Your race is the heart of your character. It is who they are at their core. Their thoughts, feelings, and upbringing are influenced by their race. This week we’ll be taking a look into the races of D&D and how they shape your character. Today we’ll be talking about Firbolgs.
Firbolgs are the embodiment of the forest. They strive to be one with nature, guarding forests and their inhabitants within. They live in tribes, working together to provide for the forest. They protect wildlife from those who may tamper with the natural order. If wanderers happen upon their domain, a firbolg will use their druidic magic to divert them from the forest. If that doesn’t work, firbolgs will ward off invaders with one devastating attack. Other than that they are a race known for their abundantly peaceful ways.
One interesting facet of the firbolgs for roleplaying is how they handle names. Since they communicate almost solely with wildlife, they see no use for names. If need be, a firbolg may refer to a person by some act they committed, or a place by a landmark nearby; ut they don’t think of names as proper labels. As for themselves, firbolgs use whatever name that others give them. They accept any nicknames under the premise that it helps them communicate.
Firbolgs are an interesting race to try to turn into an adventurer. What could possibly make such a peaceful creature fight? What could make them leave their domain? These are questions you must decide when making a firbolg hero. What character will you create? Will it be a firbolg, or one of the other races that we’ve covered? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, keep those dice rolling high!