This is a simple conversion for the most part. I love goliaths with a passion. I love Pathfinder with a passion. So I just did the obvious. Hope you enjoy!
The history or origin of the goliath race is ancient and unclear, though myths do speak of legendary mountain-climbers. Mountain men by nature, goliaths are stoic yet retain a competitive bent that few can match. Goliaths will keep track of their victories to an almost obsessive degree. In this way, fair play and honor and as essential to life for goliaths. One would rather commit suicide than cheat to win.
Physical Description Averaging between seven to eight feet tall (taller than even half-orcs), Goliaths were massive. Goliaths had noticeably bony or prominent supraorbital ridges above their eyes, which were often a bright blue or green and sometimes glowed a little. Their skin was often gray or brown and was extremely tough (often compared to stone). One of the most distinctive features of the goliath was the darker (often vertically symmetrical) patches of skin that covered their entire bodies. Goliaths believed that these markings somehow explained or controlled their fate or destiny. For this reason, goliaths never tattooed themselves as this could affect their future.
Society Goliath society's key focus was competitiveness. Their society also held equality and fairness in high regard. Tribe chieftains only maintained power as long as they could prove they were suitable for that role. As a result, leadership constantly changed. New leaders were chosen by contests. Any goliath could challenge the chieftain in an attempt to replace them. If this happened, the chieftain and the challenger competed in three tasks. The challenger had to win all three to become the new chieftain. The old chieftain would then leave the tribe permanently. Due to the fact that few goliaths lived to old age, goliath tribes relied on innate wisdom in their leaders rather than wisdom gained from years of experience. Although goliaths had no written laws or codes, there were a number of unspoken rules that were commonly followed by most goliath tribes, discouraging theft and cheating. The greatest rule was obedience to the chieftain and captains. If these rules weren’t followed, transgressors would suffer beatings, shunning, and even exile, something considered deadly in goliath society.
Relations Goliaths were friendly to anyone who didn't threaten their tribe, but wouldn't wait around for travelers who couldn't keep up with them. Dwarves, being a main trading partner for metal goods, were widely respected. Human-goliath alliances were known to occur oftentimes, especially during hunts. Oread are referred to as “cousins”, and the two maintain friendly rivalries. Elves are seen as suspicious, namely due to their lifespans. Goliaths often struggled with the idea that creatures existed that were old enough to have known their great-grandparents and ancestors. Attitude with giants varied, as some tribes traded with giants while others found themselves prime pickings as slaves. Goliaths who ventured out of their tribes would often find issue with the class divisions found in other societies. Goliaths struggled with the idea that an incompetent king could rule over hard-working peasants. These opinions were often shared and goliaths would openly mock incapable leaders or rich nobleman who relied on social structures to maintain their power.
Alignment and Religion Most goliath tribes revered nature and the primal forces. Goliath shamans were known as "skywatchers" or "sunspeakers". Despite this some goliaths did worship or honor gods, namely those that were associated with the outside world. Most goliaths are bent towards the lawful spectrum, naturally following a code of their own. Not many pay attention to good or evil, thus making them the neutral sort.
Adventurers Those goliaths driven into adventuring almost always do so through exile, whether by others or themselves. Almost none ever do it for the profit, as goliaths believe greed as a human concept.
Male Names Abak, Beobacht, Kulagath, Gargan, Mualio, Macawi, Odakota, Tobin, Roldar.
Honorific Bearcrusher, Stonethrower, Foodhauler, Frightbearer, Slyhand, Trueheart, Soulgrasp
Female Names Agepu, Anenu, Cholena, Lakea, Manthio, Nadie, Orikeo, Paunu, Vuni
Surnames Agu-Uliano, Anakaliano, Elanavi, Lakumolake, Nola-Kiano, Veomuthea
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