrifying enough, they also had a habit of taming ‘lesser’ creatures.copyright protection4PENANAHTYIzgSy3B

The kinds of creatures you or I would run from at the very whisper of their name!copyright protection4PENANAfqRg6BwKTL

I’ve come across some that refer to “great lizards whose gaze turns even the stoutest warrior to stone.” I think we all know what that is likely talking about!copyright protection4PENANAIMNlg3x6H7

But, you may join with me in the reassuring knowledge that all giants were wiped out sometime around The Great War. Our ancestors met their armies and slew them no matter the cost.copyright protection4PENANAlp0j8zz07D

Something for which we can all be grateful.copyright protection4PENANACn3uE96aUZ

Can you imagine what the heroes of old must’ve faced? Creatures that could topple castle walls without siege engines! I often wonder what powers and knowledge have been lost since that time. What enabled our ancestors to stand against such fearsome monsters?copyright protection4PENANAWCMJY2Mv9u

I shall continue my research. Perhaps one day I will find the answer.copyright protection4PENANADuTDO2do3k

Nicholas Wolfram, Professor of Monsterology at Lestria Universitycopyright protection4PENANA1FI59megx8

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