Signs and portents
The Rock Giant
The Hru is a gentle rock giant that typically stands 12 feet tall and weighs three tons, although some attain fifteen feet in height and four tons in weight. They are nocturnal, and transform during the day into a large boulder, or pile of rocks. At night the Hru’s earth–shaking stride has frightened many a traveler.
They are fairly sociable creatures and may be found in colonies of up to forty. The strange rumbling songs they use to converse send shivers down the spines of most who hear them. Their voices are at the lowest pitch of human hearing which adds to the discomfort of human listeners. Hru are slow thinkers, but most are quite wise; their main concerns are centered around preservation of their alpine environment. Miners, timberwrights, and others who despoil their homeland are never welcome.