This 18-foot tall, barrel-chested giant has leathery, reddish brown skin and haunting amber eyes. The creature is tough and wiry, with the strength and texture of copper.
Speed 40 ft.
Str 32, Dex 12, Con 23, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 11
Three times per day, a volcano giant can exhale a cloud of warm and sulfuric gas in a 30-foot cone. Affected creatures must make a successful DC 26 Fortitude save or take a -4 circumstance penalty on attack rolls, checks and saves for 1 minute (10 rounds) due to fits of coughing and choking. The save DC is Constitution-based.
A volcano giant wields a Gargantuan two-handed longspear without penalty.
Environment warm mountains
Organization solitary, gang (2–5) or band (6–9 plus 35% noncombatants plus 1 adept or cleric of 1st or 2nd level), hunting/raiding party (6–9 plus 1 adept or sorcerer of 3–5th level plus 3–8 fire lizards); or tribe (21–30 plus 1 adept, cleric, or sorcerer of 6th or 7th level plus 12–30 fire lizards)
Volcano giants make their homes in the many twisting caves and subterranean rooms of volcanic cones, enlarging and reinforcing them for comfort and convenience.
Clothing for a volcano giant usually consists of little more than a simple wrap of fire lizard skin. A volcano giant wears ornaments made of bone, shell, and obsidian, and their general culture and society is similar to that of humanoid civilizations on tropical islands. Such island societies often get along well with local tribes of volcano giants, engaging in trade and peacefully coexisting. Should a tribe of volcano giants form an allegiance with a human tribe, the giants warn the humans of possible eruptions of their volcano to allow them time to escape the destruction.
Although volcano giants can be described as good-natured and peaceful people, their demeanor can change quickly. At a real or imagined affront, a volcano giant can erupt with a passion that is rivaled only by the fire and fury of the volcano in which it lives. Volcano giants feel that their shadow is actually their soul, and do not tolerate any creature that dares to trod upon it.
Volcano giants usually use Gargantuan longspears in combat. They are fierce and brave warriors, not backing down from any adversary. Many choose to open combat with their breath weapon so as to soften up their foes before attacking.