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Inverted giant

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Inverted giant
(Creature)
Type Humanoid
(giant)
CR 11
Environment Any
Alignment

Source: Lost Kingdoms, pg(s). 60

The inverted giant is a hideous monstrosity created from a giant minion of the Thassilonian runelords who displeased its master and had its body turned inside-out.[1]

Appearance

No two inverted giants look the same, though all share some consistent features. Most have a gaping maw that cannot speak where a head should be, jagged bones serving as teeth. They are eyeless but possess an innate sense of direction, and sense prey through the despicable arcana in their beings. Their bodies are moist, splotched and marked with runes, and their flesh is translucent, rendering flesh and bones visible. The average inverted giant is over 20 feet tall and weighs 1,400 pounds.[1]

Ecology

The creation of an inverted giant involves dark arcana that painfully and gruesomely turns its body inside-out while also keeping it alive and capable of thinking. Inverted giants live in maddening pain until death, as a punishment and reminder for their insolence, and few tried their masters' patience again.[1]

During the lifetime of Thassilon, many runelords and their servants put their inverted giants in stasis so that centuries later they would continue to protect their masters' holdings. These inverted giants are often inadvertently released by explorers of Thassilonian ruins, their pain having long driven them to madness and hatred.[1]

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