Although the rest of the world sees several types of giants, the land of Faraway knows only 3 races of giants.
- Hill Giants:
These lumbering flabby hulks stand upwards of 25 feet tall. The tribes are sparse and are never usually more than 3 families strong. They are herbivorous creatures that are generally quite gentle despite their menacing appearance. They are the dimmest of the giant races known in Faraway and are easily startled. they are the only non sapient of the giants tending to have the same intelligence as a sheep dog. The hill giants can not breed with any other race.
- Mountain Giants:
These stocky beasts can stand up to 20 feet tall. A more moderate intelligence allows the smartest of their tribes to make rudimentary forges and weaponry/armour. These tribes, as the name suggests, live in the mountain ranges. They can have tribes that rival savage human tribes in number and function. A more aggressive race they tend not to get in most peoples way due to the nature of their homes. At times they have had colonies too close to an active volcano and have clashed with the far smarter fire giants, whose superior intellect and weaponry have made short work of the mountain giants. Although not the largest or smartest the mountain giants are by far the strongest. They can consume just about anything including solid minerals and silicones. These are also the only giant that can be mixed through breeding with other races, such as human, ogre, orc, gorilla and other. Their genetics are very versatile.
- Fire Giants:
Fire giants are the smartest of the giants in Faraway. The can stand up to 18 feet tall and are very heavy set. They tend to live in deep volcanic channels and mountain ranges. These giants not only have incredible intelligence for their size, being quite industrial like dwarves, they are also inherently magical. Tending more to the elemental magic of fire they are warriors to a soul. They are still not too much of a threat to other races as they are rarely seen to have tribes of more than 10 giants together. They also believe themselves to be the guardians of the planets core and stay close to the openings that spill the worlds precious lava. They can only breed amongst themselves.
Being that mountain giants are the only Faraway giants that can procreate with other races there are only a few variations of half giants. Their sizes, depending on the race they breed with, can vary from about 8 feet to about 16 feet. They are often more intelligent than their giant forebears and can integrate, at times, with their other heritages society. That is if they are not chased away.