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Giant, Plague

Plague Giant Creature14

NE Huge Giant Humanoid

Senses Perception +25; low-light vision

Languages Common, Jotun

Skills Athletics +30, Intimidation +24, Religion +25, Stealth +26

Str +8, Dex +6, Con +7, Int +3, Wis +5, Cha +4

Items +1 striking flail, sack with 5 rocks


AC 35; Fort +27, Ref +24, Will +23

HP 285; Immunities disease

Catch Rock [reaction]

Retaliatory Scratch [reaction] Trigger A creature within 10 feet makes a melee Strike against the plague giant; Effect The plague giant makes a claw Strike against the triggering creature.


Speed 45 feet

Melee [one-action] flail +31 (disarm, magical, reach 15 feet, sweep, trip), Damage 2d6+14 bludgeoning plus 3d6 poison and atrophic plague

Melee [one-action] claw +30 (agile, reach 10 feet), Damage 3d6+14 slashing plus atrophic plague

Ranged [one-action] rock +28 (brutal, range increment 120 feet), Damage 3d8+14 bludgeoning

Divine Innate Spells DC 34; 6th cloudkill, death knell (×3), take its course

Atrophic Plague (disease, divine, necromancy) Saving Throw DC 34 Fortitude; Stage 1 enfeebled 2 and fatigued (1 day); Stage 2 enfeebled 3 and fatigued (1 day); Stage 3 enfeebled 4 and fatigued (1 day); Stage 4 dead

Hurl Corpse [one-action] The plague giant picks up a dead or dying creature within reach and flings it at a foe. The giant makes a rock Strike, using the body instead of a rock. If the body is a corpse, on a hit it explodes in a cloud of thick gray vapor, exposing all creatures in a 10-foot burst to atrophic plague. If the body is a dying creature, on a hit its dying value increases by 1 (or 2 on a critical hit).

Pustulant Flail A plague giant’s flail is covered in pus, causing it to deal 3d6 additional poison damage.

Throw Rock [one-action]

About

Plague giants are rasping behemoths, whose weeping sores, fetid breath, and filthy fingernails all bear a terrible wasting disease. Like sewer rats or flies that swarm a fresh battlefield, plague giants bear an inborn pathogen that does little harm to the giants themselves (their wretched physical appearances are purely superficial) but can wreak devastation on afflicted victims.

Whatever their origin, the majority of plague giants are so accustomed to being viewed as monstrosities by other humanoids, giant and otherwise, that they become vehemently xenophobic. Some of their communities do permit other types of shunned humanoids—especially those with leprosy and other stigmatized diseases—to join their fold. Whether because they are expelled to the world’s worst badlands or because they purposefully seek out such locales, plague giants often settle amid abandoned battlefields, sewer outlets, and other despoiled places. Their close ties to disease lead many to worship Apollyon, the Horseman of Pestilence, or other deities associated with disease. Plague giants claim that their kind is as death itself, violently rejecting the theory often touted among non-giants that they are an offshoot of some other giant ancestry afflicted with a terrible divine curse. (Most other giants also reject this theory.) Plague giants measure 24 feet tall and weigh 15,000 pounds.

Many plague giant societies are theocratic. In such communities, the most powerful plague giants are clerics or champions of the Horseman of Pestilence Apollyon, Urgathoa, or some other deity associated with plague.

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