Ancient empires once cast tall shadows over a world that quaked beneath the giants’ feet. In those lost days, these great creatures were dragon slayers, dreamers, crafters, and kings, but their kind fell from glory long ago. However, even divided among secluded clans scattered throughout the world, the giants maintain the customs, traditions, and order of old.

Each of the main giant races—the cloud, fire, frost, hill, stone, and storm giants—are related by common elements of history, religion, and culture. They view one another as kindred, keeping any inherent animosity over territory and ambition to a minimum.

Giants belong to a caste structure called the ordning. Based on social class and highly organized, the ordning assigns a social rank to each individual giant. By understanding its place in the ordning, each giant knows which other giants are inferior or superior to it, since no two giants are equal.

  • Fire Giant

    Fire Giant

    Fire giants have a fearsome reputation as soldiers and conquerors, and for their ability to burn, plunder, and destroy.

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  • Stone Giant

    Stone Giant

    Hill Stone giants are reclusive, quiet, and peaceful as long as they are left alone.

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  • Hill Giant

    Hill Giant

    Hill giants are selfish, dimwitted brutes that hunt, forage, and raid in constant search of food.

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  • Frost Giant

    Frost Giant

    Gigantic reavers from the freezing lands beyond civilization, frost giants are fierce, hardy warriors that survive on the spoils of their raids and pillaging.

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  • Cloud Giant

    Cloud Giant

    A cloud giant earns its place in the ordning by the treasure it accumulates, the wealth it wears, and the gifts it bestows on other cloud giants.

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  • Storm Giant

    Storm Giant

    Storm giants are contemplative seers that live in places far removed from mortal civilization.

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Stranger Things

Know Your Enemies D&D in Stranger Things

Learn more about how D&D fits into the world of Stranger Things.

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