A race of ten foot tall humans, the giants are considered by most to just be a sub-division of the human race. Their lifespans are far longer than those of ordinary humans, aging at a tenth the rate of a human, many living up to a thousand years of age. Yet there are sub-breeds of giants, for not all of them are the same, each breed having different characteristics compared to others, often different sizes as well. The reason they are stated as ten feet tall is because that is the height of the Grassland Giant, the most common breed, though some can reach forty and even fifty at full maturity. They live in small clans, but are not savages, keeping records with the runic system of the grey speech though they use the human language. Not one important event has not been recorded by giant tribes, and once every hundred years the tribes make a trek to Mak'nathok island in the Sharpfin sea, using their own ships, and come together for one month so that their scholars can bring together all the events that have happened in that century and write them down in a large book they call the book of the age, for giants keep track of long periods of time in days, weeks, months and years like we do, but they also keep track of ages, which they believe to be a hundred years, thereby a book of an age may be called the book of the fifth age, for example. They have kept this tradition so long that they now have a book of the four hundred and fifty eighth age, and their presence is tolerated by the high elves who use the opportunity to gather more knowledge for themselves. The books of the ages are held within the vaults of the high elves, who take the utmost care of such valuable objects. This gathering is known as the gathering of the ages.
Gathering of the Ages