While technically a misnomer, the name "half giant" is certainly appropriate, for these massive Men stand half again the height of an average Human. Half Giants are not the direct offspring of a Human and a Giant, but rather Men with a touch of Giant blood in their heritage, left over from the bitter wars between the Giants and Northmen before the Age of Kings. Rare in the extreme, this blood will occasionally show true in the newly born Human males, who quickly grow to massive proportions and become nearly as strong as their namesakes. Blessed with matchless strength and endurance, Half Giants are terrors on the battlefield. Some of the greatest Kings and Warriors have claimed that Giant's blood has enriched their line, and songs abound with references to Giant-born Warriors who become heroes.