On the highest mountain peak – above the slopes where the trees grow and where the wind is thin and the cold wind revolves – dwells the reclusive goliath 5e. Some individuals can claim to have friendship and fewer can claim to have seen them. Goliaths wander on a bleak of rock, cold, and wind. Their bodies look as if they are made of mountainous stones. Their spirits move after roaming winds, it makes them nomads that wander peak to peak. Goliaths have no written laws or codes. There are some unspoken rules which they commonly follow. Their greatest rule is obedience to the chieftain and captains. Regard to their frigid realm, their hearts are infused with the cold which leaves each D&D Goliath with the responsibility to earn a place in the tribe.
- 1 Goliath 5e Names
- 2 Goliath 5e D&D Traits
- 3 Goliath 5e Driven Competitors
- 4 D&D 5e Goliath Physical Description
- 5 D&D Goliath Personality
Goliath 5e Names
Goliaths have three names: a birth name, a nickname and a family name. Birth name is assigned by mother and father and Nickname is assigned by the tribal chief. Goliaths see males and females as equal so their birth names are rarely linked to gender.
Goliath’s nickname is a description. It can change on the whim of tribal elder. It refers to a remarkable work, either Goliath’s success or failure. While identifying themselves, Goliaths present all three names. They use their nickname in casual conversation.
Birth Names: Eglath, Thalai, Gae-Al, Gauthak, Ilikan, Aukan, Kuori, Lo-Kag, Manneo, Maveith, Nalla, Orilo, Paavu, Pethani, Thotham, Uthal, Keothi, Vaunea, Vimak
Clan Names: Kolae-Gileana, Elanithino, Gathakanathi, Anakalathai, Katho-Olavi, Ogolakanu, Thuliaga, Thunukalathi, Vaimei-Laga, Kalagiano
Nicknames: Fearless, Bearkiller, Horncarver, Keeneye, Flintfinder, Lonehunter, Dawncaller Rootsmasher, Longleaper, Skywatcher, Steadyhand, Threadtwister, Twice-Orphaned, Twistedlimb, Wordpainter.
Goliath 5e D&D Traits
Ability Score Increase:
Your constitution score increases by 1 and your score increases by 2
They enter adulthood in their late teens and live less than a century.
30 feet is your base walking speed.
You have proficiency in the Athletic skill.
Goliaths stand between 7 to 8 feet tall and weigh between 280 to 340 pounds.
Goliaths society has a strong lawful bent with its clear roles and tasks.
When determining carrying capacity and weight that you can push or lift, you count as one size larger.
You have reached a high altitude of height above 20,000 feet. As described in chapter 5 of Dungeon Master Guide, you are also naturally adapted to cold weather.
You can speak, write and read common and Giant.
Goliath General Info
|Average Lifespan||Usually below century|
|Homeland’s||Thesk Mountains, Mountains of Copper, Sunrise Mountains, Icerim Mountains, Azirrhat|
|Language’s||Common, Giant, Dwarvish,Gol-Kaa|
|Average Height||7–8 ft. (2.1–2.4 m)|
|Average Weight||280–340 lbs. (127–154 kg)|
|Distinctions||Skin mottled with dark patches,bony protrusions|
Goliath 5e Driven Competitors
Goliath 5e faces new challenges every day. Water, Food, and shelter are rare in the highest mountain reaches. A small mistake can bring doom to an entire tribe, whereas an individual’s brave efforts can ensure the entire group’s survival.
Thus Goliaths place a premium on individual skill and self-sufficiency. They love to win. Their dedication to competition has a dark side as Goliaths are brutal competitors.
Goliaths think, the competition only exists when it is supported by a level playing field. Dedication, talent, and effort are measured in the competition which determines the survival in their home territory.
The relationship between noble and peasants puzzle goliaths. If a king lacks the intelligence, then the most talented person in the kingdom should take his place.
D&D 5e Goliath Physical Description
5e Goliaths are larger than a half-orc. Most of the goliaths stand between 7 to 8 feet tall. They weigh between 280 and 340 pounds. There is no difference in height and weight of male and female goliaths. Goliaths’ skulls have a jutting eyebrow ridge, wide jaw, and occasional lithoderms. Their skin color is grey which is mottled with dark and light patches. Female goliaths have dark hair on their head which are grown to great length and kept braided always. On the other hand, males have hair only on their limbs. Blue or green are the colors of their eyes. Golthias dress as lightly as possible because of their skin mottling cultural significance. Lithoderms of 5e Goliath is common places to embed a gem or two.
Survival of the Fittest
Any adult goliath who can’t contribute to the tribe is expelled. And the expelled one has a little chance of survival especially if he is weaker or older. Goliaths have little pity for those adults who can’t take care of themselves. But a sick and injured individual is treated. D&D 5e Goliath who is permanently injured is still expected to pull his weight in the tribe.
Goliaths are risk-taking and because of that goliath tribes suffer from a chronic lack of the experience offered by long-term leaders.
D&D Goliath Personality
Competitiveness is Goliaths most notable characteristic. They saw everything as a challenge. Those who are not familiar with the psychology of Goliath would often get annoyed when they remind them again and again that how many time a certain thing had happened. Score-keeping is there natural and integral part of life. They themselves are their most fierce competitors. They love to beat their own records.
Goliaths never had grudges if they lost a fair fight. They would often feel dissatisfied with anything that didn’t surpass a victory from their past. Because of this psychology, many older goliaths are unhappy with themselves as they could no longer perform as well as they could in their youth.
It was rare for goliath adventures to retire or live to an old age because they often died trying to surpass their previous achievements. Honor and trust are the key aspects of most goliaths.
The key focus of the Goliaths’ society is competitiveness. They lived in small tribes of forty to fifty goliaths. Three to five expanded families made this. Most goliaths live their entire life in the same tribe. If the tribe gets too large they split it into small tribes. Key roles of the tribe were filled by the most capable members of the tribe and those roles are summarized below
Chieftain – Chieftain is the primary authority figure in the tribe. He took the decision when the tribe should move to new lands. And also, he chooses the members for other key roles in the tribe.
Skywatcher – is the most experienced druid of the tribe. Skywatchers are exempt from the teams that the captain assembled each morning. They make sure that resources are not over-harvested. Also, they oversaw rituals, festivals, and celebrations.
Captain – Two captains were assigned and their job included hunting, cooking, gathering, and scouting.
Tent-mother – This is the only gender-specific role in the tribe because one of her jobs was to be a wet-nurse. Tent-mother is chosen by a chieftain and was responsible for teaching and care of the infants and toddlers of the tribe. Also, it is up to them to decide when a young goliath is old enough to start contributing to the tribe.
Lamentor – is responsible for determining when a tribe member is too old or weak to serve as a productive tribe member. They approach the individuals to explain their decision and consult the chieftain.
Adjudicator – Adjudicator settles disputes. He would hear the disputes after the evening meal unless it is not urgent. They act as a referee for sports. If a goliath 5e appealed against the decision of adjudicator, then chieftain settles the dispute.